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    Your bodyline battle

    Who would you choose as your 4 fast bowlers for a bodyline battle.

    Only name cricketers you have watched in action.

    My pick:
    Wasim'
    Ambrose
    Shoaib
    Tait

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    Accuracy is the key for fast leg theory to work - my choice would be

    Larwood
    Voce
    Marshall
    Garner

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Accuracy is the key for fast leg theory to work - my choice would be

    Larwood
    Voce
    Marshall
    Garner
    You saw Larwood and Voce in action? You're older than I thought Fred!

    Agree completely with your sentiments about accuracy though - Bodyline was about more than just bowling fast short stuff like a madman. My attack would be:

    Marshall
    Lillee
    Garner
    Ambrose/Imran
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    Imran deserves to be the first name to be entered IMO.

    Lillee

    Garner

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    You saw Larwood and Voce in action? You're older than I thought Fred!
    Should have read the OP properly - but then there is plenty of Larwood and Voce on film so in a sense I have!

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    Going on players i have seen i'd go

    Marshall
    Ambrose
    Waqar
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    I thought Waqar had a quite average bouncer, Wasim with his quick arm was the difficult one also Donald could be a good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    I thought Waqar had a quite average bouncer, Wasim with his quick arm was the difficult one also Donald could be a good choice.
    Waqar at his peak, had a bouncer which mixed with usual full to the stumps bowling, was a very good surprise element in his bowling. I'd agree that there a lot of bowlers with consistently better bouncers though.

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    Since its a "battle", how about picking the batsmen as well? Which 4 players have you seen who can deal with bowling of this sort?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    Since its a "battle", how about picking the batsmen as well? Which 4 players have you seen who can deal with bowling of this sort?
    Alan Lamb and Sunny Gavaskar must be on the list as they were about the only ones to take on the Windies side of the 70's and 80's and come out on top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    Since its a "battle", how about picking the batsmen as well? Which 4 players have you seen who can deal with bowling of this sort?
    Reckon Ponting would do especially well against it TBH.
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