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    Marshall V Waqar

    Who was better at his peak?

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    Define 'peak'. How long are we talking, here? One year? Two? Five?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eds View Post
    Define 'peak'. How long are we talking, here? One year? Two? Five?
    The single best ball each of them bowled IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    The single best ball each of them bowled IMO.

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    Waqar bowling some handy mediums in the nets the other day ITBT. Him on that basis.


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    The best in their respective careers. Who was more exciting to watch.Who was more likely to destroy batting line-ups at the best end of his career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eds View Post
    Define 'peak'. How long are we talking, here? One year? Two? Five?
    Whichever way makes Waqar better than Marshall imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    The best in their respective careers. Who was more exciting to watch.Who was more likely to destroy batting line-ups at the best end of his career.
    Marshall by far the better bowler overall, but at their respective peaks - very close indeed. I think I probably preferred to watch Waqar at his peak - marginally - just because there was a greater chance of seeing stumps flying out of the ground.

    Given a straight out choice between the two at their peak though, I'd choose Marshall.
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    Waqar at his peak was a sight that imo can never be matched in cricket by any bowler. I seriously doubt though that he would have maintained it even if he did not get injured. I didn't see Macko in his prime in the 80's but I'm sure he wasn't that far off.

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    Too hard.

    EDIT: Not the decision, me thinking about Waqar at his peak.

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    For pure viewing pleasure Waqar for me

    Waqar at his peak was a sight to behold..If i am not wrong in a 1 year period between 90-91 he took like 5-6 5 wicket hauls in ODI's which was just unheard of in those days..just was lethal from 89-94...Toe-crusher it is..

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    Marshall easily the better bowler but at their peak you would have to take Waqar. Some reasons

    waqar younis yorker to lara and clean bowled A toe crusher - YouTube (although this wasn't exactly his peak)

    Waqar Younis Greatest Yorker Ever - YouTube

    Waqar Younis Greatest Yorker Ever - YouTube (check the swing at 0:40)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Marshall by far the better bowler overall, but at their respective peaks - very close indeed. I think I probably preferred to watch Waqar at his peak - marginally - just because there was a greater chance of seeing stumps flying out of the ground.

    Given a straight out choice between the two at their peak though, I'd choose Marshall.
    Yeah, that's a pretty fair reflection of my opinion, with the caveat that I'd never chose another seam up bowler ahead of the youthful Waqar, sober assessment be damned.

    Marshall was possibly the subtler, "cleverer" bowler and moved it both ways through the air too, but Waqar in his cups was just a beast. The lateness and prodigiousness of his inswing seemed to defy physics.
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    Waqar at his peak.

    YORKERS FROM HELL - WAQAR YOUNIS COMPILATION OF DOOM - YouTube

    Love this video. If I had to pick one, the ball that got Lewis at about 2:05 was incredible.
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