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    Who is the second great leg spinner ever?

    If Shane Warne is the greatest ever so who would go down as the next best?
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    Greatest legspinner is Bill O'Riely, then coms Warne and Clarie Grimmet.
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    My memory of cricket pre-1994 is shaky, at best, but I suggest that Mushtaq Ahmed should probably hold a place in the top 10 of all time.
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    Kumble?


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    The question should have been,

    "Given that Shane Warne is the third greatest leg spinner of al time, who are the first two ?"

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    O'Reilly > Warne
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    Warne was the best spinner of all time. When he came in it was Wasim and Imran taking over the cricketing world. And then Warne came in. And then the world had too many spinners.
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    I was going to do a poll, but I CBF and that I knew I would get the likes of O'Reilly, Kumble, and Grimmett, but would miss somebody obvious.

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    Bill O'Reilly > Shane Warne > Clarrie Grimmett IMO
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    Not only the greatest leg spinner, but spinners in general.

    Something I didn't know: Tiger bowled 61 overs a match and Clarie 65 overs a match. Astounding stuff.
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    Warne is not the greatest spinner of all time. Either it is Murali or Barnes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Warne is not the greatest spinner of all time. Either it is Murali or Barnes.
    Barnes ??

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    Barnes himself said that he 'spun the ball' rather than cut it.

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    Barnes was a bit of a hybrid in that respect. Possibly deserves his own category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    I was going to do a poll, but I CBF and that I knew I would get the likes of O'Reilly, Kumble, and Grimmett, but would miss somebody obvious.
    A list of all time great leg spinners might include (in no particular order)

    • Grimmett
    • Orielly
    • Benaud
    • Gupte
    • Chandrashekhar
    • Abdul Qadir
    • Warne
    • Kumble

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