Just having a think about (imo) the two best bowlers of their respective crafts in the world. These guys are immense. In an era of flatter (b)pitches where a batting average of 50 is the new 45, Steyn has 211 wickets at 23 and Swann has 113 wickets at 26. WFGs.
Using my highly unscientific methods, if we apply the 45=50 batting average theory then Steyn has a bowling average of 18 and Swann 21.
But srsly, achieving what these two are doing in this day and age is no mean feat. Especially for Swann. Fingerspin isn't dead outside the subcontinent, even if Dan the Man is turning into a batting allrounder these days.
This thread is for appreciating these d00dz and having a good over their awesomeness. Excessive use of "Swanneh," Steyn/Cumming jokes, drooling over South African fast bowling stocks and Corrin vs Burgey posting is not only permitted and expected but actively encouraged.
Pooing the "lack of quality fast bowlers," first chance average, 4000 word multi quote posts and other boring thread killers will cause the offender to be shot on sight.
Anyway, these guys are fantastic cricketers and I love watching both of them play.