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    Icon1 Alan Donald vs Joel Garner

    I was having this dilemma while i was drafting.

    So who do you think was better among the two and why?

    I would like to hear because i have seen neither play during there times but only in few replays that come on TV.

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    Never watched Garner but have always assumed him way superior.
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    I'd say they're about the same in both test and ODI. Different types of quicks, but both equally lethal and skilful.


    Without doubt two of the best ODI bowlers ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    I'd say they're about the same in both test and ODI. Different types of quicks, but both equally lethal and skilful.


    Without doubt two of the best ODI bowlers ever.
    So if you had to choose one, who would you root for?


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    I reckon his signature is a bit of a give away there...
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    Definitely Donald for me, but that's because I have seen him play and he was ferocious.

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    I would go for Donald personally. Faster, more aggressive and was a true spear head, while Garner was more of a support bowler for most of his career. Both ATGs though and the gap isnt large at all.
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    Possibly Donald is the greater bowler because he helped make South Africa great again during their period of transition. As for the better bowler, well that's anyone's guess.

    However, bowlers bowl as part of a team so a lot depends on who is helping them at the other end. Would Donald and Garner have their superb records without the help of Pollock and Marshall? The same idea goes for McGrath and Warne, Lillee and Thomson, Lindwall and Miller, Trueman and Statham, and so on.

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    Garner was the superior ODI bowler, like others I prefer Donald overall, since he was more of a strike bowler than Garner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    I reckon his signature is a bit of a give away there...
    Yeh, Garner just. The combo of him and McGrath would put so much pressure on the opposition batsmen.

    I'd rate Donald as the third best ODI paceman ever, but I take Imran and Kapil in my team as two bowling all rounders ahead of him as I like 5 genuine bowling options without weakening the batting at 6, 7 and 8.

    As a test bowler, hard to call. Donald just I think, but it's bloody hard to argue with Garner's stats. The guy was a beast.

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    tbh, I'm a bit puzzled by this idea that Garner was a support bowler or McGrath-like. Always thought he was incredibly attacking and kept his average and economy rate in check by just taking the **** out then laying the pressure on the new ****.

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    Garner the taller man and as such, gets my vote.

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    Yeah, good point. Hookesy in his bio said when Garner played for SA, he was the gun and Hogg was the support guy, Garner's trajectory more likely to take poles on Adelaide Oval.

    Also said he used to fart a lot which sorta explains why, with Hookesy's spot being in slips, Garner was on the fence most days instead of gully where he was a beast for the WI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Also said he used to fart a lot which sorta explains why, with Hookesy's spot being in slips, Garner was on the fence most days instead of gully where he was a beast for the WI[/B].


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