The injury (which would probably have resolved itself quickly had he not been made to play in aa meaningless ODI on the 1991 tour) robbed him of his extra nip and bounce. This was the difference between him being a bowler who was good in the right conditions but not hard to play on a flat pitch and, as he was before the injury, solid in all condition and very difficult if conditions gave him any help.
I recall him bowling against a strong Indian batting line up in 1990 on some very flat pitches and they still found him a challenge.
Jones had the potential. He bowled well in his 1st Test - but was injured during it. In 2005 he had a very good one and a half matches before being injured at Trent Bridge. Not really enough to go on.
Foster always looked promising but I never thought that promise was at all fulfilled. Not sure he had the heart required either. He was definetly one who looked easy to play if conditions were against him.
I always thought Dominic Cork would have been a great support seamer - the sort of role that Hoggard had - but not an attack spearhead.
Last edited by Biryani Pillow; 25-07-2013 at 03:15 AM.
Flintoff bowled like a fast bowler - and cricinfo lists him as Right arm Fast.
Anderson is listed as fast medium and uses swing and movement to get his wickets.
Therefore if the thread title had said who is the best seamer since Botham and Willis you would vote for Anderson. But in terms of thinking like a fast bowler and bowling with menace it was Flintoff.
I think I am just being a contrarian here - but that is how I voted in the poll.
Anderson is generally in the 86-88mph range - non English bowlers in that range (and often below) are frequently rated 'fast'. English bowlers who are frequently over 90mph might get classified 'fast', but not always.
Last edited by Biryani Pillow; 25-07-2013 at 05:57 AM.
The stats are in Andersons favour already and he''s nowhere near finished. No contest
If Jones and Tremlett weren't made of glass we'd clearly have dominated cricket for at least 50 years
Pretty surprised that I was the first vote for Gough. Dat action.
Exit pursuing a beer
People's opinions of Gough are clouded by him reminding us every day how much of a nob he is
It staggers me that that man even has opinions, let alone get paid to share them.
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