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Everything posted by Vijy

  1. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    Or even Mohinder Amarnath perhaps... (I expect his pace was around 100 kmph)
  2. Keshav Maharaj

    I will be happy if he does. He did improve in the Oz tour, but I'm not sure how well he will do in SA; too many Jo'burg memories for me.
  3. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    actually, facing dhawan would be fast enough for me to make up folklore material :)
  4. Warner over Smith as captain.

    why not? he's done reasonably well even in eng and he scores very heavily on home pitches.
  5. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    Indeed, that's what I said above. Thommo was once in a generation bowler (i.e. his generation). But that doesn't make him the fastest ever in the history of the Universe over 13 billion years... I think his contemporaries have hyped him too much.
  6. Watto was underrated. His avg is quite similar to that of Amir, and this is because of his bowling tapering off later. For most of his career, he had a pretty similar career avg and SR as Amir. I think Watto was an underrated (and under-used) bowler. In ODIs in particular, he was a genuine impact player with bat and a very useful bowler.
  7. Kamlesh singh nagarkoti bowling video on england tour

    The indipper is already more than okay. I wonder if there are any batting videos... seemed to have failed for the most part with the bat in Eng, apart from one tight ODI match.
  8. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    No one is saying Thommo wasn't fast. He was almost definitely the fastest of his generation. But that does not necessarily make him the fastest of all time.
  9. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    thommo was the fastest of the bunch, but he was not a once in a century talent. in 20th century cricket (excluding players who also were around in the 2000s), only bradman and sobers can be regarded as a once in a generation talents. many others come close, but these are the only ones who were considered "extreme". For instance, if you take King Viv, he never faced the best pace attack of his time (the WI) and yet Sunny and Greg Chappati did better than him. Similarly, even in terms of pure pace, there is no guarantee that Thommo was once in a century player... at best, he was once in a generation (which is still outstanding). As for WI pacers, apart from Holding, the others were not genuine quicks over long spells. Garner and Croft were probably 135-140 who got steep bounce, had excellent accuracy, etc (more like Amby). Roberts and Marshall were both fast, but I think Holding was the one who could sustain a high pace.
  10. Where is Aussie Fast Bowler Billy Stanlake?

    most of them are injured I thought. starc cummins patto.
  11. fat chance of that happening... unless he actually grows fat, i.e. does a "raina"
  12. Will Mohammad Amir be dropped in 2nd test?

    I guess so, but I'm talking about their perception. for them, amir is their golden girl.. er... golden boy.
  13. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    in fact, even indian sprinters have improved. none of milk's records stand and usha has only the 400m hurdles. it goes on to show that they were relatively big because the competition in the rest of the world was lower. I think the classic example, as noted earlier, is tennis. The kind of records that Helen Wills or Maureen Connolly had will never be equaled since the competition was much lower back then (although I believe the former, if she was born in the modern era and coached accordingly, would still have been at ATG).
  14. he is more rounded, but johnson at his peak was more nasty to face because of his action, length, etc.
  15. Rangana Herath joins 400 wickets club

    after being called for chucking he has not been able to capture the same degree of turn, zip, etc. there are plenty of left armers like nadeem. we need more offies and leggies not slow left armers... nearly every domestic team has 1, since they do well in ranjis - look at FC records of rahil shah, manan sharma, etc. despite being ordinary bowlers, they have good to excellent records.
  16. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    actually, most of milkha's and usha's records have been broken by others. The pitches were very bowling conducive in that days. On flat and slow pattas, there is no reason to believe thommo would be equally fast. if I remember correctly, mitch johnson played in ODIs against Ind and got hammered in that year where he terrorized SA and Eng.
  17. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    True. I always felt that the batsmen of the past can be compared more readily with the present than the pacers (or spinners). For instance, it's impossible to know if Barnes (from early 20th century) was a freak or a bully... I'd like to believe the former but I think he was the latter. Returning to the post, I agree that Thommo was the fastest of his era, but that doesn't make him the fastest of the modern era. The same is even more valid for bowlers from past eras like Frank Typhoon Tyson.
  18. Netflix

    it was all right, but not more. never liked elektra and I felt that this show had too much of her (and Daredevil's relationship with her). Ritter as Jessica Jones was fun to watch, esp her relations with the 3 dudes.
  19. Warner over Smith as captain.

    He'll probably bounce back against them.
  20. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    But your analysis does not account for freak occurrences. For instance, consider Sergey Bubka who held the world record for 20+ years in pole vaulting. I think it's reasonable to assume that there will be 1-2 freaks if one waits for a sufficiently long period of time, i.e. if one goes back to a long enough time interval. Like Bradman. People will say he played against only 1 team effectively, and the competition was lower, etc. But, he still seems to be an anomaly according to me. In the modern era, even if he didn't average 100, he could have averaged 2/3rds that which would still be exceptional.
  21. Thommo - how quick was he?'

    It's called a speed gun.... allegedly.
  22. Rangana Herath joins 400 wickets club

    Indeed, he did. Along with Samaraweera.
  23. Cheteswar Pujara's overseas form

    I'm doubtful about SA because I expect tracks to be spicier this time (revenge for them after previous series on spin tracks).
  24. Raina's belly v Mishra's belly

    They should learn to control it... upwards.
  25. Keshav Maharaj

    I think he will outbowl the Indian spinners mostly because he knows the pitches and what to do.

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