The debate behind the title of “Greatest Spinner in Test Cricket History” usually comes down to two candidates, namely Shane Warne of Australia and Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka. This debate, like most cricket debates, seems quite inane and pointless to the casual observer, but generates quite a lot of fervour among cricket fans. At this point, I would like to point out the poll on the side and give you the opportunity to cast a vote. The results are, at the moment, quite close with Warne, garnering 54%, and Murali, garnering 46%.
So, while I probably won’t write the full article until I get back to university, this post is just to give a quick summary on the standard arguments on both sides to help any undecideds.