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Victor Trumper - why?

adharcric

International Coach
Don't worry, there's gonna be a delay as my Awads (sic ;)) are gonna be a bit late due to circumstances which must remain top-secret (one person and only one will probably know what I mean here, and that way it shall stay for eternal CW), so you could change if you wanted to.

Alternatively, you could say we're now into the following week.
Don't think you want me to change it tbh. ;)
 

adharcric

International Coach
I'm sure I exaggerated the "slowest since covered pitches" part, but he bowls at about 115-120km/hr mostly. He will occassionally crank up a quicker one at 125-128km/hr as a surprise delivery. :p

And yes, he is quite short.
Don't think you've exaggerated at all. Venkatesh Prasad was quite slow at times but yeah, I'd bet on Rasel being the slowest.
 

Burgey

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Absolutely. Couldn't have put it better. If all that mattered was the result no-one would watch cricket.

However, when assessing sheer ability to contribute to the winning of matches (which is the most common thing that's assessed, though obviously not the only one) the two should not intrude on each other.
Please reconcile that with your Hussein > Hayden argument then......
 

Prince EWS

Global Moderator
Don't think you've exaggerated at all. Venkatesh Prasad was quite slow at times but yeah, I'd bet on Rasel being the slowest.
One could argue Chris Harris, but whether he was ever selected as a specialist bowler in a test is a totally different thing - I'd find it doubtful. There's also Tawanda Mupariwa who was/is about Rasel's pace and I've heard Pommie Mbangwa was quite slow as well, but I never took any interest in the speed gun on the odd occassion I've seen him bowl so I wouldn't really know. There's probably someone really obvious I'm overlooking though.
 

Richard

Cricket Web Staff Member
Please reconcile that with your Hussein > Hayden argument then......
I've never said, as I tried to point-out on several occasions, that Hussain has neccessarily contributed more to his side's outcome than Hayden, though he did, many, many times, do so.

I've merely tried to suggest that Hayden's would, unlike most, be vastly different had he played at a different time.
 

Richard

Cricket Web Staff Member
One could argue Chris Harris, but whether he was ever selected as a specialist bowler in a test is a totally different thing - I'd find it doubtful. There's also Tawanda Mupariwa who was/is about Rasel's pace and I've heard Pommie Mbangwa was quite slow as well, but I never took any interest in the speed gun on the odd occassion I've seen him bowl so I wouldn't really know. There's probably someone really obvious I'm overlooking though.
Mbangwa was low 70s mph (as was Bryan Strang - 72mph was the fastest he was ever timed at), which for me is medium-pace and nothing more, and extremely rare to see in intl cricket. Dunno what that is in kph.

I'm sure Harris would have been selected as a specialist bowler had he been one. Sadly, he was too good a batsman for NZ to get the chance.
 

thierry henry

International Captain
Mbangwa for slowest seamer imo

I recall him struggling into the wind, possibly at the Basin Reserve, and struggling to just nudge over 100kph!
 

Pup Clarke

International Captain
Mbangwa was low 70s mph (as was Bryan Strang - 72mph was the fastest he was ever timed at), which for me is medium-pace and nothing more, and extremely rare to see in intl cricket. Dunno what that is in kph.
I think 72mph is around 115kph.
 

Pup Clarke

International Captain
Mbangwa was low 70s mph (as was Bryan Strang - 72mph was the fastest he was ever timed at), which for me is medium-pace and nothing more, and extremely rare to see in intl cricket. Dunno what that is in kph.
Haha, remember Bryan Strang from Brian Lara Cricket 99. That Zimbabwe team in that game was awesome. And he was a left arm swing bowler as well.
 

Fiery

Banned
Don't worry, there's gonna be a delay as my Awads (sic ;)) are gonna be a bit late due to circumstances which must remain top-secret (one person and only one will probably know what I mean here, and that way it shall stay for eternal CW), so you could change if you wanted to.

Alternatively, you could say we're now into the following week.
Intriguing. :naughty: perhaps?
 

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