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HEADLINE: 'Skillful' Cornwall can be Windies match winner' - Philo Wallace 2020-06-21 16:24:22 

Former West Indies batsman Philo Wallace believes the inclusion of spinner Rahkeem Cornwall could yet be a masterstroke if the player manages to break into the final matchday squad.

Cornwall was named as part of a 14-man squad for the tour of England, as the regional team returns to international cricket next month, for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic struck.  With the series still some weeks away there is yet to be any indication of an official starting line-up, but Wallace believes any picked should include Cornwall.

 “I think that Cornwall is going to be our match-winner because he is the man that is going to apply the pressure.  I like him, he is skillful.  He is a skillful bowler and he is smart.  I think he can be the trump in England,” Wallace told the Mason and Guest radio program.

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natty_forever 2020-06-21 16:25:57 


Sylobaby 2020-06-21 19:07:26 

I fully endorse that statement

Sylobaby 2020-06-21 19:07:47 

In reply to Sylobaby

Sylobaby 2020-06-21 19:24:41 

Here is my final eleven: 1Brathwaithe 2. Cambell 3. Brooks 4. Hope 5. Chase 6.Dowrich 7.Holder 8. Cornwall 9. Roach 10. Joseph 11. Gabriel/ Thomas

Norm 2020-06-21 21:34:21 

Match WINNER? So, a respectable performance by Cornwall would be equivalent to WINNING a match?

Man trying to fool himself now.

Darkprince32 2020-06-21 21:53:43 

In reply to Norm
There's always one.

openning 2020-06-22 02:05:22 

In reply to Sylobaby

Here is my final eleven: 1Brathwaithe 2. Cambell 3. Brooks 4. Hope 5. Chase 6.Dowrich 7.Holder 8. Cornwall 9. Roach 10. Joseph 11. Gabriel/ Thomas

It is obvious you're not a thinking person.
The reason Gabriel was not in the 15, is because of injury, not the same for Thomas.
Gabriel has about 10-15% chance of playing in the first test, Thomas is a reserve.

If CWI was going to play Thomas in the first test, Holder would had been in the replacement squad.

sunfish 2020-06-22 02:21:56 

Horses for courses: Seam bowling is the success weapon in England. We need four of them in the eleven which means The Wall has to sit..

natty_forever 2020-06-22 12:00:29 

In reply to sunfish

Not if you play this eleven:

Sylobaby 2020-06-22 13:57:05 

In reply to openning

I am happy you can think boss. Chemar Holder in the 14 doesn't make him an automatic pick over Thomas. There is something "called conviniently injured" and has to be replaced. That's what I believe will happen to Thomas if Gabriel is not fit, since he is the only bowler with real pace on the team outside of Gabriel. Chemar Holder will only play if Joseph or Roach is not fit. I expect either Gabriel or Thomas to in the final eleven

openning 2020-06-22 16:18:40 

In reply to Sylobaby

Why is Thomas not in the selected squad, and Holder in the reserve?
Gabriel will have to wait for the second or third test, that's
why he is not added to squad.

natty_forever 2020-06-22 21:53:11 

In reply to openning

Seems he can still be added.

openning 2020-06-22 22:02:02 

In reply to natty_forever

Gabriel will be added to the squad, the HC has indicated as much.
I cannot see him playing in the first test, after his injury and without testing his ankle in match situation.

natty_forever 2020-06-22 22:57:24 

In reply to openning

They will use the squad matches.