My TOP 3 BOWLERS of the DECADE? | #HoggsVlog | 2010-2019 Recap

Happy New Year to everyone! Let’s
celebrate by going through the best bowlers I’ve seen in the last decade on
Hogg’s Vlog. Well, I’ve got three spinners for you and
three quicks so I’m gonna go to the spin department first, because you need spin
to win and plus it’s my favorite art. Anyway now there are three main players
that I’m going to mention that have not made the cut. Nathan Lyon – leading wicket-taker in the spin department over the last decade
doesn’t make the cut. Jadeja from India – although he’s the
quickest left-arm bowler that’s reached 200 wickets in Test cricket – he doesn’t
make the cut either. And Graeme Swann. He only played five years in that decade -he didn’t play long enough so bad luck Graeme. Now the three spinners that I’ve
gone for. No.3 – Yasir Shah from Pakistan. He’s very good in the
subcontinent conditions but when he goes to Western conditions he needs to lift
in the next decade. But he’s the quickest bowler to ever reach 200 wickets in Test
cricket so he slots in just at no.3. Coming in at no.2 is a Sri Lankan – Herath, the left arm off spinner. Now the reason why I’ve gone for him is
because he’s taken over from Muralitharan. He’s carried that Sri Lankan bowling
attack. He doesn’t have the luxury of the pressure being built up from the other
end like a Nathan Lyon with a potent Australian bowling attack they’ve got. So Herath his performances have been phenomenal. Coming in at no.1 is Ravi Ashwin from India. He’s dynamite on Indian conditions
but he’s consistent wherever he goes in the world. He’s adaptable as well and he’s improving daily so he’s my no.1.
And he’s good in all three formats of the game. Now let’s go to the pace
bowlers. Pace bowlers I’ve missed out – a couple of players that need special mention: Southee, Boult from New Zealand. Shami, Sharma from India. Philander and
Rabada from South Africa and Cummins and Hazelwood from Australia. So the three that I’ve got for you: coming in at no.3 is
James Anderson from England. he’s played over 100 Test matches in that decade. No
one else has done it. He’s bowled more over than anyone else. He’s got
resilience, he’s got stamina and he’s the only bowler to reach 400
wickets over that decade period. He does well in the white ball format as well so
he’s my no.3. Coming in at no.2 is an Australian. He’s a left-arner. It’s Mitchell Starc. Yes he’s potent with the new ball in
the red ball and white ball formats but when the ball gets old he can reverse
swing it with pace as well. So Mitchell Starc for me comes in at no.2.
Well sorry there’s another left-armer that I’ve left off the list as well.
Mitchell Johnson through that decade but like Graeme Swann in the spin
Departmen,t he left the game too early. So who’s my number one bowler? He’s my
number one bowler in the decade but my number one bowler that I have seen in my
entire journey of cricket. It’s Dale Steyn, because my wife nominated him her
cricket crush/hall pass due to his intense sexy stare downs. What an absolute jet! He’s got the best
strike rate in Test cricket apart from Rabada but remember Rabada has only
played for a short period of time. Dale Steyn has kept his strike rate up over a
decade of cricket so Dale Steyn is my no.1 bowler. He bowls within
himself he can swing that new ball both ways but if the ball is not doing
anything he can amp up the pace and really bamboozle the opposition
players. So Dale Steyn for me in all formats of the game is my number one
bowler. And I’ve got to celebrate him as well because I’m at the beach, there’s
waves there and he loves to surf. But they’re my bowlers that I’ve loved over the last decade. If you disagree with me, well get your comments downstairs but, hey, just
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look at what’s happened over the past. There might be something there that you
enjoy as well. But thanks for joining me and have a good new year and I’ll see
you on the next Hogg’s Vlog.

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