It can't happen but who knows :O BTW about that stat... 8 wickets a match?Sounds weird dude...
Originally Posted by zaremba
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Another thing that's interesting about Steyn - he has tied with Ntini for the equal most ten wicket hauls for South Africa and only has two less five wicket hauls than him despite Ntini having played over twice the number of tests.
He's a great bowler for mine and by the time he hangs up his boots, hopefully the legacy he leaves behind will be monumental.
If he stays injury free there's no reason he can't get over 500 test wickets. I reckon he could still be useful when he loses a bit of pace by being an accurate swing bowler. He's pretty crafty as well.
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His next big challenge will be in England.
if he has an awesome series there, he'll get that ATG status.
nah it's not so much about the average imo.
if he keeps his strike rate around 40, he'll go down as top 5.
avg of 24 with a strike rate of around 40 in this era = Top tier ATG.
avg of 24 now is like avging 21 to 22 a decade ago.
his current avg is 23.21
Strike rate can be downed with economy rate which is not so great for Steyn even for his era.
It's not so much the raw figures that do it for me so much as being miles ahead of the competition for a good few years. Who was the last quick bowler to really do that, besides McGrath? Pretty rare deal.
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