Who was the better bowler?
Harbhajan or MacGill.
Harbhajan has the advantage of playing on turning tracks in India, but was really the second picked spinner for most of his career so far. MacGill played most of his cricket in Australia and also was the second picked spinner for most of his career (though for balance reasons he was not picked as often as Harbhajan has been).
Here are career stats:
Obviously Harbhajan has played a lot more than Macgill and still has much of his career to come, but MacGill played on far worse tracks and was only not picked because Australia did not need a second spinner most of the time.Code:Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10 Harbhajan 75 139 20885 9818 321 8/84 15/217 30.58 2.82 65.0 10 23 5 MacGill 44 85 11237 6038 208 8/108 12/107 29.02 3.22 54.0 9 12 2
So who was better?