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W.I. can't use Smith ala Klusener.but Klusener can

Onionman0 2023-09-17 04:34:48 

Can West Indies use Odean Smith ala Klusener

Onionman02023-07-27 06:34:21
This white ball management is really good.. Sammy excellent man management...Hooper , good batting coach as strategy maker and good bowling coach New Zealander....
Odean Smith in his short career ODI....not bad....can he be transformed into good ODI player...who can bowl 6-7 overs with pace.... hit ball hard... something, South Africa coach Wolmer did to Lance...

Odean Smith after 9 matches average with bat @28 strike rate 167 and with ball@ 26 with economic 5.5
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Klusener as coach did...what West Indies coaches could not....

Why not open with Odean instead Mayers T20
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Kyle Mayers has failed miserably in T-20 also...... inspite several chances even in World Cup T-20 qualifiers in Australia..
Odean Smith can hit ball as clean as nobody...
Opinions..T-20 only..

Record of Smith

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Record of Mayers

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Halliwell 2023-09-17 11:43:57 

In reply to Onionman0

Oh gawd, let the man show you it works even TWO times before allyuh lock een that position

anthonyp 2023-09-17 11:55:51 

In reply to Halliwell

Plus d man was dropped about 4 times for that lil 40+ runs... If TKR didn't had butterfingers it woulda save us from this nonsense lol

StumpCam 2023-09-17 12:01:08 

In reply to anthonyp

Maybe if Smith did like Phehlukwayo .26664 in the 50th over , I would believe the Klusener magic! lol lol lol

WIfan26 2023-09-17 12:01:14 

In reply to anthonyp

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

Man is how much deh pay Odean why deh rass dey trying to get so much out of nothing???

Narper 2023-09-17 22:17:29 

In reply to Onionman0

Smith was used as pinch hitter for GAW in the past....and that experiment failed miserably.

To date... Smith has shown he is not a consistent performer...with bat nor ball nor in the field.

A cappo never knows which Smith he is getting on the day...we saw the same in IPL

jahmekyah 2023-09-17 23:17:11 

O Smith is on lucky SOB
big grin

jahmekyah 2023-09-17 23:17:41 


Onionman0 2023-09-19 05:02:30 

In reply to Narper

In T-20 opener...just have a look at Mayers....his performance is disaster...Odean has X- factor....I reckon, he can be much more contributive....just few months back...all posters were calling Shepherd, run the same posters hailing him...
To me, Odean can be white ball game changer for West Indies, given some liberties are given to Mayers and others have enjoyed..

Halliwell 2023-09-20 23:38:07 

In reply to Onionman0

You think any IPL can afford to waste 3 power play overs like that?!?!?! lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

Jumpstart 2023-09-20 23:40:23 

In reply to Onionman0

Smith need to learn to bat before WI can use him as a klusener