Message Board Archives

Ambris among 6 seeking a place on Test Team

 
Slipfeeler 2019-01-11 08:46:27 

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — A plethora of Test hopefuls will have their chance to impress selectors when they line-up in two two-day matches for Cricket West Indies President's XI against touring England starting next week.

Batsman Sunil Ambris is the only player in the current Test squad included in the 12-man unit being led by Jahmar Hamilton, and will be feeling the pressure of expectation after two underwhelming series.

He managed only 68 runs in two Tests against India last October and 73 runs in another two-Test rubber against Bangladesh a month later.

Ambris averages 15 from six Tests.

He is one of six players in the squad with Test experience with the likes of batsmen Jermaine Blackwood and Vishaul Singh, all-rounder Raymon Reifer and fast bowlers Miguel Cummins and Alzarri Joseph all named.

Blackwood has not played a Test in 15 months, but remains in the selection frame, while Vishaul played the last of his three Tests nearly two years ago and has also remained on the lips of selectors with prolific scoring in the domestic first class competition last season.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sports/ambris-among-six-vying-for-test-spots_154307?profile=1511

 
Slipfeeler 2019-01-11 08:50:54 

Admin sorry about the long read but its an interesting article and shares some of the views of some fans here on the board.
My take is that this cannot be interpreted as an audition for WI test team selection based on previous President XI teams. Performance does not necessarily guarantee WI test selection but it does give the player a favourable impression in the minds of selectors, assuming they are paying attention. big grin big grin big grin

 
Slipfeeler 2019-01-11 09:08:49 

Team selection will be interesting, lets see if any recent non-performers will be selected. No need to mention names.

 
Dukes 2019-01-11 09:47:13 

In reply to Slipfeeler

1.Kraigg Brathwaite
2.
3.Shai Hope
4.Roston Chase
5.Shimron Hetmyer
6.
7.Shane Dowrich
8. Jason Holder
9. Kemar Roach
10.
11.Shannon Gabriel

The #2 spot is between the Incumbent Kieran Powell along with John Campbell and Chandrapaul Hemraj

The # 6 spot is between the Incumbent Sunil Ambris vs Jermaine Blackwood and Vishaul Singh.

#10 Oshane Thomas vs Alzharry Joseph vs Miguel Cummings vs Keemo Paul

My selections would be Chandrapaul Hemraj,Jermaine Blackwood and Alzharry Joseph

 
mikesiva 2019-01-11 09:50:44 

In reply to Dukes

We're going to need a spinner on these Caribbean pitches, surely....

If English batsmen have a weakness, it's against spin, which they don't see enough of in the wet, seaming conditions in county cricket.

Let's not forget that even an innocuous spinner such as Warrican ran through the Lions when they came to the Caribbean about a year ago.

 
runout 2019-01-11 09:51:13 

In reply to Dukes

Where’s the love for Keemo? His game is getting better and better.

 
Dukes 2019-01-11 09:53:40 

In reply to runout

My love for West Indies cricket is greater than my love for Keemo. AlJo brings the heat!!!!

Keemo will be in the test team as a bowling all-rounder soon.

 
runout 2019-01-11 09:57:22 

In reply to Dukes

Same here bro. But I like Keemo

 
Dukes 2019-01-11 09:59:43 

In reply to runout

I like Keemo too. His time will come and he will do well. Right now I think AlJo could shake up the English top order along with the Angel.

 
runout 2019-01-11 10:04:37 

In reply to Dukes

Gotta watch the new action. Will it compromise his pace?

 
mittheimp 2019-01-11 10:14:35 

5 bowlers?

 
FuzzyWuzzy 2019-01-11 10:18:34 

In reply to Dukes

What about
Lil B?

 
natty_forever 2019-01-11 10:22:29 

In reply to Dukes
I would compose my side a little different:
1.Kraigg Brathwaite
2.
3.Shai Hope
4.Roston Chase
5.Shimron Hetmyer
6. Shane Dowrich
7. Jason Holder
8. Aljo
9. Kemar Roach
10. O.Thomas
11.Shannon Gabriel

 
runout 2019-01-11 10:24:49 

Play another specialist bat. Chase is batting too high at 4

 
jballer84 2019-01-11 10:38:16 

In reply to Dukes

Got to bring back Darren Bravo. He will find form. I wouldn't be too worried about him not scoring in the one first class game or being rusty on the sub continent

 
Dukes 2019-01-11 10:42:40 

In reply to natty_forever

Only difference is Oshane vs AlJo.
I am still skeptical about Oshane's fitness and his second and third spell pace.

