The Vaas effect

Traditionally, fast bowlers have been hunting in pairs. Their names tend to be synonymous with another bowler. Gregory and McDonald, Constantine and Martindale, Lindwall and Miller, Trueman and Statham, Hall and Griffith, Lillee and Thomson, Ambrose and Walsh, Wasim and Waqar, McGrath and Gillespie, Donald and Pollock and Anderson and Broad have all bowled in tandem with great success.

Chaminda Vaas, arguably the best seamer Sri Lanka has seen, often partnered with Muttiah Muralidarana, the world’s best spinner. They shared many great partnerships together, not only leading the team to great heights, but their careers to unprecedented levels.

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