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Steyn better than Malinga?

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April 13, 2013

Posted by Witty_Cricketer on (April 15, 2013, 13:38 GMT)

Esha seems to suggest in every Huddle that Cameroon White had a disastrous season last year, last I checked he scored 479 runs at an Avg of 43.54 and a strike rate of 149.68, I suppose its not that bad after all!

Posted by   on (April 15, 2013, 9:54 GMT)

Both great bowlers but Malinga is definitely better in T20 with his variations - slow balls, yorkers and bouncers..particularly in Asian pitches.

Posted by KallisTheGreatest on (April 14, 2013, 10:13 GMT)

In t20's, Malinga is better & effective bowler than Dale.Stats confirmed it.Quality batsmen can easily handle steyn but not malinga. But dale is clear leader in tests.

Posted by   on (April 14, 2013, 7:41 GMT)

When it is overall T20 matches, Malinga is better than Steyn. Just see figures. Other than that Steyn has a better record.

Posted by   on (April 14, 2013, 7:20 GMT)

It's not that great bowlers doesn't have a bad day. A small stomachache can down a bowler in a given day or a slight discomfort in the tendon. But Steyn and Malinga have proven they are class apart by giving consistent performances. There are great in their own way. Steyn swings, Malinga slings. Hussey once said none of Malinga's wicket taking deliveries are good length deliveries. that's how different they are.

Posted by rocknrola on (April 14, 2013, 7:03 GMT)

Steyn is the best. Bowlin action of Malinga is weird and supports him to bowl yorkers more often.

Posted by   on (April 14, 2013, 6:26 GMT)

No doubt its Steyn.His line and length at that fiery pace is just awesome.One has to play out of his skin to see him off.....not may batsmen r capablee of that though!!

Posted by   on (April 14, 2013, 5:11 GMT)

Steyn's "meltdown" against AB de Villiers last year wasn't a meltdown at all. AB was just playing out of his skin. That was some of the most incredible batting I have ever seen. At one point Steyn delivered a pinpoint yorker on middle-and-leg at 150+kph. AB simply stepped back, opened his hips, and hit Dale inside-out for six from deep within his crease. There was absolutely no way Steyn could've bowled that ball better and he knew it - he just shrugged with a wry grin on his face.

Posted by   on (April 14, 2013, 4:20 GMT)

But,only Malinga can bowls Yorkers so consistently at the death overs.no body on this earth has a such an ability.

Posted by Nig_18 on (April 14, 2013, 2:54 GMT)

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