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HEADLINE: SOLID START WITH BAT AND BALL ON OPENING DAY OF WARM-UP MATCH

 
CaribbeanCricket.com 2020-06-23 19:56:02 

Two fast bowlers and two batsmen stood out as West Indies held their first day of competitive cricket on the ongoing Sandals Tour of England. Shannon Gabriel took three wickets to mark his return from ankle surgery while Alzarri Joseph snapped up four wickets – as both bowled with genuine pace of the opening day of the three-day warm-up match at Emirates Old Trafford.

On the other side, Kraigg Brathwaite was solid as he accumulated 84, while he shared a century stand with Shai Hope, who scored a stroke-filled 83. That formed the bulk of scoring as Brathwaite’s XI closed the day 275 all out after being asked to bat first by Jason Holder’s XI. In between wicket-keeper Joshua DaSilva impressed with four catches on his first outing at the senior level.

Speaking after the day’s play assistant coach Roddy Estwick said it was a solid day of cricket as they continue preparations for the #RaiseTheBest Test Series, which bowls off on July 8 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

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dayne 2020-06-23 20:45:20 

In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

It was a good idea by the WI to carry their own practice squad, they are going to benefit from it in two ways, they get competitive practice and the practice team members get exposure to different conditions, but I guess when the Virus is over they will go back to the norm. Good to see Gabriel performing, hopefully he could stay fit.

 
Larr Pullo 2020-06-23 21:43:24 

In reply to dayne

Hopefully Gabriel doesn't pull a muscle turning over while he sleeps tonight.

 
Sylobaby 2020-06-24 00:09:42 

[b]In reply to Larr Pullo[/
I have seen a lot of healthy people went to bed and didn't get up from sleep. I have also seen many healthy people went to bed and got up very sick next day. So would it be a strange thing for any of the players to pull a muscle overnight? Bro that happens to the healthiest of human beings. Let's be more positive and hope for the best for they are our players fighting on our behalf

 
Sylobaby 2020-06-24 00:22:47 

[b]In reply to Larr Pullo[/
I have seen a lot of healthy people go to bed and didn't get up from sleep. I have also seen many healthy people went to bed and got up very sick next day. So would it be a strange thing for any of the players to pull a muscle overnight? Bro that happens to the healthiest of human beings. Let's be more positive and hope for the best for they are our players fighting on our behalf