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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    Donald had a great action and more height on Steyn but the latter has destroyed India a couple of times in their conditions which doesn't happen that often. His late swing can be deadly and he is an attacking bowler. Pollock seemed to be bedevilled by injury a bit and I can recall he was quite pedestrian for the last four or so years of his career but he's the best cricketing package of the trio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasimione View Post
    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.
    Yeah coz he can't reverse swing it, bowl a deceptive scrambled seam ball or crank up his pace to mid-high 140's or bowl bouncers or anything

    Edit: Oh yay the date is Feb 2012 not Feb 2013. Haha. Googled my way here. How's Steyn tracking vs AD after 1 more year now
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    He's gone past Donald's wicket tally now and id still have him about level with him. Just a personal preference, i just like bowlers who swing it both ways consistently. Steyn does have an inswinger (bowled a couple of crackerjacks in his 7 for at Nagpur iirc) but he rarely brings it out these days. Seems to instead prefer the in seamer without actually swinging it in too much.

    By the time he retires, barring some ridiculous collapse in form, he'll probably be South Africa's greatest bowler ever.
    That said Philander is getting truly ridiculous now and he will most definitely be up there with the greatest too.

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    The Philander guy can bat as well!


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    Tbh, I don't see how anyone could find Pollock attractive.

    What other SA bowlers do people rank better than Steyn?

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    Damn these South Africans just keep producing world class fast men one after the other from DeVilliers to Donald to Pollock to Steyn to Philander (not to forget B Schultz and what he couldve been). Wish we (the WI) could kick it back into gear again.
    Cause Slifer said so.........!!!!

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    donald
    2nd greatest bowler of last 25yrs IMO (1.akram)
    slightly better than ambros,mcgrath >murali>waquar, warne > steyn
    pollock is a level below

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobers no:1 View Post
    donald
    2nd greatest bowler of last 25yrs IMO (1.akram)
    slightly better than ambros,mcgrath >murali>waquar, warne > steyn
    pollock is a level below
    ambros=really cool paramedics

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobers no:1 View Post
    donald
    2nd greatest bowler of last 25yrs IMO (1.akram)
    slightly better than ambros,mcgrath >murali>waquar, warne > steyn
    pollock is a level below
    There's absolutely no reason for you to post such contracted, barely readable crap like this post and your sig when you're quite clearly capable of posting properly.
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    Sanga has done well but Murali has done better. In my opinion, Murali is simply the best off spinner in history of cricket and I can't make that kind of statement for Sanga.
    Sanga isn't the best off spinner in the history of cricket? News to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    There's absolutely no reason for you to post such contracted, barely readable crap like this post and your sig when you're quite clearly capable of posting properly.
    Errrr, that's an SJS post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Errrr, that's an SJS post.
    It's not when I click the link. It might be a posts per page thing?

    The ATG Teams General arguing/discussing thread

    EDIT: Oh wait, I see, he copy/pasted it and didn't press quote.

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    Donald is the the best bowler but Pollock is the best cricketer by MILES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
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    thanks Monk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    There's absolutely no reason for you to post such contracted, barely readable crap like this post and your sig when you're quite clearly capable of posting properly.
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    I remember when Pollock came onto the international scene. He was fast! Yes - a tad erratic at times but fast nevertheless.

    Later on he bowled 125 or there about. Accurate, yes, and he got wickets but wasn't more exciting than a wall clock.

    The most exciting one was Donald because you never knew what you got. One day he destroyed everybody standing and then, truly, I thought nobody is better. The next day he would bowl pies, didn't get his run up right, looked awkward and one would search for the Donald of yesterday. After a while you'd write him off - which would be exactly the time he would bowl a spell that would make the Waugh brothers look like school cricketers. Fast, aggressive and without pity. I loved him - and loved to hate him ....

    So Donald for the most exciting bowler - but if I had to choose which one I'd take in my team on day to day bowling performance it would be Steyn. He has the right mixture of accuracy, aggressiveness, reliability and pace. If you have that the figures will take care of themselves.
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