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HEADLINE: An informed opinion: Oshane Thomas

 
CaribbeanCricket.com 2019-08-01 23:37:47 

As our current status forces us to reside on "memory lane", it becomes increasingly difficult to ever distance ourselves from the fact that the West Indies was once the force in world cricket; a force we have yet to shadow. Still, how ironic is it, that, the more we falter, the farther down that same street we relocate—centering ourselves in the nation's former glory? The dominant WINDIES, was a fast WINDIES. Therefore, when the arrival of Oshane Thomas signaled pace, it invited hope in Caribbean fans. Two years on--spoiler alert: what if he’s not that cliché—pace like fire, rather, another—more than just pace?

The Caribbean Premier League, for the fourth edition of the Hero-sponsored tournament in 2016, encouraged each franchise select a player from its home territory. This opened the door for a, then, 19-year-old Thomas, in the Jamaica-based Tallawahs’ framework, through which, the fast-bowler was handed his T20 debut against the Trinbago Knight Riders—the first of two outings that season. The Cuban matched his appearances the following season in CPL17, turning heads with his man-of-the-match performance against the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, taking 3/31, boasting the wicket of Chris Gayle for a three-ball duck, to send the Tallawahs to their fifth consecutive play-off, in Caribbean Premier League history.

There was no slowing down for Thomas, who continued to take the proverbial ‘step up’. In 2018, he was the highest-ranked seamer on the Caribbean Premier League’s wickets table—second only to Fawah Ahmed over all—with 18 wickets, a best of 3/39, an average of 17.66 and an economy of 8.36. Numbers which propelled the Jamaican into the CPL18 team of the tournament and deservedly so.


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goofballs 2019-08-01 23:45:08 

In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Oshane is the name! smile
Great future lies ahead.


Well...........with WICB anti Midas touch

who knows?

 
Maispwi 2019-08-02 00:36:26 

Ah need somebody to decipher wat de writer is saying please

 
natty_forever 2019-08-02 01:59:28 

In reply to Maispwi

Keep you eye on the youngster, big grin

 
POINT 2019-08-02 21:30:15 

In reply to goofballs

In my opinion , Players who perform well have done so ; and will do so despite the Utter Incompetence of the
WICBC aka The Worst International
Cricket Board in The Commonwealth .

IN THE REGION WE NEED TO HAVE A VERY

SERIOUS DISCUSSION OF WEST INDIES

CRICKET ; IF THE OBJECTIVE IS TO

MAKE OUR PLAYERS FULLY COMPETITIVE

IN THE INTERNATIONAL CRICKET ARENA .

Quite frankly those in the Sports Media have failed the Region due to their continuous Love Affair with
absolutely , the Worst Cricket Board
in the History of Cricket .

WE ARE WHERE WE ARE BECAUSE MOST OF

SPORTS MEDIA IN THE REGION HAVE

BECOME THE WICBC STOOGES .


THE SAD TRUTH IS THAT FOR MANY YEARS

THEY HAVE BLUNTLY REFUSED TO BE

CRITICAL OF THE WORST INTERNATIONAL

CRICKET BOARD IN THE COMMONWEALTH ;

AND THAT IS A VERY BIG PROBLEM .

 
tops 2019-08-02 22:15:36 

In reply to Maispwi
O, that is Easy man!
He is saying:
"The Cuban matched his appearances the following season"
and:
"Numbers which propelled the Jamaican into the CPL18 team of the tournament and deservedly so."
He is a 'Cuban' 'Jamaican'
big grin big grin lol lol lol

 
Cornfused 2019-08-02 23:02:56 

Needs further coaching to be a real threat at the international level.

 
Maispwi 2019-08-02 23:05:23 

In reply to tops

You sure is not a she?

 
goofballs 2019-08-03 03:27:39 

In reply to Maispwi

Intent is good.
Anybody (West Indian) who can give some praise to a young and upcoming one is a noble soul.

 
goofballs 2019-08-03 03:28:47 

In reply to POINT

cool Exactly.

Sayee baat.....means true talk, Bro!

 
Drapsey 2019-08-03 11:24:55 

In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

The Cuban matched his appearances the following season in CPL17, turning heads with his man-of-the-match performance against the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, taking 3/31, boasting the wicket of Chris Gayle for a three-ball duck, to send the Tallawahs to their fifth consecutive play-off, in Caribbean Premier League history.

So, OT is Cuban.

I just knew that there was something odd about him. First I described him (here) as a countryman, but then changed/adjusted my perception.

 
tops 2019-08-03 12:58:47 

In reply to Maispwi
"You sure is not a she?"
Bai, the only thing me sure is O T is Cuban Jamaican big grin

 
POINT 2019-08-03 16:29:01 

In reply to goofballs

I have come to the conclusion that the
People in the Worst International Cricket Board in the Commonwealth are
afraid to put our Former Great Players
in charge of making our Players fully
competitive in the International Cricket Arena .

THE STARK FREAKING FACT IS THAT IT

WAS THOSE FORMER GREAT PLAYERS WHO

WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR PLAYERS

WINNING 2 CONSECUTIVE WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE SHORTEST FORMAT

OF THE GAME .

My take is that if our Former Great
Players are given the task of making
Our Players Fully competitive in
International Cricket that would
demonstrate that the WICBC is totally Unfit to be in the governance of West Indies Cricket .

THE PEOPLE IN THE WICBC ARE FULLY

AWARE OF THIS FACT , HENCE THEIR

PROPENSITY TO STRENUOUSLY REFUSE TO

HIRE THOSE WHO HARNESSED & HONED OUR

PLAYERS WHO WON 2 CONSECUTIVE WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE SHORTEST

VERSION OF THE GAME .

I was & am of the opinion that those
Former Great Players deserved some
Public recognition for their Services .

It is very likely that if the WICBC
did that , it would tangibly illustrate the Total Incompetence of
the WICBC .

I HAVE NOT SEEN OR HEARD ANY OF THE

FAUX SPORTS WRITERS IN THE MEDIA

UTTER A WORD REGARDING THE

STEWARDSHIP OF THOSE FORMER GREAT

PLAYERS . THEIR INDIVIDUAL &

COLLECTIVE SILENCE INFORMS ME THAT

THEY ARE AFRAID OF THEIR MASTERS, IN

THE WORST INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

BOARD IN THE COMMONWEALTH .