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    Top 10 ODI fast bowlers of all time

    Well I did a search and could not find a thread about this topic so I'm starting one .

    Who are your top ten ODI fast bowlers of all time? Note that they should have played ODI cricket to be included.

    Candidates (though you can argue anyone not on this list, this is just a reminder):

    Aus:

    Bracken
    McGrath
    Lee
    McDermott
    Gillespie
    Rackemann
    Alderman
    Lillee

    England:

    Willis
    Flintoff
    Gough
    Botham

    India:

    Pathan
    Srinath
    Agarkar
    Kapil Dev
    Zaheer Khan

    New Zealand:

    Bond
    Hadlee
    Chatfield
    Mills

    Pakistan:

    Wasim
    Waqar
    Safraz Nawaz
    Akhtar
    Imran Khan

    South Africa:

    Donald
    Pollock
    Ntini
    Kallis

    Sri Lanka:

    Vaas
    Maharoof
    Zoysa
    Malinga

    West Indies:

    Garner
    Ambrose
    Roberts
    Holding
    Patterson
    Walsh

    Minnows:

    Heath Streak
    Mashrafe Mortaza
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    Where's David Warner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Maharoof? You must be taking the piss.
    Was struggling to find anyone to put in for SL to be honest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Was struggling to find anyone to put in for SL to be honest.
    Vaas Zoysa Malinga de Silva

    All better than Maharoof.

    Heck Kula could probably already be put above him.

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    In no particular order, these are probably the 10 best of those I've seen. Simply can't comment on Imran, Hadlee and the likes as I've never seen them play.

    Wasim Akram
    Waqar Younis
    Vaas
    Shaun Pollock
    Allan Donald
    Bond
    Ambrose
    McGrath
    Lee
    Gough

    Some of them weren't the tightest of bowlers so I've picked a few who were arguably a little expensive but were tremendous strike bowlers. Ex. Waqar and Lee. Interestingly, they are the two highest-placed fast bowlers in the list of most ODI 5-wicket hauls. The same with most ODI 4-wicket hauls except Wasim jumps in between the two.

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    Dude, Pathan? Ajit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    Dude, Pathan? Ajit?
    He was just listing candidates from each country as a mode of organization. Don't get your panties in a bunch.

    That said, as long as we're listing candidates, Zaheer Khan probably belongs in the "India candidates" list.

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    Not really angered or anything just surprised he'd list those two in there. That said we don't exactly have a huge line of people queueing up for selection here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krkode View Post
    He was just listing candidates from each country as a mode of organization. Don't get your panties in a bunch.

    That said, as long as we're listing candidates, Zaheer Khan probably belongs in the "India candidates" list.
    Yeah I tried to give each country (except the minnows) at least a couple of candidates, even if they realistically don't have a chance. Heck, I'd probably put Bruce Reid as better than many of the bowlers I've listed. I'll still add Khan to the original post.

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    Mortaza + Streak > Maharoof

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Vaas Zoysa Malinga de Silva

    All better than Maharoof.

    Heck Kula could probably already be put above him.
    Yeah TBH I was really only looking at bowlers with 80+ wickets, which kinda counts out de Silva but I've added Zoysa and Malinga to the list. Still, if you feel that de Silva has earned his place in the top 10 ODI fast bowlers of all time then by all means, provide a list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Mortaza + Streak > Maharoof
    Does the + stand for a 'plus' or an 'or'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Mortaza + Streak > Maharoof
    Allright, I'll add a minnow section.

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    Waqar Younis
    Wasim Akram
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