Marshall was faster.
And although that sounds simplistic - it was used as the reason why people voted him above Hadlee in the Hadlee vs Marshall thread. People just said he could do everything Hadlee could do but 3 yards quicker.
Marshall could swing it both ways at high pace.
Bit of a mismatch here.
The bigger question is whether the absence of the second "n" in Glenn causes Prince the same amount of angst as the non-capitalisation of the "G".
Even when you look at the numbers
Marshall - 22 five wkt hauls and 4 ten wkt hauls in 81 Tests
McGrath - 29 five wkt and 3 ten wkt in 124 Tests
It's fair to say he had more impact. His SR was exceptional too. Probably the 3rd behind Steyn and Waqar in the all-time SR list.
Not a fan of comparing players from different eras. It's often meaningless because so many factors change significantly.
I voted for Marshall considering the skills he possessed.
How come Joel Garner doesn't come into the frame more often? I haven't seen enough of him to really know, but from what I've seen his bowling looked scary.
Scary isn't enough. Otherwise Carl Rackemann would've been more successful.
Well we're not just talking about some tenuous aura here; his actual record is impeccable as well.
Garner is very highly rated, in fact overrated on here. A couple of years ago there was a poll between Garner and Lillee, and Lillee was only a couple of votes in front.
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.
Not enough five-fers. So big bird loses out in these comparisons.
Marshall, despite stiff competition from two or even three of - holding, garner, ambrose, walsh and bishop all the time and with croft, patterson, roberts thrown into the mix occasionally, still ended up with 22 five wicket hauls in 81 tests. Averaged under 25 against all teams. Got the big guns in the opposition out regularly. Had pace, swing, variation, aggression, stamina and style in tons. Prime candidate for the title of "Best pacer Ever". Just an inch ahead of even the best of the best like hadlee, mcgrath, imran, lillee, ambrose, trueman etc.
Interesting voting pattern here. There's a kyear2 and a kyear22, the latter of whom logs in only to vote in polls.
The anti me?
Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
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