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    Fast bowlers' favorite fast bowlers

    A nice small piece done by cricinfo

    Lillee rules the roost amongst the old timers.

    Wasim Akram and Marshall get honorable mentions

    In the current lot not many surprises with Steyn (by far) and then Anderson leading the pack.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine...ry/539487.html
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    so McGrath hasn't watched a test match between anyone other than England and Aust for awhile eh?
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    just read the piece. just cannot fathom how anderson, excellent though he might be at times, is a patch on steyn. one is very good and could possibly become great if he bowls like he is capable for another couple of years, while the other is, or is close to being, an all time great bowler.
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    It's a different thing to say Anderson is your favourite bowler and a completely different thing to say he's a better bowler than Steyn. Hadlee's a bit ****ed in the head imo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    It's a different thing to say Anderson is your favourite bowler and a completely different thing to say he's a better bowler than Steyn. Hadlee's a bit ****ed in the head imo.


    Steyn definitely the best in the world atm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    It's a different thing to say Anderson is your favourite bowler and a completely different thing to say he's a better bowler than Steyn. Hadlee's a bit ****ed in the head imo.
    quite right. he was one of those geniuses who claimed that tendulkar was better than bradman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hang on View Post
    just read the piece. just cannot fathom how anderson, excellent though he might be at times, is a patch on steyn. one is very good and could possibly become great if he bowls like he is capable for another couple of years, while the other is, or is close to being, an all time great bowler.

    To put andersons mediocre ability into it's obvious context is like blasphemy around here, he is near the top of a very very ordinary bunch, and that ASIf/amir are not on the scene has made it easier for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3alist View Post
    To put andersons mediocre ability into it's obvious context is like blasphemy around here, he is near the top of a very very ordinary bunch, and that ASIf/amir are not on the scene has made it easier for him.
    Disagree. He's not 'mediocre'.

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    When we are talking in this context with some of the best bowlers ever he is positively mediocre!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    so McGrath hasn't watched a test match between anyone other than England and Aust for awhile eh?
    Looks like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3alist View Post
    When we are talking in this context with some of the best bowlers ever he is positively mediocre!!!
    but they are not saying that he compares to the all time greats. they are just saying that he is the best at this moment.

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    Good piece

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    Anderson is probably the No.1 fast bowler at the moment, followed by Steyn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    It's a different thing to say Anderson is your favourite bowler and a completely different thing to say he's a better bowler than Steyn. Hadlee's a bit ****ed in the head imo.


    Loving Ambrose's description of Akram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post


    Loving Ambrose's description of Akram.
    Do agree with him that Akram could make the ball talk in ways that few (if any) could match. Coming from Curtly that is a lot of praise.

    Also was surprised to see McGrath talking about Akram. Hadn't heard that before.
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    Dennis Lillee has always maintained that Andy Roberts is his favorite fast bowler. Good to see that Lillee is also in the list of Roberts' favorites.
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