Murali eyes 50 five-wicket hauls

Murali eyes 50 five-wicket hauls

Post by Larry de Silv » Thu, 25 Jul 2002 20:55:56


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Murali eyes 50 five-wicket hauls
COLOMBO (AFP) - Ace Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan said Tuesday
he was aiming for 50 five-wicket hauls in Test cricket after equalling
Richard Hadlee's world record of 36 here.

"I know it's difficult to get 36, but I'm looking for 50," said Muralitharan
after his 36th haul of five or more wickets in an innings in the opening
Test against Bangladesh at the Saravanamuttu Stadium.

The Sri Lankan needed 10 Tests fewer than the legendary New Zealand fast
bowler to reach the milestone.

Hadlee took 86 Tests and Muralitharan 76.

The 30-year-old spinner grabbed five wickets in each innings as Sri Lanka
thrashed Bangladesh by a record innings and 196 runs to gain a 1-0 lead in
the two-match series.

The star spinner said he did not believe that the target of 50 was beyond
his reach.

"If I keep playing for four or five years I think I can do that," said
Muralitharan, the fifth-highest wicket-taker in the world with 430.

Only West Indian Courtney Walsh (519), Australian Shane Warne (450), Indian
Kapil Dev (434) and Hadlee (431) are now ahead of the Sri Lankan.

Sri Lankan skipper Sanath Jayasuriya lauded Muralitharan's 10-wicket effort
in the match, but said it was time other bowlers also started chipping in.

"We've always relied on one person (Muralitharan) to win matches, but others
should also deliver," Jayasuriya said, adding that fast bowlers' performance
had left a lot to be desired.

"The fast bowling should improve," said Jayasuriya. "We faced the same
problems in England. The fast bowlers have not been able to bowl a good line
and length consistently."

 
 
 

Murali eyes 50 five-wicket hauls

Post by Andrew Dunfor » Thu, 25 Jul 2002 22:04:00



Quote:
> http://SportToday.org/

> Murali eyes 50 five-wicket hauls
> COLOMBO (AFP) - Ace Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan said
Tuesday
> he was aiming for 50 five-wicket hauls in Test cricket after equalling
> Richard Hadlee's world record of 36 here.

> "I know it's difficult to get 36, but I'm looking for 50," said
Muralitharan
> after his 36th haul of five or more wickets in an innings in the opening
> Test against Bangladesh at the Saravanamuttu Stadium.

<snip>

The bloke has taken 18 bags of five in his last 25 Tests: he'll walk it.

Who's going to break Walsh's 519 first?  At the rate Murali is going, one
might think he'd get there first.

Warne has 450, Murali 430.  Forthcoming Test series for their sides to the
end of 2003 and a guess at how many Tests in each series (apologies if
inaccurate: some projected tours eg Bangladesh to Australia in July 2003
don't appear in the ICC Ten Year Plan):

Australia:
Nov 2002 - Jan 2003: v England (5)
Apr 2003: in West Indies (4?)
July 2003: v Bangladesh (2)
Oct 2003: in Bangladesh (2?)
Dec 2003: v India (3?)
Note: the ICC Ten Year Plan shows Zimbabwe playing Tests in Australia in
November 2003; however I have a feeling this is going to be moved to
Cairns/Darwin in winter 2004.

Warne requires a further 70 wickets.  Ignoring the Zimbabwe tour Australia
has about 16 matches to the end of 2003.  He has taken 54 wickets in his
last ten matches, or 76 in his last fif***, so there's a good chance of him
reaching 520 by the end of 2003.  That presumes Warne will play against
Bangladesh: if he's close to the record I imagine he will.

Sri Lanka:
Nov 2002: in South Africa (2)
May 2003: v New Zealand (2/3?)
July 2003: in West Indies (2?)
Nov 2003: v England (3?)

Approx. ten Tests, and Murali needs 90 wickets.  At his present rate of
progress he'll fall just short.

My verdict: assuming no injuries to either player, Warne will get there
first (which is not the outcome I expected when I started writing this).  If
neither player reaches 520 by end of 2003, their next chance is due to be a
head-to-head in SL in Feb 2004.

