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

Does anyone know have Spinner Bowling advice?

I want to learn how to bowl with the “spinner” technique. Does anyone know a good website with lots of help? Or, does anyone just know about it and can tell me anything, like what type of ball would be best? I know the weight should be around 11-12 pounds, but is any plastic ball ok? I’ve been searching google for a while now, but I can barely find anything very useful…

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try this site
bowl.com

what ever happened to Jason Krieza?

the last time he was seen was during the Test match against India where he went 8-202 in the WHOLE series, it wasnt as bad as every1 thinks, then all of a sudden his gone and cant even be picked in a state team, whats the go with that? his been the best spinner we’ve had since Warnie and his been replaced by a no good crap bowling, useless Nathan Horitz whos never spun a ball and is only in the 11 cause his suking up to all the selectors…….

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He will be Back

Cheers !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is Daniel Vettori the best Left Arm Orhtodox spinner ever?

In today’s game of Cricket, I think we are missing Quality left arm bowlers.Left arm orthodox bowlers gets a lot of drift and spin and it’s wonderful to watch them bowl.
We are missing this traditional old style of bowling and very few rarely bowls well the left arm orthodox. The two guys who comes to my mind as really good currently are Daniel Vettori and Shakib al Hasan.
Especially Daniel Vettori I think bowls pretty well and uses conditions and gets a lot of drift.How many of you agree with it?
Is he the best of this style of bowling ever,with regards to consistency?
sorry.It’s Orthodox.

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Yes, because he is more known for his flight. His bowling varies and really hard to predict as it spins a lot.
This is one of the reasons why he got so many wickets. His bowl turns sharply and after bouncing and that lacks in other bowlers. As he is playing for 12 years he has got more variations than we can imagine. Just like Kumble, if you hit him twice for six then next ball will get wicket, same with Vettori.

As he uses fingers he can get dot balls in test matches and frustrate the batsmen, as later goes for big shots he gets out. You remember Kamran Amal’s dismissal in first test this year?

Zimbabwe’s Ray Price and I guess Shakib Al Hasan do the same kind of bowling. Indians might be knwoing Murali Karthik (that style guy, KKR, he does same bowling)

And also most bowlers are right handed so easy to predict but Dan is lefty so after Chaminda Vaas of SL, he is highest wicket taker as well.

In current scenario if Shakib Al hasan plays like for 12 years or more and gets more matches then he can also bowl like Dan, others that can do so are Monty Panesar but he plays too less, Jayasurya (about to retire), Rangana Herath, Paul Harris.

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.

Indoor Cricket tips greatly needed, 10 points best answer!?

Hi

I am going to play my first indoor cricket game tomorrow and really want to win :)

What are some tips for indoor cricket that’s different to outdoor cricket?

I can bowl any type. What style is best? Spinner or Fast?

With fast bowling, they might get a better chance to hit a 4 but with slow bowling, they have to create their own pace….

What do you think?

And also when you bat, how should you try to score runs? Go for singles or smash 4/6′s? You and your partner only bat for 4 overs anyway….

Also should I pitch the ball up in chance of yorking batsmen or should i bounce it short in hope of a catch?
So Liam by your advice, I’ll ball good to short length and bat using a straight drive for 4′s. Slogs are a stupid way to get boundaries when you can just simply do a frontfoot or backfoot drive.

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I’m stuck on you

Who is the best left arm spinner in world cricket today ?

Here are a few options -

* Daniel Vettori
*Brad Hogg
*Murali Karthik
*Monty Panesar ( Go Monty ! , lol )
*Sanath Jayasuriya
* Rehman ( Pak)
* Raffique ( Bangladesh)
* Yuvraj Singh (lol, he has been in great bowling form recently)
*Ray Price ( Zimbabwe, fantastic bowler)
* Leverock ( Bermuda ,lol)
* Paul Harris

If i have missed anyone, feel free to add his name to this list.
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Ray Price was great, its a shame for Zim to lose a player like him…., though they lost many…. Heath Streak was the greatest underrated bowler..

who is best off spinner in the world?

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Do you need an answer for this question.
It is definitely MUTTIAH MURILATHARAN.He has won so many matches for Sri Lanka single handedly.Nobody has won so many matches for his team.
He has most variations in bowling in this world.He can spin the ball even on a glass surface.The distance his bowl turns is awesome.
He is definitely the greatest off spinner of all time.

Who is best spinner Murali or Shane warn?

In my opinion Shane warn much better bowler then the Murali, because 1) he bowl leg spin as we know bowling leg spin very difficult the the Offspin
2) His record alwys consistene whethever he played at home or Away, does not relie on the pitch.
3) His bowling action very clear unlike Murali who throw the ball means illegal action.

Are you agree with me or not? please answer in detail if possible.

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I think Shane hold upper hand because he doesn’t allow any body to comment on his bowling action whereas in case of Murli question are raised quiet regularly. Due to him ICC make 15 degree rule to bend the arm at the point of delivery.

It done to fix Murali in the scheme of legal bowling no doubt about his ability but he created controversy

who is the best spinner in the world now? Muralitharan or Shane warne?

one the master of leg spin and the other offspin.

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YOU said it your self they are diffreent kind of bowler – legspin and offspin
its not fair to compair them, as you can not compare their bowling style.
if you go for record – murali had beter record but on the other hand shane has also won australia more matches.