Who are/were the best old ball bowlers. List your top 5.
Parmi | #1 draft pick | Jake King is **** | Big Bash League tipping champion of the universeCome and Paint Turtle
Hutton | Hobbs | Bradman* | Richards^ | Tendulkar | Sobers5^ | Gilchrist+ | Khan3 | Marshall1 | Warne4^ | McGrath2
Sutcliffe | Gavaskar* | Headley | Chappell^ | Lara^ | Kallis5^ | Knott+ | Hadlee3 | Ambrose2 | Lillee1 | Muralitharan4
Greenidge | Richards^ | Ponting^ | Pollock | Hammond^ | Worrell5* | Waite+ | Akram3 | Steyn1 | Holding2 | O'Reilly4
Morris | Simpson^ | Sangakkara | Weekes^ | Border*^ | Walcott+ | Faulkner5 | Laker4 | Trueman1 | Garner3 | Donald2
Dennis Lillee should be in the list I reckon as some of best efforts were on flat pitches with the old ball. He seemed to bowl best when forced to use his whole repertoire.
Forget Pakistan did you? The place where every other bowler is an expert at reverse swing, because it occurs easily there. The whole reason why we are having trouble finding a new ball bowler.
Edit: Was just joking. I know it was only 3 matches.
Last edited by Agent Nationaux; 09-01-2014 at 05:44 PM.
It's a shame that Lillee never toured Pakistan/India without injury. However, there is no reason to assume that Lillee wouldn't have knocked over Pakistani/Indian top order barsman on their home turf as he had all the skills and deliveries available to do so.
Last edited by watson; 09-01-2014 at 06:18 PM.
McGrath used to bowl pretty decently with the old ball didn't he?
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 ball state didn't matter to McGrath. Was awesome regardless.
And the answers to this thread are going to be predictable so I am going to just focus on the post 2007 years.
This was a serious post:
The title reminds me of the movie I saw last night, bad grandpa.
ive heard burgey goes alright with his old balls
"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts.. . For support rather than illumination. " - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
"People try to compare between the players of the past and the present, but the conditions under which the Bradmans and the Comptons played were different," - Sobers.
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