GREAT BOWLING LINE-UP'S

GREAT BOWLING LINE-UP'S

Post by T.G » Fri, 15 Nov 1991 08:48:59


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How about listing some incredible bowling line-up's ??

A couple spring to mind immediately:

Holding                 Lillee
Roberts                 Thomson
Garner                  Gilmour
Croft                   Walker
Marshall

Spinners (Chandra, Underwood, etc) are welcome, but only as part of a reeeeally
strong bowling line-up.                  
                                        T.G.

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Post by Shamim Naq » Fri, 15 Nov 1991 19:19:30

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   How about listing some incredible bowling line-up's ??

   A couple spring to mind immediately:

   Holding                      Lillee
   Roberts                      Thomson
   Garner                       Gilmour
   Croft                        Walker
   Marshall

   Spinners (Chandra, Underwood, etc) are welcome, but only as part of a reeeeally
   strong bowling line-up.                  
                                           T.G.

I can not resist this:

        Imran
        Akram
        Waqar
        Aaqib
        Qadir

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        --shamim

 
 
 

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Post by Pete Harr » Sat, 16 Nov 1991 02:03:59

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>How about listing some incredible bowling line-up's ??
>A couple spring to mind immediately:
>Holding                     Lillee
>Roberts                     Thomson
>Garner                      Gilmour
>Croft                               Walker
>Marshall
>Spinners (Chandra, Underwood, etc) are welcome, but only as part of a reeeeally
>strong bowling line-up.                  
>                                    T.G.

I seem to recall an interview with Terry Alderman, whilst he was playing
his county cricket for Kent, saying that the two most *dangerous* bowlers
he had faced were D Lillee and Derek Underwood on a wet wicket!!

Speed is not everything.

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Post by Shamim Naq » Fri, 15 Nov 1991 22:59:41

   I seem to recall an interview with Terry Alderman, whilst he was playing
   his county cricket for Kent, saying that the two most *dangerous* bowlers
   he had faced were D Lillee and Derek Underwood on a wet wicket!!

   Speed is not everything.

Terry Alderman would find everybody on any kind of surface hard to
face. Next we'll have somebody quoting Chandrashekhar about facing
Thompson and Willis.

This actually reminds me of a story from my playing days. Not many
people may know a first class cricketer from Pakistan called Nazir Sr.
(Ever wonder why the more recent and famous Pakistan off spinner was
called Nazir Jr.?). The senior Nazir was a very good left arm spinner
who played for Pakistan Railways and also used to practice at a local
club in Lahore (Pakistan), a club that I joined when I was 12 or so.
He was shortsighted but vain enough not to wear glasses. He was a
complete bunny for any bowler.  Nazir told me the story of being
picked to play for a Punjab XI against the touring WI in 1958/59, a
team that included Wes Hall.  On the first day, Punjab XI lost the
ninth wicket and Nazir had to come in, the last man, to face the last
5 balls of Hall's over, in gathering gloom, this being the last over
of an overcast day. As he told me, he not only never got to see the
ball, he never saw the bowler.  He claims all he saw was a "white
shirt and pants" running towards him and as he hung his bat out, he
saw "some gleaming teeth" (probably Hall smiled). The next ball
somehow hit Nazir's bat and he said that the bat came back a foot and
hit his shin. Before the third ball, Nazir walked up to the umpire and
suggested to him that if anybody appealed for an out on the next ball,
the benefit of the doubt should go to the bowler. Third ball. Nazir
said that as he saw the shirt running towards him, he started moving
towards the square leg umpire, and was relieved to see his stumps
being shattered by an invisible ball.
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        --shamim

 
 
 

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Post by T.G » Sat, 16 Nov 1991 07:10:21

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>>Spinners (Chandra, Underwood, etc) are welcome, but only as part of a reeeally

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Quote:
>>                                        T.G.

>I seem to recall an interview with Terry Alderman, whilst he was playing
>his county cricket for Kent, saying that the two most *dangerous* bowlers
>he had faced were D Lillee and Derek Underwood on a wet wicket!!

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Quote:
>Speed is not everything.
>Peter Harris    

I agree, speed isn't everything - BUT IT'S A HELLUVA LOT !!!!

I never doubted the effectiveness of spin (Hey, I'm Indian !).  It's just that
I couldn't think of any reeeally strong spin attacks while posting my article.
I could have included   Bedi
                        Prasanna
                        Chandrashekhar
                        Venkatraghvan
.....but that would only have sparked off ANOTHER Indo-Pak (or Pak-Indo) WAR...
........besides, the above four only played together in ONE Test Match.....whichIndia LOST by a HUGE margin.

How about       Sobers
                Hall
                Griffith  (the English umpires were bribed ;->  )
                Valentine
                Gibbs
...although I'm almost sure they did not play TOGETHER.

                                        Tanoop "T.G." Gupta
--would you rather hear "fore" on a golf course,  
  or 85,000 fans screaming "FOUR" in Eden Gardens/MCG ??--

 
 
 

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Post by D. Salman [Quintessential] Azh » Sun, 17 Nov 1991 05:49:10


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>..... Third ball. Nazir
>said that as he saw the shirt running towards him, he started moving
>towards the square leg umpire, and was relieved to see his stumps
>being shattered by an invisible ball.

           Mushtaq made a similar comment about facing West Indian fast
bowlers in WSC matches with black sight screen and white ball. He saw
a shirt and trousers charging in with a ball to deliver to him.

Salman [how very white of Mushtaq] Azhar

--
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 Another reason to believe that with hardship cometh ease." - DS[Q]A
"The conceit of Salman Azhar is alleviated by a vibrant personality.
 Another reason to believe that with hardship goeth ease." - DS[Q]A

 
 
 

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Post by D. Salman [Quintessential] Azh » Sun, 17 Nov 1991 05:43:44


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>I can not resist this:
>    Imran
>    Akram
>    Waqar
>    Aaqib
>    Qadir

           When Pakistan won the Nehru cup, they had three fast
bowlers, one off-spinner, and two leg-spinners in their squad.
Viv Richards called it the most "versatile" bolwing attack he
had ever seen.

           My brother recently met Imran [Pakistan's captain] Khan. Imran
is very impressed by Zahid Fazal's technique and temperament, and
stated that there is only one other batsman in Pakistan that could
have played that innings (my brother assumes that the "other" batsman
was Smallick). Incidentally, it was marginally amusing to see Waqar
being called "the other fast bowler" when he caught one off Aaquib
(during Aaquib's rampage).

           Imran was content with Pakistani bowling. When my brother
criticized Pakistan's spinners, Imran revealed that he had great hopes
in Akram Raza. My brother disagreed that Raza has any significant
potential.

Salman [off the record] Azhar

--
"The intricacies of grammar are accompanied by the versatility of words.
 Another reason to believe that with hardship cometh ease." - DS[Q]A
"The conceit of Salman Azhar is alleviated by a vibrant personality.
 Another reason to believe that with hardship goeth ease." - DS[Q]A