HEADLINE: Davis queries WI team selections for England Test series

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link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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7/24/17 6:41:29 AM 

EX-TRINIDAD and Tobago and West Indies opening batsman Bryan Davis has queried the selection of the 15-member Windies team for their forthcoming three-Test series, away to England.

Among the players chosen by the selection panel, headed by Courtney Browne, were Barbadian-born Kyle Hope (who is an opening batsman for the TT Red Force) and Raymon Reifer (a left-handed all-rounder for the Guyana Jaguars).

Both Hope and Reifer are the only members of the 15-man team who are yet to play Test cricket, while Reifer has never featured at the international level.

In a recent interview, Davis commented, “These fellahs are very fortunate because they’re Bajans. There are nine Barbadians on the team. The last time you had nine Barbadians on a touring team like that was to England in 1966.

I remember it well.

“Now that seems to be starting again (under the new selection panel). I’m seeing more and more Barbadians, of very average ability, being forced into the team, and given second looks all the time. I’m seeing a lot of personal insularity in this thing.


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link Drapsey Joined: Dec 26, 2007
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7/24/17 7:06:28 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Now some Bajans will show up asking where was Bryan when his countryman Carew as head-selecta used to fill up the team with his Trini countrymen.

link Cleg Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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7/24/17 7:52:13 AM 
And if you don’t have the right technique, and you don’t move your feet and get in line with the ball, you’re in trouble


Obivously dont know that the stats...9...5..0..0..6 belongs to mr good technique Daren Ganga in Eng.

..and as skipper to boot.

A lot of top players reckon this "move your feet thing" is BS...or at least overated.

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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7/24/17 8:13:31 AM 
In reply to Cleg

Obivously dont know that the stats...9...5..0..0..6 belongs to mr good technique Daren Ganga in Eng.


That is the past, focus on the present team; Is Mr. Davis criticism correct?

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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7/24/17 9:04:58 AM 
Courtney Browne dropped the ball. He should have picked 11 Bajans. Maybe after the England tour if WI don't get beaten too badly.

link che Joined: Dec 9, 2002
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7/24/17 9:23:52 AM 
WTF!!! Shytehound tit Cry-ann Davis dissin world champs shock shock

Gary Sobers, captain
Conrad Hunte, vice-captain
David Allan
Rawle Brancker
Basil Butcher
Joey Carew
Rudolph Cohen
Lance Gibbs
Charlie Griffith
Wes Hall
Jackie Hendriks
David Holford
Rohan Kanhai
Peter Lashley
Easton McMorris
Seymour Nurse
Joe Solomon

Onli 1 tit can test da Baje 9 daz lara lol lol lol

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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7/24/17 9:46:20 AM 
In reply to che

Mount gay Che

How many players have played a full season in England?

How many players can play the moving ball?

The above experience cannot be taught in a couple of weeks
in camp by Law.

This is what Davis is referring to.


lol lol lol

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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7/24/17 9:49:48 AM 
In reply to Cleg

Let us post facts.

Ganga made the team based on his middle order batting for T&T.

He was thrown into the opening bat position.

Notice the position he played for T&T.

He was giving the captaincy owing to injuries and had little
support from team mates.

See the difference leading T&T in India.

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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7/24/17 9:52:38 AM 
In reply to Headley

Maybe after the England tour if WI don't get beaten too badly.


WE are going to get a cutarse of epic proportions.

Any movement on that pitch of the ball and we will score under 150

link che Joined: Dec 9, 2002
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7/24/17 9:58:24 AM 
Whe tci...

ah reckon colonial honkie Major Noot groom sgtd jones and sudden...

u gats de las wurd

lol lol lol

link analyst-kid Joined: Feb 22, 2003
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7/24/17 10:00:37 AM 
So who are his alternatives? Trinis with sub 30 batting averages like Lewis,Bravo,Simmons and Pollard?

