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    Spin bowlers in Australia

    Who was the last spin bowler to be successful in Australia career wise and series wise.
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    hauritz. or maybe lyon
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    the last spin bowler to take hundreds of wickets was warne

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    cameron white impressed


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    I was thinking more of opposition spinners, when was the last time a spinner came to Australia and had a big impact.

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    Probably Kumble, in 03/04 or 07/08. Not much else apart from that, Mushtaq Ahmed did well in 1995.
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    Considering that the 03/04 series had pretty much consistently and absolutely flat pitches and he was bowling against one of the best batting line-ups of all-time at it's peak at home in Australia with virtually no support - Kumble's 24 wickets in 3 tests was such a herioc effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    ashwin impressed
    9 wickets @ 62

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    could bat though

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    Would it be fair to say Swann has been about the best since Kumble and his series was only ordinary to decent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    could bat though
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    Agree with Kumble, but who was the last finger spinner to succeed - Erapelli Prasanna back in the late 60s?

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    What's Murali's Ozside record like? Not flash is my guess.

    Not forseeing great things for Tahir.

    Swann did well when the pitch gave him a little (Adelaide, basically) but otherwise just gave Strauss a chance to shuffle the quicks.
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