HEADLINE: Johnsonís return to Windies team is in his hands

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link WICFan Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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12/4/18 12:34:09 PM 
In reply to natty_forever

No point handing out retainers across the Caribbean if the plan isn't to have an Academy or two for the guys on retainers and for the youngsters.

link Bigzinc Joined: Dec 9, 2010
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12/4/18 12:41:44 PM 
[b]In reply to WICFan[/b

Have to agree 100 % with larr .

Johnson does not make enough runs to even be considered for selection..

devers smoking something strong.

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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12/4/18 12:52:05 PM 
In reply to WICFan… okay, there are no academies, so I ask what is required of those on Retainers? Are they not supervised "out of season"? In that are they not required to show that they have been working on their game during those times? Not wait until a tour is near, you form a one or 2 week camp and pick a side.

link WICFan Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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12/4/18 2:36:01 PM 
In reply to natty_forever

That's my point, what is being done outside of International Cricket for the guys on retainers?

Ambris, Paul & Reifer have development contracts, why not ask a County side if these 3 can train and use facilities with them at some stage of the County Season, they could extend that invitation to one or two regional coaches?

link TheTrail Joined: Jun 8, 2008
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12/4/18 4:04:56 PM 
In reply to Pacy

I am surprised some have the illusion that performance of a discarded player will earn him a chance...

The WI discarded Devon Smith and brought him back because he scored heavily in the regionals.

link tc1 Joined: Jun 12, 2004
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12/4/18 5:20:27 PM 
In reply to Larr Pullo

Best Captain at dung heap, placing best captain at the test level and watch the results, e.g Ganga, Sarwan, Shiv all shite their pants.

link casiba Joined: Dec 10, 2003
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12/5/18 7:09:48 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

How the france he will Captain the West Indies ? We have a Captain already. His name is Jason Holder.Get off it !!!!

link Norm Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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12/5/18 7:47:46 PM 
Darn. Johnson was terrible in his previous stint in WI cricket, despite a "good WI" average. Why in this world would anyone think that he would be better now? He has shown practically nothing more to recommend him since his previous WI stint.

In many ways, Johnson and Blackwood were similar - they achieved relatively decent batting averages thru reckless batting and enough luck. The difference is that Blackwood is still young enough to mend his ways.

Any thought of Johnson returning to WI cricket is pure doo-doo. Any thought of Johnson captaining WI is pure madness.

link dayne Joined: May 29, 2007
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12/6/18 7:36:35 AM 
In reply to Norm

Totally agree with you, I think the person who wrote the article is a little out of touch, Hemraj have a better chance of making the team than Johnson, with Bravo returning batsmen who have ordinary numbers will have a challenging time making the team and rightly so.

link anthonyp Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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12/6/18 8:05:35 AM 
In reply to dayne

Don't expect better from Devers.. de most bias reporter in Guyana!

Johnson and Barnwell are his boys

link timeless Joined: Feb 10, 2011
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12/6/18 10:53:54 AM 
why are they beating a drum for Johnson inclusion that's a guy with five first class centuries after 170 innings and avg 32

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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12/6/18 10:59:45 AM 
In reply to tc1… but none a those were good captains at any level.

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