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    Name one bowler you'd like to face?

    I'd love to face Wasim Akram because I want to witness his swing from the best possible angle and see how cleverly he can ball. How about yourself?

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    Shoaib Akhtar, just to face the world's fastest bowler and feel how fast 160 km/h really is

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmarMalik View Post
    I'd love to face Wasim Akram because I want to witness his swing from the best possible angle and see how cleverly he can ball. How about yourself?
    You cannot really see the ball when it is coming at over 145 clicks. So no chance of spotting the swing if you are not a professional cricketer.

    I once faced a Ranji Trophy level bowler in my teens and could not spot the ball properly. He was obviously bowling over 135k+.

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    Non apart from Moeen Ali maybe

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    Sohail Tanvir. I still believe he takes the ball out of his pocket before delivering it

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    Adil Rashid, am always very hungry.

    @Markhor @Big Mac


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    I am a second team level club cricketer. A limited player in other words :-)

    A few years ago, I played against a first team spinner who had just returned from injury and was warming up playing for the 2nd team. I could hardly lay a bat on him. He was soooo good. 2nd team players tend to be good against medium pace - but against good spin.....it's a different scenario.

    I would love to face a Shane Warne. I would be completely rubbish and not lay a bat on him. But I'd love to see how good he is.

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    Lol I would probably want to face Shoaib Akhtar and see how it feels to face the fastest bowler in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Googly View Post
    I am a second team level club cricketer. A limited player in other words :-)

    A few years ago, I played against a first team spinner who had just returned from injury and was warming up playing for the 2nd team. I could hardly lay a bat on him. He was soooo good. 2nd team players tend to be good against medium pace - but against good spin.....it's a different scenario.

    I would love to face a Shane Warne. I would be completely rubbish and not lay a bat on him. But I'd love to see how good he is.
    Yeah, good spin is difficult because it's so much quicker than you expect. They come in and bowl at the same pace as some seamers you normally face.

    I'd love to face @shaz619 if he ever gathers the courage to come to the nets.

    Quote Originally Posted by ExplicitAI View Post
    Lol I would probably want to face Shoaib Akhtar and see how it feels to face the fastest bowler in the world.
    You wouldn't see anything

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    I once faced a guy who was bowling easily at 90 mph with the tape ball.So I don't want to face an even quicker bowler like Akhtar or Lee.

    I would like to face Warne.I am a legspinner myself and would like to face him even though I am just OK,even for a gully cricketer,with the bat.

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    Shane Warne, without question.


    If there is a better batsman than Sachin then he hasn’t arrived yet: Viv Richards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arham_PakFan View Post
    I once faced a guy who was bowling easily at 90 mph with the tape ball.So I don't want to face an even quicker bowler like Akhtar or Lee.
    You wanna know the scary thing? That guy probably wasn't even bowling 80mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
    You wanna know the scary thing? That guy probably wasn't even bowling 80mph.
    No,I'm pretty sure the guy was bowling above 85,I have played and watched a lot of gully cricket and some first class games in the stadium.He was very rapid,I haven't seen a faster bowler.Maybe he wasn't bowling at 90 mph but 85 mph isn't faroff.We live and play in the same neighbourhood.He is 21 so it's not like he wasn't well developed.He focused on his education otherwise he could have played FC.He played local u-19 with Sami Aslam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arham_PakFan View Post
    No,I'm pretty sure the guy was bowling above 85,I have played and watched a lot of gully cricket and some first class games in the stadium.He was very rapid,I haven't seen a faster bowler.Maybe he wasn't bowling at 90 mph but 85 mph isn't faroff.We live and play in the same neighbourhood.He is 21 so it's not like he wasn't well developed.He focused on his education otherwise he could have played FC.He played local u-19 with Sami Aslam.
    He's lost 5mph in pace in the space of 15 minutes

    The world is filled with amateur 'express' pacers who fail to hit 75 mph when you put them in front of a speed gun.

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    Khaled Mahmud Shujon (our chacha).It's just mouth watering to face dibly dubly bowlers.

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    Fast bowler would be impossible to play. So would prefer a spinner LOL.

    Warne
    Saqlain
    Murli

    I wish...

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    Mohammad Amir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
    He's lost 5mph in pace in the space of 15 minutes

    The world is filled with amateur 'express' pacers who fail to hit 75 mph when you put them in front of a speed gun.
    I'll stick by what I said.He was insanely quick,85 easily.I've watched Bhatti,Raees and Ehsan Adil bowl,who granted are not that quick but he was much faster.

    Anyways we can agree to disagree.

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    In the nets - Starc - see what all the fuss is about.

    In a match - Mohammad Yousuf

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    How about facing Jeff Thomson in his prime without wearing a helmet like the players of the 70's used to?


    If there is a better batsman than Sachin then he hasn’t arrived yet: Viv Richards

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    Any Indian bowler so I can smash them around and get an IPL contract.


    لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا الله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ الله

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
    He's lost 5mph in pace in the space of 15 minutes

    The world is filled with amateur 'express' pacers who fail to hit 75 mph when you put them in front of a speed gun.
    I wonder what speed I bowl at. Would be extremely disappointed if it's not 75 mph at least.


    لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا الله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ الله

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    Jadeja so I can tonk some sixes myself

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    Shane Warne and Murli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
    Yeah, good spin is difficult because it's so much quicker than you expect. They come in and bowl at the same pace as some seamers you normally face.

    I'd love to face @shaz619 if he ever gathers the courage to come to the nets.



    You wouldn't see anything
    Lol I probs smack him everywhere to the boundary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    I wonder what speed I bowl at. Would be extremely disappointed if it's not 75 mph at least.

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    Jasprit Bumrah.

    Would ensure I get free-hits too. @Chief Destroyer @shaz619 @Syed1


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    Lillee or Akhtar at full pace, just to get a sense of international-level speeds.

    About 9 years ago, at club in England, Gary Sobers bowled a few balls to me. It was old man bowling/chucking, but we were all grinning like kids at the very brief opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square Drive View Post
    Jasprit Bumrah.

    Would ensure I get free-hits too. @Chief Destroyer @shaz619 @Syed1
    Or if it's a flat pitch then maybe.....


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Shane Warne.


    "If this happens I will swim across the Charles River! In winter!" -- OZGOD on NZ batting 6 sessions

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    Kedar Jadhav. Will try to smash him for 6 sixes

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    Mohammad Yousuf

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    Right now - Amir/Starc

    All time - Wasim/Warne


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    Mustafizur Rehman, the only ATG candidate from the modern era.

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    Afridi bowling pace.

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    Wahab Riaz... even though he is phasst but he will be bowling utter filth so a novice batsman like me could still handle him.


    #Mein inko rolaonga

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander View Post
    Shoaib Akhtar, just to face the world's fastest bowler and feel how fast 160 km/h really is
    Yikes. Don't think you want to actually feel his delivery on your body.

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    Sachin, Kohli, Amla and Ponting so I can smash a boundary at least and feel good about smacking an international player.

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    He is the type of bowler I want to face

    Last edited by Abdullah719; 7th July 2017 at 00:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialisttailender View Post
    Yikes. Don't think you want to actually feel his delivery on your body.
    Even ATG Sachin and Dravid still get nightmares about it!!

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    Ajmal and Akhtar rby


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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Wahab Riaz... even though he is phasst but he will be bowling utter filth so a novice batsman like me could still handle him.
    The last thing you want in your life is for Riaz to read this post before bowling at you. We all know what he's capable of when fired up.


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    Yasir Shah in the UAE.

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    def mohammad asif. i wanna see that ball talk, but from a different angle


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    All the mazeydaar bowlers


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    malcolm marshall n shane warne in their pomp possibly the greatest pace bowler and spinner of all time

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    Hahah, people think they can face an express pacer.

    A cousin of mine (19 yo) is a local WK/Opener in a club in Pakistan. According to him after 130kph; it stops being funny ; and pace actually instills fear!

    He's only ever faced one (and erratic) 90mph* (or that's what everyone was saying) bowler in his life and he says there is huge difference between 130kph and 145kph.

    (*He managed to score 42 runs in that game but his team lost)

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    Saeed Ajmal & Waseem Akram.....


    Hey Jazba Junoon to himat na haar.......

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    Saeed Ajmal, for the opportunity of facing both a cricket ball and a baseball pitch at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhenSultansBowled View Post
    Hahah, people think they can face an express pacer.

    A cousin of mine (19 yo) is a local WK/Opener in a club in Pakistan. According to him after 130kph; it stops being funny ; and pace actually instills fear!

    He's only ever faced one (and erratic) 90mph* (or that's what everyone was saying) bowler in his life and he says there is huge difference between 130kph and 145kph.

    (*He managed to score 42 runs in that game but his team lost)
    This, this some more, and this again. People might think they could face a Wasim or an Akhtar, but even for one ball it will be nothing but a blur before it smashes onto your stumps. There are reasons these players are ATG.
    Never mind so called "trundlers" like Anwar Ali or Wahab Riaz. No, they're not great against other international players and they should not play at that level. But they would work out most amateur players within 1-2 balls at most. There is a reason they are professionals. They see things in a players stance/eyes/batting style that we don't.

    Now, assuming that I had the abilities to face any of these players, I would love to face Shahid Afridi. You just never know what you're going to get from him-a guy who's absolutely on song or is so bad as to be an easy target.

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    Shane Warne as not the a fast bowler so no fear of getting decapitated and yet, can admire the legendary turn that will bamboozle me as it has done in the past to real great batsmen...
    Last edited by NeVerMind; 7th July 2017 at 15:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proactive_ View Post
    Saeed Ajmal, for the opportunity of facing both a cricket ball and a baseball pitch at once.
    Baseball players don't extend their elbow either.

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    Michael "whispering death" Holding. The nickname says it all.


    PP's own self proclaimed sharpshooter and defender of Islam and Pakistan.

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    Ishant Sharma so just I could hit six 6s against him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Googly View Post
    I am a second team level club cricketer. A limited player in other words :-)

    A few years ago, I played against a first team spinner who had just returned from injury and was warming up playing for the 2nd team. I could hardly lay a bat on him. He was soooo good. 2nd team players tend to be good against medium pace - but against good spin.....it's a different scenario

    I would love to face a Shane Warne. I would be completely rubbish and not lay a bat on him. But I'd love to see how good he is.