Andrew

 
 
 

Murali eyes 50 five-wicket hauls

Post by Mad Hami » Thu, 25 Jul 2002 22:17:10

On Thu, 25 Jul 2002 01:04:00 +1200, "Andrew Dunford"

Quote:

>Australia:
>Nov 2002 - Jan 2003: v England (5)
>Apr 2003: in West Indies (4?)
>July 2003: v Bangladesh (2)
>Oct 2003: in Bangladesh (2?)
>Dec 2003: v India (3?)
>Note: the ICC Ten Year Plan shows Zimbabwe playing Tests in Australia in
>November 2003; however I have a feeling this is going to be moved to
>Cairns/Darwin in winter 2004.

>Warne requires a further 70 wickets.  Ignoring the Zimbabwe tour Australia
>has about 16 matches to the end of 2003.  He has taken 54 wickets in his
>last ten matches, or 76 in his last fif***, so there's a good chance of him
>reaching 520 by the end of 2003.  That presumes Warne will play against
>Bangladesh: if he's close to the record I imagine he will.

a lot of that will come down to whether
warne's improved recent performance (in RSA) can be maintained, he's
done a lot of fitness work but the question is whether it will affect
his bowling and whether he can keep it up. (He couldn't stay off the
ciggies for $200,000 after all)
--
"Hope is replaced by fear and dreams by survival, most of us get by."
Stuart Adamson 1958-2001

Mad Hamish
Hamish Laws


 
 
 

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Post by Baden Chan » Thu, 25 Jul 2002 08:54:45

If SL keep playing Bangladesh and Zimbabwe every three months I'm sure he'll
get there easily.

That's one thing that doesn't seem to get mentioned much about Murali - how
many wickets he has against weak teams.

20 versus Bangladesh with more to come no doubt.

73 versus Zimbabwe.

Warne on the other hand has yet to even play Bangladesh and has played only 1
test against Zimbabwe for 6 wickets. Murali has played B and Z 14 times for 93
wickets (which I will admit is pretty damn good no matter how strong/weak the
oppostion is).

And if the ACB is to be believed when Australia do play Bangaladesh they are
not likely to use their strongest side so Warnne will likely miss his chance
there as well.

This is nothing against Murali. He can only play the teams his board puts in
front of him - if anything I'd say the Aussie board is more to blame. Sure we
would win convincingly if we played these teams - but we have to do our part in
their development, ensuring they grow stronger. We can't just wait around until
we deem them worthy of our notice. But I suppose the new test championship will
take care of that eventually.

But still for all that it is worth remembering that nearly 100 of Murali's
wickets are against the weakest teams playing test cricket.

cheers,

Baden

 
 
 

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Post by Shripathi Kamat » Fri, 26 Jul 2002 09:49:17


Quote:
> If SL keep playing Bangladesh and Zimbabwe every three months I'm sure
he'll
> get there easily.

> That's one thing that doesn't seem to get mentioned much about Murali -
how
> many wickets he has against weak teams.

> 20 versus Bangladesh with more to come no doubt.

> 73 versus Zimbabwe.

> Warne on the other hand has yet to even play Bangladesh and has played
only 1
> test against Zimbabwe for 6 wickets. Murali has played B and Z 14 times
for 93
> wickets (which I will admit is pretty damn good no matter how strong/weak
the
> oppostion is).

> And if the ACB is to be believed when Australia do play Bangaladesh they
are
> not likely to use their strongest side so Warnne will likely miss his
chance
> there as well.

> This is nothing against Murali. He can only play the teams his board puts
in
> front of him - if anything I'd say the Aussie board is more to blame. Sure
we
> would win convincingly if we played these teams - but we have to do our
part in
> their development, ensuring they grow stronger. We can't just wait around
until
> we deem them worthy of our notice. But I suppose the new test championship
will
> take care of that eventually.

> But still for all that it is worth remembering that nearly 100 of Murali's
> wickets are against the weakest teams playing test cricket.

True.

However, he seems to have done about as well (or better) against NZ, Pak,
WI, and RSA as compared to Zimbabwe.  Got 221 wickets in 36 tests against
those countries.  Against Ind, Eng and Aus, he has 116 in 26 tests, which is
a drop off but none-too-shabby either.

