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    Bowler Captains can't win World Cups!

    Odd observation by me.......not a single WC has been won by a Bowler captain !

    Clive Lloyd, Allan border, Ranatunga, Steve Waugh , Ponting etc.


    Kapil dev and Imran Khan were bowlers too, but their bowling performances didnt win the cup.....Imran was a pure batsman in the 92 cup, while Kapil is more renowned for his superhuman 175* rather than for any bowling performances.

    And even among the losing finalists, Wasim Akram is the only bowler!

    Any particular reason why bowlers dont make for successful captains?
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    Re: Bowler Captains can't win World Cups!

    Originally posted by orangepitch
    Any particular reason why bowlers dont make for successful captains?
    Try telling that to richie benaud- one of the best Aussie captains ever

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    Ray Illingworth wasn't a bad captain.......

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    Batsmen tend to make better captains for one because they have less to think about in the field - they can just concentrate on pure captaincy rather than thinking, "and I have to get 10 overs in here, which I'm gonna bowl like that, oh wait, who's batting now? Where's cover point? Argh..."
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    And because of this, bowlers get picked as captains less, and so have less chance to achieve success.
    And Kapil in WC1983 mightn't have been a massive wicket-taker but he still played a huge part in the success, along with Lal and the rest. Just because of one flashy innings, it doesn't make him more of a batsman than a bowler!
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    But there havent been many bowler captains going around??

    Heath Streak
    Courtney Walsh...

    Any more?
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    There haven't been all that many World Cups. Totally disconnected point IMO.
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    Originally posted by Don Ricardo
    Try telling that to richie benaud- one of the best Aussie captains ever
    Richie Benaud was a handy batsman also
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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    Batsmen tend to make better captains for one because they have less to think about in the field - they can just concentrate on pure captaincy rather than thinking, "and I have to get 10 overs in here, which I'm gonna bowl like that, oh wait, who's batting now? Where's cover point? Argh..."
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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Shaun Pollock.

    There haven't been all that many World Cups. Totally disconnected point IMO.
    In my opinion a bowling captain is better for the team , If other bowlers of the team are also from the same class as of the captain , I mean fast bowler . Because if a team's major strength is fast bowling then the captain can also give useful tips to the bowler , Some times what happens is that The bowler captain knows where to bowl and what to do , but if he cannot put the bowl to the right spot , atleast he can tell his bowlers to do so .....
    Last edited by FRAZ; 11-02-2004 at 05:50 AM.

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    when shoaib akhtar will known as the captain of pakistan then he could win the W... cup hahhahahahhahhaha

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