Kapil Dev, such a gun!
Kapil Dev, such a gun!
CricZo XI - Draft League
Season 1 M Hayden, G Gooch, R Dravid, W Hammond, K Pietersen, G Sobers, R Marsh (wk), R Benaud (c), D Steyn, W Hall, N Adcock
Season 2 J Hobbs, B Richards, D Boon, H Taylor, C Lloyd (c), A Stewart (wk), T Goddard, A Davidson, H Tayfield, C Ambrose, H Griffith
Season 3 H Sutcliffe, M Hayden, I Chappell (c), G Pollock, A Faulkner, M Hussey, D Lindsay (wk), I Botham, A Kumble, M Marshall, D Lillee
I second that... Kapil Dev Nikhanj what a superstar..
Nah, I don't think that's possible.
I was thinking of putting in some comparisons with respect to bowlers who we usually compare. So, first the 90s generation of pacers - Ambrose, Wasim, Waqar, Donald ( I am excluding McGrath because his figures transcend those of the others since he played well into a different era of flat pitches)
Last edited by harsh.ag; 22-04-2013 at 07:09 AM.
If you were that old, and that kind, and the very last of your kind, you couldn't just stand back and watch children cry.
Yes thanks harsh, top job
Was mildly surprised at the figures for Botham as he always seemed so good at coming back and knocking over the tail.
The other thing Botham was absolutely brilliant at, and this isn't intended as a criticism of him in any way, was taking wickets with ****e deliveries - shame that is so subjective, else I'd invite you to a graph for that too
I don't really consider the percentage of top-order wickets as a good indicator of how good a bowler is, because for example:
Suppose Bowler A takes 3/50 with the wickets being the top 3, and Bowler B takes 7/50, including the top 3, but also takes out four other batsmen, his percentage of top-order wickets actually goes down... he gets punished for being better
In isolation it's a stat which doesn't really tell us much in my opinion, but the effort put into the graphs is much appreciated, top effort. But it does indicate how deadly bowlers like McGrath were with the new ball (large chunk of his new ball victims being Atherton).
I was looking forward to Srinath's wickets....you didn't post them harsh
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
The breakup for Steyn could be quite interesting... he's great with the new ball, obviously, but plenty of times, he's come back and cleaned up the tail pretty quickly. I reckon he'll have a comparatively higher number of lower order wickets
thanks for this harsh......yep, more than 3 quarters of Srinath's wickets were in the top order. I remember Srinath bowling 92-93 mph in the 99 WC. I thought he was pretty quick for an Indian fast bowler up till that point
OMG YUS A THREAD WITH GRAPHS IN
I mean, ah, that's interesting Harsh. One thing I notice is that Underwood seemed to take relatively few tailend wickets compared to all the other spinners.
'It seems that perfection is attained, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.'
The bowlers with the lowest tail-end per cent are
Bond - 17.2 (Small sample though)
Sylvestre Clarke - 19.0 (Very small sample again 42 wickets in total. Statistically not enough to make comparisons)
Larwood - 19.2
Cowie (Same as Clarke, his 9 tests and 45 wickets are barely a sample) - 22.2
Miller - 22.4 (The best of the all-rounders by far)
Fazal Mahmood - 23.7
P.S. Added Peter Pollock to SA's post, if anybody is interested (Page 1)
Interesting to me is the difference between Laker and Wardle. Considering they played together a lot, it seems that Laker got the batsmen out and Wardle cleaned up the tail.
Well obviously not to that simplistic extreme, but it does seem a significant discrepancy in the stats between the two.
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