Trueman + Larwood
Trueman + Larwood
Trueman and Tyson( one o the astest i not the astest pommie bowlers I have ever witnessed)
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Even if one goes with the premise that Barnes was a fast bolwer, he averaged 21.5 with a s/r of 54 vs Australia and 9.85 and 25 vs South Africa. Was his numbers againts Australia that much better that other bolwers of the era?
Similarily Frank Tyson averaged 25 with a s/r of 53 vs Australia but againts New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa averaged 10.94, 11.4, 16.27 respectively.
My final vote goes to Fred Trueman and Bob Willis. Tyson just missed out, though his pace would be rather unsettling. Really Trueman and either of Tyson or Willis I would be happy with.
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Larwood and Barnes
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Don't think one can really rip a big leggie at 120ish?
SF Barnes and Fred Trueman get my votes
Fred Trueman & Sydney Barnes.
Therefore, opening the bowling with Barnes would be like opening the bowling with O'Reilly, minus the googly, which Barnes never bowled. It's do-able of course, but I think that Trueman and Snow/Larwood would be more effective.
Barnes would be more likely to pick up wickets as a first change bowler once he could grip the ball better IMO.
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At the end of the day, Sydney Barnes was an opening bowler. That's where he bowled. And in that position, he was more successful than any of the other options.
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