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    Catches Win Matches. But For Which Bowlers?

    We all know that CATCHES WIN MATCHES.

    Remember the dropped catch that lost South Africa the game against Australia in the World Cup in England a while back.

    Well this poll is to ask you how often people drop catches. And often which type of bowler has the most catches drop off them.

    What to do:
    Post a message if you want, but the main this wanted is to vote!
    Choose the most accurate percentage for each bowling type (Fast, Medium Spin)

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    This is a tough one.

    I've played a lot of cricket for several years and have seen too many dropped catches for my liking (many off my own bowling). I think generally it is fast bowlers, but only because the ball comes off the bat quicker, as in edges or whatever. However, keepers are more likely to drop spinners.

    So my vote goes to - fast bowlers, but with not much confidence.
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    i have seen a lot of catches dropped off spinners by the keeper when stood up...its a tricky question this one
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    Ok le'me see which kind of a bowler has more dependency upon the fielders , Then thats definately spinners .
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    I've seen alot more catches dropped off quickies than spinners(but I've had a few dropped off me) but a wicket-keeper drops more catches stood up than when he's 15 yards back. I also think missed stumpings should come into the equation, too.

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    quickeis have more dropped behind the stumps, excluding the keeper. slow bowlers seem to have alot dropped in the out field, and spinners by the keeper, thats my experience anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    I've seen alot more catches dropped off quickies than spinners(but I've had a few dropped off me) but a wicket-keeper drops more catches stood up than when he's 15 yards back. I also think missed stumpings should come into the equation, too.
    But stumpings aren't catches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    But stumpings aren't catches...
    it's still a mode of dismissing a batsman. A missed stumping can be just as costly as a dropped catch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    it's still a mode of dismissing a batsman. A missed stumping can be just as costly as a dropped catch.
    I don't disagree. However, a stumping is not a catch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    I don't disagree. However, a stumping is not a catch.

    Very observant.

    Personally i think spinners depend more on the fielders but even still have too many dropped.

    SPINNERS - 50% taken
    QUICKIES - 70% taken

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    It always depends on who is fielding where. If you have non-regular fielders at crucial positions like slips, point or wicketkeeper, expect a few catches dropped. That said, the West Indians drop a few catches too many.
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