Twinkle twinkle 'Twinkletoes' again...

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link jacksprat Joined: Dec 18, 2002
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11/12/17 4:46:30 PM 
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In reply to voiceofreason

Ganga largely outstripped him by 1run average lol. Wave largely outstripped him too as he had more opportunities to do so. Same can be said for ole lead foot.

You are one dumb piece of...work!

Twinkle Toes has an inferior average despite playing few tests and your conclusion is that he should have been given even more test to pursue his career-long futility? rolleyes

As imusic tried to point out to you, with more test his average would probably have been in the teens given the trend!

link voiceofreason Joined: Jan 20, 2004
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11/12/17 5:14:49 PM 
In reply to jacksprat Let me be as patient as can be with you this Sunday eve.

After 30 tests your Boy Leadfoot averaged 30.50 and ended up at 42. After 35 tests the your great the Helegant one averaged 28.02 and ended up 32 at 71 but before that he peaked at 36.28 after 57.

would probably have been in the teens given the trend!


The same way it could have probable been in the 30's or even 40's had he not been given the opportunity like Leadfoot and Helegance?

link CricketLuva4 Joined: Mar 9, 2008
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11/13/17 9:10:48 AM 
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How old was Gayle when his average was 30.50 after 30 tests?

Devon is 36. For a sense of scale there were calls already for Shiv to be eased out of WI cricket by age 36, despite an average somewhere around 50 and an average since 2007 of well over 60.

link jacksprat Joined: Dec 18, 2002
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11/13/17 9:27:29 AM 
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The same way it could have probable been in the 30's or even 40's had he not been given the opportunity like Leadfoot and Helegance?

Dummy, have a look at Devon's career profile by year- spanning more than a decade-and tell me if anyone but you would hazard a guess that he would have likely averaged even 30 in test cricket, had he been given more than his 38 tests over some 12 years! rolleyes rolleyes

Gayle & Samuels were repeatedly dropped and had to earn their way back. But anyway, this is not about them. I am not personally invested in either so whenever they were deservedly dropped I lost no sleep.

But back to the pertinent issue, if nothing else, the ending of Devon's career after such prolonged futility was akin to a mercy killing, to spare him further embarrassment!!

MAKE RUNS OR MAKE WAY!!!

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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11/13/17 9:55:17 AM 
In reply to CricketLuva4... shhhhhhhhh!

link voiceofreason Joined: Jan 20, 2004
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11/13/17 9:57:15 AM 
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Dummy, have a look at Devon's career profile by year- spanning more than a decade-and tell me if anyone but you would hazard a guess that he would have likely averaged even 30 in test cricket, had he been given more than his 38 tests over some 12 years!


Those matches he played were sporadic. You big MOO MOO.

Devon Smith played 36 out of 38 matches versus the best Australia, England, South Africa, Pakistan (Pelter Hafeez). He never was afforded the opportunity like Gayle, Hinds and Samuels to pad his average vs Zimbo and Bangla. So juts like the 32 average Samuels could pad his average by having one purple patch year why you think Devon Smith could not do the same?


Gayle & Samuels were repeatedly dropped and had to earn their way back. But anyway, this is not about them. I am not personally invested in either so whenever they were deservedly dropped I lost no sleep.


Oh STFU.
MAKE RUNS OR MAKE WAY!!!


He is making runs now so he has done his part and merits selection. So STFU!

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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11/13/17 10:33:10 AM 
In reply to voiceofreason... Devon in the same boat as Shiv, at lease Shiv has a FC average above 30. Again I say, the selectors have now learned from the Samuels mistake, so they not going make a Devon one.

link jacksprat Joined: Dec 18, 2002
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11/13/17 10:37:35 AM 
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In reply to voiceofreason.

You are getting hysterical, as expected. Is Twinkle Toes a family memberlol

Devon Smith must be the most unique opener in the history of West Indies cricket.

Not only does he have the unique distinction of

carrying his bat on 3 separate occasions- as you

so helpfully alerted us- but no other opener can

lay claim to the unique "distinction" of scoring

88 runs in the first inning of the first test of a series, yet

aggregate 103 runs for that entire series (as he did in an away series in 2004 against Australia). big grin big grin

THAT HAS TO BE SOME KIND OF A RECORD !!!!!

No opener in the history of West Indies cricket -not Hunte, not Frederick, not Greenidge, not Haynes, not Gayle- can ever surpass that record, set by the legendary Twinkle Toes big grin big grin

One century in a career spanning 12 years!!

I Say that man should have been given 100 tests like the lead-footed Gayle (or Greenidge, or Haynes)!! lol

Just for comparison, at the end of their 38th test:

GAYLE had 4 Centuries and an average of 32;

HINDS had 3 centuries and a 33+ average;

GANGA had 3 centuries and an average 26+;

SAMUELS had 2 centuries (plus 2 other scores of 94 & 91) and

an average of 29+ -- all better than Twinkle Toes

at a similar juncture!!!

link tc1 Joined: Jun 12, 2004
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11/13/17 6:20:18 PM 
In reply to voiceofreason

As much as you bawling for less Bajans?


lol lol lol

link Yadi Joined: Dec 26, 2003
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11/13/17 6:38:01 PM 
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So you calling Chris Gayle name in

the same sentence as Devon Smith?

link CricketLuva4 Joined: Mar 9, 2008
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11/13/17 11:18:32 PM 
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Btw; Gayle averaged 35+ after 30 tests. His average never dipped below 29 after his first 10 tests.

By the time he reached Devon's 38 tests, he had 4 hundreds including 2 in RSA against Ntini and Pollock and a double against a NZ attack including Bond.

Not to mention he was bringing a lot to the table in ODI cricket as an all rounder.

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