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    Ted McDonald has been overlooked so far I think, so a nomination for him is overdue.

    Though the final of this for me has to be Larwood v Lindwall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Someone mention Brett Lee ffs
    Dodgy elbow.

    Swann is a great call. Also nominate Ramesh Powar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Also nominate Ramesh Powar
    Named him already... had such an easy, beautiful action
    Sehwag deserves a nomination too, imo

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    Since Waqar - who should take this out - has already been nominated several times,

    I'll nominate Joel Garner. ****ing scary. Would've been an absolute nightmare on a surface with movement off the pitch considering his height, impeccable length and action.

    2 deliveries of what I'm talking about + another video of a jaffa with the camera focus on his action, courtesy robelinda, of course.
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    Think Starc's already had a shout & I love his languid action, makes it look so fluid and effortless. Looks to have a v slight tendancy to fall away to his right at times, so it isn't quite the finished article, but seems so natural compared to (say) Siddle's.

    Early days for Jackson Bird too, but he looks to have a very solid MO. SImple, easily repeatable action.
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    Rodney Hogg and Corri van Zyl had awesome action as well! Dont forget Garth le Roux
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satyanash89 View Post
    Named him already... had such an easy, beautiful action
    Sehwag deserves a nomination too, imo
    Ray Price - the easiest action ever

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    Shocking lack of Shabbir Ahmed in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyZaltzHair View Post
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    Larwood and Lindwall were graceful with silky smooth actions, but they both had one aesthetic short-coming just the same - they bowled round-arm. My grandmother bowled round-arm.
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    Southee also has a nice action.

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    Chris Cairns had a lovely action.

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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.
    Ugly cricketers can still be fun to watch if they're unique enough, so I can see why people like to watch Murali. Maybe a better batting comparison would be someone like Chanderpaul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Larwood and Lindwall were graceful with silky smooth actions, but they both had one aesthetic short-coming just the same - they bowled round-arm. My grandmother bowled round-arm.
    Lindwall's action looked dodgy in side on footage I've seen of him.
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    This thread needs more Chaminda Waaaaas

    I've always been a sucker for a good bowling action and tend to over-rate players that have them.

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