Does anyone else think that the standard of fast bowling in world cricket is alarmingly poor? Unlike a few years ago - with players like Wasim, Waqar, Ambrose, Walsh, Donald, Pollock (at his peak) etc - there seem to be very few quality quicks. Sure, guys like Lee, Akhtar and Lawson have the odd good burst, but it's not sustained. Even in Australia, especially with McGrath's decline, the cupboard is worringly thin. Must be great to be an opening batsman these days.