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    England : Best bowling attack in the current world cup?

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    Pace and bounce from Broad, reverse swing from Anderson, control from Bresnan, the best spinner in Swann, and backup from Yardy and Pietersen.

    Lots of versatility there, I would agree they have the best attack, unlike say the one dimensional pace of Australia, and India's long-hop-bowling spinners.....

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    IF they bowl anywhere near like they can, then absolutely. Broad is a superb one-day bowler, Swann is world class and Anderson can bowl magic balls. 5th bowler is a problem but Bresnan nowadays is a perfectly good foil for the three of them.
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    Now that KP has gone home they will be missing their second best spinner, which is a huge loss.
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    SA for me. Great depth, variety, bowlers who can produce magic and plenty of wicket-takers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcheek View Post
    Pace and bounce from Broad, reverse swing from Anderson, control from Bresnan, the best spinner in Swann, and backup from Yardy and Pietersen.

    Lots of versatility there, I would agree they have the best attack, unlike say the one dimensional pace of Australia, and India's long-hop-bowling spinners.....
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    One good performance doesn't excuse the other three bad ones. South Africa bowled marginally as good in the same game.

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    I would say,
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    I still haven't seen enough evidence to rate Anderson to be consistently decent in the SC. Broad and Swann, as I've always maintained, are extremely good LO bowlers though.

    Rate Oz and SA ahead on how I think they'll perform in the rest of the WC.
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    Ha, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike5181 View Post
    One good performance doesn't excuse the other three bad ones. South Africa bowled marginally as good in the same game.
    Exactly. If England set 300 and they were bowled out for that score then it'd show the English attack as pretty good. As it was though, a tough pitch to bat on, I think most sides woulda done similar.

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    That was no way a 170 vs. 170 pitch. 200 was at least a par score on that pitch. Both sides bowled well and batted horribly.

    Let me make it clear - given the haphazard usage of Swann, the inexplicable underbowling (not to mention late bowling) of Anderson and Broad and the reliance on KP and Yardy (ffs) when the game was there for the killing, SA should still have won it. But those three alone bowling as they can bowl - like they did yesterday, like they did most of last year - are IMO amongst the best in the world. I really don't want to split them, SA and our trio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus0723 View Post
    I would say,
    Tier 1-SA
    2- Aus, Pak
    3- Eng, SL
    4- NZ, WI, Ind
    Why is Pak ahead of SL? About even for mine.

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