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    Brett Lee vs. Mitchell Johnson

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    Johnson had more impact but never led the attack like Lee. Ryan Harris was always there to be the glue and when Johnson has led attacks have been the times when Australia often disappointed.

    Early Lee was terrifying to watch when I came into cricket during the 2000 nz v aus where we drew. Every bit as mean as Johnson.

    Johnson is a force of nature when he's hot and was a classy angle troller early on but voting for him would be kind of like voting for Broad over Anderson.
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    Lee got what one season leading the attack? It was a good one though

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    Johnson I reckon, and by a fair bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Johnson had more impact but never led the attack like Lee. Ryan Harris was always there to be the glue and when Johnson has led attacks have been the times when Australia often disappointed.

    Early Lee was terrifying to watch when I came into cricket during the 2000 nz v aus where we drew. Every bit as mean as Johnson.

    Johnson is a force of nature when he's hot and was a classy angle troller early on but voting for him would be kind of like voting for Broad over Anderson.
    Yeah because Lee had such poor attacks to back him up.

    Johnson by a long way, Lee is Australians Patrick Patterson, he played around truly great bowlers, so his rapid shock tactics worked as a contrast tp steadier better bowlers. Yet they both played their parts in the great teams.

    Johnson is just unplayable on his day, bowls so quickly and swings it.
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    Who would ever vote for a man who only has 12 Weetbix a day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Johnson had more impact but never led the attack like Lee. Ryan Harris was always there to be the glue and when Johnson has led attacks have been the times when Australia often disappointed.
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    Lee got what one season leading the attack? It was a good one though
    They both had one good season leading the attack AFAIC. Johnson was awesome in 08/09.
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    Johnson easy. Brett lee was a very blind mans akhtar

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    Would take Lee any day over Johnson. Johnson one of the most overrated bowlers in living memory, and ugly as **** to watch.

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    Lee for his consistency. MJ has had arguably a better peak but that doesn't offset the lows for me. When MJ is bad it can be really bad.

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    Johnson.

    Lee was managed poorly by Ponting. He could have been very good if he'd been used in short spells and told to go all out, like later career Johnson.

    Clarke did a good job of getting the most he could out of Johnson's great physique and tiny, tiny brain.

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    Johnson by a mile. Lee was an overrated ****.
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    both were mega overrated i was happy when both got dropped

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    Johnson was a better test bowler by a fair distance. Maybe this is because his 8 match peak is still fresh in my mind.

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    Definitely Johnson, people seem to be forgetting that Johnson was high quality even before his 2013 Ashes series. Brett Lee could have taken a lot more wickets had Ponting simply not bowled him to the ground during 08.

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