Steyn's been regularly bowling at below 140 for ****ing ages though.
Still don't get why a bowler's speed is at all relevant as long as they're effective, which Steyn is.
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Must be because kyear is posting heaps these days. CW generally rates Hadlee above Lillee in various ranking exercices over here.Originally Posted by Satyanash11152
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I'd rate Steyn as the modern equivalent of F. S. Trueman minus the choice one liners people who are not rating him as an atg yet have weird views on fast bowling.
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Do we have a list with all bowlers that have, at some point, topped the fast bowler's rankings?
I wouldn't be surprised to see a few bowlers that are far far worse than Dale Willem Steyn!
I don't even have a clue which five bowlers were topping the list before him.....
Ntini was top a a few years ago I seem to remember.
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Here we go, with the rankings from February 1974
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and the number 1 quick was Geoff Arnold. A fine bowler of his type, but obviously not a patch on what was to come. If anyone's interested, he was soon to be overtaken by Max Walker, with Dick Collinge of all people holding down a place in the top 3 quicks for quite a while.
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Perhaps it's worth pointing out that the best quick in the world at that time was actually Mike Procter, but SA hadn't played any test cricket for four years.
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