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    The Next Pace Race

    Am I obsessed with fast bowling or what?

    Anywhoo, the question I pose before you is who will the next pace race be contested with; will there be another pace race? In 2001-2003 it was between Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee, with Akhtar coming victorious as the first bowler to bowl 100mph - but not before each bowler continually outdoing each other in the 95+mph top speed.

    Amongst the candidates are:

    Shaun Tait: Having bowled one delivery at 160kph (99.4mph), he has the top speed amongst any young fast bowler.

    Dale Steyn: After work at Essex, has been timed at 156kph (97mph) but has not reached near those heights in the recent months.

    Stuart Meaker: An unknown at Surrey having bowled at '96mph' (154kph) according to Spin Magazine.

    Morne Morkel: A bowler who displayed the rare ability to bowl consistently at 150kph (93.5mph) in the hot Indian sun on two dosile pitches (and an absolute minefield).

    Ishant Sharma: Not known for express pace, but having timed 150kph in Australia at just 19 years of age.

    Andrew Flintoff: A bowler consistently capable of bowling at 145kph (90mph) who Justin Langer recently remarked as bowling quicker than ever before.

    Any others...?
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    There are a couple in NZ but they look like they may never be injury-free long enough to make a major impression unfortunately.

    Typical for NZ bowlers of course.

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    Mitch Johnson.

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    Rather pyrrhic victory by Shoaib over Lee I'd have suggested.
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    wasnt shoaib juicing or something?

    if so hes got about as much credibility as Barry Bonds...

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    Malinga hovered around 150k in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond21 View Post
    Mitch Johnson.
    Mitch's pace seems to have dropped since his introduction to international cricket. He seems very much quick medium, with a tendancy to bowl quick spells, more than anything else these days.

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    yes...great thread this Manee!! I too share a passion for raw pace.Hope we get plenty of 90+mph bowlers in the coming years..I agree with your list except may be it should contain Mitch Johnson as well, it isn't that long ago that he bowled 150+ kph(CB series)

    A question here...what kind of speeds qualify as "express"??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambu View Post
    yes...great thread this Manee!! I too share a passion for raw pace.Hope we get plenty of 90+mph bowlers in the coming years..I agree with your list except may be it should contain Mitch Johnson as well, it isn't that long ago that he bowled 150+ kph(CB series)

    A question here...what kind of speeds qualify as "express"??
    No question of what is express, here, I am just wondering who will contest the next pace race.

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    Shaun Tait is presently playing?
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    Shaun Tait is presently playing?
    Believe he feels good about his game again and is willing to play from what I've read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    No question of what is express, here, I am just wondering who will contest the next pace race.
    So what are the qualifications for a bowler to contest in this?Ability to hit 150 kph?

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    Potential to hit 160kph I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Believe he feels good about his game again and is willing to play from what I've read.
    So did Trescothick at one point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    Shaun Tait is presently playing?
    When did I say he was?

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