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

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    Sometimes or almost always success of a bowler depends on who is bowling at the other end or the other bowlers in the team as well..in that regard Starc has a greater chance of success but i what i see of Boult in SC(Achilles heel of all FB's) he is as talented as Starc or more ..time will tell
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    Not sure but Boult is the one that looks more like rachel Maddow.
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    Well on today's evidence...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Well on today's evidence...
    Boult wins as Starc won't play again.


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    I don't know if Starc in this edition is the finished product - but I think he will end up the better bowler as he is the better bowler when it isn't swinging due to the bounce he can get. I think bounce is underrated when evaluating bowlers.
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    cough starc. new johnson. excellent when conditions are in favour and rubbish at all other times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Well on today's evidence...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    I don't know if Starc in this edition is the finished product - but I think he will end up the better bowler as he is the better bowler when it isn't swinging due to the bounce he can get. I think bounce is underrated when evaluating bowlers.
    If anything I'd say that it's Starc's plan B which is more or less non-existent. He's 800ft tall, sure, but his action doesn't really exploit that - he's very much an "along the pitch" bowler from what I've seen. Boult has shown an ability to get the ball to jag around and hold up in the surface as well when the swing isn't there.
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    I want to see Starc again on something that isn't the WACA, because all I remember from the Gabba is that hilarious couple of overs to Marto and I both don't think it does him justice and I would be interested to see the difference in bounce. We've just watched Boult bowl on the Sri Lankan version of road. We should be stoked the seamers in that match didn't suffer from the ball pitching and rolling.

    I think Starc can be an excellent bowler if he finds his radar, but that's like saying Chris Pringle could have been a world class bowler if he bowled 150kph. It's easier said than done.

    But hey, I don't expect there to be a winner in this thread for a long time yet because while it's evident Boult is easily the better bowler right now, they both have 10-15 years of test cricket ahead. They could both suck balls and disappear in two years, and then we'll dig this thread to laugh at ourselves being either nationalistic or getting hyped up based on what we've seen from bowlers who barely have 10 tests between them.
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    I'm going to study Starc at length tomorrow. Even though he got spanked today everyone was. He managed to get a wicket through his bounce and should have had 2-fer.

    @Albi I will watch to see if he braces his front side or whether he collapses. Will get back to you soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    I'm going to study Starc at length tomorrow.
    Christ, he should be worried.

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    Hurricane optimistic that Starc will bowl the right length tomorrow at least.
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    At least Boult looks like he's charging in to bowl as fast as his frame can let him. Starc seems to just float the ball up there. He doesn't seem to have the aggression of a Pattinson either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arachnodouche View Post
    At least Boult looks like he's charging in to bowl as fast as his frame can let him. Starc seems to just float the ball up there. He doesn't seem to have the aggression of a Pattinson either.
    Agree with regards to your first point - think he could run in with a bit more 'purpose' and have more of a leap (ala Zaheer) in his delivery stride.

    Isn't your bowling ability basically your aggression though if you get my drift? Pattinson doesn't need to have a big confrontation to get scalps, so Starc shouldn't look down that route imo.
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    The point about run-ups is bull****, running in faster doesn't equate to bowling faster. It's a rhythm thing. Unless you're accusing Jeff Thomson of not bowling with enough aggression? I can walk faster than that bloke ran in, wasn't exactly much comfort to the guy standing 22 yards away from him.
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