 
Dukes 2019-01-11 10:43:58 

In reply to jballer84

Lil B needs to earn his way back into the team. If he just walks back into the team he will underperform. He needs to be hungry

 
tc1 2019-01-11 10:48:42 

In reply to jballer84

I would include Darren at 3

 
Star 2019-01-11 11:20:18 

In reply to Dukes
Darren Bravo must be in the test team. Still the best batsman in the caribbean just a little rusty at the moment.

 
natty_forever 2019-01-11 11:38:14 

In reply to Dukes… well we tolerated the Angel for awhile, and I feel OT is better. I think it is a risk we can take, especially with 5 bowlers.

 
natty_forever 2019-01-11 11:38:28 

In reply to Star… head sick!

 
tekiteazy123 2019-01-11 11:40:04 

In reply to Dukes

Brathwaite, hope, Bravo, Chase, Hetmyer, Dowrich, Holder, Cornwall, Roach, Gabriel, Oshane,

 
Seechy 2019-01-11 11:47:51 

Brathwaite
Hemraj
Hope
Hetmyer
Chase
Dowrich
Bramble
Holder
Bishoo
Roach
Gabriel

 
natty_forever 2019-01-11 11:47:54 

In reply to tekiteazy123 … I am wondering if he (Cornwall) will debut, as he is not involved in the Prez 11.

 
Yamfoot 2019-01-11 12:20:54 

Excerpt of first interview with Sunil Ambris back in 2014

 
Narper 2019-01-11 13:48:22 

In reply to Dukes

1st test team in BIM

1.Kraigg Brathwaite
2. RUDY CHANDERPAUL HEMRAJ
3.Shai Hope
4. DAREN BRAVO
5.Roston Chase
6.Shimron Hetmyer
7.Shane Dowrich
8. Jason Holder
9. Kemar Roach
10.ALZHARRI JOSEPH
11.Shannon Gabriel

 
Runs 2019-01-11 13:51:21 

In reply to Narper

Chanderpaul Hemraj sir cool
We call him Rudy wish he would use that will make life so much easier for him. Chanderpaul a he book name that pandit give him, not named after Shiv

Rudy Hemraj cool
wink

 
Narper 2019-01-11 13:54:57 

In reply to Runs

Yep I will change it....okay Rudy is the man wink

 
Runs 2019-01-11 13:57:37 

In reply to Narper

Use it, hopefully it will gain traction and he nah gun vex lol

 
Narper 2019-01-11 14:03:27 

In reply to Runs

My nephew's name is Rudy wink...short for Rudranath
Barr street Kitty man...now big time indo musician in Queens

 
Narper 2019-01-11 14:45:38 

In reply to Dukes

KEEMO PAUL 4-11(5.3) AND COUNTING

WINDWARDS VOLCANOES 73/4 (19.4 Ov)

kEEMO IS PUTTING HIS HAND UP wink

 
TheTrail 2019-01-11 14:49:39 

Uh uh, Keemo's movement is too much for the Volcanoes.

Overs: 6
Runs: 18
Wickets: 4

 
allan 2019-01-11 15:18:36 

In reply to Dukes

Kraigg ? he shouldnt be guaranteed a position

 
VoopsandOut 2019-01-11 15:38:34 

In reply to Seechy

i will go for 4 Quicks including JaHo and one spinner, good keeper (one who can bat is a plus) and 5 specialist bats (such as there may be any in the West Indies at this time). We need to concentrate on bowling out teams. That is the only way that our underwhelming batting can gain any confidence.

 
Slipfeeler 2019-01-11 17:04:47 

WI needs Bravo's experience but we also need an opener who could assist the spin for I suspect that WI will be going with a battery of fast bowlers, Joseph, Oshane, Gabriel, Roach, Cummins, maybe even Leveridge.

 
imusic 2019-01-11 17:14:00 

In reply to allan

Kraigg ? he shouldnt be guaranteed a position

You want Bajans boycott again? confused

 
imusic 2019-01-11 17:15:43 

Surprised at the lack of love for Bishoo

As mikesiva suggested, if he doesn’t get selected in the starting XI, they may well rue that decision

Chase is a decent stop gap spinner. A front line spinner he is not.

