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    Do you mean the infamous 'would Stuart Broad make India's best XI?' Thread?
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    I've always thought Anderson is an overrated piece of **** bowler. So yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Do you mean the infamous 'would Stuart Broad make India's best XI?' Thread?
    Maybe. Not sure. Sounds close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronis View Post
    I've always thought Anderson is an overrated piece of **** bowler. So yes.
    this probably means you haven't watched much cricket outside australia
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    No, he isn't.
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    sorry furball the answer had already been answered
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    No, he isn't.
    Care to elaborate?

    All the signs point to yes. Of course, class is permanent etc, but it'd be interesting looking at their records over the past few years.

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    Poll added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
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    Over the last 12 months Broad has outbowled Anderson, obviously needs to do it for longer but it looks like Broad has now become the top class bowler we expected him to become and Anderson has just got older and less effective. They are still the best pair of bowlers we have and with Stokes emerging and the opportunity of picking Onions in the summer this train wreck of a tour hasn't been quite as bad for the bowling as the batting.

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    If I was an English fan the one thing that'd kick me in the guts and annoy me is people downplaying Anderson as a bowler and his career. Would frustrate me, would need to bite my lip hard..
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Over the last 12 months Broad has outbowled Anderson, obviously needs to do it for longer but it looks like Broad has now become the top class bowler we expected him to become and Anderson has just got older and less effective. They are still the best pair of bowlers we have and with Stokes emerging and the opportunity of picking Onions in the summer this train wreck of a tour hasn't been quite as bad for the bowling as the batting.
    Yeah, it's just down to their respective ages isn't it? Anderson may well out-bowl Broad in the occasional test matches when conditions favour swing, but other than that he simply doesn't pose enough of a threat nowadays.

    Broad's still not the finished article imo. There are still too many times when he leaves his brain in his kitbag, which is why we need a strong captain to keep him in check on those occasions. It's also why I wouldn't want to see him as captain.

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    Don't think its down to age. Harris and Johnson are even older and out bowling both of them. Jimmy's looked flat and maybe these conditions aren't the kind he prospers.

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    He's just bowled too short and hasn't gotten movement. His pace has been fine.

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