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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    A few years ago, cricketweb voted the best fast bowlers of all time. This is the results:

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    This list pretty much lines up with the list I posted earlier. I was possibly a little harsh on a couple of English bowlers but they're English and this is an ashes year .
    I think that ignoring the 2nd half of Steyns career is a little unfair. Yes I can see him ranked 30 then... but I think he did enough to at least make the top ten since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenZA View Post
    I think that ignoring the 2nd half of Steyns career is a little unfair. Yes I can see him ranked 30 then... but I think he did enough to at least make the top ten since.
    I thoroughly agree. The only other changes to that list of expect are the addition of Philander (in the middle), Harris (near the bottom) and Rabada (near the bottom but climbing). Maybe Starc or Haze aren't far away either.

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    Anderson as well. Interesting that Reid and Gillespie are rated so highly, especially the former since he didn't really play a lot.

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    Reid was about 3/4 of a career away from being ranked up there with McGrath.

    Anderson would probably be pushing the 40s I'd say.


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    Just think about this for a second, had Bruce Reid not been injured mid 90s Australia's 90s attack could've been even more potent and arguably the GOAT:

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    And if McDermott wasn't forced to retire through injury.

    McGrath
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    Warne

    No side in world cricket would want to face that.

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    Isnt this the Dale Steyn thread........you ****s have got enough threads going to pull each other over.
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    Reid was amazing. Could have been an ATG

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    ryan harris was robbed by his knees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    ryan harris was robbed by his knees
    He was robbed by not being good enough till he was 30 tbh. Terrific bowler but I don't agree that he belongs with the likes of Bond/Reid/Asif group of 'could've been atg if not for injuries/stupidity'. He was rubbish for most of his career and suddenly became world class but by then he was already old. He wouldn't be as highly regarded if he'd been playing tests and been rubbish for 10 years instead of not being good enough to even make the team, which protected his stats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    He was robbed by not being good enough till he was 30 tbh. Terrific bowler but I don't agree that he belongs with the likes of Bond/Reid/Asif group of 'could've been atg if not for injuries/stupidity'. He was rubbish for most of his career and suddenly became world class but by then he was already old. He wouldn't be as highly regarded if he'd been playing tests and been rubbish for 10 years instead of not being good enough to even make the team, which protected his stats.
    He was injured a lot throughout that time as well but you're right that he only got good at around age 30. Right when he moved to Queensland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DROGON_DA_BLACK View Post
    Steyn is an all time great who has demolished batting line ups on all surfaces from the dust bowls of the sub-continent to the roads Australia. His record belongs to era of uncovered pitches and green tops. Imagine if had the same pitches as Marshall and Ambrose. I mean just look at his average and strike rate nobody in this era comes close except for Vern.
    Ambrose and Marshall didn't play on greentops that often
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    IF steyn comes back to full fitness and has another 2 full seasons at his best playing about 20 tests and takes another 80 wickets (leaving him on 500 ish) and also help SA win the 2019 world cup in england in his final year before retiring. Would this be enough to put him as the all time great fast bowler?
    All very hypothetical i know lol.

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    He’s already EASILY an ATG, even if he never plays another test

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hill View Post
    He’s already EASILY an ATG, even if he never plays another test
    No, what i said was would he be THE best ever. 'The all time great fast bowler.'
    (Number one).

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