View Poll Results: Who is the better bowler?

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  • Dale Steyn

    28 48.28%
  • Allan Donald

    26 44.83%
  • Shaun Pollock

    4 6.90%
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    Pollock for me. Once you add in the value of his batting it becomes even clearer, but I'd take him even on bowling alone. I do expect Steyn to eventually eclipse both but as of now I'd go Pollock > Donald > Steyn. It's all very close though; good thread.
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    White Lightning, one of the greatest ever. Cant go wrong with any though.
    Aus. XI
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    White Lightening FTW!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Pollock for me. Once you add in the value of his batting it becomes even clearer, but I'd take him even on bowling alone. I do expect Steyn to eventually eclipse both but as of now I'd go Pollock > Donald > Steyn. It's all very close though; good thread.
    I assumed the OP was just talking about their bowling, given he only put up those figures. If he is talking about both then yeah Pollock is the clear winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    I assumed the OP was just talking about their bowling, given he only put up those figures. If he is talking about both then yeah Pollock is the clear winner.
    Yeah; the poll asks who the better bowler is. It's Pollock for me regardless but I thought I'd plug his batting a little bit while I made the post.
    Last edited by Prince EWS; 16-02-2012 at 05:47 PM.

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    Oh right haha, I totally missed the poll.

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    White Lightning. Phenomenal bowler, up there with the very best of all time.

    Massive respect for the other two as well, but prime Donald was a sight for sore eyes.

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    Not a fair comparison until Steyn completes his career.

    Who knows, in 10 years time it might be Steyn v Donald v Pollock v Philander.

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    Growing up i used to watch Donald tearing it up with Raw pace. Intimidating the opposition. But in the Dale Steyn era, when he is on song he is unplayable. Tendulkar,dravid, laxma,Vaughn,Pujara can all attest to what he has done. Its just not pace that makes him a threat, but add the late swing and you have the best fastbowling one trick pony i have seen. Destroyed Pakistan and India in their own hoods. ATG material i dare say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    Donald marginally the best bowler, would pick Pollock in my world XI because of his batting.

    Also, Pollock is a sexy man, the other two definitely aren't.
    but he has red hair
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    How does these threads get so off track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    How does these threads get so off track.
    Probably because there is not that much to say about the topic in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    Probably because there is not that much to say about the topic in the first place.
    Then don't post in the thread if you feel that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike5181 View Post
    Then don't post in the thread if you feel that way.
    No offence meant. Just that after voting and saying who your favourite is, there is not much more to say. Not all threads need to be 50 pages long to be worthwhile.

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