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

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  • Starc

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  • Boult

    26 52.00%
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    The only thing about Boult's action which worries me is his lack of a real explosive pivot over the front leg. It crumples far too much, so he probably puts in more effort than he has to to achieve his pace. Don't know if that increases his chances of injury though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    He's from NZ. No matter the injury history, NZ quicks have a bad end....
    He's not an out-and-out quick though and knows how to effectively bowl within himself which we know bond didn't.

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    I wasn't entirely sure how I felt when I originally voted on this. Glad I voted how I did. My rating of Starc has actually improved quite a bit since then as well. Boult WAG.

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    Would be good to throw Junaid Khan into the mix as well. He looks like he could potentially be better than either Starc or Boult. A good crop of lefties coming through even with the massive disappointment that was Amir.
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    Is there youtube footage of junaid? never seen the dude.
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    junaid is excellent. Would put him above Starc for the moment.

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    Yeah, Junaid is classy. Quick, moves the ball both ways and does it all day, one of those rare Pakistani bowlers who's primarily a seam bowler rather than doing all his work in the air or cutting across the ball (not that I'm suggesting he can't swing it - far from it). Reminds me a bit of Allan Mullally but, y'know, good. Love the guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    **** he's good. enjoying the spell as I type. When he next goes to a country where the footage gets shown all over the world he'll be jizzed over.

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    Love how effectively he comes around the wicket.

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    Junaid definitely is a class above both, at the mo and also more or less a 'finished product' compared to the others who are still grappling inconsistency and bowling variations in different conditions.

    The main difference is that Junaid already has a ****ing awesome FC career behind him for a 23 year old which gives him the edge of experience. (246 wickets @ 21.5)

    I reckon both in the poll have the potential to be seriously good if they peak well but I'll still back Junaid over either, even for the future.
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    Yeah, he has the killer instinct Starc lacks, is always at you whereas Starc is more of a front-runner at present.

    The Pakistan pace bowling talent pool is just ****ing ridic.

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    I wouldn't bg up their fast bowling talent pool that much, certainly not compared to Australia's'. Junaid is quality but past that they have the unproven Irfan and Gul is unspectacular. They have much better depth in spinners really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I wouldn't bg up their fast bowling talent pool that much, certainly not compared to Australia's'. Junaid is quality but past that they have the unproven Irfan and Gul is unspectacular. They have much better depth in spinners really.
    I dig Riaz too.

    Should probably have qualified it as raw talent. Always seem to have 20 blokes on the chain bowling 90+. Of course, this is necessary because the have careers which can be measured in minutes but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Yeah, he has the killer instinct Starc lacks, is always at you whereas Starc is more of a front-runner at present.

    The Pakistan pace bowling talent pool is just ****ing ridic.
    Junaid still has some way to go. He has learnt to bowl the Inswinger using the White ball but didn't show it against RSA using the red ball. He also has to improve in bowling friendly conditions.

    As for our bowling talent pool it's rubbish at the moment.
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