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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Pace attack looks a bit iffy for Aus. Steyn, Morkel if 100% fit are fine but Ntini is on his last legs, Nel is rendered useless when his bowling 125kph, Zondeki was Cackdeki for Warwickshire, no pace, did nothing with the ball and the only other alternatives are medium pacers it would seem. So it’s not looking that rosy.
    I'd say it's looking rosy, just not perfect. Morkel, Steyn, Kallis, Tahir and a fifth bowler isn't an attack one would complain about, certainly not in this age. Their batting lineup's excellent too. Australia's attack has more weak links than that- beyond Lee and Clark there's next to nothing- although the quality of those two means i'm inclined to say they'd still be the world's best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I'd say it's looking rosy, just not perfect. Morkel, Steyn, Kallis, Tahir and a fifth bowler isn't an attack one would complain about, certainly not in this age. Their batting lineup's excellent too. Australia's attack has more weak links than that- beyond Lee and Clark there's next to nothing- although the quality of those two means i'm inclined to say they'd still be the world's best.
    Loving the fact we have Tahir in the ranks and Australia have Krezja..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Loving the fact we have Tahir in the ranks and Australia have Krezja..
    Even Zimbabwe could probably gloat about having better spinners than Australia


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
    Even Zimbabwe could probably gloat about having better spinners than Australia
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    eh! when did Imran Tahir became so important that we have a whole thread dedicated to him. Last time I remember watching him bowl he was getting thrashed 70 odd in 8 overs by mighty Faisal Iqbal and Naved Latif.

    I recommend SA not to waste their time on this rubbish, he is just going through a purple patch and he will soon get back to his old ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    eh! when did Imran Tahir became so important that we have a whole thread dedicated to him. Last time I remember watching him bowl he was getting thrashed 70 odd in 8 overs by mighty Faisal Iqbal and Naved Latif.

    I recommend SA not to waste their time on this rubbish, he is just going through a purple patch and he will soon get back to his old ways.
    ATM he's causing havoc among domestic batsmen in SAF. 5/69 in current match, and he has taken all five of them as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    eh! when did Imran Tahir became so important that we have a whole thread dedicated to him. Last time I remember watching him bowl he was getting thrashed 70 odd in 8 overs by mighty Faisal Iqbal and Naved Latif.

    I recommend SA not to waste their time on this rubbish, he is just going through a purple patch and he will soon get back to his old ways.
    Not entirely sure about that TBH.

    Don't think Imran has ever been that good a OD bowler anyway has he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    beyond Lee and Clark there's next to nothing
    I wouldn't be so sure about that. Still a while till the tour, and Johnson has time to get his confidence up really high and pick up a lot of wickets, without swinging the ball. If we also get Bollinger into the side, it's still very much a world class bowling line up. Whilst it doesn't quite match South Africa's, it's still good enough to pick up 20 wickets for less than 600 runs in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    I wouldn't be so sure about that. Still a while till the tour, and Johnson has time to get his confidence up really high and pick up a lot of wickets, without swinging the ball. If we also get Bollinger into the side, it's still very much a world class bowling line up. Whilst it doesn't quite match South Africa's, it's still good enough to pick up 20 wickets for less than 600 runs in my opinion.
    One can only speculate as to how good Bollinger or Johnson can be, though. Compare to, say, England's attack of Flintoff-Harmison-Anderson-Sidebottom-Panesar, and we all know each and every one of those players can perform at test level. We're yet to see anything of the sort from a current Aussie bowler other than Lee and Clark. (Who are both admittedly better than any English bowlers atm.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I'd say it's looking rosy, just not perfect. Morkel, Steyn, Kallis, Tahir and a fifth bowler isn't an attack one would complain about, certainly not in this age. Their batting lineup's excellent too. Australia's attack has more weak links than that- beyond Lee and Clark there's next to nothing- although the quality of those two means i'm inclined to say they'd still be the world's best.
    Personally I'd be amazed if RSA beat Australia.

    I saw them play in England.....decent team but I don't think they're good enough to Australia.
    I would have been more impressed if they had actually manged to beat India in India eralier this year whether they had a 1-0 lead going into the last test where they won then toss and were 1-100 odd.

    The fact they couldn't capitalise in India makes me doubt their ability to beat Australia.

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    Don't think it's likely either. If Tahir was able to play, though...

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    Interesting how this thread has gone from "Imran Tahir is white apparently" to almost "Imran Tahir walks on water"

    He is certainly a good addition to the South African talent pool but I dont think he is going to put them over the edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Interesting how this thread has gone from "Imran Tahir is white apparently" to almost "Imran Tahir walks on water"

    He is certainly a good addition to the South African talent pool but I dont think he is going to put them over the edge.
    To be fair I think people are just excited that South Africa could have a spinner who is a genuine match winner. Also, it is a fair effort on the part of Tahir to take five wickets (would have had six if not for a drop catch) in less than ten overs on a green wicket in overcast/cold conditions in Durban and to take so many wickets in the county championship when that to was played in conditions not conducive to spin bowling. I don’t think anyone is proclaiming him to be the second coming but the simple question is Tahir a better spinner than Paul Harris, yes or no?
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    Patrick Compton article on Tahir…

    "I would be grateful to Cricket South Africa if they gave me the opportunity. I will carry on trying my best and bowling from my heart - that is always the way that I play my cricket."

    No lingering ambitions to play for Pakistan? "No," he smiled, "I have already forgotten about that."


    "Since I first played for the Titans last season, this is the best that I have ever bowled," he said.


    http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?s...2043510C772094

    Turns out the Dolphins turned him down ( ) and what the article doesn’t go onto to say was that Goolam Bodi of the Titans and formally of Natal cricket was the guy who recommended him to the Pretoria franchise, who then asked for a second opinion on Tahir and Mohammed Yousuf was the man who gave Imran a glowing reference and urged the franchise to sign him up. So fair play to both Bodi and Yousuf!
    Last edited by TT Boy; 05-10-2008 at 02:35 AM.

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