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    Bond or Steyn?



    Shane Bond | New Zealand Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | Cricinfo.com



    Dale Steyn | South Africa Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | Cricinfo.com

    Two awesome express bowlers of the last decade. This is not a "who is the better bowler" thread because you'd obviously have Steyn in your team for the simple reason that he can stay fit. Which one did you enjoy watching more though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    This is not a "who is the better bowler" thread because you'd obviously have Steyn in your team for the simple reason that he can stay fit.
    Nah, Steyn, I'd go for in tests, but I'd have Bond in my ODI team for the simple reason that he played a lot more ODIs and was easily the better bowler in the format.
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    Agarkar squirts over both.

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    Yeah, same here. Steyn is yet to really hit the heights in the shorter format of the game.


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    Steyn on the grounds that watching Bond was always tinged with sadness because you knew he was always about to break down again.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Agarkar squirts over both.
    TBH, Agarkar has a genuine case for being considered a better ODI bowler than Steyn at this stage.

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    Johnson too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    TBH, Agarkar has a genuine case for being considered a better ODI bowler than Steyn at this stage.
    yeah its amazing how much people have started disregarding odi stats for bowlers since the turn of the century.Sami also amazingly has very decent odi stats yet he is seen as a joke bowler

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    Tbh, If bowling performances were to be measured purely on record and not how well the bowler looked while taking the wickets, Agarakar's match-winning 6-fer in Adelaide '03 has to have a case for one of the greatest bowling performances ever.

    1.Flat Pitch
    2.500+ was scored in each of the previous two Innings
    3.One of the greatest batting lineups of the time arguably at the peak of their powers

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    Steyn in tests and Bond in ODI...

    I just loved seeing him and Chris Cairns doing well against the Aussies in almost every game!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Steyn on the grounds that watching Bond was always tinged with sadness because you knew he was always about to break down again.
    Remember watching Bond bowl a ball against West Indies IIRC and he broke down mid delivery and sent it down at around 65mph and hobbled off the field. Was very sad to see indeed. Especially considering that Bond was the highlight, for me, of a NZ Vs WI fixture, played infront of about 10 people.
    The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.

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    Bondeh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    Tbh, If bowling performances were to be measured purely on record and not how well the bowler looked while taking the wickets, Agarakar's match-winning 6-fer in Adelaide '03 has to have a case for one of the greatest bowling performances ever.

    1.Flat Pitch
    2.500+ was scored in each of the previous two Innings
    3.One of the greatest batting lineups of the time arguably at the peak of their powers
    yes it was like watching Jerome Taylor score a test hundred.

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    I always had a bit of a man-crush for Bond.

    What an action.

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