Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 118

Thread: Can Harbhajan break Murali's record?

  1. #1
    International Vice-Captain centurymaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    4,825

    Can Harbhajan break Murali's record?

    He's just turned 31.
    Given that India are expected to play around 100 tests in the next 8-9 years and that Harby avgs around 4 wickets a test, can he get to 800 if he plays till the age of 39-40?

    Kumble took 343 wickets in only 73 tests after turning 31. (spinners tend to get better in their 30s)

    Harbhajan Singh's 400 Test wickets: Stats analysis of his achievement | Cricket Features | West Indies v India | ESPN Cricinfo

    He's been avging 32 since mar 2008.
    144 wickets in 33 tests (4.4 per match) since then.
    Last edited by centurymaker; 08-07-2011 at 03:27 AM.

  2. #2
    Hall of Fame Member Marcuss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Above you
    Posts
    15,645
    No.

  3. #3
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    A Blood Rainbow
    Posts
    32,635
    No.

    Because he's not that good.
    + time's fickle card game ~ with you and i +


    get ready for a broken ****in' arm

  4. #4
    International Captain Himannv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SL
    Posts
    6,237
    Its possible I guess. But only if he can manage to play 100 tests before he retires.
    "I will go down as Darren Sammy, the one who always smiles" - Darren Sammy


  5. #5
    International Vice-Captain centurymaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    4,825
    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    No.

    Because he's not that good.
    But this is not a stat that tells you how good someone is. It's just a total

  6. #6
    Hall of Fame Member Cevno's Avatar
    Simon Champion!
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    India
    Posts
    15,852
    No.

    Can't see him carrying on for as long as it will require.

  7. #7
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    A Blood Rainbow
    Posts
    32,635
    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    But this is not a stat that tells you how good someone is. It's just a total
    Right but to get that many wickets, you have to be bloody good. And he isn't.

  8. #8
    Hall of Fame Member Howe_zat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Top floor, bottom buzzer
    Posts
    16,489
    Suffices to say there are reasons why bowlers don't play 200 Tests.
    'It seems that perfection is attained, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.'

  9. #9
    International 12th Man weeman27bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,725
    I'd be surprised if he plays till he's 39/40.

  10. #10
    Hall of Fame Member Cevno's Avatar
    Simon Champion!
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    India
    Posts
    15,852
    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    But this is not a stat that tells you how good someone is. It's just a total
    Not really.

    There is a reason why only one bowler has ever got there and only 1/2 others are close.

    He would have to mantain his place in the side too even if he carries on till 39/40 which is no guarantee.

  11. #11
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Spikey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    All Glory To The Nev
    Posts
    33,091
    Can Harbhajan get his average below 30?
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

    With the English bid I said: Let us be brief. If you give back the Falkland Islands, which belong to us, you will get my vote. They then became sad and left

  12. #12
    International Vice-Captain centurymaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    4,825
    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Suffices to say there are reasons why bowlers don't play 200 Tests.
    India are playing tons of tests in the next 8-9 years. More than 100

    he's been avging around 4.4 wickets per match since 08

    so even if he plays 90 more tests, he should get there.
    Plus, he could have a resurgence?

  13. #13
    International Vice-Captain centurymaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    4,825
    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Not really.

    There is a reason why only one bowler has ever got there and only 1/2 others are close.

    He would have to mantain his place in the side too even if he carries on till 39/40 which is no guarantee.
    I wasn;'t aware that he had been aving 32 since 08.
    I thought he had performed much worse.

    But if he plays long enough (doubt he'll get dropped), surely he can get close?

  14. #14
    International 12th Man weeman27bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,725
    Even if he did play till till he was 40, presuming he kept at around his career strike rate, he'd have to bowl the same number of balls in 9 years that he did in 13. That's a whole extra four years he's got to fit in somewhere.

  15. #15
    International Coach
    Suicide Bob Champion!
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Not really needed on CW
    Posts
    12,757
    Its possible, but improbable. He's likely to finish in the 500-600 region imo, provided he doesn't get dropped, unless he starts bowling really well over the next couple of years. With all that much cricket going around, even as a spinner its hard to see him last till 39/40.

Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Swann or Harbhajan singh???
    By Ramcambrien in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 244
    Last Post: 28-01-2011, 05:30 AM
  2. Duleep Trophy 2010 Final
    By G.I.Joe in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 07-02-2010, 09:54 AM
  3. Club Cricket
    By Mr Mxyzptlk in forum CW Offseason Club Cricket
    Replies: 165
    Last Post: 12-08-2004, 06:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •