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- As featured in The Independent.
"I don't think that they'll come close to us to be honest."
- Steve Smith before the Ashes
I'm old fashioned enough to trust the evidence of my eyes more than brute statistics. People dismiss Lee "averages 30+, so can't be any good", but until this winter he'd been carrying the Australian attack since McWarne had gone. He'd added accuracy to his pace and hostility to become a more complete bowler. It looks like his peak may be a brief one, but I don't think it being greater than Steyn's peak is such a unreasonable contention.
Glen was not a better bowler than walsh and ambrose, the only time he went atop the best bowler rankings was after both walsh and ambrose stopped playing. Glen mcgrath only had one trick which was to bowl solely on half stump. In the days when batsmen were patient he could not survive. This is why today more people talk about ambrose than they talk about glen. The W.I pair had much more to offer than just accuracy. Walsh and Ambrose were able to reverse swing the new ball, they produced bounce, and bowled fast. They are true legends of fast bowling, bowlers who created chances instead of waiting for mistakes.
Which other current fast bowlers do you guys rate as better or equal to steyn? Could've been a better thread guys? y/n?
'Worst ever best fast bowler.' op that a mad heading for a thread.just saying.dont cry and insult
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The only reason why the Saffies won that test series was due to good middle/lower order batting and Windies not being able to close out the game... Steyn didn't really have anything to do with it tbh, at least as far as I remember cbb to check stats.
Btw, regarding the thread I think in 07 Lee was quality and a handful to face, pace mixed with accuracy and swing was a deadly combo, Steyn I don't think has peaked yet, can often be too wide and look ineffective for one spell and then be a world beater the next, wouldn't be very high on the list of all time fast bolwers thats for certain. Needs to gain accuracy before he can be regarded as a great of the game.
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