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

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    Starc looks the real deal from what I've seen. Most of that has been live and/or in limited overs stuff so I'll not pin my clolours to the mast just yet, but I'd be surprised if he fell away badly from here.

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    Boulty mostly because Starc might not get enough matches anyway and I'm biased. Close call, like em both tho
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    The Aussie posters don't want to lower themselves to comparing their boy to Boult judging by the absence of posts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Starc looks the real deal from what I've seen. Most of that has been live and/or in limited overs stuff so I'll not pin my clolours to the mast just yet, but I'd be surprised if he fell away badly from here.

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    Starc on raw potential could be nearly anything. However you have to back Boult as he will be given every opportunity and is already a lock in the New Zealand side with limited competition.

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    Starc, because Boult won't get to bowl against NZ

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    have seen much of Boult against W.I., India and Sri Lanka series than Starc, atm I would say Boult and he gets this beautiful shape away from LH. Boult probably will be more successful in the long run but as already Xuhaib said Starc has got more x factor in him, it will be really interesting to see how they stand out after playing reasonable amount of matches.
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    This post might be a bit long so first I'll address Boult's competition then have a fap over Starc.

    I'm not sure where the idea has come from in this thread that Boult has no competition. With due respect to our overseas voters, if Boult mucks around he will be out on his backside in favour of the left armers Wagner, Wheeler or maybe even my mate Mitch M if the selectors feel like a Boulter.

    Wagner many of you will have seen, and he's lethal with the moving ball but fades once it wears off. Wheeler imo is better, with the swing and control of Boult but not quite the pace. He's 133 - 137kph compared to Boult's 135-143kph. McClenaghan is a bouncy genuine quick but not as accomplished as the other two. He also specialises in ripping into people on the internet who don't rate him when his resident spy SteveNZ tips them off.

    Or we could just pick one of the right armers, but with a few left young armers around dominating the Shield we would be mad not to pick one.

    So yeah, Boult is the best of our left armers but could easily end up sidelined if he completely loses the plot. He and Starc have a lot to play for because quite rightly dross from either won't be tolerated for very long from their respective selectors.

    On Starc - I've had a bit more of a look in his subsequent spells and while his pace wasn't especially quick, he was quick enough and the action just looks so easy for him. He and that headcase Johnson are great examples to show young left armers of what to do and what not to do. The WACA pitch is made for Starc and his bounce as well. Will definitely keep test batsmen on their toes. Overall I found the way he bowled to be very professional. So many youngsters his age pick up a few early wickets against big name batsmen then proceed to get overexcited and lose the plot. He didn't, and full credit to him.
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    I reckon Boult is the better of the two right now. He's more consistant, moves the ball both ways and bowls a more attacking length. Pace wise they're about the same, mid to late 130's with the abiltiy to crank it into the 140's with good rhythm. Starc with his height gets a lot more bounce however.

    My only concern with Boult is how well his body will hold up over the next few years. He's not the biggest lad and while their is nothing wrong with his action he still seems to be putting a lot of strain into it to achieve the pace he has. Starc on the other hand looks rather effortless with his. Boult's already had one serious back injury that put him out of the game for almost two years, you'd hate to see him go down again because of the amount of cricket he's likely to play for NZ over the next couple of years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    McClenaghan is a bouncy genuine quick but not as accomplished as the other two. He also specialises in ripping into people on the internet who don't rate him when his resident spy SteveNZ tips them off.
    Not sure if McClenaghan is any quicker than Boult to be honest. Was only clocking mid 130's at the stadium a couple of weeks ago.

    Yeah I fear for Boult's fitness as well. Bowlers are meant to become stronger and less injury prone once they hit 23+ though, so I'm hoping that Boulteh will turn out alright. There's still healthy competition for the ODI bowling spaces, so I wouldn't mind him missing a decent portion of the limited overs stuff in the next couple of years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    Not sure if McClenaghan is any quicker than Boult to be honest. Was only clocking mid 130's at the stadium a couple of weeks ago.
    itstl. looks fast on footage, and every man and his dog insists he's rapid.

    Next televised game is my lot v your lot and we need to get Mathieson in front of the speed gun, because he looks genuinely terrifying when he gets it right. Potentially the best quick in the country, but we'll take that to the domestic thread.

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    Starc wins on the basis of his silky smooth run up
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    I really like Boult's run-up. Tears in like a terrier chasing a sweaty gym sock.

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    have only seen boult in that test that never happened in taswegia, and I don't remember anything of him (probably because it never happened)

    but starc is the real deal, 300+ wickets @ 25 good, so boult better be good or play at or below the hobart parallel for most of his career if he wants to compete
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    My feelings on Starc haven't changed much since first watching him bowl. Extremely talented though it is way too early for him to be playing test cricket. He strikes me as someone who is still learning his trade, though of course if Australia are able to sneak him into their test side and get away without being too badly effected then this is very good experience for him.

    Boult is quite clearly the better bowler at present, however one fears that he may suffer from the New Zealand curse that has hit virtually every one of their quality bowlers since Richard Hadlee last strapped up his boots.
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