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  • Jason Gillespie

    13 48.15%
  • Craig McDermott

    14 51.85%
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    Dizzy on this one
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    You know it makes sense.

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    As much as it pains me to say it, McDermott. They both took top-order wickets with regularity but McDermott was better at finishing the job.

    The 'Superman with Kryptonite' thing was more to do with McDermott's freakish run of unusual injuries away from home. On the 1993 Ashes tour, was a twisted bowel and 1995 WI tour, was being a larrikin, jumped from the top of a brick wall to the ground, broke his leg. Guy was generally just an accident waiting to occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    As much as it pains me to say it, McDermott.
    Pains you why?
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    I'd trust Gillespie more with any long-term investment funds.

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    And to keep his bedroom shenanigans off the black market.
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    McDermott. Not by much though. SRT, incidentally, rates him the 4th best Australian bowler he ever faced (behind McGrath, Warne, Lee).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Pains you why?
    For a few reasons, when I think about it;

    1) Dizzy is South Australian-bred and a cool dude and want to support a local. Decent bowler too!
    2) McDermott used to regularly destroy South Australia's batting line-up (when it was good*) in Sheffield Shield cricket.
    3) He was the one bowler who managed to make one of my other favourite players, Greg Blewett, look absolutely ordinary. Blewwy always rated him as the best he ever faced.



    * Before anyone gives me any crap for that remark, yes SA used to have a reasonable batting line-up. They chased down 506 in the 4th innings against a very strong QLD side. It was the bowling which was the big problem in those days......

    Aha, link to the QLD game;

    http://content-aus.cricinfo.com/aust...ch/284750.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
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    Mac here.


    I think Dizzy got a lot of class at the other end because of Warne and McGrath and I think his best years or his peak was a lot lesser than McDermott's. That man carried the attack when they weren't so good...
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