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    How good a bowler was Dennis Lillee?

    Some people here rate him as "Best Bowler Ever" while some others(including me) think that he is quite overrated and does not deserve a place in top 10 pacers of alltime,what do u think?

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    Just vote, dont discuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Just vote, dont discuss.
    But, but, but, Okay
    You know it makes sense.

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    Excellent, but certainly not the best of his time (1970s, 80s, 90s and 2000s). A few who I'd rate above him... Malcolm Marshall, Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Wasim Akram, Curtley Ambrose, Allan Donald, Glenn McGrath, Craig White (just for Fuller ). In fact, strike the "few", that's pretty much it. None of these, however, had to overcome the horrific injuries Lillee did, and while doing this doesn't make him a better bowler, it's still one hell of an achievement.

    AND NO, MY PERCEPTION WOULD NOT BE ANY DIFFERENT IF I HAD SEEN LILLEE OR ANY OF THE OTHERS WHO I HAVEN'T SEEN!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    But, but, but, Okay
    Sorry mate, but I guess it has been discussed to death and ultimately it comes down to Lillee's performance in subcontinent vs. How Lillee is rated by most of the greats of his era.

    So let's not discuss it all over again, just let the poll decide once and for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BhupinderSingh View Post
    Some people here rate him as "Best Bowler Ever" while some others(including me) think that he is quite overrated and does not deserve a place in top 10 pacers of alltime,what do u think?
    But even if he's not in the top 10 of all time, he canstill be an excellent bowler, can't he?
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    averages 100 in Pak.

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    Lacks an irrelevant fifth option tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCC_legend View Post
    Lacks an irrelevant fifth option tbh.
    The fourth option comes pretty close to being irrelevant. Lillee was a fine bowler, not good enough to be counted among the usual rest because of his record in Asia, but not mediocre by any means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Excellent, but certainly not the best of his time (1970s, 80s, 90s and 2000s). A few who I'd rate above him... Malcolm Marshall, Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Wasim Akram, Curtley Ambrose, Allan Donald, Glenn McGrath, Craig White (just for Fuller ). In fact, strike the "few", that's pretty much it. None of these, however, had to overcome the horrific injuries Lillee did, and while doing this doesn't make him a better bowler, it's still one hell of an achievement.

    AND NO, MY PERCEPTION WOULD NOT BE ANY DIFFERENT IF I HAD SEEN LILLEE OR ANY OF THE OTHERS WHO I HAVEN'T SEEN!!!!!!!


    I don't want to be a stick in the mud here, but isn't Lillee's time only the 70's and 80's? Or was he secretly Carl Rackemann and Scott Muller?
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    Quote Originally Posted by itduzz View Post
    averages 100 in Pak.
    Yes, it's not often mentioned that he was also a very good lower order batsman

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    Quote Originally Posted by itduzz View Post
    averages 100 in Pak.
    well inzi averages about 0.45 in Australia, yet you all do loads about him.

    meh.

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    One can understand that there is an argument about whether or not he was the greatest and whether he was better than Marshall or Imran or Hadlee or some other great fast bowlers in history but surely there isnt 'much' of an argument about his being at leat ONE of the great bowlers the game has seen.

    That being so, the choices in the poll are 'interesting' to say the least.

    That some have still voted in the good and fine (whatever that may mean) is very very interesting indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    well inzi averages about 0.45 in Australia, yet you all do loads about him.

    meh.
    He actually averages 35.21, which isn't that good but isn't disgraceful.
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    And he's played a fair few more tests here to redeem himself as well. He's a very good player, I was just using the example to highlight the fact that if someone has a poor record in one place it doesn't mean they aren't a good cricketer.

    I was going to use Murali in Aus or Warne in India as the example but couldn't handle the dispute.

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