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HEADLINE: Kraigg Brathwaite called on Desmond Haynes in search of a return to elusive form

 
CaribbeanCricket.com 2020-06-18 05:48:46 

Kraigg Brathwaite has not had a good time at the crease lately. In 2019, a score of 49 against the visiting English team in Antigua was his highest score for the year in what was a disastrous run as the West Indies Test opener.

It didn't get better. Scores of 14, 1, 10 and 3 against India and 11 and 8 against Afghanistan saw him end the year badly. That was when he called upon one of the best openers in West Indies history.

“I had some words with Desmond Haynes back in Barbados. Me and him always had a good relationship because he was team manager for the Barbados team when I first started, so I had some chats with him. He was obviously an opener as well and that's been very beneficial to me,” said Brathwaite who was addressing the media from the West Indies training base in Manchester on Wednesday.

Those words have proven largely to have been beneficial.

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CITYBOY 2020-06-18 11:38:22 

In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Hola...he had his run......WI should bat him at 8 so he could be among the runs as a tail ender..
Adios
Cb

 
camos 2020-06-18 12:47:22 

I wish him well, a slow 40 regularly will go a long way!

 
natty_forever 2020-06-18 12:56:13 

In reply to camos

... a long way, I am hoping for a 50 partnership before we lose a wicket, and I good.

 
anthonyp 2020-06-18 13:00:56 

Is over a year now he calling on Desmond Haynes and still failing.. is best Haynes tek away Kraigg bat and open instead.. ah sure he gonna do better big grin

 
Raggs 2020-06-18 13:04:14 

In reply to natty_forever

a long way, I am hoping for a 50 partnership before we lose a wicket, and I good.


were these two not doing so in the last test series between these two countries?

 
Larr Pullo 2020-06-18 13:08:26 

Steeeeeuuuuupppppssss...If Devon Smith fail one time he does get dropped!!!

 
Sylobaby 2020-06-18 13:40:35 

 
Sylobaby 2020-06-18 13:43:40 

I wish the young man well. I agree with his critics that he has failed miserably of late but I also know that he is the foundation of our batting and the Piller on which we depend on to build a strong inning. Kraigg is a hard worker and knows how to fight, so I have every confidence that he will turn things around on this tour. I wish him and our team well because he is our only batsman on our team with more than five test centuries. So go ahead and prove everyone wrong again!

 
Sylobaby 2020-06-18 13:53:38 

In reply to Larr Pullo

Devon Smith has no one to blame for his failure but himself. He always gets a lot of runs in our domestic competition but as soon as he is selected for test duties he fails. Devon was given 43 tests opportunities to cement his pick and what we got from him was 1760 runs at an average of 23.8. So what's your point?

 
openning 2020-06-18 14:15:11 

In reply to Larr Pullo
Even with Kraigg failing his test average is still better than most OPENERS in the region.
Kraigg 33.29 8 tons First class 38.15
Devon Smith 23.78 1 ton. First Class 39.78
Kieran Powell 26.81 3 tons. First Class 31.01
I am glad he has spoken to Dessie, I has advocated for him to thank his management that supported him from youth, and get a experience professional team going forward

 
natty_forever 2020-06-18 15:13:42 

In reply to Larr Pullo

We learn from that mistake. lol lol lol

 
Halliwell 2020-06-18 15:24:28 

I find it strange anyone would want to return to elusive form
Bajans again... lol




Just kidding if any sensitive folk wanna take offence

 
FuzzyWuzzy 2020-06-18 15:29:17 

In reply to Halliwell

Sportsmax moved to Barbados?

 
Larr Pullo 2020-06-18 15:38:20 

In reply to openning

Here's the thing, since we don't have any god openers, you have to pick who is displaying form. None of the two that they picked have displayed anything remotely approaching form with the bat. We'll be 10 for 2 in most of the innings...

