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

Do the Australians really believe Warne is better than Muralidharan?

Look at the man. he along with waugh was involved in match fixing. a confined and certified drug addict. womanizer and God knows what else. He got most of his wickets against the likes of England and New Zealand who don’t know the ABC of playing spin. So why do you think he is better than Muarlidharan who got most of his wickets against India and Pakistan, the best players of Spin?
The Sri lankan was never involved in any controversies. his action which is due to a physical deformality has been cleared by the ICC. In spite of all these facts why do the Australians behave and act as if Warne is the best spinner in the world?

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Apart from the fact that Warnie is a goose, he does bowl legal deliveries so all his wickets are from true skill.

Muarlidharan clearly does not have a bowling arm action which is within the laws of cricket, so, as such should never have played the game.

HOW can you compare a cricketer against a cheat.

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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHY wasn’t a more seamer friendly pitch created..?

I think I asked this EXACT question around the same time last year, but it still confuses me. Even MORE now that India are playing Sri Lanka.

Why has another flat pitch that will spin later been produced?

India have Zaheer Khan who is probably the best seam/swing bowler in the world, they have Ishant Sharma who is a young talent and very capable of moving the ball in seaming conditions.

They are facing Sri Lanka, a team who generally struggle away from home on any pitch that has a bit of movement in it.

India’s best spinner Harbhajan Singh is out of form, and their second spinner Amit Misrah hasn’t played a First Class match for 6 months. Whilst the opposition have Muttiah Muralitharan the most successful spin bowler in the history of the game.

So why?????
I understand that creating a seamer friendly pitch in India is tough, but I would do everything in my power if I was creating the pitch, to allow help for the seamers.

Unless of course Totti is right, and they are under instructions to make it a 5 day pitch!. Which of course brings me to the facts that Test Cricket is dying because of reasons like these

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I know its sickening, and the curators should be asked to break this “trend” by the BCCI, but then again, they want to make sure the telecasters get full 5 days coverage (yeah even if it turns out be a dull boring match).

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~

Why is Shane Warne called the best leg spinner if Kumble got to 550 before him and that too when Warne has not

bowled to any Aussies?

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Kumble was successful against all countries except Australia.
Warne,successful against all countries except India & Australia.
Though in a way you are correct Warne has better records over all

Who is the best ever Spinner?

Chandrashekhar India 58 tests 242 wickets Test debut 1964
B.S.Bedi 67 tests 266 wickets, Harbhajan Singh 65 tests
268 wickets. Anil Kumbke 127 tests 608 wickets. Shane
Warne 145 test 708 wickets. Murli Tharan 120 tests 735 wickets. L. Gibbs 79 matches 309 wickets and so many others
whom you rate as no 1 spinner

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1. Shane Warne
2. Murali