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  • Shane Warne

    7 31.82%
  • Muttiah Muralitharan

    2 9.09%
  • Anil Kumble

    7 31.82%
  • Derek Underwood

    5 22.73%
  • Stuart Clark

    1 4.55%
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    Which spinner would you rather face?

    With respect to Sanz's thread on fast bowling and I will do this one. I went for Warne, at least anything that was even remotely short I would be playing a pull shot or outside off I could try and cut the ball or try and slog Ntini style.
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    Stuart Clark is a spin bowler now? I'd say Anil Kumble. He doesn't seem to vary as much as the others nor spin it as much. That said, I'd be his bunny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaZoH0lic View Post
    Stuart Clark is a spin bowler now? I'd say Anil Kumble. He doesn't seem to vary as much as the others nor spin it as much. That said, I'd be his bunny.
    Irrelevant 5th option. Some people don't like them, but screw 'em I say.

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    Warne, because being bowled six times consecutively by him would be marginally less embarrassing than by the others.


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    Derek Underwood. He's 62.

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    Depends, are we thinking that we don't want to get out, or just for the experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble View Post
    Warne, because being bowled six times consecutively by him would be marginally less embarrassing than by the others.
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    Yea, depends. Are we looking at it just for the experience or do we just not want to get out?

    For the experience I'd go Warne. If I don't want to ever get out, I'd face Kumble. If I want the chance of scoring the most runs, I'd go Warne. I think if you go in with the intention of never scoring a run, Kumble might be the easiest to face. Obviously, I am using the term 'easiest' relatively. Warne might be the easiest to score off because I'll either be bowled or it'll connect and score some runs. Again, this is relatively speaking.

    Reason I'd go Warne over Murali for the experience because he is really beautiful to watch and I love his approach to the game. Underwood and O'Reilly would obviously be very worthy but since I grew up seeing the three bowlers above, facing them would be more exciting for me.
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    I'd probably go Warne. I'd love to face one of those slow, loopy leg breaks he rips out on occasion. Kumble would probably deceive me with his quicker Googly and Murali would be an absolute nightmare.
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    Actually, for the experience, one person I'd love to face was Bedi. Would love to see the flight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Hate to break this to you, but when he bowls you out you have to leave the crease, you don't get another go
    Haha. For some reason I read the title as "Which spinner would you rather face for one over?". No idea why.

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    shane warne, he is that good you can pick his type of delivery by what line he bowls, ie leg stump or outside leg stump, the leggy, straight line the flipper or the toppy, outside off stump the wrong un
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    I'd go Warne, if only to attempt a full-blooded big hit, then point towards the boundary and tease him for a reaction.

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    Presuming we're talking for the "if you were a top-class batsman and were trying to score runs" rather than "if you were you and wanted an experience"...

    It'd vary. Of 20th-century bowlers, Derek Underwood was almost without parrallel on a drying pitch - Hedley Verity and Wilfred Rhodes the only two worthy of compare. Yet you get the feeling that had Anil Kumble had the chance to bowl on them, he too would have been almost if not as deadly as Deadly. On a rain-affected pitch I'd rather face a Warne or Murali than a Kumble or Underwood.

    However, on a "normal" (ie, not very dry, and not rain-affected) pitch neither bowler would cause a top-class batsman undue trouble. And a Warne or Murali (no, I wouldn't split them either, as I've said 10000000000000 times) would be infinitely more difficult.

    So irrelevant option it has to be, I is afraid.
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