India has never had any world class bowlers in its entire history .. Agree or Disagree ?? ..?

Even Anil Kumble was not a world class bowler .. He was a good bowler but not world class like , say , Shane Warne or Muttiah Muralitharan .. Some of you might say statistics give only half the picture , but i believe that half cannot be altogether ignored .. Kumble has a bowling average of over 28 ( in tests ) .. 619 wickets in 132 matches , wickets on all surfaces etc etc but not good enough to be called world class .. Not that many wickets abroad probably apart from Australia .. Murali ( best off-spinner ) , Warne ( best leg-spinner ) , Wasim Akram ( best left-arm bowler ever ) , Glenn McGrath ( Accuracy Inc. ) are examples of world class bowlers , especially the first three .. look at their bowling averages , all below 25 .. Harbhajan Singh , outside of India is average at best and a joke at worst .. Ishant Sharma has not played enough cricket to be mentioned but i have mentioned him nevertheless because he has the talent .. As of now , Ishant is still growing as a player .. Zaheer Khan , yeah , is a good bowler , often underestimated like his predecessor Javagal Srinath .. But Zaheer and Srinath == not world class ..
Go back in time to the days of Prasanna , Bishen Singh Bedi and co. , i feel even they were not good enough to be called world class .. Now , having seen the term ‘world class’ so many times , you might ask ‘What is world class ?’ .. I’ll tell you : the bowler should have played at least 40 tests , picked up wickets at an average of 4.25 wickets or higher , bowling average of under 25 , wickets on all types of surfaces , five-wicket hauls ( innings ) and ten-wicket hauls ( match ) etc etc .. Coming to the last point ( five wicket haul ) , do you know Simon Katich , a part-time Aussie bowler has a 6 wicket haul ( innings ) in test matches .. Who among the current Indian bowlers has such figures apart from Harbhajan ?? .. Probable answer : none .. Also , Kapil Dev was the only genuine all rounder India has ever had .. Kapil Dev belonged to the quartet of cricket’s bets all rounders ever .. The quartet comprised of : Kapil Dev , Ian Botham , Imran Khan , Richard Hadlee ( not in any order ) .. So , i think it would be better not to classify Kapil Dev as a bowler only ..

People , do read the points i have made before answering .. Again , no need to leave any hateful comments ..
@Albert : You are a most deluded Indian cricket fan .. Read again , Kapil Dev == World class all rounder , not World class bowler .. Why don’t you find out his figures in bowling ?? .. Kapil Dev definitely averages over 25 in bowling .. Same again for Bishen Singh Bedi and co. .. Oh , they were good bowlers but World Class ?? .. Nah !! .. Check it up .. I am a fan too , but i am not blind to our faults

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agree .maybe cz their batsman do the most of the jobs for them

What’s the best type of delivery to be bowled by the bowler if the oppnents need a 4 off the last ball?

If you were the captain of your team, what type of ball would you advice to your bowler.

….and yeah, who would that bowler be (some captains may prefer a spinner thats why)
good idea Monti, but the bowler has to be totally focussed in order to avoid that bouncer being called a “wide”

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A bouncer

In that kind of a situation,the batsmen expect the bowler to bowl a yorker or a low full toss so they are prepared to face that kind of a delivery.
If a bouncer is bowled,i think the probability of the batsman scoring a 4 will be low.

I also liked the answer by Gladiator,a slow off or leg cutter outside off stump would also be a good option.You have to bowl something which the batsman is not expecting.

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A wide ball will not hurt much.You still need 3 to win and the batsman will strill have to look for a boundary.
I can’t think of many batsmen who can execute a hook shot properly and that too under pressure and that too while thinking that the bowler would bowl a slow ball or a yorker.

daniel vettorri the best cricketer at the moment?

we have all heard the name vetteri starting off as left handed spinner, now average nearly 40 in test cricket and last innins scoring a whopping 131 now playing for the bulls taking three catches last night in 20/20 bigbash he is also a great feidsmen . as bowler of spinner he has to be the best at the moment ,captian of new zealand and he is now on the peak of his game what to you think?

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No doubt on that.

Who is the best batsman against spinners?

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Sachin Tendulkar.
The reason for picking him up is he is the only one who made Shane Warn a highest wicket taker bowler nervous and scared to ball him.
Shane warn himself admit that and belives that is the best.

who is according to you…………………..?

the best opening batsman
the best batsman at #3
the best wicketkeeper
the best fast bowler
the best line and length bowler
the best spinner
??????????????????????????
all of today who are not yet retired

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the best opening batsman- Matthew Hayden
the best batsman at #3- Ricky Ponting
the best wicketkeeper- Kumar Sangakarra
the best fast bowler- Brett Lee
the best line and length bowler- Ryan Sidebottom
the best spinner- Muttiah Muralitharan

Which debut spinner: Grame Swann or Cameron White bowled the best vs India test matches 2008?

i say Grame Swann bowled better than Camerin White..

