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    Fast/Seam Bowlers of the 1990s - anyone for a Top Ten?

    Just continuing from the earlier thread, it's difficult to remember another era where there was so much depth of quality pace and seam bowling.

    There were clearly some sides possessed of greater strength in depth than others, but there was at least some sense of it being a worldwide thing, with all of the Test nations having at least one decent new ball bowler.

    My top ten from the 1990's for what it's worth, looks something like:-

    1 - Curtly Ambrose
    2 - Waqar Younis
    3 - Allan Donald
    4 - Glenn McGrath
    5 - Wasim Akram
    6 - Courtney Walsh
    7 - Jason Gillespie
    8 - Shaun Pollock
    9 - Heath Streak
    10 - Angus Fraser

    Some quality bowlers ommitted from this list, which simply serves to illustrate the depth that was around at the time.

    Thoughts appreciated - thanks...

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    1990s (Top Ten without any order)

    Glenn McGrath
    Curtly Ambrose
    Allan Donald
    Waqar Younis
    Wasim Akram
    Courtney Walsh
    Shaun Pollock
    Craig McDermott
    Jason Gillespie
    Ian Bishop
    *Darren Gough/Angus Fraser/Heath Streak

    But my favorite is 1950s (Top Ten without any order)

    Ray Lindwall
    Fred Trueman
    Alan Davidson
    Alec Bedser
    Wes Hall
    Keith Miller
    Fazal Mahmood
    Neil Adcock
    Frank Tyson
    Bill Johnston/ Brian Statham
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    Javagal Srinath was as good or better than Heath Streak / Angus Fraser considering the conditions he bowled in..btw Andy Caddick/ Fannie D were good as well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by doesitmatter View Post
    Javagal Srinath was as good or better than Heath Streak / Angus Fraser considering the conditions he bowled in..btw Andy Caddick/ Fannie D were good as well..
    Completely forgot about Fanie de Villiers

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    Vaas? 2nd best left arm mFB of the 90's

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    Quote Originally Posted by doesitmatter View Post
    Javagal Srinath was as good or better than Heath Streak / Angus Fraser considering the conditions he bowled in..btw Andy Caddick/ Fannie D were good as well..
    Srinath was a good bowler, but just misses out on the top ten IMO.

    Streak had the pressure of carrying a weak attack and keeping it competitive.

    He was miserly with the ball and gave nothing away - of course, the same could be said of Fraser.

    Caddick's best form probably came in the early 2000's.

    De Villiers was a strong third seamer in a quality attack.

    Lots of close calls and possible contenders down the bottom of this list...

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    Vaas should be in there.
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    Vaas more in the league of among the best of 2000s

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    Ian Bishop maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Just misses out on my top 40 'Gong bowlers of 2001. Close though; strong field.
    Steve Nikitaras and Trent Johnston both around the 30-35 mark iirc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    Ian Bishop maybe.
    Should be in; edited
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyZaltzHair View Post
    Should be in; editing
    Bishop's a good shout - would have been interesting to see how WI would have fared had they got a few more matches out of him.

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