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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Originally Posted by John Singleton
White Lightning, one of the greatest ever. Cant go wrong with any though.
Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
White Lightening FTW!
Oh right haha, I totally missed the poll.
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.
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.
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.
Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?
With the English bid I said: Let us be brief. If you give back the Falkland Islands, which belong to us, you will get my vote. They then became sad and left
How does these threads get so off track.
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