What are your thoughts?
Which spin bowler u think has a future?
ofcourse u got jason Krejer or that spin bowler whi taken an 10 wicket haul in one innings.

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Grame Swann lokks promising but as per…jason Kretzer..he
started with a “bang” but but went down like Narendra hirwani~

Who’s the best spin bowler ever? Muttiah Muralitharan or Shane Warne?

Murali was accused of throwing the ball but because of the fact that he has a double jointed wrist he proved the critics wrong!
Murali has the record of 800 Test wickets whereas Warney has just over 700 Test wickets! Both brilliant bowlers but who would you choose to be the best ever spinner?

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Murali by a country mile~

Not only his TEST record ,even in ODIs
Don`t forget Murali has 530 ODI wkts too (Compared to Warne`s 290)

WISDEN too named Murali as the greatest ever..

& WISDEN never said Warne is better than Murali..
True that once they picked Warne over Murali & Sachin but it was in yr 2000 !
Murali & Sachin achieved a lot after that..

Not only WISDEN ,even cricinfo website & past cricketers like Viv Richards,Garfield Sobers,V.Sehwag,Rahul Dravid,Arjuna,Tony & even Aussies like Steve Waugh has said Murali is the best ever

Stats too prove that..
When you compoare the two,

Murali have a more wkts(in less matches !)better bowling avrg,economy rate,more 5 wit hauls,more 10 wkt hauls,better best bowling performance in both forms of cricket.

But some Aussies say Murali has taken his wkts against Zim & Bangla

now that too is a lie
Even if you compare the stats against top 8 teams only,

Still Murali has a better bowling avrg,economy rate,more 5 wit hauls,more 10 wkt hauls,better best bowling performance in both forms of cricket !!!

+Warne played most of his matches against Eng & WI but Murali played most of his matches against IND & Pak who play the spinners better than any other team.

Also Warne had the luxury of having great bowlers like Mcgrath,Gillepse& Lee at the other end.
Normally they get rid of the top order & Warne has to bow to the later middle or low order batsmen.
SO you expect him to have at least a better average if he is that good.BUT Still Murali has the better bowling average !

So there is NO ARGUMENT…Murali is the GREATEST EVER ~

Do you think Pak selectors are mean to Danish Kaneria just because he is a Hindu?

I think Kaneria is the best spinner in Pakistan since Abdul Qadir, but he gets so little opportunities

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Danish bowled 294 balls per match, which no other Pakistani bowler bowled. Inspite of such huge bowling, he took 4.31 wickets per match, which is again the highest achieved by a Pakistani bowler till date. He should have got ‘A’ contract but what he got was a ‘C’ contract. This is due to him being a Hindu.

In Pakistan, Hindus are either killed or converted. If they escape both, they will live in abject misery and poverty. At the time of Independence, Pakistan had a Hindu population of about 20-25 percent which is now reduced to 2 percent. Youhana converted himself to Islam but could not become the Captain.

Murali is way below his best,yet he is way better than the rest,isnt it amazing.?

The greatest bowler in the history of cricket once more proved that in ipl he is still the no 1,and will be the world no 1 till he retires.

funny some users when,murali went through a little rough period,started celebrating & said that Harbajan & Vettori are the best spinners now,LOL

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IPL 3 would be remembered for all the super-stars, over 35 years old, be it in batting, where Sachin is leading the way, along with M.Hayden, A.Gilchrist and in bowling dept, fittingly the no.1, Murli, you can’t replace class & he is a class act, along with Vaas, doing wonders in the bowling dept.

One thing is sure, no one would celebrate in this part of the world, when Murli retires or goes below par, as he is a joy to watch, with regards to another off spinner, no , who ever it is, can’t replace Murli, till he takes more wickets than him & Vettori, at present, rightly called the best, in left arm bowling dept, which doesn’t necessarily makes him,overall, best spinner, until Murli is there!!!!!

Which fast bowler bowls the best slower ball and which spinner bowls the best faster ball ?

Answer 1 – Shoaib
Answer 2 – Anil Kumble

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I think i will have to agree with your opinion.

Yes, Shoaib’s slower ball is a surprising delivery and is quite wicket taking.

And, we all know how well Anil bowls that in coming quicker one. So, i wiull have to agree with you.

Cheers!!!