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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFu_Kallis View Post
    Peter Siddle top scores in both innings....... Matthew Wade gets out twice in one ball
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    England
    James Anderson: 267 Test wickets at 30.05
    Stuart Broad: 161 at 30.42
    Tim Bresnan: 52 at 25.46
    Graeme Swann: 188 at 28.12
    Australia
    Glenn McGrath: 563 at 21.64
    Brett Lee: 310 at 30.81
    Jason Gillespie: 259 at 26.13
    Shane Warne: 708 at 25.41

    they made it pretty easy
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    Anderson's average is still over 30. McGrath's was 22.

    Seriously Saker, get real.


    McGrath, Gillespie, Lee, Warne>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>Anderson, Broad, Bresnan, Swanna


    Australia's attack during the recent period of dominance was probably the best attack ever. Balanced and brilliant.

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    England's attack is very good, but there's a big difference between the two attacks. Here we have sustained brilliance being compared to fleeting excellence. Of course, England could continue for another three or more years, and then we'd need to reconsider, but at this stage they are ridiculous claims.
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    ^yeh agreed. I don't think their bowling attack is even as good as SA's let alone one of the all time great attacks.

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    I don't think any serious cricket observer would take Saker...seriously. Even the second string of Aussie bowlers from that era would give these English bowlers a run for their money.....Bichel, Kasper, Macgill, Fleming. They'd probably outperform them too.

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    saker kind of gives the game away when he says finn and onions could come in but they wouldn't lose much

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    The averages don't mean a lot really but obviously none of our bowlers are up there with Warne and McGrath. I would take any I our first string seamers over Lee and I'd say Anderson and Broad now match up to Gillespie.
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    Bowling coach says he rates his attack, oh no!

    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Seriously Saker, get real.
    Why should he?

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    Time for new imports from South Africa, Mr.Saker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Bowling coach says he rates his attack, oh no!



    Why should he?
    It's like this: you can rate your batsmen without saying they'd give Bradman a run for his money. One is expected and shows confidence, the other gets you ridicule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    England's attack is very good, but there's a big difference between the two attacks. Here we have sustained brilliance being compared to fleeting excellence. Of course, England could continue for another three or more years, and then we'd need to reconsider, but at this stage they are ridiculous claims.
    This, best attack we have had in my lifetime and could go down as a great one but only if they carry on like this for a sustained period. I do think that England have more depth in pace than the Aussies did but they didn't need them very often anyway.

    Anyone trying to compare Swann to Warne needs new glasses.

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    Funnily enough, reckon Australia's bowling depth was almost better when they weren't, comparatively, as strong, in the late 1990s and then just pushing into the early 2000s. Reiffel, Fleming, Kasprowicz and Bichel struggled massively to get into the side around that stage.

    And you had Miller and MacGill as spin cover.

    Compare it with the vintage of 2004 (Bracken as a Test bowler, Williams) urgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    I'd say Anderson and Broad now match up to Gillespie.
    How??

    Gillespie on song was just as good and has a much better overall.

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