Who was better at his peak?
Define 'peak'. How long are we talking, here? One year? Two? Five?
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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.
Last edited by Agent Nationaux; 18-07-2012 at 06:24 PM.
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.
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..
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)
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
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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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