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    Why is Joel Garner so underrated?

    I have never seen a bowler who has been so accurate, he was on target almost every time. He made the batsmen very uncomfortable with his high arm action and the awkward bounce that he generated. His stats are also excellent. I feel he was pretty much unplayable most of the times.
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    Bad timing I suppose - if his like appeared now he would be hailed as the saviour of WIndies cricket and the greatest of them all

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    probably more under rated in ODIs, rated accurately in Tests I believe. But yes, definitely bad timing. Was never the no. 1 guy in the attack in his playing days.
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    Mostly because he flew under the radar given his contemporaries.
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    Garner is an out and out gun and one of my favorite cricketers of all time. In my opinion, the greatest limited overs bowler of all time.

    Always think that he should be remembered more prominently as a test bowler. Especially considering how economical he could be as well as striking regularly.
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    Probably under rated because not a lot of people saw a lot of him and those who saw marshall Or HolsHolding decided that they were better?
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    Hung like a horse as well apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Probably under rated because not a lot of people saw a lot of him and those who saw marshall Or HolsHolding decided that they were better?
    Garner > Holding imho. He was a flat out incredible bowler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Garner > Holding imho. He was a flat out incredible bowler.
    I can't claim to have seen too much of both but Holding was incredible. Sure Garner was all tidy and all but Holding was the one with the real x factor Imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by karan316 View Post
    I have never seen a bowler who has been so accurate, he was on target almost every time. He made the batsmen very uncomfortable with his high arm action and the awkward bounce that he generated. His stats are also excellent. I feel he was pretty much unplayable most of the times.
    I didn't think he was underrated? He's generally seen as an all time great isn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    I can't claim to have seen too much of both but Holding was incredible. Sure Garner was all tidy and all but Holding was the one with the real x factor Imo
    Yeah you're comparing two amazing bowlers here tbf. Different, but both were greats.

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    Just two wickets in the clip, but he must've been literally unplayable at times with the height and the bounce he generated. Amazing to watch
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    I know people probably get sick of me banging on about ATG ****, but imagine Lillee, Wasim and Garner as a diverse pace attack in an ODI team. Hell yeh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    I can't claim to have seen too much of both but Holding was incredible. Sure Garner was all tidy and all but Holding was the one with the real x factor Imo
    6'8", very quick-express and deadly accurate has a bit of X factor about it to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    6'8", very quick-express and deadly accurate has a bit of X factor about it to me
    I would not call Garner express.

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