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    Postpone this till after the other battle imo so we have something else to do when that one is over
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    Mohammad Sami

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    Wow, did James Marshall play that many tests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
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    ^ Ridiculous call considering despite his inconsistency he did produce the odd devastating spell, even as recently as against Australia a year or so back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
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    don;'t think he was that bad a bowler. probably was just a bit too unlucky...

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    Sami was unlucky but he lacked a brain too

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    Wow, did James Marshall play that many tests?
    Well, 7 tests and 10 ODIs, but he was that **** he deserves a nomination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    ^ Ridiculous call considering despite his inconsistency he did produce the odd devastating spell, even as recently as against Australia a year or so back
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    ^ Ridiculous call considering despite his inconsistency he did produce the odd devastating spell, even as recently as against Australia a year or so back
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    don;'t think he was that bad a bowler. probably was just a bit too unlucky...
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    Lol, I don't think you gents realize just how bad Mohammad Sami is as a bowler. Statistically speaking, you would be hard pressed to find someone worse. Below is a post from SJS from 2006. Since it's a from a few years ago, the stats have obviously changed a little. Wherever they have, I have updated them in red font. Tell me after reading this if you still think he wasn't all that bad.


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    Mohammad Sami is a remarkable cricketer. At such a young age he has some of the most astounding achievements in the history of the game. Here are a few.

    1. He has conceded 126 runs (now 125.45) per test match played. :
    No fast bowler (in the side as a bowler) in the entire 129 year history of the game has given as many and survived to play even 20 tests in his entire career. Our Sami has already played 28 (now 35) and there should be more to come, Inshallah !!
    2. He is also joint second fastest in the race to conced 3000 test runs amongst all fast and medium fast bowlers in the world for the last 129 years !! :

    - Our Sami achieved this feat in a fantastic run of 25 test matches. Bedser may have done it in one test fewer but look at the sneaky way he achieved that – by bowling as many as 1200 or so overs. Our Sami did us proud by doing it in just 850 overs !!

    - And look at how profligate Bedser was. He had to get 93 wickets in his 24 tests to get tp this coveted target. Our Sami did it by bothering the umpires only 65 times.


    - Even the other five pretenders, Hadlee, Roberts, Devon Malcolm, Jeff Thomson and Danny Morrison who matched Sami’s feat got 502 wickets between them and at a combined average of 30.4. Our Sami stands proudly at 47.2 (now 52.27!) for his economical tally of 65 (now 84) wickets !!

    3. Of the hundred odd bowlers we compared. Sami was head and shoulders above everyone else in his “strike rate’ at the end of the 25 test matches.

    His strike rate (wickets per test match) stood at an astounding 2.60 wickets per test match !!

    It is clear that on the overall criteria of average, strike rate, race to reach runs targets our Sami is head and shoulders above any fast bowler in the history of the game. We are confident that given the kind of support such a bowler deserves, he will set up records that future generations of fast bowlers will look back at in bewilderment.

    The only player in the entire history of the game who comes close to challenging our Sami is that elephant-eared God from Mumbai. Their figures make interesting comparisons.

    BOWLER…TESTS…..OVER..RUNS…WKTS….AVG…..STR RATE…W/T…5-for

    Sami…………28……….997…3531………65……48 (now 52.27!) 81.95 (now 87.4!) 2.28..2
    Agarkar……....26………809….2745………58…….47.3………83.74….. ...2.23……1

    Very tough fight indeed. Imagine if India were to join hands and both these amazing bowlers played on the same side. That would be a treat!!

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    The ten test rule eliminates a lot of the best candidates such as Hopkins...

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    Having seen Agarkar vs Sami debate, how about this one

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