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Old May 26, 2013, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Gowza
i do however find it hard to place the older spinners who played on uncovered wickets, no doubt they were very very good but it's hard to compare them to spinners of today who don't get to play on those minefields. batsmen on the other hand, the ones who succeeded on uncovered wickets should certainly have succeeded on covered wickets.
But isn't by the same logic its hard to place the older pacers who bowled to batsmen without proper protection (chest guards, helmets) to the modern pacers who don't have the luxury to ball just fast and short and get away with it. How successful would Larwood or Gilchrist be in the modern era? on the other hand, imagine batsmen facing Brett Lee or Dale Steyn without a helmet.
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