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    Quote Originally Posted by akilana View Post
    Akram.
    How's he overrated? He was a great bowler, and he is discussed with other great bowlers.


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    Nah. I don't know anyone who thinks he was an ATG. If anything he's rather under-rated by folks who don't bother looking beyond his overall test average.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    How's he overrated? He was a great bowler, and he is discussed with other great bowlers.
    Great players can still be overrated. I can definitely see where he's coming from. I mean, just look at the Cricinfo all time XI, Wasim was at 8, and Imran didn't make the side. They overrated Akram in that case IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Great players can still be overrated. I can definitely see where he's coming from. I mean, just look at the Cricinfo all time XI, Wasim was at 8, and Imran didn't make the side. They overrated Akram in that case IMO.
    I'd happily have Wasim in my ATG XI. No worries at all.

    Basically any ATG XI could include any 3 of Lillee, Marshall, McGrath, Ambrose, Wasim, Waqar, Lindwall, Trueman, Imran, Davidson etc and be reasonable.

    I guess they included Akram as left arm variety...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Great players can still be overrated. I can definitely see where he's coming from. I mean, just look at the Cricinfo all time XI, Wasim was at 8, and Imran didn't make the side. They overrated Akram in that case IMO.
    Akran is a funny case, if Cricinfo was c alling him the third best fast bowler or best bowling All Rounder then he was over rated, but from reading an interview afterwards, that was probably not the case "There's no point picking four new-ball bowlers if only two can share it", it's possible Akran was selected as he was a wizard with the old ball and would also provide variety with his LH fast bowling and also provide some extra footmarks for Warne and Sobers. In that scenario he isn't over rated but part of a great attack.
    Just my take.
    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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