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Anderson and Broad
« on: February 21, 2023, 11:03:53 PM »

Nice tribute by ECB:

https://youtu.be/DqK1S40JOMw
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Re: Anderson and Broad
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2023, 11:07:54 PM »

I wonder what they all will wear on their feet soon?
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Re: Anderson and Broad
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2023, 10:48:10 AM »

Jimmy back at number 1 bowler in the world today.
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Re: Anderson and Broad
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2023, 11:22:28 AM »

Jimmy back at number 1 bowler in the world today.
A top class athlete, everything to like about him.
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Re: Anderson and Broad
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2023, 04:12:27 PM »

And at 40 years old too. It really is remarkable he must be our best ever test bowler.

Stokes skippering has been bold so far but the first thing he did was get Broad and Anderson back in the fold after the Windies tour.

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Re: Anderson and Broad
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2023, 04:39:52 PM »

Best is such a subjective term, how you compare across eras? I would definitely have Jimmy in the conversation for the greatest though. Feel like that captures the longevity, the records, the moments of sheer brilliance and the pure hard work that goes into being a top pro for that long.
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Re: Anderson and Broad
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2023, 05:04:24 PM »

Best is such a subjective term, how you compare across eras? I would definitely have Jimmy in the conversation for the greatest though. Feel like that captures the longevity, the records, the moments of sheer brilliance and the pure hard work that goes into being a top pro for that long.

I reckon hes in the conversation Yes :D and its a very short one
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Re: Anderson and Broad
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2023, 05:54:44 PM »

I don't think fans from other proud cricketing nations will ever agree, but I think he probably is the best at this point. A legend for so many different reasons
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Re: Anderson and Broad
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2023, 06:11:44 PM »

I reckon there have been better seamers but nobody who has matched the longevity and the breadth of achievement Anderson has. He's mastered so many different skills as well without the benefit of being really seriously quick.
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Re: Anderson and Broad
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2023, 06:15:48 PM »

The original suggestion from ppccopener is that he was OUR best ever test bowler. By OUR im assuming he meant Englands. Which is what I was agreeing with.

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Re: Anderson and Broad
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2023, 06:20:55 PM »

Yes indeed I did mean Englands best. Agreed its hard to compare eras as some of us believe who we have seen is the best.
I grew up watching Viv and still maintain he is the best batsman Ive ever seen.
 
With Anderson its the skill level thats so high, I find it hard to believe England has had a better bowler.

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Re: Anderson and Broad
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2023, 11:00:21 AM »

Anderson's had so much success that even just half his career would be enough to make him a great, it's unbelievable. In the second half of his career (so far) he's taken 394 poles at 22.68, which is a remarkably similar record to Dale Steyn's entire test match career.
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Re: Anderson and Broad
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2023, 11:51:27 AM »

I reckon there have been better seamers but nobody who has matched the longevity and the breadth of achievement Anderson has. He's mastered so many different skills as well without the benefit of being really seriously quick.
Second this,
Key is Anderson's fitness level at this age, no one has achieved this!
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