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  • A great in the making

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  • there are better spiners for England

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    Your views on...

    Monty Panesar
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    Where's the option in between "a great" and "there are better spinners for England" because that would be my choice
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    An excellent fingerspinner. Simple as. No more, no less. No superman, and no wristspinner.

    Performs very well within his own limitations.
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    A good player, and has improved his batting and fielding, could well turn into the best finger spinner in the world
    You know it makes sense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    A good player, and has improved his batting and fielding, could well turn into the best finger spinner in the world
    Not a great deal of genuine competition, mind.

    I pretty much agree with Richard. More than his ability though, he brings such passion and heart to the game. Every team needs a Monty Panesar in that regard.
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    Not a great deal of genuine competition, mind.
    No great competition to become the best finger spinner in the world?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    No great competition to become the best finger spinner in the world?
    Murali is hardly a fingerspinner. He uses his wrist far too much for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    Murali is hardly a fingerspinner. He uses his wrist far too much for that.
    Last I checked he was classed as a finger spinner, but yeah I see your reasoning.

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    None of the poll options really seem to fit.

    Anyway, Monty is a bit of a tweener but that may be to his advantage.

    He is somewhere between the flat grinders of Giles and Boje and the artists such as Tufnell and Raju. That may mean he is more balanced and will have a good career but only time will tell.

    The problem with Monty is that it is hard to seperate and analyse his bowling when all the other stuff like the goofy celebrations and the terrible fielding and cult personality plays such a big role in defining him as a cricketer.

    He has certainly done little wrong with the ball so far and looks to have at least a decent career ahead of him.

    My only issue (as Ive said before) with his bowling is that he gets cut far too often for a LA spinner. His line is pretty good but his length to a little too variable to be classed as top bracket just yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Last I checked he was classed as a finger spinner, but yeah I see your reasoning.
    Haha, who on Earth classed Murali a fingerspinner? Think there was a CW poll on the matter not so long ago (can't remember who was responsible) and there was far more on here who consider him a wristspinner than finger. And personally, I don't understand why on Earth anyone would call him a fingerspinner any more than they would Stuart MacGill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    More than his ability though, he brings such passion and heart to the game. Every team needs a Monty Panesar in that regard.
    That too. You couldn't wish for a more enthusiastic cricketer, really. And that, far more than his (and that only of times) comic fielding, is why he's so well-loved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Where's the option in between "a great" and "there are better spinners for England" because that would be my choice
    Probably decent.

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    Very good finger spinner.
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    a great spinner the best test bowler england have at the the moment the seamers just cant seem to take the preasure. possibility to become a great wicket taker since umpires are giving more lbw's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Haha, who on Earth classed Murali a fingerspinner? Think there was a CW poll on the matter not so long ago (can't remember who was responsible) and there was far more on here who consider him a wristspinner than finger. And personally, I don't understand why on Earth anyone would call him a fingerspinner any more than they would Stuart MacGill.
    It was me, because the debate has been done in plenty of threads. Thought it was worth having a specific thread on it. Wasn't hugely successful tbh

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