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> cheers,

> Baden

 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Dunfor » Fri, 26 Jul 2002 09:41:51


<snip>

Quote:
> And if the ACB is to be believed when Australia do play Bangaladesh they
are
> not likely to use their strongest side so Warnne will likely miss his
chance
> there as well.

Having watched the way Bangladesh bats against the new ball, Warne might not
get many opportunities against Bangladesh even if he does play.

<snip>

Andrew

 
 
 

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Post by India Fa » Fri, 26 Jul 2002 14:53:43


Quote:
> If SL keep playing Bangladesh and Zimbabwe every three months I'm sure
he'll
> get there easily.

> That's one thing that doesn't seem to get mentioned much about Murali -
how
> many wickets he has against weak teams.

> 20 versus Bangladesh with more to come no doubt.

> 73 versus Zimbabwe.

> Warne on the other hand has yet to even play Bangladesh and has played
only 1
> test against Zimbabwe for 6 wickets. Murali has played B and Z 14 times
for 93
> wickets (which I will admit is pretty damn good no matter how strong/weak
the
> oppostion is).

> And if the ACB is to be believed when Australia do play Bangaladesh they
are
> not likely to use their strongest side so Warnne will likely miss his
chance
> there as well.

> This is nothing against Murali. He can only play the teams his board puts
in
> front of him - if anything I'd say the Aussie board is more to blame. Sure
we
> would win convincingly if we played these teams - but we have to do our
part in
> their development, ensuring they grow stronger. We can't just wait around
until
> we deem them worthy of our notice. But I suppose the new test championship
will
> take care of that eventually.

> But still for all that it is worth remembering that nearly 100 of Murali's
> wickets are against the weakest teams playing test cricket.

What do you think the stats for Murali look like if you take those 100
wickets away?  Can you put any comparison between Murali and Warne that'll
make Warne look better statistically?  I'm curious to see how many
qualifiers you have to put and how many tests you have to exclude to make
that happen.
 
 
 

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Post by BalVgnsw » Fri, 26 Jul 2002 23:40:11

Quote:

>Sri Lankan skipper Sanath Jayasuriya lauded Muralitharan's 10-wicket effort
>in the match, but said it was time other bowlers also started chipping in.
>"We've always relied on one person (Muralitharan) to win matches, but others
>should also deliver," Jayasuriya said, adding that fast bowlers' performance
>had left a lot to be desired.

Oops...  I thought Sri Lanka was NOT a one man team.

and, Murali is just a bonus....

 
 
 

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Post by Kalu Samanth » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 07:07:49


Quote:

> >Sri Lankan skipper Sanath Jayasuriya lauded Muralitharan's 10-wicket
effort
> >in the match, but said it was time other bowlers also started chipping
in.

> >"We've always relied on one person (Muralitharan) to win matches, but
others
> >should also deliver," Jayasuriya said, adding that fast bowlers'
performance
> >had left a lot to be desired.

> Oops...  I thought Sri Lanka was NOT a one man team.

> and, Murali is just a bonus....

That's what they say!!! But reality is different!!!
 
 
 

Murali eyes 50 five-wicket hauls

Post by kalu » Thu, 01 Aug 2002 22:02:27

Quote:




>> >Sri Lankan skipper Sanath Jayasuriya lauded Muralitharan's
>> >10-wicket
> effort
>> >in the match, but said it was time other bowlers also started
>> >chipping
> in.

>> >"We've always relied on one person (Muralitharan) to win matches,
>> >but
> others
>> >should also deliver," Jayasuriya said, adding that fast bowlers'
> performance
>> >had left a lot to be desired.

>> Oops...  I thought Sri Lanka was NOT a one man team.

>> and, Murali is just a bonus....

> That's what they say!!! But reality is different!!!

Who are "they"? hehehe

Kalu

 
 
 

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Post by Kalu Samanth » Thu, 01 Aug 2002 22:06:25


Quote:




> >> >Sri Lankan skipper Sanath Jayasuriya lauded Muralitharan's
> >> >10-wicket
> > effort
> >> >in the match, but said it was time other bowlers also started
> >> >chipping
> > in.

