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Gowza
September 10, 2009, 03:30 AM
Who are the best ever Test match and ODI bowlers of all time that have played for the Asian countries? A separate list for each format please, and if you like you can elaborate on your lists, why you did and why you didn't choose certain players.

_Rafi_
September 10, 2009, 03:44 AM
Test: Wasim, Waqar, Imran, Murali, Anil kumble
Odi: Wasim, Waqar, Saqlain, Shoib Akhtar, Murali
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Nafi
September 10, 2009, 05:22 AM
Im not going to do best ever, since Ive only be following cricket for a few years.

So i'll just do right now

Test: Murali, Mendis, Thushara, Shakib al Hasan, Zaheer Khan.

ODI: Kulasakera, Shakib al Hasan, Murali, Mortaza, (edited)Malinga

Miraz
September 10, 2009, 06:41 AM
Im not going to do best ever, since Ive only be following cricket for a few years.

So i'll just do right now

Test: Murali, Mendis, Thushara, Shakib al Hasan, Zaheer Khan.

ODI: Kulasakera, Shakib al Hasan, Murali, Mortaza, Murali

Gowza, I am not sure whether you have also included Murali's ghost in the top 5 list!! :)

Baundule
September 10, 2009, 07:12 AM
ODI: Waqar, Wasim, Vaas, Murali, Kapil/Imran
Test: Murali, Rafique, Wasim, Kapil, Shoaib

BanCricFan
September 10, 2009, 07:57 AM
Test:
Wasim. Waqar. Imran. Murali. Abdul Qadir/Kapil# (Rafique)

ODI:

Wasim. Waqar. Imran. Saqlain. Murali. (Shakib)


# Kapil shades it purely because his lionhearted efforts on dead Indian pitches. He also bagged more wkts but played more than Qadir. Watching Abdul Qadir as a kid was like magic. Best leggie Asia has produced til date.

Tigers_eye
September 10, 2009, 08:49 AM
Murali, Wasim, Waqar, Vass, Imran, Kapil, Kumble, Abdul Kadir, Saki, Mo Rafique.

bharat
September 10, 2009, 10:16 AM
Tests

1.Murali 2.Wasim 3.Waqar 4.Imran 5.Kumble ( 6.Kapil )

ODI's

1.Wasim 2.Murali 3.Waqar 4.Saqlain 5.Kumble

Acltually in ODI's I couldnt think beyond Wasin,Murali and Waqar ..Saq and Kumble are to fill in the numbers

chol_bd123
September 10, 2009, 06:04 PM
Test: Wasim, Waqar, Imran, Murali, Anil kumble
Odi: Wasim, Waqar, Saqlain, Shoib Akhtar, Murali

I agree with you except for Shoaib Akhtar. The only reason he ever bowled good was because of the steroids. But without drugs he is trash. How can anybody still respect this guy anymore. He has contributed alot to Pakistani cricket only through cheating.

nycpro96
September 10, 2009, 06:44 PM
At the moment:
Tests: Muralitharan, Zaheer Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kulasakera, Mendis
ODI: Kulasakera, Mendis, Mashrafe, Shakib, Malinga

RazabQ
September 10, 2009, 07:18 PM
Interesting ....

Tests:
1) Wasim
2) Imran
3) Waqar
4) Murali
5) Kumble

- My focus here is on pure, match-winning wicket taking. As the adage goes, bowlers win matches and therefore bowlers such as Kapil who slogged away manfully or tweakers such as Bedi - who were successful mostly at home, or old-timers such as Fazal Muhammad don't make the cut.

ODIs

1) Wasim
2) Kapil
3) Waqar
4) Saqlain
5) Murali

One World
September 10, 2009, 10:14 PM
Test: Murali, Kapil, Qadir, Srinath, Waqar
ODI: Akram, Vaas, Shakib, Murali, Saqlain

al Furqaan
September 10, 2009, 10:54 PM
top 5 asian test bowlers?

mohammad sami, ajit agarkar, damikka prasad, anwar hossain munir, and sohail khan

Yameen
September 10, 2009, 11:05 PM
Test: Murali, Wasim, Waqar, Bedi, Dev
ODI: Murali, Wasim, Vaas, Dev, Malinga

nzfan
September 10, 2009, 11:08 PM
top 5 asian test bowlers?

mohammad sami, ajit agarkar, damikka prasad, anwar hossain munir, and sohail khan

lol nice

Nocturnal
September 11, 2009, 02:13 AM
in both formats - Wasim, Waqar and Murali in...
now we have Imran , Kapil, Kumble, Vass, Saqlian, Qadir, Bedi ........

_Rafi_
September 11, 2009, 04:16 AM
Test: Wasim, Waqar, Imran, Murali, Anil kumble
Odi: Wasim, Waqar, Saqlain, Shoib Akhtar, Murali
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confused about Kumble or Abdul Qadir.
Kumble got over 500wkts while Qadir was more talented and may be better than Kumble
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Gowza
September 11, 2009, 06:13 AM
in both formats - Wasim, Waqar and Murali in...
now we have Imran , Kapil, Kumble, Vass, Saqlian, Qadir, Bedi ........

would have imran in the top 5 for tests for sure with wasim, waqar and murali, the 5th spot is a toss up between kumble, qadir, saqlain and bedi imo. it's tougher for one-dayers, kapil would have more of a shout and you might even consider akhtar.

One World
September 11, 2009, 02:40 PM
I had trouble choosing Kumble but then came to me the
greatness of Qadir and even Saqlain is better feautured in that context,
as you would find it is not acceptable to choose Indian spinners.
Most of their success stories are homebound while most Pakistani
armers be it a spinner or pacer carry their talents overseas as well.

Shehwar
September 23, 2009, 03:51 PM
Tests: Waqar, Wasim, Imran, Murali, (Cant think of another bowler good enough to be in that class!)

ODIs: Wasim, Waqar, Saqlain, Vaas, Aaquib