The more you watch today's bowlers, the more you appreciate the two W's; they were exceptional with both new and old ball. Today, it seems everyone prefers the old ball. Shoaib Akhtar remains the fastest bowler at 35. The fit, furious fighter is our best bowler. But why isn't he swinging the new ball? We've recently seen Anderson, Broad, Steyn etc swing the new ball in same conditions. Razzaq is, unfortunately, our other new ball bowler at the moment. I cant recall him swinging the new ball well, not even in his prime. He was never a new ball bowler. All of his historical performances have come with the old ball. Even today he would prefer the old ball. Gul is well known exponent of reverse swinging the old ball and almost nothing with the new ball. Wahab is being used as a first change bowler. Again, his impressive bits have come with the old ball reversing. Rana is probably the best new ball bowler in recent times I can remember who can actually swing the ball. He's also an expert with the old ball. Sohail Tanvir is the other guy who likes the new cherry and swings it well. I dont think I've ever seen him reverse swing though. Aizaz Cheema was swinging the new ball very effectively in the RBS T20 earlier this year. I dont know about his old ball exploits. Anwar Ali will always be remember for his remarkable banana inswingers from that under 19 world cup, even if he never makes it to Pakistan team. But does he even have an outswinger yet? Mohammed Sami lost his new ball swing long time ago. Rao Iftikhar could swing the new ball a bit, but he was still used as first change bowler. I wouldn't be surprised he too prefers the old ball. Yasir Arafat and Hammad Azam too operate with the old ball. Tanvir Ahmed has been on the bench of the national squad forever now, and we dont know much about him except that he has a good record. We need a new ball bowler who can preferably swing a bit to get the opposition in some trouble. Shoaib Akhtar would have been devastating had he been swinging the new ball. But as it shows, his pace by itself wont get the top players too often. At least one guy from the other end should be able to swing, and it aint Razzaq. Of these bowlers above, I'd like Rana to be drafted in to the ODI side and T20 side. He can swing the new ball, the old ball, has at least two very effective slower ones, and he can bat as well.