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Debate thread for 2024 ranking of bowlers poll

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Cricketer Of The Year
While I can understand the interest in discussing the 2024 Bowling poll I am conducting, I would respectfully request that, as is the case up to now, that these discussions/debates are restricted to players currently voted into the places decided.
 

subshakerz

International Coach
While I can understand the interest in discussing the 2024 Bowling poll I am conducting, I would respectfully request that, as is the case up to now, that these discussions/debates are restricted to players currently voted into the places decided.
That's not fun.
 

kyear2

Cricketer Of The Year
Someone had mentioned there was an argument for Wasim to be seen as the best ever, I'll be interested in continuing that argument. Note I didn't say among the best, which he clearly was, but even among that top 4 or 5, what's the argument?
 

Coronis

Cricketer Of The Year
Someone had mentioned there was an argument for Wasim to be seen as the best ever, I'll be interested in continuing that argument. Note I didn't say among the best, which he clearly was, but even among that top 4 or 5, what's the argument?
Peer rating. Plus he was “more skilled” than any other bowler.

Unfortunately for him, being more skilled didn’t quite bring the results you’d hope for.
 

kyear2

Cricketer Of The Year
He was way better to watch than McGrath, by no metric was he as good, far less better.

And I do acknowledge he played longer than most and his fielding support was down right horrible and that helps push him back up and higher than his stats would indicate.
 

OverratedSanity

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He's rated highly because a majority of his peers, his fellow great pacers and the great batsmen of his era all rated him as the best/most complete/most skillful whatever word you want to use. Peer opinion isn't everything, it also shouldn't be completely dismissed.
 

Socerer 01

International Vice-Captain
Someone had mentioned there was an argument for Wasim to be seen as the best ever, I'll be interested in continuing that argument. Note I didn't say among the best, which he clearly was, but even among that top 4 or 5, what's the argument?
skill
 

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