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Carry Devon Smith to New Zealand

leman 2017-11-03 13:20:26 

Since Darren Bravo is not available and we need the experience and NZ do not have a world class spinner. I will carry Devon Smith to NZ and if Ramdin scores another I will take him and have him bat six. Ambris needs another season at the FC level not because he had one good season means that he should play. I like Laws policy of giving people extended runs in the team. Let Ambris feel slighted and go on to score hundreds this season instead of 50's. This will increase his hunger and strengthened his resolve. The same should be expected of Vishal Singh and Leon Johnson, Jonathan Carter and other. Further, this season we need to work on the rotation of strike which is a problem at all levels in the Caribbean.

yardman83 2017-11-03 13:30:17 

In reply to leman

Coach Law saying that the squad will be unchanged.

tc1 2017-11-03 13:37:07 

In reply to yardman83

The mob can still blame CB

natty_forever 2017-11-03 14:50:26 

In reply to tc1... Law can Hope, CB has the last say. You need to stop it.

natty_forever 2017-11-03 14:50:55 

In reply to leman... for what?

tc1 2017-11-03 14:57:58 

In reply to natty_forever

why did you blame Otis as the culprit in the past, the coach did not get rid of Sarwan and Shiv, Taylor as well as Benn.

Last time I check they were 4 selectors.

7 yardies on the A team, 3 without any credentials, u credited Brown for this too.

Ragga007 2017-11-03 15:09:13 

In reply to leman

Another season for what?

Was Kyle Hope in need another season too?

Was Shai Hope need another season too?

Was Dowrich in need another season too?

Was Chase in need another season as well??

natty_forever 2017-11-03 15:14:19 

In reply to tc1... me blame Otis? However, remember Otis had more powers than most coaches up to that time.

natty_forever 2017-11-03 15:15:16 

In reply to tc1...

u credited Brown for this too.
... just shows what an [beep] he is.

CITYBOY 2017-11-03 15:27:12 

In reply to leman think up all of this by yourself???impossible...take a bow ..
For your info..Devon Smith is just tieing up another person's selection to first class cricket..just as how Shiv/Ramdin and quite a few more in regional teams are...we have zeroooooo foresight at selection at regional levels...the players I just mentioned are not in line for a WI call why play them???

leman 2017-11-03 15:48:15 

In reply to Ragga007

We need to start someplace and change the culture in the process. I am a Guyanese and if the best West Indian has 11 Bajans or 11 Trinis. I will support them. Ambris is not ready and neither is Hetymer and they need to wait a bit and create the hunger and develop their skills.

Larr Pullo 2017-11-03 16:04:55 

In reply to CITYBOY

Abject ignorance! How will the younger players test themselves if not against seasoned pros?

CricketLuva4 2017-11-03 16:06:25 

In reply to leman

Early season NZ wickets don't spin.

Williamson will open the bowling, come around the wicket, Devon will play for spin, and it will be over before it starts.

Runs 2017-11-03 16:11:11 

In reply to CricketLuva4


CricketLuva4 2017-11-03 16:24:17 

In reply to CITYBOY

Lancashire don't think Shiv is holding up a spot.

Yes regional cricket is about feeding the test team and those gentlemen you listed are not in the plans for test cricket, BUT regional cricket is also tournament meant to be won at the end of the day.

RemainsUnknown 2017-11-03 16:49:58 

In reply to CricketLuva4 & Runs

Early season NZ wickets don't spin.

Williamson will open the bowling, come around the wicket, Devon will play for spin, and it will be over before it starts.

Devon SHYTE needs to stay right where he is or retire altogether.

lol lol lol lol lol

TheTrail 2017-11-03 16:50:06 

If Gayle and Taylor could play for WI at that age, why not Devon at 36?

I see nothing wrong with picking him for the test series in NZ.

WICFan 2017-11-03 16:52:47 

No changes?

Kyle Hope must be related to Courtney Browne.

