View Poll Results: Greatest Bolwer of All

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  • George Lohman

    0 0%
  • Syd Barnes

    5 5.95%
  • Bill O'Reilly

    0 0%
  • Harold Larwood

    3 3.57%
  • Hedley Verity

    0 0%
  • Ray Lindwall

    0 0%
  • Fred Trueman

    1 1.19%
  • John Snow

    0 0%
  • Dennis Lillee

    5 5.95%
  • Imran Khan

    2 2.38%
  • Richard Hadlee

    5 5.95%
  • Michael Holding

    0 0%
  • Malcolm Marshall

    24 28.57%
  • Wasim Akran

    3 3.57%
  • Curtly Ambrose

    3 3.57%
  • Shane Warne

    5 5.95%
  • Muttiah Muralitharan

    15 17.86%
  • Glenn Mcgrath

    8 9.52%
  • Dale Steyn

    4 4.76%
  • Other

    1 1.19%
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    Greatest Bowler

    Wanted to do this for a while. We have done greatest spinner (won by Warne), greatest pacer (Marshall came out on top), but never the greatest bolwer overall. There also seems to be a recent swell of support for Lillee on the site, plus without the restriction of pace or spin that may help Barnes as well. Of course there is always Murali so really interested to see how this one would turn out.
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Purely on bowling I pick McGrath
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    Yup purely bowling, nothing else. Wanted this done before greatest cricketer, which we did not too long ago, but nevermind.

    All for fun.

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    This is a tough one really. Barnes, Marshall, McGrath, Warne and Murali are the main contenders I'm looking at.

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    For me its between Warne and Marshall, brilliant home and away and cornerstones of the two greatest teams ever.

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    Murali, not a great fan of him or anything, but the man was a bowling machine

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    Marshall. The most devastating and complete bowler ever IMO.

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    Hadlee of course.
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    Needed an irrelevant 20th option frankly.
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    Nominate Charlie Chaplins.

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    Voted for Warne. I'm surprised Murali has 4 votes and Warne had none before mine. There's nothing between Murali and Warne stayistically if you remove Bangladesh NZ against whom Warne didn't play much. The poll should honestly reflect how close it actually is, but so far it doesn't.

    Warne's the most complete bowler I can think of... A hoard of wickets, great overall stats everywhere except India, one of the best ever big match performers, aesthetically just perfect (imo THE most elegant bowling action ever), and he mastered what's considered to be the most difficult form of bowling. The way he used a specific plan to work over any batsman put in front of him (as long as he wasn't Indian ) was one of the great joys of watching cricket for me. His ability to use all the tools at his disposal, the big leg break, the crazy drift, the best flipper of any spinner ever(pre-injury) , the deadly slider, and last but not least get into the batsman's head and screw with his concentration while for the most part not going overboard with the sledging, all made him fascinating to watch.

    So while I think that old argument of Warne being some sort of "savior of spin bowling " is utter nonsense, I do think he was utterly special. How many truly great leg spinners had made it to ATG level before Warne? One or two maybe and I wager it'll be ages before we see a leg spinner as good as him.

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