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Top 10 bowlers who never got their due because of the greatness of their peers 

A look at some of the fast bowlers who could have been more famous had it not been for their more illustrious peers.

Top 5 / Top 10 12 Jan 2018, 03:50 IST

Team sport of any nature can be cruel since the singular talents of one particular player is often overshadowed due to the prowess of others and in that regard, cricket is no exception.

Over the course of cricket's history, plenty of gifted bowlers have been perhaps a bit unfortunate to have played at the same time and hence, their own achievements were overshadowed by the heroics of their more illustrious peers.

Those bowlers have been in existence in cricket since the game first started and here is a look at 10 of those who never got their due despite their excellence.

#10 Nathan Lyon

Bangladesh v Australia - 2nd Test: Day 4

Following the retirement of Shane Warne, arguably the greatest spin bowler in history, Australia tried a range of spinners with little success.

The emergence of Nathan Lyon in 2011 finally put an end to that problem and went on to become one of the best spin bowlers in the world.

However, it seems he does not get appreciated as much as he should be and perhaps it is due to Lyon's unspectacular style, both as a bowler and a person.

Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are the alpha males of the bowling line up and whatever Lyon does is perhaps taken for granted.

However, his stock rose a lot following his brilliant showing in India last year and perhaps, by the time he finished his career, Lyon will be appreciated much more by the cricket fans at large. 

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