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Kapil Dev's outswinger was pretty awesome - for a long time, that's all he had really. No one delivery from Kumble was really the best IMO, but he used variations in height probably better than any other spinner.
As for Warne's leg break, I think Stuart McGill spun it more for sure. That doesn't mean it was the best mind you. Warne definitely had much more control over it, that plus Warne's straight delivery actually got him a lot of wickets. He was certainly (IMO anyway) one of the smarter bowlers to play the game.
For such a short guy, Marshall had a VERY lethal bouncer. Akhtar also had a pretty mean short ball.
Member of the Sanga fan club. (Ugh! it took me so long to become a real fan of his)
I remember being at this match - 5th ODI: New Zealand v India at Wellington, Jan 8, 2003 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
and this dismissal - A Kumble hit wicket b Adams was also off a double bouncer. Kumble went wtf and accidentally dislodged the bails with his bat, was fantastic.
Scott Styris > You.
Waqar's inswingers are of course up there but one particular delivery that he bowled Lara out with was something I haven't seen again from any other bowler...
Here it is..
waqar younis yorker to lara and clean bowled A toe crusher - YouTube
and this is Second best for me..
Waqar Younis Greatest Yorker Ever - YouTube
Be VERY AFRIDI!!
"I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
- Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)
Saw Mr Prez's thread, so dug this one up. Any new ones to add?
Southee's outswinger is really nice.
Mitchell Johnson's bouncers are pretty good.
Saw Wayne Daniel rip out Mohsin Khan's leg stump with the best inswinging yorker I've still seen. Waqar might have the brand name on that sort of thing but that one from Daniel was the patent delivery.
Bouncer- Roberts. Fire in Babylon explained how he had two bouncers delivered with the same action at the same length but one would be significantly faster. Deadly stuff.
Yorker - Waqar. Batsmen knew it was coming. Still got bowled
Flipper - Warne before the injury. Used it brilliantly and fed unwitting batsmen with slow flippers intentionally only to deliver the fatal blow with a perfect, quick flipper soon after, a lot like what roberts did with his bouncer. Two great examples:
Shane Warne KILLER FLIPPER vs Alec Stewart 1994 - YouTube
Shane Warne - A classic flipper to Daryll Cullinan - YouTube
Doosra - Murali. Spins it miles ffs. The one he bowled to Dhoni was ridiculous.
Leg Cutter - Lillee. Think Imran had a great one too
Off Cutter - Fanie de Villiers... used it beautifully and got lots of wickets with it
Outswinger - Steyn has to be the best ive ever seen delivering unplayable outswingers consistently. This ball to Pujara, although not a traditional caught behind outswinger dismissal, is ridiculous... its like Warne at 135 kph.
Pujara Flop against Dale steyn - YouTube
This one to Clarke was great as well. Completely sliced open the best batsman in the world
Unplayable delivery by Dale Steyn to Clarke at WACA, 1/12/2012 - YouTube
Slower ball - Wasim easily the best. Malinga and Dilhara Fernando have decent slower balls too
Wasim Akram v Sachin Tendulkar - Beautiful slower ball - India v Pakistan at Sharjah 2000 - YouTube
Wasim Akram - The Best Slower Ball - YouTube
Wasim Akram's slower ball - YouTube
Filth - Botham. Batsmen just didnt know how to negotiate. Think he got more wickets with bad balls than anyone in history
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