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    Best Bowling Combination Possible

    What features do you look for in the perfect Bowling combination? For the sake of ease and uniformity, maybe we should only look at a 4-person combination. Do you prefer 3 pacers-1 spinner, or 2 each? What variations do you look for in the combination? Is a left handed pacer a significant add-on? I am listing down some combos on which maybe you could give your opinions:


    1: Marshall | Warne | Murali | McGrath
    2: Wasim | Marshall | Murali/Warne | Barnes
    3: Wasim | Marshall | Murali/Warne | Lillee
    4: Marshall | Lillee | Murali/Warne | Barnes
    5: Marshall | Garner | Murali/Warne | McGrath
    6: Hadlee | Wasim | Murali/Warne | Roberts |

    I personally like 5 a lot with Murali.

    Also, for the purpose of this discussion, maybe we could try and come up with a few standards like which bowlers are quite similar so that the variation bit is easier to discuss. For example, Hadlee and McGrath are quite similar bowlers, both with respect to style and achievements.

    I hope this turns out to be an enlightening discussion

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    McGrath - Wasim - Murali - Warne

    Give me Imran as an allrounder too and there's not an attack in the world I would take over this one.
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    Marshall - Hadlee - Imran - Barnes - Murali

    Imran because he provides depth to batting. Else it would be either Ambrose or McGrath
    Barnes because no one knows if he is a pacer or spinner
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    Hadlee x 4.
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    I'm tempted to go with the usual combination of bowlers but I think my opinion tends to change from time to time. These days I'd really love to see an attack featuring the following 4 bowlers: Barnes, Hadlee, Ambrose and Warne.

    Barnes - Barnes gets the new ball because he simply wouldn't have it any other way. Also, he would bring so much variety to the attack with both medium pace and spin.

    Hadlee - Consistent, probing and a bit quicker that McGrath (imo), Paddles is the complete bowler and the ideal player to share the new ball with Barnes.

    Ambrose - Need some West Indian brutality in any bowling attack and the raging bull is probably the best at that so he's in there. Very tempted to play him as an opening bowler because he can really dominate and bowl some incredible spells.

    Warne - I think Murali is awesome and is unrivaled in terms of natural ability, but Warne is just so cunning and wily with his bowling that I might just have him ahead. He'll be at the opposition all day and he'll find a way to be a threat even on his worst day.

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    Marshall, Warne, Linwall, Imran/Akram and Sobers.

    Not neccerily the best bowlers, but best varity and options.
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
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    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Hirst & Rhodes. You don't need anyone else.

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    Roberts -- Marshall -- Holding -- Garner -- Warne/Qadir...

    swing in and out , seam cut in and out, bounce, accuracy, speed, spin ..this attack has everything and has done it all over the world..there is proof

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    If I were picking the most well-rounded bowling attack I'd go for:

    Marshall - Davidson - Imran - Barnes - Muralitharan
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    Imran - Wasim - Waqar - McGrath - Warne

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    Marshall - McGrath - Imran - Warne - Murali
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    Barnes- O'Reilly- Warne- Muralitharan

    I was thinking about what's the possibility of this attack succeeding; they will be deadly with the old ball and with the new ball they won't lag far behind as O'Reilly can open with Barnes. What are the odds that this attack will be successful more than the traditional 3 pace and 1 spin attack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    Marshall - Hadlee - Imran - Barnes - Murali

    Imran because he provides depth to batting. Else it would be either Ambrose or McGrath
    Barnes because no one knows if he is a pacer or spinner
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    Smali in "I'm all over a post supporting Imran" shocker.
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