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    Quick ****s:
    Shane Bond
    Glenn McGrath
    Jason Gillespie
    Jeff Thomson
    Shaoib Akhtar
    Steven Finn
    James Pattinson
    Tim Southee
    Dale Steyn
    Reece Topley
    Jimmy Baker

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    Stuart MacGill
    Todd Astle
    Abdur Rehman
    Graeme Swann
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
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    Not sure why people like Imran's so much, find it meh personally.
    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 Daemon View Post
    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.
    Yeah, it's that jumpy-thing that Imran does in his delivery stride that puts me off his action.
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    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
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    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.
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    so when is this starting?

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    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...

    Mushtaq Ahmed
    Shabbir Ahmed
    Sjeed Ajmal
    Wasim Akram
    Shoaib Akthar
    Terry Alderman
    Geoff Allott
    Curtly Ambrose
    James Anderson
    Todd Astle
    Tapash Baisya
    Bishen Bedi
    Tino Best
    Ian Bishop
    Shane Bond
    Johan Botha
    Ian Botham
    Nathan Bracken
    Dwayne Bravo
    Chris Cairns
    Upul Chandana
    Dominic Cork
    Kapil Dev
    Graham Dilley
    Mervyn Dillon
    Allan Donald
    Dilip Doshi
    Andrew Ellis
    Steven Finn
    Damien Fleming
    Angus Fraser
    Joel Garner
    Jason Gillespie
    Darren Gough
    Richard Hadlee
    Wes Hall
    Rangana Herath
    Rodney Hogg
    Michael Holding
    Carl Hooper
    Ronnie Irani
    Marty Kain
    Imran Khan
    Lance Klusener
    Anil Kumble
    Jim laker
    Gavin Larsen
    Harold Larwood
    Geoff Lawson
    Jermaine Lawson
    Brett Lee
    Garth le Roux
    Dennis Lillee
    Ray Lindwall
    Stuart Macgill
    Lasith Malinga
    Salim Malik
    Tim May
    Craig McDermott
    Glen McGrath
    Malcolm Marshall
    Ajantha Mendis
    Keith Miller
    Danny Morrison
    Mashrafe Mortaza
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Saqlain Mushtaq
    Dirk Nannes
    Andre Nel
    Mfuneko Ngam
    Monty Panesar
    Patrick Patterson
    James Pattinson
    Ramesh Powar
    Erapalli Prasanna
    Ray Price
    Abdul Qadir
    Iqbal Qasim
    Vernon Philander
    Venketapathy Raju
    Abdur Rehman
    Kemar Roach
    Andy Roberts
    Mohammad Sami
    Ryan Sidebottom
    John Snow
    Aamir Sohail
    Tim Southee
    Mitchell Starc
    Heath Streak
    Dale Steyn
    Murphy Sua
    Graeme Swann
    Jerome Taylor
    Jeff Thomson
    Fred Trueman
    Inzamam ul Haq
    Derek Underwood
    Charminda Vaas
    Corri van Zyl
    Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan
    Courtney Walsh
    Shane Warne
    David Warner
    Pramodya Wickremesinghe
    Kane Williamson
    Bob Willis
    Umesh Yadav
    Waqar Younis
    Mohammad Zahid
    Nuwan Zoysa
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    Umesh Yadav pl0x

    Lovely repeatable and smooth action. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfSr0q4mBdU

    That ball to get Siddle btw
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    that is a pretty big list....let the games begin

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    I nominated Ted McDonald too. There's very little footage of him, but it does exist.

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    none of them very pretty actions


    1)Willis
    2)Qadir
    3)Murphy
    4)Nel
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    none of them very pretty actions

    will go with Willis and Abdul Qadir
    Smalish, rank in order 1-4 as there's a points system, cheers.

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    ^ Actually, forget it mate. It's fine if people want to rank only 1,2 or 3 bowlers, I can adjust points accordingly.

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