Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches in Cricket Talk Posted yesterday at 08:53 AM 2 hours ago, rkt.india said: @Muloghonto disagrees. bowlers in 70s-80s used to bowl 95 mph whole day Its all exaggeration and fantasy. The benefit they had at that time was almost till 83 hardly any good protective gears and no restriction on bumper barrage. So naturally batsmen were afraid once a batsmen got hit . Fact that WI at that time had a battery of fast bowlers and played 4 of them in every match made them lethal. I do think only 2-3 guys were express or intimidating like Thommo, Holding , Marshall and guys like Shoib , Brett Lee of our times easily matched them both in terms of pace & intimidation. You can clearly make that out from whatever clips of yesteryear bowling we have .