That said, Jason Holder IS Captain so playing Bishoo in that case would just be for night watchman duties

 
che 2019-01-11 17:31:19 

In reply to imusic

You want Bajans boycott again?

No Cumming no going

No Braffit no traffic

lol lol lol

 
imusic 2019-01-11 17:51:39 

In reply to che

lol

 
TheTrail 2019-01-11 18:03:08 

In reply to che

No Cumming no going

No Braffit no traffic


lol lol lol

 
anthonyp 2019-01-11 18:05:25 

They should go with this XI for the first test

1. Shai
2. Kraigg
3. Bravo
4. Dowrich
5. Hety
6. Chase
7. Holder
8. Cornwall
9. Alzarri
10. Roach
11. Gabriel

 
Oilah 2019-01-11 20:57:42 

In reply to natty_forever

Like your team with Hemraj in the #2 spot

 
TheTrail 2019-01-11 22:12:27 

My XI


1.Kraigg Brathwaite
2. Chanderpaul Hemraj
3.Shai Hope
4. Shimron Hetmyer
5.Roston Chase
6.Sunil Ambris
7.Shane Dowrich
8. Jason Holder
9. Keemo Paul
10. Kemar Roach
11.Shannon Gabriel


I liked Hemraj's batting in the four days version. He should be Kraigg's partner at the top instead of Powell.

My reason for not including Powell is because he doesn't have a good track record in test matches against England. In the six test matches,12 innings, he played against them, Anderson took his wicket five times, Broad three and Stokes once.


I would like to see Keemo Paul in this first test. He could give you an extended batting lineup in case Anderson and Broad takes out the top and middle order cheaply, Dowrich, Holder, and Paul could stop them from running through us.

That #3 pitch is always a batsman wicket from day 1 to 4. If Jason won the toss, he should bat first.

You don't want to bat last on that wicket. (reliable source) wink

 
tc1 2019-01-12 00:19:05 

In reply to TheTrail

Let Chubbo stay in the muddland, I go with the baseball player one more time, and include Darren at 3, take out Ambris.

 
Larr Pullo 2019-01-12 05:47:23 

Justice for Bramble!!!

 
positiveg 2019-01-12 07:01:47 

In reply to natty_forever

If Cornwall is in the training squad? Cause seems like there might be a training squad and still the prez 11 along with the ongoing 4 day tourney. I guess we'll see if Cornwall or others are absent for their next round of matches.
I too feel Cornwall should be in the test side.
You'll get useful overs from him, no pot of runs from the ball as he adjusts his lines quickly and is a thinking bowler, and still knows how to bat.
But we still have to see what the selectors do.

 
tc1 2019-01-12 11:02:45 

In reply to Larr Pullo

lol lol lolhe needs to stay away from those plantains

 
Spoilt101 2019-01-12 11:15:49 

Brathwaite
Hemraj
Hope
Bravo
Hetmyer
Chase
Dowrich
Holder
Roach
Josehp
Gabriel

 
Seechy 2019-01-12 11:36:43 

In reply to Spoilt101

Why is no one playing our frontline spinner Bishoo?? He has a good record at the Mecca.

 
openning 2019-01-12 11:50:16 

We are the first group to blame the selectors, complaining every time a team is selected.
Why is there an A and B team?
We continue to ignore players after a year's performance, even if they performed on these tours.
Vishual Singh is now put out to pasture by this MB selectors, ignoring his performance on previous A team tours/
Cornwall continues to perform at the regional and A team level, yet very few mention his name.
Brooks is among the top three in runs and stats, not one year, but the last 4 years, and was the top batsman on the England Lions.

Here is The President's selectees, the selectors continue to work with players.

Squad: Jahmar Hamilton (captain), Sunil Ambris, Jermaine Blackwood, John Campbell, Bryan Charles, Miguel Cummins, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Vishaul Singh, Devon Thomas.

A number of performers from the A teams, will be included in the training squad, to play against England.

 
Wasp 2019-01-13 17:15:50 

In reply to natty_forever
No genuine spinner ....
Pace like fire won't take England down.

 
TheTrail 2019-01-13 17:54:25 

In reply to FuzzyWuzzy

In reply to Dukes

What about
Lil B?


He needs to play some more four-day regional cricket - not pick and choose when he could play and expect to walk back into this team, no sirree.


Entitlement will not be tolerated