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Christ if he was boring there is no hope for anyone.
Never express in the Lee mould but in his younger days he was more quick enough, just adapted his game to what worked best, can't blame him for that. Still had a slippery bouncer at times when he needed it.
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And of course McGrath got bounce. If you're tall enough to get bounce such that a length which a batsman would otherwise press forward to becomes uncertain, and you're accurate, batting becomes very difficult even for test quality players.
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The fact that McGrath bowled at modest pace also helped his longevity.
When KP got hit in the ribs he'd charged him and was at shaking hands distance which didn't help him.
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In my recollection over the last 3-4 years of his career McGrath bowled some spells entirely in the 120s but sometimes bowled spells in the mid-high 130s as well- I believe it was simply a matter of him choosing what he felt was more effective. I definitely remember when he came to New Zealand in 04/05 he bowled quite sharply at times, and fair enough too because NZ batsman are not known for liking it fast and bouncy. I also recall spells in Australia (possibly when he took a bunch against Pakistan that same summer?) where he bowled full, swung it, and appeared to be operating in slow motion but was still super effective.
With his run-up, action and general level of athleticism he was never going to be express though.
TBH there's nothing really wrong with having the opinion that McGrath was "boring". Because alot of the time he chose to be that type of bowler. And I'm a big cricket fan as well and can see why some do find his style "boring".
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If you find watching a bloke who consistently pitches it in the right areas and nips it around (meaning there's nearly always a chance of something happening) boring then there's probably not much hope for you.
Who was it who proclaimed him to be nothing but a lucky bowler?
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