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Choose THREE seam bowlers for the all-time ODI XI

Choose THREE seam bowlers for the All-Time ODI XI

  • Joel Garner

    Votes: 38 59.4%
  • Wasim Akram

    Votes: 47 73.4%
  • Waqar Younis

    Votes: 11 17.2%
  • Glenn McGrath

    Votes: 42 65.6%
  • Shaun Pollock

    Votes: 7 10.9%
  • Richard Hadlee

    Votes: 11 17.2%
  • Brett Lee

    Votes: 9 14.1%
  • Shane Bond

    Votes: 13 20.3%
  • Curtly Ambrose

    Votes: 7 10.9%
  • Michael Holding

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • Dennis Lillee

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • Allan Donald

    Votes: 8 12.5%
  • Andy Roberts

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • Bob Willis

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • Chaminda Vass

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • Makaya Ntini

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • Shoaib Akhtar

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • Malcolm Marshall

    Votes: 7 10.9%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .

Days of Grace

International Captain
Two new ball bowlers and a first-change, please :)

After this, all we have left is the spinner and the allrounder.

The team so far:

1 Gilchrist (wk)
2 Tendulkar
3 Richards
4 Ponting
5 Lara
6 Bevan

Go for it!!


Hall of Fame Member
WTF, what if you don't want to have three seamers in the side or have an all rounder at first change.

Dire, noy going to vote...


The Wheel is Forever
Ah, but what would Garner's E/R be if he played today?
Dunno, what would Hayden's average be if he played then? It works both ways. You can only judge by how well you do against your peers. And if people were more willing to block in ODIs then, it would mean a lower E/R, but Garner has a low E/R, and a low S/R (which translates to an awesome average). Meaning, he took wickets when batsmen were less prone to giving their wickets away....so his achievements are even greater.

Poker Boy

State Vice-Captain
I think you need to favour bowlers who have bowled in the modern era as it is definately harder for bowlers in ODIs now than it was in the 1970s and 80s. With this in mind: Wasim Akram, Glenn McGrath and Shaun Pollock.


International Coach
A great bowler full stop. Could swing it both ways at pace, and with accuracy. What more could you want from an ODI opening bowler?