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Choose your 3 man pace attack in Tests (post 1970)

What is your 3 man pace attack in Tests (post 1970)

  • Marshall

    Votes: 44 93.6%
  • Anderson

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Walsh

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • Ambrose

    Votes: 10 21.3%
  • Hadlee

    Votes: 17 36.2%
  • Pollock

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • Roberts

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • Steyn

    Votes: 5 10.6%
  • Lillee

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • Younis

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • Garner

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • Khan

    Votes: 9 19.1%
  • Akram

    Votes: 13 27.7%
  • Donald

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • Holding

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • Mcgrath

    Votes: 31 66.0%

  • Total voters
    47

Red_Ink_Squid

International Regular
+ 1 to the bloc voting for Marshall, McGrath and Someone Else. (I went for Imran for my 3rd vote but you could justifiably pick most of the guys on the list.)
 

_00_deathscar

State Vice-Captain
I always want Steyn in there to cause some havoc.
McGrath/Marshall (really can't decide), Steyn, Wasim

With Imran in there as the bowling all rounder batting at 6 (he is in the 80s team...), you could play 4 pace bowlers + 1 spinner.
 

271 & 16/166

School Boy/Girl Cricketer
Lillee, just two votes....
there is You Tube to remind us how great he really was, the best bowler in the two years of WSC also
 

Slifer

International Regular
That actually played together:

Marshall/Garner/Holding
Ambrose/Walsh/Bishop
Imran/Wasim/Waqar
Donald/Pollock/DeVilliers
Cummins/Starc/Hazlewood
Steyn/Philander/Rabada
Etc.
 

Red

The artist formerly known as Monk
That actually played together:

Marshall/Garner/Holding
Ambrose/Walsh/Bishop
Imran/Wasim/Waqar
Donald/Pollock/DeVilliers
Cummins/Starc/Hazlewood
Steyn/Philander/Rabada
Etc.
McGrath, Gillespie, Lee/Bichel
 

Slifer

International Regular
I personally prefer Fleming in there. Lee and Bichel are a serious drop off compared to other teams. Fleming, not as much imo.
 

mr_mister

Hall of Fame Member
Yeah Fleming was a gun. In the brief time he was a regular in the test team for the 98/99 and 99/00 summers he was taking wickets at the same rate as McGrath and about as cheap
 

Fuller Pilch

International Captain
Best for each country in the timeframe?

Australia
McGrath, Lillee, Cummins

England
Anderson/Willis/Snow

India
Kapil/Bumrah/Shami

New Zealand
Hadlee/Bond/Jamieson

Pakistan
Wasim/Waqar/Imran

South Africa
Steyn/Donald/Pollock

Sri Lanka
Vaas/Malinga/Ratnayake (or Ratnayeke) although I didn't mind Zoysa and Fernardo. Thought Pushpakamara might be useful once and obviously Lakmal is decent now.

Windies
Marshall/Holding/Ambrose

Zimbabwe
Streak/Jarvis/Muzarabani (otherwise Blignaut)
 
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Burgey

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Best for each country in the timeframe?

Australia
McGrath, Lillee, Cummins

England
Anderson/Willis/Snow

India
Kapil/Bumrah/Shami

New Zealand
Hadlee/Bond/Jamieson

Pakistan
Wasim/Waqar/Imran

South Africa
Steyn/Donald/Pollock

Sri Lanka
Vaas/Malinga/Ratnayake (or Ratnayeke) although I didn't mind Zoysa and Fernardo. Thought Pushpakamara might be useful once and obviously Lakmal is decent now.

Windies
Marshall/Holding/Ambrose

Zimbabwe
Streak/Jarvis/Muzarabani (otherwise Blignaut)
Garner pretty comfortably over Holding for mine. The latter was a fine bowler but is seriously over rated
 

Burgey

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That actually played together:

Marshall/Garner/Holding
Ambrose/Walsh/Bishop
Imran/Wasim/Waqar
Donald/Pollock/DeVilliers
Cummins/Starc/Hazlewood
Steyn/Philander/Rabada
Etc.
Thomson
Lillee
Walker
 

Lillian Thomson

International Coach
Best for each country in the timeframe?

Australia
McGrath, Lillee, Cummins

England
Anderson/Willis/Snow

India
Kapil/Bumrah/Shami

New Zealand
Hadlee/Bond/Jamieson

Pakistan
Wasim/Waqar/Imran

South Africa
Steyn/Donald/Pollock

Sri Lanka
Vaas/Malinga/Ratnayake (or Ratnayeke) although I didn't mind Zoysa and Fernardo. Thought Pushpakamara might be useful once and obviously Lakmal is decent now.

Windies
Marshall/Holding/Ambrose

Zimbabwe
Streak/Jarvis/Muzarabani (otherwise Blignaut)
Botham over Anderson for England.
 

bagapath

International Captain
I am still in love with the idea of the pace and aggression from Marshall, swing and cut from Hadlee and bouncers and yorkers from Garner. would be a real challenge for even Bradman.
 

subshakerz

State Captain
Garner pretty comfortably over Holding for mine. The latter was a fine bowler but is seriously over rated
Why exactly? I actually think the opposite. Garner on this forum seems to be overrated as a test bowler. Though I admit as a third seamer he is a good contrast.
 

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