> >> >"We've always relied on one person (Muralitharan) to win matches,
> >> >but
> > others
> >> >should also deliver," Jayasuriya said, adding that fast bowlers'
> > performance
> >> >had left a lot to be desired.

> >> Oops...  I thought Sri Lanka was NOT a one man team.

> >> and, Murali is just a bonus....

> > That's what they say!!! But reality is different!!!

> Who are "they"? hehehe

Polthel like you

kalu

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Post by kalu » Thu, 01 Aug 2002 22:58:21

Quote:

> If SL keep playing Bangladesh and Zimbabwe every three months I'm
> sure he'll get there easily.

> That's one thing that doesn't seem to get mentioned much about
> Murali - how many wickets he has against weak teams.

I was wondering where the other 300 odd wickets came from, so I had a
look:

(6 ball overs)       Mat    O       R   W   BBI    BBM     Ave  Econ  
 SR  5 10

overall               76 4255.5 10030 430  9/51  16/220  23.32  2.35
59.3 36 11

v Australia            7  306.2   922  22  5/71   7/128  41.90  3.00
83.5  1 0

v Bangladesh           2   89.5   209  20  5/13  10/98   10.45  2.32
26.9  4 2

v England              7  536.5  1111  43  9/65  16/220  25.83  2.06
74.9  3 1

v India               12  637    1680  51  8/87  11/196  32.94  2.63
74.9  3 1

v New Zealand          8  374.1   912  39  5/30   9/227  23.38  2.43
57.5  3 0

v Pakistan            12  623.5  1622  68  6/71  10/148  23.85  2.60
55.0  4 1

v South Africa        10  653.1  1496  70  7/84  13/171  21.37  2.29
55.9  8 2

v West Indies          6  331.3   830  44  6/81  11/170  18.86  2.50
45.2  5 2

v Zimbabwe            12  703.1  1248  73  9/51  13/115  17.09  1.77
57.7  5 2

10 matches against Sth Africa for 70 wickets...hmmm...weak team I
suppose. & Pakistan 12 matches 68 wickets...another weak team I
suppose. 7 matches for 43 wickets...crappy team I suppose.

Other than Bangladesh & Aus, Murali's wickets are fairly consistent
across the teams for the matches he's played against them.

Kalu

Quote:
> 20 versus Bangladesh with more to come no doubt.

> 73 versus Zimbabwe.

> Warne on the other hand has yet to even play Bangladesh and has
> played only 1 test against Zimbabwe for 6 wickets. Murali has played
> B and Z 14 times for 93 wickets (which I will admit is pretty damn
> good no matter how strong/weak the oppostion is).

> And if the ACB is to be believed when Australia do play Bangaladesh
> they are not likely to use their strongest side so Warnne will
> likely miss his chance there as well.

> This is nothing against Murali. He can only play the teams his board
> puts in front of him - if anything I'd say the Aussie board is more
> to blame. Sure we would win convincingly if we played these teams -
> but we have to do our part in their development, ensuring they grow
> stronger. We can't just wait around until we deem them worthy of our
> notice. But I suppose the new test championship will take care of
> that eventually.

> But still for all that it is worth remembering that nearly 100 of
> Murali's wickets are against the weakest teams playing test cricket.

> cheers,

> Baden

 
 
 

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Post by Larry de Silv » Thu, 01 Aug 2002 23:13:41


Quote:




> >> >Sri Lankan skipper Sanath Jayasuriya lauded Muralitharan's
> >> >10-wicket
> > effort
> >> >in the match, but said it was time other bowlers also started
> >> >chipping
> > in.

> >> >"We've always relied on one person (Muralitharan) to win matches,
> >> >but
> > others
> >> >should also deliver," Jayasuriya said, adding that fast bowlers'
> > performance
> >> >had left a lot to be desired.

> >> Oops...  I thought Sri Lanka was NOT a one man team.

> >> and, Murali is just a bonus....

> > That's what they say!!! But reality is different!!!

> Who are "they"? hehehe

Anyone who is NOT a ***y LTTE terrorist bastard....................

