Windies selector Haynes: Fast bowlers' workload must be monitored

Fri, Jul 1, '22

 

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WEST Indies men’s lead selector Desmond Haynes said the workload of fast bowlers Jayden Seales and Alzarri Joseph must be managed, as the players are becoming consistent members of the West Indies team in different formats.

Joseph and Seales both played in the recent two-match Test series against Bangladesh.

Joseph has been included in the squads for the T20 and One Day International (ODI) series against Bangladesh and Seales is in the ODI squad. The T20 series bowls off on Saturday.

They have also been busy playing franchise T20 cricket.

Asked specifically about Joseph’s workload during a Zoom session on Wednesday, Haynes said, “It is not only Alzarri, we are very concerned about Seales as well, because what we are saying, as I mentioned earlier, I felt really bad to know that those guys had to be in Pakistan playing in those conditions and then coming home and in two days they (were) involved in a Test match (against Bangladesh).”

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Haynes backs ‘determined’ Campbell

Fri, Jul 1, '22

 

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):

Chief selector Desmond Haynes has thrown his support behind opener John Campbell and believes that the left-hander has forged a strong partnership with captain Kraigg Brathwaite, which has helped to ease some of West Indies’ worries at the top of the order.

Campbell scored an unbeaten half-century and averaged 68 in the recently concluded two-Test series against Bangladesh, batting well in tandem with Brathwaite, who averaged exactly 50.

Together, they posted stands of 44, one, 100, and 13 unbroken, the latter partnership formalizing a straightforward 10-wicket victory in the final Test in St Lucia earlier this week.

“You can see that he is very determined. He wants to do well. The way how he and Kraigg bat together, they tend to bounce off of each other,” Haynes told a media conference on Wednesday.

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Hetmyer out with injury, Paul’s aggression influenced inclusion

Thu, Jun 30, '22

 

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Earlier this week, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced West Indies’ squads to battle Bangladesh in a white-ball series set to get underway over the weekend. The announcement saw the return of Keemo Paul to both squads after a prolonged absence from the team.

West Indies Lead Selector, The Most Hon. Dr. Desmond Haynes revealed that the Guyanese’s aggression influenced the decision for his official recall.

“I observed a few games in the [Regional 4-Day] Competition in Trinidad and I was very impressed with Keemo Paul. As a selector, I want to have our bowlers competing. I don’t want us to be seen as though we’re the friendliest [or] the nicest team in the world. I want to see us with some attitude, [and] in people’s faces telling people, ‘Look, we’re here to compete. We might not be high up in the table, but we’re here to compete among the best.’ And I think Keemo Paul showed me that [character].”

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Haynes wants T20 stalwarts involved

Thu, Jun 30, '22

 

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Chief selector the Most Honourable Desmond Haynes has recommended to Cricket West Indies (CWI) that top former players be recruited to help the regional side prepare for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup.

The legendary opener who took over as CWI chief selector in January said West Indies must put the expertise and experience of recently retired stars, including Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, and Darren Sammy to use.

“I believe that we should not go back into the situation like what is happening in today’s cricket, whereas West Indies sometimes struggle to include the past greats.

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'Learning on the job' - Matthews finding the balance for player captain role

Thu, Jun 30, '22

 

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 Newly appointed West Indies women’s team captain Hayley Matthews admits her new role will require plenty of learning on the job.

The 24-year-old all-rounder was named as captain of the Caribbean team last week, taking over from Stafanie Taylor who took charge of the team in 2015.

“I’m still trying to balance being player and captain.  As a player, I am still trying to perform as best as I can and lead by example. That’s something a captain needs to do, lead by example, 100 percent,” Matthews told the Mason and Guest show

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