After picking up his 400th wicket earlier today, Dale Steyn joins an elite list that is home to some of the best bowlers to have every played cricket. But the big question is, is he the best bowler of the modern era?
If you don't think he is, here is a stat that will change your mind.
No bowler with over 400 wickets has a strike rate lower than 50, Hadlee is the best with 50.8, Steyn's SR is 41.6 And no bowler who has taken at least 150 wickets has a better strike rate than Steyn has.
I would struggle to argue with him being the best.
Genuine pace, doesn't need swinging conditions to take wickets. For a seam bowler to have a test bowling average of 22 in Asia is incredible. His worst bowling average is in Europe where it is 31. Figures rarely lie. Steyn is the best I have ever seen in the flesh, and he is a lovely guy having spoken to him at a Kent game for a couple of hours.
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
Dec 31, 2020 8:55:05 GMT
Mattzo: I hope you are all well, and good luck for 2021.
Dec 29, 2020 20:14:16 GMT
nemouk: Merry Boxing Day Test Eve!
Dec 25, 2020 12:59:41 GMT
waughandpeace: Merry Christmas all, and a happy new year - fingers crossed we'll all be back watching more cricket in 21
Dec 25, 2020 2:01:50 GMT
pierredelafranchesca: Gale and Pyrah to support Lions as coaches.....OK, i mean Gale has been shit for Yorks and is potentially neck deep in this racism case, but sure why not. In fact, keep the useless prick.
Dec 1, 2020 14:52:55 GMT
Balladeer: Definitely needed to be a thread. I came up with one of the same answers as you because I can't see the chatbox on mobile.
Jun 22, 2020 16:14:58 GMT