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Who are India's best pacers in their ODIs history

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Well okay Irfan Pathan was a brilliant bowler when he started his career in 2004. For about 2-3 years he was a gun new ball bowler picking up wickets in all formats. In 2006/07 he lost his pace and became a better batsman than a bowler. I remember despite scoring a hundred in a practice game in 2006 tour to SA, Indian management sent Pathan back to work on his bowling. His bowling had gone downhill. Here is the source:

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/pathan-sent-back-home-273871

 

He did comeback to become a better T20 bowler for India with his cutters in the middle overs but again this was time India unearthed, Ishant Sharma, RP Singh, Sreesanth, Munaf Patel who all were pacy and were performing better. Irfan just lost his place. He did comeback for that Test series in 2008 and played in Perth to get some wickets but again he wasn't considered for Tests anyways at that time.There was no conspiracy and it was not as if he was bowling brilliantly. He was very slow, mostly hovering around 125-130 KPH and had lost his inswing to right handers. We had Praveen Kumar to bowl at that pace already at that time. 

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