Originally Spoken by Brendon McCullum
You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.
So, I suppose with the couple of guys who changed their votes from Imran to Inzi, and nothing more coming in, Inzi seals the sixth spot.
Next up, the main spinner. Select ONE, or add your own choice.
Bishan Singh Bedi
Barnes in this match revealed himself once more as one of the most remarkable bowlers that this country has ever produced. He has a positively wonderful command of the leg break.... His great height makes it difficult for the batsman to follow the flight of the ball. He is useful on every kind of wicket, whereas few bowlers of his pace are able to bowl on a sticky wicket. - JACK HOBBS, 'My Cricket Memories' (1924)
Edit : I'll change my vote to Gupte as well. Hurried up with the earlier one without looking into all options carefully.
Last edited by AldoRaine18; 18-11-2012 at 11:38 AM.
Please please take a look at his stats again, imagine what he would've achieved with better fielders than those he played with, and vote for him.
have heard good things about the indian quartet...not sure which one was the best of the lot though.....heard a lot about prasanna.....but I will hold my vote for now...Bedi has a decent record too
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
As much as I love Abdul Qadir, but as once Smali said he could be hot or cold in his day, so as it's going to be only 4 man attack, don't want to take that extra risk by playing him. Then there is Prasanna, one of India's first world class off-spinners (?) who was successful in both home and away matches; Bishen Bedi with lovely action and flight like a rainbow curve; Chandrashekhar, unorthodox leggie, was instrumental to many victories for India; Saqlain Mushtaq with "doosra" effect and many other notable spinners such as Venkataraghban, Iqbal Qasim (often forgotten), Mushtaq Ahmed, Anil Kumble and the list just goes on and on.
Above them all, there is one Subhash Gupte only. From Garry Sobers to Sunil Gavaskar, many rates him very highly. Sobers took it up a notch and said, "To me, Shane Warne is a great turner of the ball. I like his aggressive attitude, I love the way he attacks batsmen and I give him 100% for that as not enough spinners bowl with that approach, but in my estimation Subhash Gupte was a better legspinner." His line and length was great despite the fact that he was a big turner of the ball; he had a deadly googly as well. Rohan Kanhai, Everton Weekes, Frank Worrell, Colin Cowdrey, Ken Barrington are among many batsmen that he picked up numerous times. Some of them are great players of spin as well.
I pick Subhash Gupte as the spinner here.
Gupte for me as well. He has a record that cokpares pretty favourably with chandra, kumble and co, but he played in a team notorious for its pathetic fielding and catching. Helped a great deal too that Sobers and Gavaskar rated him very highly.
who had the most beautiful action of those above, I think Bedi
Abdul Qadir. Came through against one of the greatest sides to play the game - West Indies.
Subhash Gupte, just over Prasanna.
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