    I have a really good defence against the faster bowlers but against spin I'm pretty hopeless,can't believe in this day and age I block and I don't even go for any shots,Comes natural maybe.

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    Tbh I would just Pad Warne off even before it bounced

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    I know one bowler the poms definitely don't wanna face. @shaz619 #darpok


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    Mohammad Amir.. and I'm pretty sure I would do much better than the spineless display Rohit and Kohli exhibited in the CT final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proactive_ View Post
    Mohammad Amir.. and I'm pretty sure I would do much better than the spineless display Rohit and Kohli exhibited in the CT final.
    Oh man such delusions are no good for health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    You cannot really see the ball when it is coming at over 145 clicks. So no chance of spotting the swing if you are not a professional cricketer.

    I once faced a Ranji Trophy level bowler in my teens and could not spot the ball properly. He was obviously bowling over 135k+.
    Wasim Akram was not a 145+ bowler. He was medium fast, around 130's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Any Indian bowler so I can smash them around and get an IPL contract.
    You definitely should. You can't do any worse than the current pakistani lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    You cannot really see the ball when it is coming at over 145 clicks. So no chance of spotting the swing if you are not a professional cricketer.

    I once faced a Ranji Trophy level bowler in my teens and could not spot the ball properly. He was obviously bowling over 135k+.
    Television really doesn't do justice to the pace of the game. When people are bowling at you at that pace - you have a split second to judge the length of the ball, whether to go forward or back, to attack or defend and where to place the ball.

    There's such little margin for error. Obviously you train your reflexes in the nets for hours as a pro, but when you face deliveries at that pace for the first time its quite a shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Television really doesn't do justice to the pace of the game. When people are bowling at you at that pace - you have a split second to judge the length of the ball, whether to go forward or back, to attack or defend and where to place the ball.


    There's such little margin for error. Obviously you train your reflexes in the nets for hours as a pro, but when you face deliveries at that pace for the first time its quite a shock.
    First time I faced deliveries at 80mph, I struggled to get on the front foot The pro's make it look easy but it took years of hard work and dedication to master their craft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Television really doesn't do justice to the pace of the game. When people are bowling at you at that pace - you have a split second to judge the length of the ball, whether to go forward or back, to attack or defend and where to place the ball.

    There's such little margin for error. Obviously you train your reflexes in the nets for hours as a pro, but when you face deliveries at that pace for the first time its quite a shock.
    I think for a 90mph ball you get between 0.4-0.6s reaction time, I forgot what was the exact figure. Ridiculous times to react. Fast ball games like cricket, baseball you need insane reflexes.

    This article helps:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zy476fr

    In my view it feels quicker than half a second for the ball to come onto the bat, my eyes can't follow the ball at all! Haha
    @shaz619 you might like the article too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rightarmfast View Post
    Wasim Akram was not a 145+ bowler. He was medium fast, around 130's.
    He was bowling at almost 140kph as a 37-year-old during the 2003 World Cup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by idrizzy View Post
    I think for a 90mph ball you get between 0.4-0.6s reaction time, I forgot what was the exact figure. Ridiculous times to react. Fast ball games like cricket, baseball you need insane reflexes.

    This article helps:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zy476fr

    In my view it feels quicker than half a second for the ball to come onto the bat, my eyes can't follow the ball at all! Haha
    @shaz619 you might like the article too.
    Great read thanks mate, these pro's never get enough credit; those whom have played at the club level at the very least will appreciate how good they are


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    He was bowling at almost 140kph as a 37-year-old during the 2003 World Cup.
    He wasn't. He was bowling around 130's and tonking around 137 at his fastest. That was his consistent speed ever since 99, from when they started showing speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rightarmfast View Post
    He wasn't. He was bowling around 130's and tonking around 137 at his fastest. That was his consistent speed ever since 99, from when they started showing speeds.
    Still, the ball swings more from 130-140 kph than it does at 140+ kph.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rightarmfast View Post
    He wasn't. He was bowling around 130's and tonking around 137 at his fastest. That was his consistent speed ever since 99, from when they started showing speeds.
    And he was 33 in 1999. Most fast-bowlers start losing speed by that age.

    I said almost 140kph because I saw several videos where he was clocking 135-139 in the World Cup.

    Regardless, your claim of him being a 130kph Indian-esque trundler is ridiculous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rightarmfast View Post
    He wasn't. He was bowling around 130's and tonking around 137 at his fastest. That was his consistent speed ever since 99, from when they started showing speeds.
    Wrong. Wasim was quick (at least mid 140s) in his earlier days before he got diagnosed with diabetes (in 1997 I think), after that he had to cut the pace down and age caught on to him as well. His average pace then was around 135 but he could still push 140 sometimes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ6rGvvvOy4&t=256s

    ^Watch from the 21st minute.


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    Saeed Ajmal turning it both ways

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    Mohammad Yousuf


    Did he ever bowl? If not I would go with that option as well..

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