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

How do you beat a spinner (slicer) in tennis?

This guys hits it one inch over the net at about 90mph and of course it bearly comes up. I topsin it back to him as best i can… but he pounds another one back.

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This is your average slicer, to beat them you will need to is hit them back with a semi-smash and driving it to the center of the court,

If you do this he will not be able to get an accurate slice there, if he does return it it will be still bad hit and will give you an opportunity. This is when you hit it and drive the ball into your designated area of the court.

Watch out for slices as they can differ in speed and in movement.

Good Luck!
Phil.

t20 wc 2010 previews of each team by me(non biased)?

the t20 world cup 2010 will be extremely tough because evryteam looks in very good form and all teams have vey good players

afghanistan:
they will definetely not win this year because its their first world cup and they are a new team

ireland:
ireland wont win because they dont have any good bowlers

zimbabwe:
zimbabwe have a chance of getting into the super eight because they have over 7 spinners and spinners are very usefull in t20 because of their econimy rate. they dont have any good seamers or any good batting though

bangladesh:
bangladesh are a very good team and they are really good in t20 because they have loads of spinners( spinners mostly dont give too many runs) and they have a very strong batting line up. but the biggest problem with bangladesh is that they are in the toughest group.

south africa:
south africa have a chance because they have one of the best fielding, they have good seamers, good batsmen but their spinners are rubbish

india:
india have a very strong batting line up and but their bowling is very bad and their fielding needs to improve.

west indies:
west indies have a great chance of winning because of home advantage. they have a good batting line up with the likes of gayle and pollard. their fast bowling is extremely deadly at home and their main spinner ( suliemen benn) is in good form so they are likely to get in the semi finals

sri lanka:
they have a very good chance because they are a very good allround team in t20. they have the best opening pair in t20 ( dilshan and jayasury) but after sangakara theyre middle order is weak. they have one of the best bowling with the likes of mendis and very good pace bowling with malinga and kulasekkera.

new zealand:
newzealand look are also favs becuase they are a very similar team to sri lanka; they have very good batting with the likes of brendon mccullum and ross taylor and their pace bowling is very good with the likes of shane bond and tim southee. they also have one of the best spinner ( daniel vettori)

australia:
australia look really strong aswell with one of the best fielding but their batting is weak in t20s. their pace bowling is their speciality in t20 with the likes of shaun tait,dirk nannes,brett lee and mitchell johnson but they have weak spinners. in my opinion they should have put shane warne instead of nathan hauritz even though warne is like 40.

england:
england have a very good chance of winning an in my opinion they are they best allround team in t20 with one of the best fielding, one of the strongest batting with the likes of morgan, kp and colling wood. they also have one of the best bowling line up and they have one of the best spinners of right now ( grame swanne)

pakistan( my team):
pakistan are one of the favs with very good batting with the likes of afridi,young umar akmal , misbah and razzaq and we have the strongest bowling line up with the likes of umar gul muhammad asif and young muhammad amir. we also have the best spinning pair in t20 ( and odis) saeed ajmal and shahid afridi.

pakistan will win the t20 wc 2010 inshallah.

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WOW dude
you are a Legend

Do you agree with Spinner’s worst and best Christmas song lists?

http://www.spinner.com/2007/12/07/12-worst-christmas-songs-no-12/

http://www.spinner.com/2007/12/07/12-best-christmas-songs-no-12/

I like the Smashing Pumpkin xmas song and the No Doubt xmas song. I really think Gradma got run over by a reindeer should be on that list. And White Christmas by Bring Crosby…yeah yeah it is a classic…but I have never liked that song.

And the best list, most of the songs I have never heard. But John Lennon’s War is Over was a good choice.

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Mostly.

What is the best brand for fishing gear?

What is the best brand for plastic worms and lizards and lizard and worm hooks and also what is the best brand fishing reel, crank baits, spinner baits, line, and ect.?

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There’s no best bait companies in my opinion, especially with plastic baits. Many times you are much better off going with the “knock off” brands when buying baits. This will save you a ton of money over time and the baits will normally be just as durable and get you the same results.

If I had to pick a favorite brand of plastics, I would go with Culprit and YUM. The Culprit worms are priced very good and they have a very broad selection of baits.
YUM tends to be a bit more expensive but I do like a few of their colors and scents. I occasionally buy a certain color they have that other companies don’t quite have.

My thinking on hooks are about the same as baits. Most any hook now will do just fine durability wise BUT some are much sharper than others. I do tend to stick to the more expensive hooks on the market. Gamakatsu makes some very nice hooks.

For everything else, do some research. Some baits and reels are great for one person but terrible for another. Look at reviews of different baits and reels on different sites.

Where on earth is Nathan Hauritz?

He looked like a decent spinner! If you think back to the 2009 ashes, He took a few key wickets in English conditions.again he hasn’t done much of anything wrong? He looked the best spinner he Aussies have shuffled through?whats your thoughts on the matter?

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He is over my place. We are drinking beer and playing my X Box

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 ~

What is the best field set up for an off spinner?

What is the most suitable field set up for an off spinner in a limited over game (20 to 50 over game)

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Depends on if the track is a turner and what your usual line of attack is. If you bowl an offstump line with the ball turning in a smidgeon, I would recommend the following with the 9 fielders available to you (10th being the WK, 11th being you):

1) First slip (for the one that goes straight on)
2) Short 3rd man
3) Fine leg
4) Long on
5) Long off
6) Midwicket
7) Point 8) Backward point
9) Short extra cover

If I upgrade my laptop memory what happens to all the information that was on it?

I have come to the point that my computer only has 20gb left out of 140 gb and I am unsure what happens if I upgrade IE, do I lose all the files that I have accumulated over time and what happens to all the programs that I have IE, best spinner, Hypervre Etc. The other question I have is, how much memory can I update to? Thank you in anticipation for your advise.
Wayne

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Ram memory (Random Access Memory) is clear every time you close a program or shut down the operating system and lap top.
You can upgrade the ram memory modules, go to http://www.crucial.com run the tool to find what it now has, max the system will support, the correct type and size for upgrade.
The 20 GB of space left is hard drive storage space (a hard drive has no memory it is for storage of the operating system and programs, files etc.) you can remove unused programs, delete files/folders, pictures etc to make some room or transfer to CD’s or external drive. You could back up any thing of importance to CD’s or external hard drive and then install larger new hard drive and then install new original operating system then copy the saved files back to the new hard drive.
IE, Internet Explorer is the browser and part of the operating system upgrading to IE8 will not use any more space and you will not loose any thing such as bookmarks etc, it all is saved automatically and stays in the browser.

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