Crash Craddocks best Australian players

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  1. Pennies

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    His career should be judged on its completion but through no fault of his own he has not yet faced a fast bowling great. Which makes it hard trying to compare him better than Waugh or Border. (I never saw Chappell)
    No one is having a go at him, he can only play what is in front of him.
    Anderson, Broad, Steyn, Philander, Rabada plus a few others around are fine bowlers when it suits them but Smith hasn't played against a fast bowling great like Marshall, Ambrose, Donald, Hadlee, Waqar or Akram. Border has played against every one of them and Waugh most of them. How would those two average if they were playing today? or if Smith was playing in their era?
     
  2. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    Who has in this era? fact is Smith is streets ahead of anyone else
     
  3. Meth

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    Doesn’t Warne belong on that list? Massive wanker, but a hell of a bowler
     
  4. Showtime

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    I think Smith is successful in any era and will go on to break most records.
     
  5. El Diablo

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  6. JJ

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    Steyn is a great bowler, as good as anyone - but of course Smith probably hasn't faced him at his best - not sure...
     
  7. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    if we had a top 10 wankers list, yeh, he's no 1, head and shoulders
     
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    No other batsman has faced the quality of bowlers that AB did through this career.
     
  9. Blade23

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    AB and Tugga would average more now. Flatter pitches, a weaker stable of opposition bowlers and the option of using bats that have the thickness of tree branches.
     

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