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Thread: Paul Harris - The best SA spinner since readmission?

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    Paul Harris - The best SA spinner since readmission?

    IMO yes. Probably the best straight spinner that SA has produced since readmission. Gets drift, bounce and always fools the batsmen when they play for his nonexistent turn.

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    Probably, yeah. He's kept on improving since the tour of England last summer, and seems to thrive on batsmen going after him- which is a fantastic trait to have in this era of frequent "hit the trundler out of the attack" tactics.

    His action, demeanour and stupid haircut cunningly invokes disrespect from opposition batsmen and lures them into running down the track like bell-ends trying to hit the ball into oblivion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post

    His action, demeanour and stupid haircut cunningly invokes disrespect from opposition batsmen and lures them into running down the track like bell-ends trying to hit the ball into oblivion.


    Is there a single decent bowler in the world WITHOUT hyper-extension?

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    What about guys like Nicky Boje, Paul Adams and Pat Symcox. Paul Adams for me simply because of his action.



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    Like many others here, Harris has really grown on me.

    Anyone notices how he jumps up in excitement everytime he bowls a semi-decent delivery. Sometimes this ball can go straight onto the batsman's bat, and go straight down to the ground, but he'll do a little hop with his arms up as if to say "oooh almost got ya"

    Legend.
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    Pat Symcox was the best for me. Had almost verything except age on his side.
    Member of the Sanga fan club. (Ugh! it took me so long to become a real fan of his)

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    How does Paul Adams even see the pitch?:S

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallics2006 View Post
    How does Paul Adams even see the pitch?:S
    He doesn't. That's why it could land absolutely anywhere.

    Nah, apparently he could even see the batsman charging him and adjust his length appropriately. Somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    He doesn't. That's why it could land absolutely anywhere.

    Nah, apparently he could even see the batsman charging him and adjust his length appropriately. Somehow.
    His head upside down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    He doesn't. That's why it could land absolutely anywhere.

    Nah, apparently he could even see the batsman charging him and adjust his length appropriately. Somehow.
    Much like Adam Sandler's golf hits in Happy Gilmore? Read somewhere that he had the Mendis effect for a while during his debut season in international cricket. What if the batsman had a sightscreen problem when Adams is about to release the ball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Like many others here, Harris has really grown on me.

    Anyone notices how he jumps up in excitement everytime he bowls a delivery. Sometimes this ball can go straight onto the batsman's bat, and go straight down to the ground, but he'll do a little hop with his arms up as if to say "oooh almost got ya"

    Legend.
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    Yeah I'd say he is.

    He's actually quite underrated. He's quite decent and you look at his stats so far and they're not half bad.

    It actually annoyed me last year when before the South Africans came over to England, the English press kept going about Steyn, Morkel, Ntini and then would say something like "They haven't got a spinner to speak off".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evermind View Post


    Is there a single decent bowler in the world WITHOUT hyper-extension?
    Haha. I am a leggy, with hyper extension and have been told by a few coaches recently I should really give finger spin a dig, because I will be able to use it as an advantage.

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    Definitely. Symcox gave it a bigger rip but Harris seems much smarter.

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