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    Is this the Golden Age for fast bowling?

    Looks like we are at the dawn of a new age for fast bowling, we some young guns from SA, Australia, England, Pakistan, India ripping it up.

    Australia have about 6 fast bowlers who can run through batting line ups.

    SA has found some young guns as well.

    England is finding good young speed merchants.

    India as well all of a sudden has found some quality young quick's.

    This is what happens when pitches start offering something for the quick's, it's great too see almost all nations producing fast bowlers, I think we are at the dawn of a new age of bowling. After decades of flat tracks, it's great to see the bowlers starting to come into their own.

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    Lets see how it pans out. And the 90s were the golden age of fast bowling. And batting averages have only been high in the 00s. They were near the lowest they've ever been in the 90s so it's only been roughly 10 years total that the "cricketing pendulum" was in the batsmans corner. Probably more due to the retiring of the great bowlers of the 90s more than anything.

    Im optimistic though. Should be really fun to see bowlers ripping **** up again.

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    Tomas, what effect do you think the flat wickets in India will have on their fast bowlers?
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    They are developing well, think it's good though that they are getting some tracks to work with though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Tomas, what effect do you think the flat wickets in India will have on their fast bowlers?
    I wouldn't want to comment on that, I am sure our Indian citizens can comment on that.

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    I think the pitches play a big part.
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    It's the weather. End of a ten year drought in the hemisphere which counts (ours) makes a big difference to conditions.

    All this does is show what a ****ing legend McGrath is. Bowling so well in so lifeless an era.

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    Yeah he was handy even on flat lifeless Indian pitches wasn't he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Yeah he was handy even on flat lifeless Indian pitches wasn't he?
    I heard they caused his ankle injury tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I heard they caused his ankle injury tbh
    Nah, it was the dukes balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    It's the weather. End of a ten year drought in the hemisphere which counts (ours) makes a big difference to conditions.

    All this does is show what a ****ing legend McGrath is. Bowling so well in so lifeless an era.
    McGrath was an absolute gun. Absolutely hate it when Ian Chappell puts him down.

    I think there would sooner be a Shane Warne than a McGrath
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Nah, it was the dukes balls.

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    I would not call it "the golden age" of fast bowling. There are some fairly useful quickies running around at present in all countries but if you're going to call for a "golden age" you could not go past the eighties
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    Not sure we really have 6 Australian bowlers who can rip through an attack. Not unless we apply the MJ 'leap year' principle.

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