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  • Glenn McGrath

    18 40.91%
  • Imran Khan

    6 13.64%
  • Dennis Lillee

    14 31.82%
  • Iain O'Brien

    6 13.64%
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Thread: Glenn McGrath v Imran Khan v Dennis Lillee

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    Glenn McGrath v Imran Khan v Dennis Lillee

    Alright it had to be done, so who was the best of the aforementioned trio?
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    Imran the best, McGrath and Lillee good as impossible to split for my money.
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    LOL at O'Brien already getting three votes!

    Between the umm..three that are actually any good, very difficult decision. Could've gone either way based on the accuracy of McGrath, ferocity of Lillee and a combination of the two in Imran. Voted Lillee.

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    Haha, O'Brien got the first 3 votes ITBT.


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    Record v Bangladesh tilted it in his favour.

    O'Brien: 2 4 48.0 13 116 7 3/34 5/57 16.57 2.41 41.1 0 0
    McGrath 2 4 55.1 17 124 5 3/20 4/45 24.80 2.24 66.2 0 0
    Lillee -
    Imran -
    Last edited by Pratters; 15-05-2008 at 02:09 AM.

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    Nothing much to chose between Imran and Lillee, except that while Imran proved himself in Australia, Lillee (for perhaps lack of opportunity) never proved himself in the subcontinent.

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    Aha, splitting the biased Australian voting to ensure Imran wins.......sneaky.

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    At this stage it is clearly O'Brien >>>>>> Khan and McGrath.

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    McGrath the best as always

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    Quote Originally Posted by subshakerz View Post
    Nothing much to chose between Imran and Lillee, except that while Imran proved himself in Australia, Lillee (for perhaps lack of opportunity) never proved himself in the subcontinent.
    yea that happens when you have a grand total of ONE series in the sub continent...

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    i'd go for Imran tbh, not a particularly difficult choice either, though i'd struggle to split the other two.

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    McGrath is the best of course.

    It's close between Lillee and Imran. I'll just go Imran because he did better in virtually all series where he was against another top quality pace bowler. But it's not a strong preference and I can be convinced otherwise.
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    Personally, I think both Imran and Lillee are greater than McGrath. Between Imran and Lillee it's really close. I have a preference for Imran, but can see why people would chose either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush View Post
    Record v Bangladesh tilted it in his favour.

    O'Brien: 2 4 48.0 13 116 7 3/34 5/57 16.57 2.41 41.1 0 0
    McGrath 2 4 55.1 17 124 5 3/20 4/45 24.80 2.24 66.2 0 0
    Lillee -
    Imran -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush View Post
    Record v Bangladesh tilted it in his favour.

    O'Brien: 2 4 48.0 13 116 7 3/34 5/57 16.57 2.41 41.1 0 0
    McGrath 2 4 55.1 17 124 5 3/20 4/45 24.80 2.24 66.2 0 0
    Lillee -
    Imran -
    That Lillee and Imran never played in Bangladesh in Tests are huge holes in their records and we should reserve judgement on whether they are greats until they rectify it.

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