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    Test Class

    Ntini, Nel, Umar Gul, and Asif are better batsmen than Ashraful, Bashar, Hossain, Kappali!

    Rafique and Murtaza are worse than Sami, Sajid Mahmood and your random Kiwi.

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    Dwayne Leverock is a better bowler than Andrew Strauss too.

    Does that mean Bermuda are Test-class?
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    Yawer has always been a critic of people saying Bangladesh are not Test-class, because of the fact that some of their best players are better than some of the worst from Test-class teams.

    The issue is not, as I always say, over value of wickets\runs. The issue is that a team should be good enough to play at the level required, and Bangladesh are patently not good enough to play at Test level. They're as woefully substandard as South Africa were in the 19th-century.


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    I usually just state nonsensical things and assume people will understand what I really mean.

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    Haha, I understand fully what he means, and so will people who've read his thoughts on the matter before.

    Might be a bit confusing for n00bs tho.

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    Total waste of a thread IMO, if you aren't willing to actually argue your point then I see no reason to create a thread. The opening statement merely claims that some shocking Test bowlers are better batsman than some Bangers batsman, not really arguing any point at all. Yet I guess some of us n00bs opinions just don't matter.

    Bangladesh to be competitive (string one or two wins together and actually deserve it) in 5 years IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Dwayne Leverock is a better bowler than Andrew Strauss too.
    It is difficult to compare a spinner to a medium pace bowler. Let's not make sweeping judgements either - remember, you cannot judge a bowler who you haven't seen at length.
    The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.

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    TBH I've seen Strauss at such little length that I don't even know whether he's a medium-pacer (probably more medium-slow if he's a seamer TBH) or a spinner.

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    He's been compared to the Wasim Akram of the 1960s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    He's been compared to the Wasim Akram of the 1960s.
    I dont know how good Wasim Akram was in the 1960's? Depends on which part of 1960's though. In the first half of the decade he couldn't have been much of a bowler. In 1969, at about three years of age ....maybe.... just maybe

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    I hear on the quiet that Kyle Mills is a better test bowler than Kevin Pietersen, though personally I doubt there is any truth in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    In the first half of the decade he couldn't have been much of a bowler.


    Ok, I'll stop now.

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    SJS realised your jest, I promise you, and used it as a springboard.

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    I know he was and I trampolined off that springboard.

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