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Old March 26, 2009, 10:07 PM
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good to see that you watched the match Bharat, because Macintosh was given out caught behind when he didn't even hit it
if you were a bit more attentive you might have noticed that mcintosh had nicked one much earlier.

coming to all time best ODI opening pairs,(actually that's a bit misleading, frequently the best 3 fast bowlers in a side share the honour)

not in that order :

wasim and waqar
mcgrath and whoever his partner was on that day, mostly gillespie
others I missed
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GB, really don't remember how anbrose/walsh bowled in tandem in ODIs, care to remind us a bit ?
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Old March 26, 2009, 10:31 PM
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GB, really don't remember how anbrose/walsh bowled in tandem in ODIs, care to remind us a bit ?
i was actually asking.. because i dont remember either...sketchy memory.
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Old March 27, 2009, 12:25 AM
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Razab bhai has invented a new machine by which he goes into my head and steals my ideas. Even before I read through all the posts I was thinking presently the best new ball pair is Steyn and Ntini and the all time best new ball pair would be Waqar and Wasim. Lo and behold I find the exact same choice and wording I was thinking about in razab bhai's post. If I find this again you will hear from my lawyer very soon. The wasim akram delivery in the 92 world cup around the wicket to botham, which nipped in to take the off stump while he was leaving the ball is still the best ball I have seen being bowled by a fast bowler. The best ever bowler has to be shane warnefrom a personal POV and the best delivery is the ball he got gatting out round the legs. That was a cult delivery at that time because I dont think anyone had seen anything like that before and the blond pervert was so good he repeated that act sesveral times throughout his career later on.
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Old March 27, 2009, 01:36 AM
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Does it have to be a pair?

What about Roberts, Garner, Holding and Marshall?
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Old March 27, 2009, 02:24 AM
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Last I checked the best bowling team wouldnt let the number 8 team score 619, but I forgot they aren't

Pitch must of turned into a minefield to have sehwag etc out "sarcasm" Indian fans were claiming india would score 1000 in this innings
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Old March 27, 2009, 01:15 PM
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As mod: NZ fan, chillax You don't have to be so aggressive in your choice of words.

As myself: LP, heh heh. Z bhai, we are specifically discussing opening bowling pair. Obviously that holy quartet of pacers was a once in a century thing if not eternity. For me, an opening pair has to be incisive no matter what the conditions.
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Old March 27, 2009, 01:38 PM
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When fit, I like the English pair(s). How can one discount Freddie Flintoff? He is as good with the old and the new ball. He is the best fast bowler. I am personally biased here.
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Pollock was deadly along with his partner (most prolly Klusener) during SL, Pak & SAF series around 96/97...

What about Ambrose and Walsh?
Rethinking your offering. ^^^^That is my favorite pair (ie Ambrose/Walsh)

Others I rate highly (having seen some of their actions):

Akram/Younis
Lillee/Thomson
McGrath/Lee
Pollock/Ntini

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When fit, I like the English pair(s). How can one discount Freddie Flintoff? He is as good with the old and the new ball. He is the best fast bowler. I am personally biased here.
Infact I find Matthew Hoggard to be much more impressive. I have seen this guy bowl in english conditions and he has great shape to his bowling.
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Shucks, I'm late at this thread:

1. Ambrose & Walsh - no disputes please, this is my personal favourite.
2. Wasim and Waqar
3. Allan Donald & Shaun Pollock
4. McGrath & [ Gillespie/ Lee ]

To be fair, all pairs (except Lee) played at around the same period, and each outclassed the other marginally. In fact 3 & 4 maybe tied together, while 1&2 are tied together. They each had their distinct strengths and qualities.

Currently, I'm hardpressed to find a solid pair apart from Steyn-Ntini.

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Does it have to be a pair?

What about Roberts, Garner, Holding and Marshall?
God knows how batsmen could play that combination. Or opposing bowlers to Greenidge, Haynes, Viv Richards, Clive Lloyd. Crazy m*****f****s that team!
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Old March 27, 2009, 04:29 PM
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Shucks, I'm late at this thread:
God knows how batsmen could play that combination. Or opposing bowlers to Greenidge, Haynes, Viv Richards, Clive Lloyd. Crazy m*****f****s that team!
Amen brutha ... no matter how dominant the Aussies got ... they never got the love the Windies got.
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