Anyone mentioning Shane Warne has to mention David Warner as well ftr.
My favourite action is probably Curtly Ambrose's or Dale Steyn's. Really dig Umesh Yadav's as well.
Not sure why people like Imran's so much, find it meh personally.
Just watched this video of Jeff Thomson in action (incidently, one of the best videos of Thomo I've seen) and I'd have to agree with Richie Benaud's comment in the opening sequence - "But just have a look at him in slow motion, that's one of the most marvelous bowling actions I've ever seen". Also, I wouldn't want to be Clive Lloyd's jaw in the 1976 series - ouch!
Jeff Thomson - YouTube
Like a proper fanboy, I'll throw a nomination in for Keith Miller too. He didn't have the so-beautiful-you-want-to-cry smoothness of his new ball partner, but his action was wonderfully high and dynamic. When he could be arsed, anyway.
so when is this starting?
Close to 100 nominations already. If there's any obvious omissions, we can add them on.
In term of the battles, I'll try to distribute the bowlers evenly aligned with where I think they would seed. Also will start with with 2 from 4 going through to the next round
Here is the list...
Garth le Roux
Inzamam ul Haq
Corri van Zyl
Umesh Yadav pl0x
Lovely repeatable and smooth action. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfSr0q4mBdU
That ball to get Siddle btw :wub:
that is a pretty big list....let the games begin
I nominated Ted McDonald too. There's very little footage of him, but it does exist.
Round 1 BATTLE 1; Rank 1 through 4 (from best to worst), two to be eliminated..
Murphy Su'a 7 wickets vs Pakistan 1992/93 - YouTube
GAUTAM GAMBHIR VS ANDRE NEL - FUNNIEST SLEDGING OF ALL TIME- WATCH AND COMMENT - YouTube
Bob Willis 8/43 vs Australia 1981 Ashes Headingley - YouTube
*GENIUS* ABDUL QADIR - THE LEGEND - A COMPILATION OF HIS BEST BOWLING - YouTube
none of them very pretty actions
^ Actually, forget it mate. It's fine if people want to rank only 1,2 or 3 bowlers, I can adjust points accordingly.