Kyle Hope topped the Trinidad batting averages in the four day tournament, Raymon Reifer was by far the leading allrounder in the Guyana batting and bowling averages and this man bemoaning the team full of Bajans. (May I add the leading allrounder in the Trinidad four day team was another Bajan,Primus)

I have no beef with Beaton but Cummins for example has played in English conditions and he is a swing bowler with pace...so to me it is touch and go. Beaton for the experienced Roach is also touch and go but Roach and Cummins lead all the fastbowlers in the four day tournament bowling averages.

link jen Joined: Jan 4, 2008
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7/24/17 10:19:00 AM 
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Bravo, Simmons can't be in the equation as at the time of picking the squad, amnesty wasn't reach as yet. So to be fair to Browne and co, that was off the table.

My biggest beef with the selectors is the apparent easy "excuse" to shove in some, and leave out some. You have a few people who can't even make BIM list A team but been ah play for West Indies. That is utter ******* of the highest calibre.

Kraigg, Shai, Chase, Holder, Dowrich, Cummins all have merit to the test team, so it's nothing against bajan. And as far as i'm concern, Kyle Mayers is a better pick for England than Raymon Reifer. The opener cupboard very bleak as well so can't blame them for trying Kyle Hope. Powell got a good bit of ODI's and didn't capitalise. If you check regionals, not much openers putting up them hands to chose from.

link Cleg Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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7/24/17 10:39:40 AM 
In reply to Emir

That is the past, focus on the present team; Is Mr. Davis criticism correct?


Read the rest of the post.

link Cleg Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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7/24/17 10:41:15 AM 
In reply to sgtdjones

and had little
support from team mates.


BS!!

link tc1 Joined: Jun 12, 2004
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7/24/17 10:51:42 AM 
In reply to sgtdjones

Davis could not play any balls, moving or non-moving. he was Sobers friend.

link Cleg Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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7/24/17 10:53:23 AM 
In reply to sgtdjones

He was thrown into the opening bat position.


Irrelevant!
His so-call "good technique" was suppose to help him in England.

All it did was made him a walking LBW.

link doublecentury Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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7/24/17 11:01:55 AM 
The post was about the current selections.

If you have decided to bring back Bravo there is no cricketing reason he is behind some of that squad.

link doublecentury Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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7/24/17 11:01:59 AM 
But we will get beat badly anyway..

link defeyeant Joined: Feb 1, 2003
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7/24/17 11:11:06 AM 
aside from the Vincy fella Ambris who I feel deserve a chance in the one day setup I'm wondering who else was hard done by this squad?

link openning Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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7/24/17 11:29:39 AM 
Bryan only name one player, all his other talk is pure nonsense.
Pick your team Bryan, then we can have a discussion, the same goes for all people on this mb.
Pick allyuh teams, lets see if we agree to any player, being selected.

link Kay Joined: Feb 1, 2015
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7/24/17 12:00:58 PM 
I think his point is that they are all mediocre whether they come from Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana or Win/Lee Islands, so why not an equal distribution of the shytehounds instead of 9 from Bim? smile

link che Joined: Dec 9, 2002
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7/24/17 12:01:51 PM 
In reply to tc1

Oh shyte!!!

lol lol lol

link openning Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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7/24/17 12:45:29 PM 
In reply to jen

Kyle Mayers is a better pick for England than Raymon Reifer. The opener cupboard very bleak as well so can't blame them for trying Kyle Hope. Powell got a good bit of ODI's and didn't capitalise. If you check regionals, not much openers putting up them hands to chose from.


Base on what? I doubt it performance over the last 2 years, during the regional 4-day tournament.

link dayne Joined: May 29, 2007
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7/24/17 12:54:57 PM 
The WI team should be praying for hot late summer weather in England, that would give them a climatic chance, the ball would move around less. However, IMO the Selectors had very little options, the only suspect selection IMO is Reifer, I would have picked a specialist in place of him, either Nurse, Cornwall or invent an excuse for the inclusion of Darren Bravo, the most experience batsman.

link jen Joined: Jan 4, 2008
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7/24/17 1:48:51 PM 
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When you aint have world beaters, I believe horses for courses is the way to go. Kyle Mayers is a swing bowler, consistent line and length. Bowling more suited to english style conditions.

A fella like Johnson Charles will be good for Australia/India ODIs (not so for slower, lower tracks) more so than others. Australia does only pick Shaun Marsh for the sub continent now, we have wusserer players and feel a man must be good for all series.

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