The selectors have a tough choice to make

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link TheTrail Joined: Jun 8, 2008
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8/12/17 11:07:22 PM 
Who on this team would you replace for Bishoo?

Batsmen:

S Hope
K Hope
K Powell
J Blackwood
Dowrich


Bowlers:

Gabriel
Roach
Joseph

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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8/12/17 11:11:55 PM 
You fergats Tino?

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link dayne Joined: May 29, 2007
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8/12/17 11:20:06 PM 
IMO K Hope for the 1st Test, should be the person to sit, the WI need to play four bowlers, however the lack of form from Kraigg B is concerning.

link NYCGURU Joined: Nov 29, 2003
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8/13/17 12:10:20 AM 
In reply to dayne

When your so called number one test opener scores at a strke rate of 25 against a school boy attack,its more than reason to be concerned. If i were young Hetmeyer, i would puke watching and having to sit and watch that crap.

link Kay Joined: Feb 1, 2015
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8/13/17 12:58:09 AM 
In reply to TheTrail

Put all the names in a bag and pull out 11 ... how is dat a tough choice?

Alyuh tekkin dis dungheap team too serious

link dayne Joined: May 29, 2007
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8/13/17 9:37:02 AM 
In reply to NYCGURU

Many batsmen in the past have had difficulties adjusting to English conditions. Hopefully Kraigg figure it out fast because he is so vital to this team.

link NYCGURU Joined: Nov 29, 2003
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8/13/17 9:48:42 AM 
In reply to dayne

Conditions have nothing to do with his struggles. We know he is not a dasher even at his best. This is a second string attack and he is treating them as if they are world beaters poking around and blocking until he gets out.What can we expect against James Anderson next week. Hope he sort out his game soon.

link doosra Joined: May 26, 2004
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8/13/17 9:51:05 AM 
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when in doubt, check passport

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 26, 2007
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8/13/17 10:32:10 AM 
In reply to TheTrail

When in doubt, drop Blackwood.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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8/13/17 10:38:49 AM 
In reply to Drapsey

When in doubt, drop Blackwood.


Dem would have fe select him before dem can drop him. big grin It's easier than you think. big grin

link seaegg99 Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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8/13/17 10:43:49 AM 
In reply to NYCGURU

so just drop the most consistent batsman because he has not gotton accustomed to the conditions quick enough. please tell us who have adopted to away tous like KB. THE GAME IS NOT FOR THE SWIFT.....

link NYCGURU Joined: Nov 29, 2003
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8/13/17 10:50:07 AM 
In reply to seaegg99

Exactly where did i say to drop him? Please highlight.

link embsallie Joined: Jan 15, 2009
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8/13/17 11:11:54 AM 
Gabriel is not 100%. why chance him in a five day game?
Rest him so he can recuperate better, and play Bishoo in his stead.

I would play

Brathwaite
Powell
K Hope
S Hope
Chase
Blackwood
Dowrich
Holder
Bishoo
Roach
Joseph.

link pariaman Joined: Mar 11, 2011
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8/13/17 11:24:09 AM 
When last paint run some runs? He have been spiting on himself a long time now. He is a passport pick right now

link embsallie Joined: Jan 15, 2009
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8/13/17 11:42:46 AM 
In reply to pariaman

Agreed.
But he is due a good score.
Besides he is the most seasoned batsman in this team.

link pariaman Joined: Mar 11, 2011
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8/13/17 12:07:09 PM 
The best we can hope for from paint is runs at a slow rate on a batting friendly
environment

Otherwise he is useless

He will never suceed in England

link TheTrail Joined: Jun 8, 2008
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8/13/17 12:47:17 PM 
In reply to Drapsey

In reply to TheTrail

When in doubt, drop Blackwood.



That idea is not going to happen.

Who knows, the selectors are igrunt enough to drop Kemar and play Bishoo. Don't fuget, it was Kemar who took out Cook twice with noBalls...

link tc1 Joined: Jun 12, 2004
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8/13/17 1:01:14 PM 
In reply to pariaman

Does that may sense to you, he is not my type of player, but he will make runs in the test.

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 26, 2007
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8/13/17 1:22:02 PM 
In reply to TheTrail

That idea is not going to happen.

My idea is based on the fact that all viable forecasting systems are based on history.

link TheTrail Joined: Jun 8, 2008
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8/13/17 1:35:45 PM 
In reply to NYCGURU

What can we expect against James Anderson next week. Hope he sort out his game soon.


Kraigg played against Anderson and Broad before. He should know by now how they bowl.

Kraigg have an average of 31.00 from 6 innings with a century to count for his work against an attack of Broad and Anderson.


West Indies ...................2nd Innings R.......BF...........4s...6s......SR
K C Brathwaite c Root b Anderson..116....252..........14... 0.....46.03


link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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8/13/17 1:39:20 PM 
In reply to TheTrail

Just wait one test. After the first test all choices will be easy. big grin

Hety will play in the third test.

link Gun_Play Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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8/13/17 1:44:07 PM 
In reply to TheTrail

Any opener would have a hard time in England against their bowling attack.

Lets hope Kraigg can bat time, see off the new ball and make some good scores.

It will be tough.

link Walco Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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8/13/17 3:11:22 PM 
In reply to Headley

The last batsman WI had who could play the swinging ball was Shiv. A massacre is on the horizon for us in England. If we bat first in any test, only rain will extend the match beyond 3 days.

link hawk Joined: Apr 1, 2007
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8/13/17 5:21:45 PM 
In reply to TheTrail

these guys just spewing emotional nonsense and 3 bad innings they ready to call for a head, all the guys have performed at some point or another Kraigg has a 50 on tour already, hi challeneg will always to survive 50+ balls due his scoring rate, i have no doubt he will come to the party, as for the other they ahve all presented a wonderful problem, i would not play bishoo at all
roach gabriel, joseph, holder would always be my attack with Kraigg and chase as spin options I see Bishoo as surplus to requirements unless the wicket is a pure turner

link embsallie Joined: Jan 15, 2009
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8/13/17 9:05:31 PM 
Typical WI fan. They always seem to pry out the negative out of whatever good the team appear to achieve.

Rather than wish the guys luck based on their performances, which were pretty damn good by the way, they will try to analyze and parse everything else to criticize.

The guys scored almost 5 centuries in both innings and a few healthy other scores; Had they folded in 2 days we would be hearing how useless and mediocre they were. 427 for 3 and 327 for 6 declared on both counts should count for something.

According to Walco
A massacre is on the horizon for us in England.
and Parliamen talking about KB
Otherwise he is useless. He will never suceed in England
.

Let us give these guys our support because at the end of the day, that is all we got. The alternative is no cricket.

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