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India's bowling riches....

by Rohit

I've compiled a list of all the (Fast/Fast medium/Medium Fast/PK speed) bowlers in the World who would walk into an Indian T20 first XI. Feel free to add more names into the list...


Australia: I'm trying to think of a bowler who actually won't get selected. That's a toughie. Well here goes. Dirk Nannes, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Tait, Ryan Harris, Doug Bollinger, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brett Lee, Nathan Bracken, Clint McCay(?). I'm not including Watson because he is an allrounder and we don't have a spot left for one of those after the dominant displays by Pathan and Jadeja.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain(?). Not too many here because we can actually still beat Bangladesh. At least in ODI's and tests (If there are no parties scheduled 15 days before or after).

England: James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom, Tim Bresnan(?)(I can't believe England have made it to the semis and we haven't.....England! )

New Zealand: Shane Bond, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills

Pakistan: Again leaving people out is going to be difficult. Umer Gul, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Sami, Naved-ul-Hasan. Heck we wouldn't mind a Shoaib Akhtar, warts et al.

South Africa: Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Charles Langeveldt, Makhaya Ntini, Wayne Parnell.

Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando. A country with a population slightly more than Mumbai has two 145+ bowlers. At least the aussies have better genes, nutrition and training facilities.

West Indies: Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach, Fidel Edwards, Jermaine Lawson (Is he around?)

And people have trouble figuring out why we aren't good at T-20.

7 comments:

Nishant said...

Even Luke Wright is better than our bowlers. Unless you didnt want to include him coz he falls under the all-rounder category

Shridhar Jaju said...

You might want to check the Associates out as well...

Hamid Hassan would have a more than decent chance...

Naked Cricket said...

Don't know about the others but Brett Lee with his injuries is a sure shot. Good company for Yuvi too.

pRAFs said...

I mean think about a bowling attack consisting Shoaib,lee,bond and mortaza... the skipper and coach would be shitting bricks thinking of which one's gonna make it to the end of the day in one piece

kny789 said...

Stuart Clark, Burt Cockley, Graham Onions, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Martin, Darren Pattinson, Matthew Hoggard, Steve Harmison, Kulasekara, Angelo Matthews, James Franklin, Andrew Mcdonald, seriously is there a point to this? Note names such as Clark, Onions, Hilfenhaus, who can't even make it into their own sides atm

Rohit said...

@ Nishant...

Luke Wright has too much batting prowess to be a pure bowler. Heck, Kallis would make it ahead of him but like I said, we don't have a spot open.

@Shridhar Jaju...

I'll save that for when we kicked out of the actual WC at home next year...

@NC....

Would be tempted to have a speed gun test between an injured Lee bowling off a two step run up and a Praveen Kumar charging in from 30 yards...

@pRAFs...

Indeed. :)

@kny789..

Nope. No point. Just following my shrink's advice and letting it all out...:)

P.S. I wonder if Dennis Lillee will ever get a job after he leaves India with 20 years of producing the likes of Vinay Kumar on his resume....

Wes said...

Hilfenhaus is injured, he will definitely slot back into the side right after his return. He's a gem.

Cheers,
Wes

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