View Poll Results: Which was the best bowling partnership?

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  • Warne-McGrath

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  • Ambrose-Walsh

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  • Akram-Younis

    11 25.00%
  • None of the above

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    Which was the greatest bowling partnership of them all?

    I just watched the Wasim Akram Legends of Cricket video on the cricinfo site and was reminded of the brilliance of the Akram-Younis partnership. There have been a few great ones over the years - but I'll start off this post with the significant ones I've seen in my cricket watching time (i.e. post 1990) and let others talk about the older ones (Lillee-Thomson, any combination of Holding-Roberts-Garner-Marshall or Chandrasekhar-Bedi-Prasanna-Venkat and so on).

    McGrath-Warne :

    1001 wickets at 23.17.

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    The most prolific one by some way in terms of wickets.

    Ambrose-Walsh :

    762 wickets at 22.68.

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    Another very long-lasting and successful partnership, both bowlers were nearly impossible to score freely against.

    Wasim-Waqar :

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    559 wickets at 22.12.

    The most remarkable thing about this partnership is its sheer lethality in terms of strike rate. Wasim struck at 49.2 and Waqar at 42.0. No wonder it is up there with the best ever even though it was relatively short lived and the two of them reportedly did not even get along particularly well.

    I am adding a poll with these three options, and a catch-all "None of the above" where I expect people to plump for Holding-Roberts-Marshall, Lillee-Thomson and other notable partnerships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    I just watched the Wasim Akram Legends of Cricket video on the cricinfo site and was reminded of the brilliance of the Akram-Younis partnership. There have been a few great ones over the years - but I'll start off this post with the significant ones I've seen in my cricket watching time (i.e. post 1990) and let others talk about the older ones (Lillee-Thomson, any combination of Holding-Roberts-Garner-Marshall or Chandrasekhar-Bedi-Prasanna-Venkat and so on).

    McGrath-Warne :

    1001 wickets at 23.17.

    Bowling records | Test matches | Cricinfo Statsguru | Cricinfo.com

    The most prolific one by some way in terms of wickets.

    Ambrose-Walsh :

    762 wickets at 22.68.

    Bowling records | Test matches | Cricinfo Statsguru | Cricinfo.com

    Another very long-lasting and successful partnership, both bowlers were nearly impossible to score freely against.

    Wasim-Waqar :

    Bowling records | Test matches | Cricinfo Statsguru | Cricinfo.com

    559 wickets at 22.12.

    The most remarkable thing about this partnership is its sheer lethality in terms of strike rate. Wasim struck at 49.2 and Waqar at 42.0. No wonder it is up there with the best ever even though it was relatively short lived and the two of them reportedly did not even get along particularly well.

    I am adding a poll with these three options, and a catch-all "None of the above" where I expect people to plump for Holding-Roberts-Marshall, Lillee-Thomson and other notable partnerships.
    Wasim and Waqar, both Prodigious bowlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    Wasim and Waqar, both Prodigious bowlers.
    Yeah, for once I'm also going to go by my instincts and ignore all the stats about the number of wins that McGrath-Warne have been involved in, etc.

    For sheer explosiveness, impact, and entertainment, you just can't look past those two... they complemented each other perfectly. I think the SR reflects that.

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    No bowling partnership dominated the game like the Warne-McGrath partnership, which is why I am giving them my vote.


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    I'd say Warne and McGrath
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    Mcgrath -Warne partnership was the greatest combo of all time. They have won more matches than any players in the history of cricket.

    Moreover Mcgrath-Warne partnership did not take lots of tail ender wickets. Check the average of Akram-Younis against top 3 sides of last 2 decades( OZ,SA,INDIA). It is not something to be proud of. Moreover Mcgrath-Warne partnership was effective in 2000s , the easiest decade for batting.

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    Marshall-Garner 322 W @ 21.72 worth a nomination

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    Pollock-Donald 377 W @ 23.01

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    Akram-Younis against top 3 sides

    http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/...s;type=bowling
    And mind you Akram was not bothered to play against OZ in 2002. Averaged 55 in OZ tour of 1999.

    So Akram younis was never tested against top sides for a sufficient period
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirdman1 View Post
    Mcgrath -Warne partnership was the greatest combo of all time. They have won more matches than any players in the history of cricket.

    Moreover Mcgrath-Warne partnership did not take lots of tail ender wickets. Check the average of Akram-Younis against top 3 sides of last 2 decades( OZ,SA,INDIA). It is not something to be proud of. Moreover Mcgrath-Warne partnership was effective in 2000s , the easiest decade for batting.
    when was India a top 3 side during W's time Wi would be more appropriate I say.

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    The thing that made the Warne/McGrath partnership so special was that they had very different strengths as bowlers, both were matchwinners in their own right and both pretty much ignored the quality of the pitch in their ability to dismiss top quality batsmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    when was India a top 3 side during W's time Wi would be more appropriate I say.
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    India had stronger batting than WI even in 1990s.

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    Some excellent nominations there, Athlai. Trueman-Locke-Laker seems pretty phenomenal. Botham-Willis also underrated, 476 is a lot of wickets.

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    When OZ toured Pak in 1998, Waqar missed entire tour and Akram averaged 45


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    So another series of skipping tour

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    It's close but I would go with Warne-McGrath for greater longevity, variety and impact.

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