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Dale Steyn vs Allan Donald vs Shaun Pollock

Who is the better bowler?


  • Total voters
    105

Mike5181

International Captain


Tests: 263 wickets @ 23.07 SR 40.0
ODIs: 89 wickets @ 28.12 SR 32.7




Tests: 330 wickets @ 22.25 SR 47.0
ODIs: 272 wickets @ 21.78 SR 31.4




Tests: 421 wickets @ 23.11 SR 57.8
ODIs: 393 @ 24.50 SR 39.90


Who would you take?
 

ankitj

International Coach
What wonderful blokes all 3 of them. Will take Donald as of now. Of course Steyn has time to overtake.
 

Arachnodouche

International Regular
^lol, he always seemed like a nerdy cub scout leader. If he worked a desk job, I'm sure his cubicle would be plastered with motivational bits and pieces.
 
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marc71178

Eyes not spreadsheets
Donald and Steyn are a different sort of bowler to Pollock but I'd still take AD over Steyn at this point - partly because he could do it in both forms of the game (plus he was an awesome county bowler)
 

four_or_six

Cricketer Of The Year
Donald marginally the best bowler, would pick Pollock in my world XI because of his batting.

Also, Pollock is a ***y man, the other two definitely aren't.
 

Prince EWS

Global Moderator
Pollock for me. Once you add in the value of his batting it becomes even clearer, but I'd take him even on bowling alone. I do expect Steyn to eventually eclipse both but as of now I'd go Pollock > Donald > Steyn. It's all very close though; good thread.
 

Ruckus

International Captain
Pollock for me. Once you add in the value of his batting it becomes even clearer, but I'd take him even on bowling alone. I do expect Steyn to eventually eclipse both but as of now I'd go Pollock > Donald > Steyn. It's all very close though; good thread.
I assumed the OP was just talking about their bowling, given he only put up those figures. If he is talking about both then yeah Pollock is the clear winner.
 

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