View Poll Results: Who will have greater success on the international stage?

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Thread: Starc vs Boult - who will have the better career?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
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    Nah every once in a while he produces a ripper spell between his usual filth. Which kind of makes him an older Starc

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    Quote Originally Posted by sphynx View Post
    Back off topic slightly, didn't want to start a new thread, probably the best place for it:

    Was an article in the paper (I'll try to find it) with an interview with Cummins today.

    Said the fracture will be completely closed up in 3 weeks.

    Has knocked back an IPL contract, and has told CA that he's not to be selected for T20 or ODI's, he's focusing only on red ball cricket from now on (fantastic attitude from the 19 year old).

    He's been ruled out of India, because he won't be playing any shield cricket before Febuary.

    He's going over to England to play grade cricket (lol), and some county cricket, to prepare for the Ashes in England which is his no.1 focus atm.

    He said, he's going to try and bowl as many overs as possible in the English grade system, to build up his fitness, before hitting the county circuit (good luck to those blokes).

    He admited he's unlikely to play all the games, but probably be more of an "impact" bowler, essentially playing every second test......


    I thought he would be aiming for the home series, if he's fit for England, it's another dimension to the attack imo...
    Depends of course on him being selected. Guess they could take him and Harris and play them in alternate tests though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohnoitsyou View Post
    Nah every once in a while he produces a ripper spell between his usual filth. Which kind of makes him an older Starc
    I'm tempted to say that this is on seaming wickets and/or against substandard batsmen.

    When I watched him against the West Indies his seam presentation was horrible and he got no swing or deviation off the pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    I'm tempted to say that this is on seaming wickets and/or against substandard batsmen.

    When I watched him against the West Indies his seam presentation was horrible and he got no swing or deviation off the pitch.
    Yeah his seam presentation is filth, but most Otago supporters i have talked to swear that he gets nearly as much swing as Timmeh and Boult, and apparently is the best reverse-swinger in the country. But then he bowled **** at slow pace in his "ideal conditions" on the WI tour so who knows.

    Edit: The bowling conditions were not the greatest in the WI if i remember correctly, but we should get a look at him in one of the tests
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    Both of these players coming along very nicely..................


    And I dare say some of those calling Starc trash earlier in thread might be a little more quiet, he's probably one of the best short format bowlers in the world at present.

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    No-one was calling Starc trash iirc, they just said he had bowled plenty of trash up to that stage which was true.
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    Shiny new toy for Boult; swinging it both ways now. It'll be interesting to see how wisely he uses that.
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    To me Boult looks head and shoulders above the rest of the NZ bowlers. Hope he stays fit as he could end up a very very good bowler.

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    Boult looks much better for mine, Starc is dangerous in shorter formats and on up/down pitches but Boult is far more accurate and gets movement more consistently.
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    Starc exponentially less likely to spontaneously snap in half mid-pitch for mine.
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    Junaid is better than both.
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    Never in a million years would I have thought Brumby to admit this!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Starc exponentially less likely to spontaneously snap in half mid-pitch for mine.
    Wrong way around?

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    He's from NZ. No matter the injury history, NZ quicks have a bad end....

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    TC raises a good point.

    Starc's action and body appear more suited to a long career than Boult's. Touch wood, Boult has been pretty good since his almost continuous injuries from 2008 - 2010. Long may it continue and please don't let this be a jinx.
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    I don't get it. Boult has a nice easy action and is by all accounts the fittest player in the team.

    He's slowly putting on muscle and is not as skinny as he was a couple of years ago.

    I see no reason to predict injury.

    I actually think him being slight is an advantage. Less stress on his joints. Bigger guys are much more likely to get injured IMO.

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