TanteMerle 2017-11-03 17:36:44 

The next time I read the Name Devon Shit,
I mean Smith, I'm going to puke.

Let him and Shiv stay where they are.

I'm sure they are not as bothered as some here.

Narper 2017-11-03 18:32:52 




CITYBOY 2017-11-03 20:17:12 

In reply to Larr Pullo

Hola.....Larr..seasoned pros who can give an account of we have any of those around?;;its like you are asked to go and bring some drinking water from the pipe with a bucket provided by your get to the pipe and water run out after its half full....clean drinking water""" you decide to full up the bucket with trench water....what you think happened here???
Larr we need improvement..tainted water dont help.

Larr Pullo 2017-11-04 04:25:01 

In reply to CITYBOY

Silly analogy, but whatever floats your boat.

CITYBOY 2017-11-04 07:53:45 

In reply to Larr Pullo

Hola......come on know it makes sense,,
Anyway I have to say this you are a true fan of Smith....I personally was of the opinion that he was a good opener...but life can throw you a curve ball..

thomasthomas 2017-11-06 06:26:35 

In reply to Narper

As Larr just said....whatever floats your boat.
He just made a 185 not out...why ignored it?

And this!

Devon Smith in the Huddersfield Cricket League

After only three months in the Premiership of the Huddersfield Cricket League, Devon Smith is the leading batsman for Scholes Cricket Club and No.6 in the league despite playing only 17 matches as of August 12 (last Saturday).

The Grenadian left-handed opener has scored 855 runs from 16 innings at an average of 57.00 including one not out innings.

Smith has also held his own among the bowlers with 15 wickets from 76 overs including 11 maidens. He averages 23.73 and his economy rate at 4.68.

Mosun Hussain of Delph & Dobcross leads the batting with 1371 runs from 24 matches at an average of 76.17.

Devon Smith in Premiership of the Huddersfield Cricket League

Matches: 17
Inns: 16
N.O. 1
Runs: 855
Ave: 57.00

Overs: 76.0
Maidens: 11
Runs: 356
Wickets: 15
Ave: 23.73
Econ: 4.68
SR: 5.07

SOURCE: GrenadaSports

natty_forever 2017-11-06 09:49:09 

In reply to CITYBOY

the players I just mentioned are not in line for a WI call why play them???
... to assist the development of the young up and coming.

natty_forever 2017-11-06 09:50:49 

In reply to thomasthomas... that's his level blood. FC bully!

leman 2017-11-06 11:17:07 

In reply to CITYBOY

You obviously do not know cricket or follow the other established cricket leagues around the world. WI problem is that we get rid of experienced players from within our setup.Look at Shiv for example. The younger players learn from his vast knowledge. Essequibo which never won an inter-county championship won one this year with young players and Shiv. Your argument is flawed.

thomasthomas 2017-11-13 05:58:37 

Congrats Smithy.

big grin

thomasthomas 2017-11-30 15:50:36 

In reply to thomasthomas

Congrats again Smithy.

natty_forever 2017-11-30 16:04:24 

In reply to CITYBOY

so why play them???
... because we wud actually like to play for 4 days.

natty_forever 2017-11-30 16:05:15 

In reply to thomasthomas... a having second thoughts as I feel DS would do better than KP.

CITYBOY 2017-11-30 16:13:05 

In reply to natty_forever

Hola...if he was on the West Indies radar he would be in New Zealand....he has not retired so maybe he can try and kick down the door....he certainly will do no worse than those on the tour right now,
I will start now..Devo Smitty for has not retired.

Ray123 2017-11-30 16:46:59 

Devon Smith is a regional bully. Nothing more. He had more than enough opportunities at international level.
Let him stay in the Caribbean and mentor the youngsters.
Invest in the current crop of young players and don't waste time going backwards.

thomasthomas 2017-12-01 06:15:57 

Do you like what you are seeing in New Zealand?