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Harsh Thakor

Best opening spell ever in a test match by a fast bowler?

Best opening spell ever by a fast bowler in a test match ?  

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  1. 1. Best opening spell ever by a fast bowler in a test match ?

    • Dennis Lillee in 1981-82 v West Indies at Melbourne
    • Curtly Ambrose v England at Trinidad in 1994
    • Malcolm Marshall at Kanpur in 1983-84
    • Wasim Akram at Old Trafford in 1992
    • Kapil Dev at Lords in 1982.
    • Michael Holding at Melbourne in 1981-82
    • Glen Mcgrath at Lords in 2005
    • Srinath v South Africa at Ahmedabad in 1996
    • Imran Khan at Lahore in 1978-79 v India
    • Michael Holding at Barbados in 1981
    • Andy Roberts at Madras in 1974-75
    • Bob Willis at Old Trafford v Australia in 1981

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1.Curtly Ambrose at Trinidad in 1994

2.Malcolm Marshall at Kanpur in 1983-84

3.Dennis Lillee at Melbourne in 1981-82

4Wasim Akram at Old Trafford in 1992

5.Kapil Dev at Lords in 1982

6.Glen Mcgrath at Lords in 2005.

7.Michael Holding at Melbourne in 1981-82.

8.Imran Khan at Lahore in 1978-79.

9.Alan Donald v Pakistan in 2nd test in 1998

10.Michael Holding at Calcutta in 1983-84

11.Bob Willis v Australia at old Trafford in 1981

12.Andy Roberts at Madras in 1974-75





I can hardly remember an opening spell more explosive than Ambrose against England at Trinidad in 1994 who ripped of the flesh of the Englsih batting reminiscent of a cowboy mowing down opponents in a shootout.The batsmen were literally perplexed whether to play back or forward.At Kanpur Marshall's  disconcerting pace and bounce was literally unplayable ,like the attack of a viper.Lille at Melbourne against West Indies was the ultimate epitome of agression .At Lords in 1982 Kapil revealed glory of cricketing spirit in proportions rarely displayed ,taking seam movement to regions rarely traversed.At Old Trafford in 1992 Wasim took art of fast bowling to magical regions .Mcgrath at Lords in 2004 looked the ultimate bowling machine ,with the control of a motor car.Holding at Melbourne in 1981-82 created impact f an inferno with incredible sped through the air.Alan Donald simply mesmerized the Pakistani to order in 1998 in the 2nd test.








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