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...