 
Halliwell 2020-06-18 15:40:37 

In reply to FuzzyWuzzy

You sure checked in early post-offence lol

 
Toney 2020-06-18 15:42:31 

In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

“I had some words with Desmond Haynes back in Barbados. Me and him always had a good relationship


I thought Paint graduated from Bim's top High School.
Maybe he should book a seat in one of Chissy's remedial English classes rolleyes

 
Larr Pullo 2020-06-18 15:48:26 

In reply to Toney

There's English English, then there's Bajenglish. Obviously Pain't Bajenglish is as putrid as his batting... lol lol

I'm depending on Archer to sort him out with the quickness... lol lol

 
openning 2020-06-18 15:53:15 

In reply to Larr Pullo
Awake bro, what form?
You must be insane to go to a dry well for water, knowing full well that it is empty.
I list two players that allyuh seek, having looked at Kraigg's average, he stays.

 
openning 2020-06-18 15:55:35 

In reply to Toney

Sudden soon come.
Don't mess with the UOW, alums.
lol lol

 
Larr Pullo 2020-06-18 15:59:21 

In reply to openning

Look at his last innings at this level as a better indicator. Devon Smith would not have been retained with those string of scores, why keep Kraigg? Secondly Powell displayed form as an opener. Why isn't he there as a third opener? Campbell and Paint will not avg a partnership of 20 for the series.

 
openning 2020-06-18 16:08:47 

In reply to Larr Pullo

Why isn't he there as a third opener?

As a Guyanese, you should see there a correlation with GCB election, Guyana general election, and not having a third opener.
COS is waiting, hoping and praying.
lol lol

 
Larr Pullo 2020-06-18 16:41:34 

In reply to openning

I think i'll have to have a word with the COS.

 
jacksprat 2020-06-18 16:52:27 

In reply to Larr Pullo

Steeeeeuuuuupppppssss...If Devon Smith fail one time he does get dropped!!!

Kraigg 33.29 8 tons First class 38.15
Devon Smith 23.78 1 ton. First Class 39.78

Isn't it remarkable that after protracted failure, spanning some 18 months, Brathwaite's test average is still 10 points higher than Devon Smith's? big grin big grin

That should explain why yet another test cap will not be wasted on Ol' Twinkle Toes - 40+ is enough!! big grin

 
imusic 2020-06-18 17:17:31 

In reply to openning

I am glad he has spoken to Dessie, I has advocated for him to thank his management that supported him from youth, and get a experience professional team going forward

You so gullible as to believe this is the first time he “talkin to Desmond Haynes?”

Steupes. Where kraigg from? Lower Mongolia where he doh have an opportunity to talk with Desmond Haynes?

Allyuh good yes

 
Larr Pullo 2020-06-18 17:46:24 

In reply to jacksprat

Kraigg Brathwaite has not had a good time at the crease lately. In 2019, a score of 49 against the visiting English team in Antigua was his highest score for the year in what was a disastrous run as the West Indies Test opener.

It didn't get better. Scores of 14, 1, 10 and 3 against India and 11 and 8 against Afghanistan saw him end the year badly.


Here's the only question that you should be answering. If Devon Smith had made those same scores in one of his stints, would he have been rightfully dropped? If the answer is yes, then ask your self why hasn't Paint been dropped?

 
jacksprat 2020-06-18 18:09:15 

In reply to Larr Pullo

Here is the only answer: It is possible to concede that Brathwaite deserves to be dropped while also acknowledging that Devon Smith should never again be allowed anywhere near a West Indies team big grin

For what its worth, Brathwaite was once West Indies' premier batsman- heaven help us! - whose average has plummeted to 33+. Devon Smith wishes he could have raised his average to 30 big grin

Maybe that explains why the former is being given a longer run!

 
imusic 2020-06-18 18:13:03 

In reply to jacksprat

Brathwaite was once West Indies' premier batsman

In what alternate universe was this?

 
TheTrail 2020-06-18 18:43:24 

Devon Smith:

Matches: 43

50s:......8

100:........1

Average:.....23.78


Brathwaite:


Matches: 43

50s:......15

100:........6

Average:.....37.29


Even if the selectors wrongly 'canned' Devin Smith for his poor performance at the top in 2018, he did not take advantage of the chances he received.

