HEADLINE: Star-studded Pride squad for Super50 campaign

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link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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1/9/17 6:23:05 AM 

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Selectors here have named a star-studded Barbados Pride 14-man squad to contest this month’s Regional Super50.

The side boasts 12 current West Indies players, making them one of the pre-tournament favourites for the January 24 to February 18 one-day championship carded for Antigua and Barbados.

Test Captain Jason Holder will lead the squad which includes Test Vice-Captain Kraigg Brathwaite, and fellow Test teammates Carlos Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Kemar Roach, and Jomel Warrican.

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link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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1/9/17 9:06:19 AM 
On paper the tournament is for them win but let's see what the other teams have to say on the field about that since anything less than a win would be a failure for this Pride team.
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link analyst-kid Joined: Feb 22, 2003
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1/9/17 9:28:05 AM 
In reply to Slipfeeler

On paper the team looks good to win a four day tournament...nuff solid gritty batsmen in Kraigg,Hope and Chase....but a good one day score also requires quick scoring. Can Carter,Dowrich,Holder and Brathwaite consolidate and deliver if Kraigg and Hope go early?

Then there is the new List A opener in Alleyne, and question marks surrounding the form of Benn and Roach.

The Pride squad could be the side to win tournament but they are qustions to be answered.....the Red Force defending champions are still the odds on favorites to win and the ones to beat with the threatening Jaguars also posed to answer questions.

link openning Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/9/17 11:43:30 AM 
All I am looki forward to from this group, is for the batsman to score runs, with a ST over ninety and the bowlers to take wickets.
These guys are still young, I am only looking to see them taking advantage of what they have learn ithe last ouple of years

link voiceofreason Joined: Jan 20, 2004
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1/9/17 11:52:45 AM 
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Star studded?? Just show me their LIST A stats... This star studded bunch.


Lawdamussy! What Bajan cricket come to when these jokers can be considered STAR STUDDED. smile

link openning Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/9/17 11:57:32 AM 
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Man don't be jealous of people calling Pride a team of stars.
A Starboy in your team, lets hope he and Bonner can get along.
lol lol

link analyst-kid Joined: Feb 22, 2003
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1/9/17 12:39:29 PM 
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This team will learn. But truth is, at this level Kraigg,Hope, Carter and Dowrich are very capable batsmen at this level. If Alleyne comes off and Jason and Carlos delivers...WATCH OUT!

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/9/17 1:31:16 PM 
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the Red Force defending champions are still the odds on favorites to win and the ones to beat


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link Halliwell Joined: May 14, 2005
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1/9/17 1:32:38 PM 
Star studded lol

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/9/17 1:36:13 PM 
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Crowds throughout the region will fill the stadia to capacity wherever these stars play bruh. cool

link Halliwell Joined: May 14, 2005
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1/9/17 1:39:42 PM 
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They were bad enough calling the side star studded
But took the cake when they named 9 players in that group! lol

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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1/9/17 1:41:29 PM 
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Will be interesting to see if this Pride team can muster up to expectations, many teams are waiting to deflate such expectations.

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/9/17 1:55:20 PM 
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I believe the term "Star studded" was used relative to the tournament.

For this tournament, Barbados Pride has 12 players who currently represent West Indies.

Representing west indies is supposed to be the pinnacle of the game in the region. Only the very best players in the region get to represent west indies. Or supposed to anyway.

Compared to the other territories and their representation on the west indies team (or more accurately, lack thereof), Barbados Price IS star studded bruh.

link analyst-kid Joined: Feb 22, 2003
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1/9/17 2:13:11 PM 
THEY COULD VERY WELL BE STAR STUDDED. West Indies cricket is 80% mental and if these guys are all young and have gained confidence after playing against India,Sri Lanka,Pak,Eng,Aus and SA then do not be surprised if they do live up to expectations.

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/9/17 2:20:53 PM 
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When Barbados is strong....West Indies is strong.

link openning Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/9/17 2:21:42 PM 
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We Bajans are proud of our Stars.
Go Pride go.

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link sunfish Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/9/17 3:33:11 PM 
I think T&T has the best side in the tournament and I expect them to win it. Because one of or both Lewis and Hope will fire at the top and Mohammed and Ramdin will steady the middle. And the bowlers in Ravi and Shannon and co are wicket takers.

T&T all the way..

link analyst-kid Joined: Feb 22, 2003
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1/9/17 3:52:20 PM 
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I agree that Red Force are the best side in the tournament. But one year represents a big change in regional cricket.

Last year the Pride's batting was mainly Smith, Kraigg and Dowrich...Smith failed many times and Kraigg and Dowrich came thru for them...when Kraigg and Smith fell cheaply in the finals...the Pride fell....I expect MORE batsmen to emerge for Pride this time around as they mature and build confidence.

Red Force has excellent bowling, last year it was Bravo and Ramdin who held the batting together over and over....I expect Lewis and Hope to improve but there is no Bravo...THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT LOSS as he is to me the best batsman in the WI esp in this format.

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/9/17 4:14:18 PM 
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he is to me the best batsman in the WI esp in this format.

Not any more.

Get used to it.

Besides....wunnuh have Jonathan Carter

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1/10/17 11:06:39 AM 
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big grin big grin big grin

link tc1 Joined: Jun 12, 2004
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1/10/17 5:15:05 PM 
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u always have to say something,.... trying to diss Bajans cricketers

link che Joined: Dec 9, 2002
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1/10/17 5:31:41 PM 
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Imu de android tekkin he best shot at irony... mofo be lame doah ...

AK talks up Bim players den seh 'but'

lol lol lol

link nick2020 Joined: Jul 2, 2012
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1/10/17 7:18:00 PM 
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I woulda bet a billion dollars imusic would be in here doing de dog.

Unfortunately I could find no takers.

link analyst-kid Joined: Feb 22, 2003
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1/11/17 1:10:15 AM 
In reply to che

The Bajan players are at a point where they must show they are match winners.

Hence my "but" ....they should be winning this tournament so we will wait and see.

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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1/11/17 4:17:27 AM 
In reply to analyst-kid

How many matches will Carlos play for Bim? He's currently playing Big Bash in Australia, and he's down to play T20 cricket in the PSL in the UAE, starting Feb 9.

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