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    Just off topic -

    Anyone seen Oliver Hannon-Dalby of Yorkshire's run up while bowling ? Surely the funniest ever ?

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    This one, and of course his great imitator, Ray Lindwall

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Nah, come on. That's just a troll, surely?

    Whatever else one thinks about Murali's action it looked as rough as arseholes.
    Ignoring the controversial part of his action, I do think he had a very effective action bio mechanically speaking. I can watch him all day.

    Francis explains why his action is special: Best bowling actions ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    Ignoring the controversial part of his action, I do think he had a very effective action bio mechanically speaking. I can watch him all day.
    No-one's arguing it isn't effective, it just isn't an attractive one. Having Murali in a battle of the "best bowling action" would be like having Graeme Smith in a "most aesthetically pleasing batsman" comp; he's very good at what he does but let's not pretend he is what he isn't.

    It's arguably done more damage to the sport than any action before or since too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    No-one's arguing it isn't effective, it just isn't an attractive one. Having Murali in a battle of the "best bowling action" would be like having Graeme Smith in a "most aesthetically pleasing batsman" comp; he's very good at what he does but let's not pretend he is what he isn't.

    It's arguably done more damage to the sport than any action before or since too.
    Happy to take any nominations, although I highly I doubt Murali will last long once the battles start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    No-one's arguing it isn't effective, it just isn't an attractive one. Having Murali in a battle of the "best bowling action" would be like having Graeme Smith in a "most aesthetically pleasing batsman" comp; he's very good at what he does but let's not pretend he is what he isn't.

    It's arguably done more damage to the sport than any action before or since too.
    Don't recognize the damage. Do read Francis' take on it. Best bowling actions ever

    I stick with my nomination.

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    Since you are happy to take nominations

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    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Since you are happy to take nominations

    Angus Fraser
    Patrick Patterson
    Dominic Cork
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    Tapash Baisya
    Mashrafe Mortaza
    Mohammad Zahid
    Shabbir Ahmed
    Mushtaq Ahmed
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    FFS atleast dont mix the troll votes in with your genuine nominations... makes it really confusing. Inzi? seriously?

    Sarwan deserves a nomination too, obviously everyone knows why
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    Don't recognize the damage. Do read Francis' take on it. Best bowling actions ever

    I stick with my nomination.
    I read it. I politely demur.

    & the damage is obvious; those who seek to emulate Murali without his unique physical blessings really do throw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satyanash89 View Post
    FFS atleast dont mix the troll votes in with your genuine nominations... makes it really confusing. Inzi? seriously?

    Sarwan deserves a nomination too, obviously everyone knows why
    check this

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    Always enjoyed watching Graeme Swann in action. Lovely smooth action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Good old Tony (RIP ) "Let's have another look at the action."

    Inzi's is one of the more blatant throws you'll see.

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