SHANE WARNE VS
MUTTIAH MURALITHARAN

The first instalment in our new series where we compare two legendary cricketers from the same generation. Rather than necessarily settle the debate on who is ‘better’, this series attempts to illustrate who had a greater say in dictating his country’s cricketing fortunes.

WHEN BRESNAN REINED INDIA IN

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. India were piling on the runs, only to be derailed by Tim Bresnan. Having already clipped Sehwag's wings, he made further inroads - claiming four more top/middle-order wickets. The home team slumped from 305 for 4 to 338 all out. Bresnan was highly restrictive and his effort (5 for 48 in 10 overs) remains the highest impact bowling performance across India-England encounters in India.

CHRISTIAAN JONKER

Country:
South Africa

Role: 
Middle-order batsman
Strengths
:
Runs Tally Impact, Strike Rate Impact, Consistency.