.... isn't the second best quick in test cricket behind Dale Steyn?
Bowling records | Test matches | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN CricinfoYeah because he isn't, Johnners, Harris, Anderson better
Are you seriously writing off Philander already? I mean, I know he hasn't had the greatest year, but the fat **** averages 22 ffs.southee is 5th at worst, and he, steyn, harris, johnson and anderson are a level above the rest. southee has taken on the anderson/harris like quality of making the attack around him bowl better somehow. those guys are the glue that keep other really good and destructive bowlers like broad, boult, whichever australian is fit this week etc performing. for whatever reason the latter fall to pieces without their leaders.
where you rank him depends on whether you want to go for career vs right now. steyn is the best no matter which way you look at it, but career hurts southee and harris but right now gives them a boost.
i don't know where to put johnson on career, but right now he's godlike in fast and bouncy conditions but needs his babysitter harris to help him out when he leaves the macho lands. i suspect howsie is giving southee a boost to second because southee has ripped india, sri lanka and the west indies to pieces in slow low turning conditions and johnson was nullified a bit, but then johnson had to put up with ****s being useless at the other end. like southee, harris has been crucial to wins in places like sri lanka.
absolutely not, but he was disappointing in some countries and i was talking mainly about the "drag the bowling attack with him" in that post. steyn never goes missing. sometimes philander has.Are you seriously writing off Philander already? I mean, I know he hasn't had the greatest year, but the fat **** averages 22 ffs.
I think it's fairly close between him and Mitch and if Southee rips up here as opposed to just bowling reasonably well, he'll be the second best pacer in the world and third best bowler after Herath.Excited to see Southee bowl in the UAE now. A great performance here and he has a legit claim to be considered the best pace bowler in the world after Steyn, IMO.
Yeah this.Steyn and Johnson a level above the rest. Harris, if his knee still has something, is third. Southee a close 4th for me. He's only underrated by people who haven't seen him bowl.