I need help. I am looking for a good avatar if we win 3-0 for Agent Nationaux. This test match was there best chance for a win. No way they can take SA at Newlands. It will be Philanders turn to get his average down.
Anderson took 11-72 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in 2010. I wouldn't say the gap between the two is huge at the moment, but I do believe Steyn is, and has always been, the better bowler.
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NZ typically regard getting to the ground on time and a nice lunch as victories. Perhaps the Pakistan players will be victorious in a nice Safari once the series is over
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
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Imo the gap between Anderson and who is ever seen as the third best seamer in the world is a lot smaller than the one between him and Steyn. Steyn is just on another level, and it's not because of his extra pace.....
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^6 tests, 36 wickets @ 16. Yes i admit steyns figures have been inflated by the last test, but how many wickets could he have taken if philander wasn't there?
3 tests, 15 wickets @ 29 (much below average)
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4 tests 12 wickets @ 30... yes it was in India, but still in line with his career average (Steyn averages 20 in india btw)
2012 season: 5 tests (all at home) 18 wickets @ 34
so the facts are that when Steyn is bowling bad Anderson still lags behind him... the difference is Steyn turns it up like 5 extra levels when he has to.
My favorite thing about Steyn is, for no reason what so ever, he will start bowling like an absolute demon, like something no one else was ever aware of, was pissing him off.
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