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Thread: The better ODI bowler Brett Lee or Waqar Younis

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    The better ODI bowler Brett Lee or Waqar Younis

    Just found out that Brett Lee became the fastest to 350 ODI wickets beating Waqar Younis.

    Brett Lee has been a very good ODI bowler over the years and both of them would probably make the top 10 all time ODI bowlers.

    So which one of the two would you rate the better ODI bowler?
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    Younis slightly for me for being a better death bowler than Lee.

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    Yeah, this is the problem with ODIs.
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    yeah but in test matches I don't think its too much of a competition. Younis is definitely better than Lee in test matches


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    I'd go very marginally Waqar. But only just.

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    Statistics aside, Waqar is my all time favourite bowler, so will definitely pick him above Lee. I got into cricket thanks to Waqar's bowling, and based on that fact alone (inspiring kids into cricket) Waqar is better than Lee.

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    Pretty close, the only downside for Waqar was his record against Australia. Of course, Lee never had to face the best team.

    I will go for Waqar. He had the capacity to rapidly change a game in the matter of an over or two. He was the better exponent of reverse swing.

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    yeah but usually almost every bowler has 1 such team. SL for Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by subshakerz View Post
    Pretty close, the only downside for Waqar was his record against Australia. Of course, Lee never had to face the best team.

    I will go for Waqar. He had the capacity to rapidly change a game in the matter of an over or two. He was the better exponent of reverse swing.
    during Waqar's peak Westindies was better then Australia if only just and Waqar had an outstanding record against them regarding Austrtalia Waqar never faced them fully fit all his 3 stress fractures coincided with a series with Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    during Waqar's peak Westindies was better then Australia if only just and Waqar had an outstanding record against them regarding Austrtalia Waqar never faced them fully fit all his 3 stress fractures coincided with a series with Australia.
    It's pretty hard to call the West Indies as being the strongest ODI team during the 90s without them having won a World Cup when Australia won one and were in one of the other two finals and neither side made the finals of the other World Cup in that era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    It's pretty hard to call the West Indies as being the strongest ODI team during the 90s without them having won a World Cup when Australia won one and were in one of the other two finals and neither side made the finals of the other World Cup in that era.
    was mainly referring to tests for odi's you can take SA who were matching Aus apart from the big trophies think Waqar went alright against them.

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    I think Lee is pretty underrated, even in tests but Waqar will take this one.
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    nah.......Lee is not at all under rated in tests.......his test record really isn't that great. Never seemed lilke troubling too many good batsmen

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    I disagree. Whilst I wouldn't put him in the top echelon of bowlers, for obvious reasons, when we had our retirees and he spearheaded the attack he looked like a different bowler. Could have had a different career and, consequently, be seen in a different light if more of his career demanded he lead.
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    yeah but he never lead the attack except for a short period and looked decent in that but overall as you yourself say he was not in the top echelon.

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