View Poll Results: Who's going to be the next great spinner?

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  • Amit MIshra

    3 4.35%
  • Piyush Chawla

    15 21.74%
  • Beau Casson

    5 7.25%
  • Ajantha Mendis

    32 46.38%
  • All of them will not beat Giles

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Thread: Who's going to be the next good spinner?

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    Who's going to be the next good spinner?

    Warne had retired, Murali will be in couple of years, and so is Kumble. Saqlain is gone for good, and MacGill and Hogg both retired.

    Obviously Monty is going to be there, so he's excluded.

    The candidates are

    Amit Mishra - Indian leggie with very good control and rasping turn of the wicket. Possesses a good wron'un as well

    Piyush Chawla - another Indian leggie, bit flatter, and less turn, but more control, and variety than Mishra. Looked very good in ODIs

    Beau Casson - Chinaman bowler, who's going to fill that void of Warne. As always Aussie wrist spinners do have that X factor with them

    Ajantha Mendis - Regarded as an offie, but only he knows what he actually bowls. Has plenty of variety, but needs to work on flight and beating batsmen in air.

    Who do you think will become the best out of these?
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    Chawla's gone OK so far but no more than that - Mendis has been seriously impressive to date.

    I don't imagine there'll be a hell of a lot of particularly good spinners in the immediate future, but Mendis might manage it. If he does, I expect him to be a very, very standout figure.
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    Have not seen mendis. Chawla looks impressive and has ton of confidence. Should serve India for quite sometime if handled well by the administrators.

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    I think Mishra would do better in the international competition if he were given a chance.
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    I thought Mishra had defected to the ICL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I thought Mishra had defected to the ICL.
    Don't know where you got that from. Pretty sure he even got a run in the IPL...
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    The interesting thing about Chawla, he could become absolutely brilliant if handled well, or could just go to the pits if too much pressure is put on him.

    He's handled the pressure so far so good (being brought in solely for the CB Series finals vs. Aus was a very brave move from Dhoni), and as long as he isn't drowned in limited overs cricket, he has a bright future IMO.

    Mendis looks so awesome though, so he's my pick.
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    For some reason, I think that bowlers like Chawla do better against domestic batsman while I would say guys like Mishra would do better at a higher level. I'm not sure I could quantify the reason, but I just sometimes get the feeling. I think the domestic guys are more used to the Mishra style of bowling, rather than the flatter faster Chawla, whereas at the international level, it helps more to possess that big turn.

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    Totally depends on the surface. On quicker, bouncier surfaces, you want maximum spin to cash-in on it. On slower, lower surfaces, the extra speed and flat trajectory is a big advantage.

    Chawla is fairly Kumble-esque in his speed and trajectory (or at least, has been when I've seen him) but crucially, he lacks Kumble's height. This could hold a bowler of his style back a little.

    Of course, all that second paragraph might very well have been said before by many.

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    I'm not too sure any of them will even make their teams regularly. Chawla is somehow way ahead of Mishra, while Mendis and Casson play in teams that have only four bowlers, and they're not in the top four- so the bench.
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    Nah, Mendis will at the very least play regularly in ODIs I reckon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun View Post
    I'm not too sure any of them will even make their teams regularly. Chawla is somehow way ahead of Mishra, while Mendis and Casson play in teams that have only four bowlers, and they're not in the top four- so the bench.
    This isn't tomorrow, this is within the next 2-3 years I imagine.

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    Stupid question. Of course they won't beat Giles.

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