Check out the latest PwC ODI all-rounder ratings.
>Didn't you call the current PwC test bowling #1 a trundler?
However, the original point was that PwC, being based purely on
numbers on scorecards, ought to be of far more use to the people who
don't like cricket enough to ever watch a game but see fit to post
their numerological ramblings in a cricket duiscussion group. For the
Agarkar fans amongst them obsessed with trying to prove that he is
somehow Flintoff's equal, this was an interesting piece of evidence
that they might wish to consider. Though, to give Aggy credit, he does
have a slightly better strike rate as an odo bowler than Freddy,
although Fred's figures on every other aspect of batting or bowling
are considerably better than Raghu Jetley's fantasy pin-up, for those
who actually care about such things to the exclusion of all else.
>> > Check out the latest PwC ODI all-rounder ratings.
>> Didn't you call the current PwC test bowling #1 a trundler?
>That's as maybe. The burning question is what Mike thinks of the bowling
>merits of the #3 odi all-rounder, a fellow by the name of Chris Gayle.
> >> > Check out the latest PwC ODI all-rounder ratings.
> >> Didn't you call the current PwC test bowling #1 a trundler?
> >That's as maybe. The burning question is what Mike thinks of the bowling
> >merits of the #3 odi all-rounder, a fellow by the name of Chris Gayle.
> To be honest, I don't. I think I've seen him bowl once in an odo, when
> he appeared to be a modest tweaker. I have been mildly puzzled for
> some time how his name has reached its present dizzy heights, but not
> enough to actually research it in any way. Scratching the surface a
> little, he seems to have made quite a splash when NZ went to the
> Caribbean in June 2002, so perhaps you can enlighten me as to his
> marvellous qualities.
Of course my real point was meant to be "if Gayle is the third-best
allrounder in odi cricket then my backside's a fire engine", but now that I
look at the stats he has a none-too-shabby bowling record after all. Did
well against NZ last year as you mentioned, but also against the touring
Australians this year.