Batting with Brath against Bangladesh in 2018 Devon had another chance to cement his place in the team, and he failed. 2 and 16

Kraigg took advantage of it. He scored 110 and 8.

Two more openers that should be angry with the selectors are Kirk Edwards and Kieran Powell. They both have better averages than Devon Smith.

 
Larr Pullo 2020-06-18 18:52:32 

In reply to TheTrail

6 innings and you didn't threaten 20 once as an opener, and you're still guaranteed a spot on the next tour.

ALL openers in the WI setup should be aggrieved!!!

 
Larr Pullo 2020-06-18 18:55:27 

In reply to TheTrail

Even if the selectors wrongly 'canned' Devin Smith for his poor performance at the top in 2018, he did not take advantage of the chances he received.


Smith wishes he was guaranteed a spot, and wasn't batting for his place every single innings he has played at the test match level.

Paint was given a spot, BTW he earned it, but his performances have fallen off without the requisite scrutiny or course correction it deserves.

 
natty_forever 2020-06-18 19:04:26 

In reply to Toney

Kraigg hanging with the Yaadies a bit too much. big grin

 
natty_forever 2020-06-18 19:05:08 

In reply to Larr Pullo

They would have dropped Devon long before that.

 
jacksprat 2020-06-18 20:17:47 

In reply to imusic
The alternate universe where Brathwaite was consistently being offered an A Grade at the same time where the CWI wanted to offer one such as Bravo a C Grade contract.

 
imusic 2020-06-18 20:27:08 

In reply to jacksprat

If you’re using CWI Retainer contracts as a measuring stick for excellence, I’ll remind you that Jomel Warrican has had a CWI retainer contract for the past 5 years

 
Sylobaby 2020-06-18 21:02:06 

For all the critics of Kraigg Brathwaithe, let it be known that in as much as he is struggling he is still our key opening batsman in the region and, he is on course to even pass the great Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenedge in terms of stats. Haynes played 116 test and ended with 16 hundreds and an average of 43. Haynes never got a double. So far Kraigg has played 59 tests, with 8 hundreds, an average of 33 with one double. So check the facts before you guys type nonsense

 
methodic 2020-06-18 23:44:18 

another madman,comparing Kraigg to Greenidge and Haynes

 
imusic 2020-06-19 01:50:34 

In reply to Sylobaby

Greenidge and Haynes would have loved to play against Zimbabwe, Ireland, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan

 
Kay 2020-06-19 02:00:12 

In reply to openning

Even with Kraigg failing his test average is still better than most OPENERS in the region.

Better than most? So who are the ones better than him?

 
clokey 2020-06-19 06:44:52 

In reply to anthonyp

Pissed myself laughing

lol

 
CITYBOY 2020-06-19 10:08:37 

In reply to Larr Pullo

Hola..with the scores that Braithwaite is putting up...yet allowed to be No 1 selection...would you now admit that a player with 11,900 test runs to his name who unfortunately had a lil rough patch in his last 5 innings.......but was showed the door...would you now admit....let your conscience be your guide....we will see your true self today...
"that something cynical outside of cricket was the reason your countryman..your brethren ..was showed and shoved through the door??????
P.S Devon Smith could out bat this whole phucking team..
Adios
CB

 
CITYBOY 2020-06-19 19:15:10 

Hola...thats how you bowl a bouncer...lick dem down..
Adios
CB

 
Lamb 2020-06-19 19:51:20 

In reply to Larr Pullo

A mate of mine said Smirh was going to do well in England had he been selected.

The same Dessie said during commentary this year that Smith's cricket has improved holistically and is among the fittest players in the region.

That says a lot.

 
Ridge 2020-06-19 20:01:08 

Archer is going to make him do the Caribbean dance. lol lol

 
Star 2020-06-21 00:55:33 

In reply to Toney

I thought Paint graduated from Bim's top High School.
Maybe he should book a seat in one of Chissy's remedial English classes rolleyes

Barbadians are not educated people. The majority can read and write which puts them into the category of a literate society.

Being literate does not mean a person can speak proper English.