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Most deadly ATG opening bowling pair

Deadliest opening bowling pair   

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  1. 1. Pick one!

    • Donald-Steyn
    • Hadlee-Bond
    • Lillee-McGrath
    • Marshall-Ambrose
    • Imran-Wasim
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On 4/4/2021 at 11:56 AM, DeepSpace said:

Don't know about ATG opening bowling, but in terms of itch of the forefinger, they are ATG for sure.

Rana and Hayat had good variations too. 150 mph forefinger fast ball when India was batting and the slow ones when the Pakistanis batted. 

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2 hours ago, Straight Drive said:

Lillee and Thompson was a quality pair which is missing in this list.The arrogance and brutal bowling of Thomson with a slingy kind of action and the much better accuracy of Lillee was a treat.

Lillee and Thomson were a deadly pair from 1974-76 especially during the England and WI tours down under. Too bad it did not last long when Thommo got injured and never gained his ferocious speed. Also the Packer defection broke the pair up. By the time a full strength Aus played Eng in 1979, Thommo was not even in the team.

 

Gavaskar faced Thommo in the 1977-78 tour and despite his reduced speed noted that he was fastest bowler he ever faced and over Marshall, Holding and Robert’s.

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