Larrikin

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> Kalu

 
 
 

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Post by Larry de Silv » Thu, 01 Aug 2002 23:29:52


Quote:

> > If SL keep playing Bangladesh and Zimbabwe every three months I'm
> > sure he'll get there easily.

> > That's one thing that doesn't seem to get mentioned much about
> > Murali - how many wickets he has against weak teams.

> I was wondering where the other 300 odd wickets came from, so I had a
> look:

> (6 ball overs)       Mat    O       R   W   BBI    BBM     Ave  Econ
>  SR  5 10

> overall               76 4255.5 10030 430  9/51  16/220  23.32  2.35
> 59.3 36 11

> v Australia            7  306.2   922  22  5/71   7/128  41.90  3.00
> 83.5  1 0

> v Bangladesh           2   89.5   209  20  5/13  10/98   10.45  2.32
> 26.9  4 2

> v England              7  536.5  1111  43  9/65  16/220  25.83  2.06
> 74.9  3 1

> v India               12  637    1680  51  8/87  11/196  32.94  2.63
> 74.9  3 1

> v New Zealand          8  374.1   912  39  5/30   9/227  23.38  2.43
> 57.5  3 0

> v Pakistan            12  623.5  1622  68  6/71  10/148  23.85  2.60
> 55.0  4 1

> v South Africa        10  653.1  1496  70  7/84  13/171  21.37  2.29
> 55.9  8 2

> v West Indies          6  331.3   830  44  6/81  11/170  18.86  2.50
> 45.2  5 2

> v Zimbabwe            12  703.1  1248  73  9/51  13/115  17.09  1.77
> 57.7  5 2

> 10 matches against Sth Africa for 70 wickets...hmmm...weak team I
> suppose. & Pakistan 12 matches 68 wickets...another weak team I
> suppose. 7 matches for 43 wickets...crappy team I suppose.

> Other than Bangladesh & Aus, Murali's wickets are fairly consistent
> across the teams for the matches he's played against them.

Great post dude!!

Larrikin

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> Kalu

> > 20 versus Bangladesh with more to come no doubt.

> > 73 versus Zimbabwe.

> > Warne on the other hand has yet to even play Bangladesh and has
> > played only 1 test against Zimbabwe for 6 wickets. Murali has played
> > B and Z 14 times for 93 wickets (which I will admit is pretty damn
> > good no matter how strong/weak the oppostion is).

> > And if the ACB is to be believed when Australia do play Bangaladesh
> > they are not likely to use their strongest side so Warnne will
> > likely miss his chance there as well.

> > This is nothing against Murali. He can only play the teams his board
> > puts in front of him - if anything I'd say the Aussie board is more
> > to blame. Sure we would win convincingly if we played these teams -
> > but we have to do our part in their development, ensuring they grow
> > stronger. We can't just wait around until we deem them worthy of our
> > notice. But I suppose the new test championship will take care of
> > that eventually.

> > But still for all that it is worth remembering that nearly 100 of
> > Murali's wickets are against the weakest teams playing test cricket.

> > cheers,

> > Baden

 
 
 

Murali eyes 50 five-wicket hauls

Post by Kalu Samanth » Fri, 02 Aug 2002 05:29:36



Quote:







> > >> >Sri Lankan skipper Sanath Jayasuriya lauded Muralitharan's
> > >> >10-wicket
> > > effort
> > >> >in the match, but said it was time other bowlers also started
> > >> >chipping
> > > in.

> > >> >"We've always relied on one person (Muralitharan) to win matches,
> > >> >but
> > > others
> > >> >should also deliver," Jayasuriya said, adding that fast bowlers'
> > > performance
> > >> >had left a lot to be desired.

> > >> Oops...  I thought Sri Lanka was NOT a one man team.

> > >> and, Murali is just a bonus....

> > > That's what they say!!! But reality is different!!!

> > Who are "they"? hehehe

> Anyone who is NOT a ***y LTTE terrorist bastard....................

Hey hey!!!

When you point the finger four fingers point back at you. You are ***y
STATE TERRORIST dude!!!!!

he he he h eh eheh

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> > Kalu