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Discussion in 'Cricket Discussion' started by MattW, Feb 3, 2015.
Thread for discussing the West Indies Cricket Team
West Indies looked awful yesterday. Zimbabwe and Ireland have a very good chance of beating them I reckon.
And that's why we will see a team not belonging top 8s, making their way into the quarter finals.
Well after yesterday's game, cant see West Indies making it to the next round. Good inns from Simmons, a mature one from him, disgusting bowling but think WI were always a 20-30 runs shy!
Hopefully Clive can inspire them to greatness.
Pakistan seem to be everyone's favorite to get in form. First India and then us. What a whirlwind knock by Gayle but hey, we do not know when he will click next. Marlon played amazing too though slow but it was the need of the hour for someone to hang around with Gayle at the other end.
What is best about this team is Taylor. He is bowling like he was never away from cricket. There was a point when he almost seriously considered retiring and here he is now bowling with pace and swing like he ever had.
Miller needs to bowl better than that. He needs to dominate the teams like Zimbabwe and that with both ball and bat if he wants to take the place of lead spinner in the WI for there are quite a few takers for the spot. Narine, Benn, Badree, Permaul, Bishoo et all. He has the chance to prove it while Narine is still sitting out. Once he is in, it will incredibly difficult for anyone else to grab the spot.
We should use this opportunity to give Carter the confidence to bowl at the international level. He should definitely get some overs under his belt. I feel it will do a world of good for him.
I am really pleased to see Jerome Taylor back to his best. Quality player and the Windies need some good pace bowlers again. Got the makings of a good attack.
Brendan gets a rough one but that will make the case for Miller even worse. Miller is bowling as if he was never an international material which is far from truth.
Yes, now that we have someone we can look at and call him our able spearhead, we do have the potential. Rampaul has been bowling well domestically and all we need is Roach back at his best again. An attack comprising of Taylor-Roach-Rampaul-Narine-Sammy/Bravo/Russell-Holder looks quite good. I also think we need to find a regular place for Simmons. He is a fine bloke able to change gears and can be perfect #3. Marlon is a simple batsman but with more aggressiveness in batting so he can be at #4. I hope WICB and WIPA solve out there issues and we can see both Bravo and Pollard back in again.
According to me, the best team would be:
Test (Beyond Chanders)
Chris Gayle/Adrian Barath
Fidel Edwards/Shannon Gabriel
Why let Simmons keep in ODIs when Ramdin is fine there? Russell got to be in their somewhere for sre
Not sure about Johnson as a international player, would be more inclined to look at Jason Mohammed and i'm sure Edwards days as a test bowler are over. Holder, Cummins, Beaton certainly ahead of him.
Somebody needs to get Barath back playing cricket and scoring runs, serious little talent just going to waste.
Barath is not even breaking into the T&T team. Not sure exactly what went wrong but I have noticed that he started goin downhill after IPL 1, possibly the 60 he made in one of those games at IPL 1 has messed him up.
Agreed Edwards is more or less done and dusted.
I now remember that Barath had actually asked to take a break from cricket before the start of this WICB domestic season.
Shannon Gabriel has alot of work to do still, just goes to show the poor standard of fast bowling in the caribbean these days. Other than leon Johnson there the batting lineup looks the best, any thoughts on Russel playing tests, last I heard Lloyd was looking at him!
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Given his bad back and how much he is being hampered by it how much longer can he play?
How Much Longer For Gayle-Force Winds
Jason Holder: 'West Indies could be up there in five years' | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo
Got a lot of Graeme Smith vibes reading that, very well spoken, maybe this baptism by fire could prove just as effective. However, I don't necessarily agree with the 5 year projection of his, or Curtly Ambrose's 15 years, has to be somewhere in the middle.
they seem to be active under new coach, he is trying to rope in the ipl players too
WI coach Simmons opens door for IPL quintet | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo
Interesting to see if five years from now he himself become a mercenary for the IPL and alike leagues! If not WI will be a force to reckon with in both ODI and tests.