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    Dale Steyn's been the best thing on the fast bowling market since Shane Bond. In terms of fast bowling mojo..obv better longevity too.

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    Kallis is still really utter with the likes of Tendulkar and Ponting for player of the modern era. Despite being just as good a batsmen and a very good bowler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    or even if he was an english, his reputation would be at least twice as much as now.

    there would be A LOT more comparisons going on between him and the other greats

    in england most people rate him nothing near an ATG atm. they see him as just a fine bowler... like anderson, zaheer...

    (probably because he hasn't done all that well against england so they haven't really seen what he's capable of)
    Where do you get this from and how do you know how people rate Steyn in England, seems a bit of a crazy generalization you've made there.
    I personally believe that any fan and follower of test cricket in England knows how good Steyn is, the only people who may not are those who are more casual watches of the game but you could say that about any player if they're not your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacknife View Post
    Where do you get this from and how do you know how people rate Steyn in England, seems a bit of a crazy generalization you've made there.
    I personally believe that any fan and follower of test cricket in England knows how good Steyn is, the only people who may not are those who are more casual watches of the game but you could say that about any player if they're not your own.

    i'm saying this judging by comments on telegraph & guardian.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    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.
    pollock was at the top of the curve, with murali, for yonks in the early noughties, if memory serves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    i'm saying this judging by comments on telegraph & guardian.
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    Be interesting to see how he comes back from his first big injury and how he adjusts his bowling. Big test for any quick.

    Whilst he's bowling fast it's not really much of an issue but he doesn't really have an awesome in-ducker so you'd imagine he'd start to develop in that direction coming back from a big injury. Related, I think he's looked at as a bit of a one-trick pony (albeit, what a trick that is) with his spitting away swing and not much else. What really tightened up after his first couple of years was his accuracy so he'd probably need to be a bit more versatile before he's put into the same company as your Lillee/McG/Marshall/etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    i'm saying this judging by comments on telegraph & guardian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    Well, almost a quarter of those wickets were against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe TBF. Averaged ~22 without them.
    Only 22?

    Next would be that half of them was played in the subcontinent?

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    We've dealt with the Murali stuff, lets keep this thread on track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I think it is true that South African cricketers receive less fanfare and attention worldwide. I think it is true that if Steyn was Indian, Australian or English he'd be spoken of even higher than he already is.

    I reckon the same is with de Villiers in a way.
    you know that can never happen

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    If Steyn was an Indian he'd be seen as the second holiest man behind Tendulkar.

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    Would be so cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    If Steyn was an Indian he'd be seen as the second holiest man behind Tendulkar.
    Somehow I doubt that. The few good fast bowlers they've had have always been ranked behind their batsmen.
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