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    Athlai said

    Hayden scores vs. Hadlee

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    184* (probably off 200 balls) (EDIT: and hadlee pulls a hamstring)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    would most probably be 5 out of 10. at their respective peaks imran is as likely to knock sachin's out early as tendulkar carting him around the ground. have seen khan make attacking batsmen look like fools and sachin make great fast bowlers cry "mommy".
    Are u talking about a single test or an entire series? Because i can hardly recall a time when Sachin made ne great fast bowler "cry mommy" for an entire series.

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    Lets add one more to this ....Akram vs. Dhoni?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faisal1985 View Post
    Lets add one more to this ....Akram vs. Dhoni?
    Akram 7/10. Dhoni would do pretty well to block him or score singles, but if he tries to demolish Akram he ends up in the hands of mid-off or mid-on.


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    Devon Malcolm bowling v Devon Malcolm batting

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrIncredible View Post
    Are u talking about a single test or an entire series? Because i can hardly recall a time when Sachin made ne great fast bowler "cry mommy" for an entire series.
    a ten test series would still be ten individual tests played one after the other. i would back my 50:50 prediction every time these two square up to face each other.
    Last edited by bagapath; 07-10-2009 at 03:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    paddles was anyway well above pollock's pace. so no stepping out business for mr. hayden. he will have to stay put in crease and he will succumb to his own dodgy back foot play.
    Nonsense.

    Prime Hadlee simply was not quick.

    Like McGrath, Pollock, or Vaas, he belonged in the "fast enough to usually succeed" category.

    And btw, many of the mediocre bowlers Hayden "stepped out to" were substantially faster than Pollock/McGrath. As I said, above 140kph was probably the cut-off.

    Pollock, as a prime example, was a fine bowler, but exactly the sort of bowler Hayden loved to hammer. McGrath and Hadlee would've been in the same category.
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    Well, maybe

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    Right now- Warner vs Patel

    from the past- Ranatunga vs Kumble

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    Nonsense.

    Prime Hadlee simply was not quick.

    Like McGrath, Pollock, or Vaas, he belonged in the "fast enough to usually succeed" category.
    i completely disagree and i am leaving it at that.

    Actually I am not leaving it at that.

    I do remember Hadlee being significantly faster than Pollock,/ McGrath/ Vaas types., He was no Lillee/ Marshall/ Holding. But he was in the Akram league in terms of pace for the majority of his career. He might have slowed down a bit after 19856-86 but by then he had crossed 300 wickets already and most of his career was behind him. Also, he didnt become that slow for him to be remembered as a medium pacer. Even cricinfo lists Hadlee as Right-arm fast. So I know I am not imagining all of this.

    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    And btw, many of the mediocre bowlers Hayden "stepped out to" were substantially faster than Pollock/McGrath. As I said, above 140kph was probably the cut-off.

    Pollock, as a prime example, was a fine bowler, but exactly the sort of bowler Hayden loved to hammer. McGrath and Hadlee would've been in the same category.
    Pollock was "fine" but Hadlee was great. he was as accurate as McGrath but faster. Hadlee was definitely better than Pollock overall. Even for argument's sake if you want to bunch them in the same category in terms of pace (I wouldn't agree but still...) pace alone doesnt determine whether the batter can succeed in stepping out to you. Pollock relied on seam (as did McGrath). Hadlee was a master of swing as well. I dont think a batsman with a faulty backfoot technique could have handled Hadlee very easily. I admit I was trying to be nasty in giving Hayden 0.5 out of 10 in facing Paddles. In all honesty it would be around 0.6. Okay. Okay. Enough mucking around. I would give 3 to Hayden and 7 to Hadlee.
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    SF Barnes vs DG Bradman
    on the pitch that was used for the 4th Border Gavaskar Test 2004.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0RI0N View Post
    SF Barnes vs DG Bradman
    on the pitch that was used for the 4th Border Gavaskar Test 2004.
    DG Bradman b SF Barnes 33

    Bradman would score only a third of his usual share of runs per innings. Barnes would concede twice as much for the wicket than his career average; even stevens but moral victory for Barnes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    DG Bradman b SF Barnes 33

    Bradman would score only a third of his usual share of runs per innings. Barnes would concede twice as much for the wicket than his career average; even stevens but moral victory for Barnes.
    I'd go with that Bagapath.
    Barnes was a real Dr. Wily plus that Mumbai wicket was a brute but I'm sure the Don would have scored a few.
    Great thread btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    DG Bradman b SF Barnes 33

    Bradman would score only a third of his usual share of runs per innings. Barnes would concede twice as much for the wicket than his career average; even stevens but moral victory for Barnes.
    Interesting, from what I remember Michael Clarke took 6/9 on that wicket. SF Barnes would be close to impossible to play on that. Barnes 8/10 over Bradman in that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DingDong View Post
    from the past- Ranatunga vs Kumble
    Kumble 7/10. He never did that well against India.

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