Ambris among 6 seeking a place on Test Team

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link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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1/11/19 8:46:27 AM 
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — A plethora of Test hopefuls will have their chance to impress selectors when they line-up in two two-day matches for Cricket West Indies President's XI against touring England starting next week.

Batsman Sunil Ambris is the only player in the current Test squad included in the 12-man unit being led by Jahmar Hamilton, and will be feeling the pressure of expectation after two underwhelming series.

He managed only 68 runs in two Tests against India last October and 73 runs in another two-Test rubber against Bangladesh a month later.

Ambris averages 15 from six Tests.

He is one of six players in the squad with Test experience with the likes of batsmen Jermaine Blackwood and Vishaul Singh, all-rounder Raymon Reifer and fast bowlers Miguel Cummins and Alzarri Joseph all named.

Blackwood has not played a Test in 15 months, but remains in the selection frame, while Vishaul played the last of his three Tests nearly two years ago and has also remained on the lips of selectors with prolific scoring in the domestic first class competition last season.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sports/ambris-among-six-vying-for-test-spots_154307?profile=1511

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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1/11/19 8:50:54 AM 
Admin sorry about the long read but its an interesting article and shares some of the views of some fans here on the board.
My take is that this cannot be interpreted as an audition for WI test team selection based on previous President XI teams. Performance does not necessarily guarantee WI test selection but it does give the player a favourable impression in the minds of selectors, assuming they are paying attention. big grin big grin big grin

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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1/11/19 9:08:49 AM 
Team selection will be interesting, lets see if any recent non-performers will be selected. No need to mention names.

link Dukes Joined: Dec 6, 2002
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1/11/19 9:47:13 AM 
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1.Kraigg Brathwaite
2.
3.Shai Hope
4.Roston Chase
5.Shimron Hetmyer
6.
7.Shane Dowrich
8. Jason Holder
9. Kemar Roach
10.
11.Shannon Gabriel

The #2 spot is between the Incumbent Kieran Powell along with John Campbell and Chandrapaul Hemraj

The # 6 spot is between the Incumbent Sunil Ambris vs Jermaine Blackwood and Vishaul Singh.

#10 Oshane Thomas vs Alzharry Joseph vs Miguel Cummings vs Keemo Paul

My selections would be Chandrapaul Hemraj,Jermaine Blackwood and Alzharry Joseph

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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1/11/19 9:50:44 AM 
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We're going to need a spinner on these Caribbean pitches, surely....

If English batsmen have a weakness, it's against spin, which they don't see enough of in the wet, seaming conditions in county cricket.

Let's not forget that even an innocuous spinner such as Warrican ran through the Lions when they came to the Caribbean about a year ago.

link runout Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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1/11/19 9:51:13 AM 
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Where’s the love for Keemo? His game is getting better and better.

link Dukes Joined: Dec 6, 2002
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1/11/19 9:53:40 AM 
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My love for West Indies cricket is greater than my love for Keemo. AlJo brings the heat!!!!

Keemo will be in the test team as a bowling all-rounder soon.

link runout Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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1/11/19 9:57:22 AM 
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Same here bro. But I like Keemo

link Dukes Joined: Dec 6, 2002
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1/11/19 9:59:43 AM 
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I like Keemo too. His time will come and he will do well. Right now I think AlJo could shake up the English top order along with the Angel.

link runout Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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1/11/19 10:04:37 AM 
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Gotta watch the new action. Will it compromise his pace?

link mittheimp Joined: Dec 19, 2003
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1/11/19 10:14:35 AM 
5 bowlers?

link FuzzyWuzzy Joined: Jun 1, 2005
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1/11/19 10:18:34 AM 
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What about
Lil B?

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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1/11/19 10:22:29 AM 
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I would compose my side a little different:
1.Kraigg Brathwaite
2.
3.Shai Hope
4.Roston Chase
5.Shimron Hetmyer
6. Shane Dowrich
7. Jason Holder
8. Aljo
9. Kemar Roach
10. O.Thomas
11.Shannon Gabriel

link runout Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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1/11/19 10:24:49 AM 
Play another specialist bat. Chase is batting too high at 4

link jballer84 Joined: Feb 17, 2011
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1/11/19 10:38:16 AM 
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Got to bring back Darren Bravo. He will find form. I wouldn't be too worried about him not scoring in the one first class game or being rusty on the sub continent

link Dukes Joined: Dec 6, 2002
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1/11/19 10:42:40 AM 
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Only difference is Oshane vs AlJo.
I am still skeptical about Oshane's fitness and his second and third spell pace.

link Dukes Joined: Dec 6, 2002
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1/11/19 10:43:58 AM 
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Lil B needs to earn his way back into the team. If he just walks back into the team he will underperform. He needs to be hungry

link tc1 Joined: Jun 12, 2004
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1/11/19 10:48:42 AM 
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I would include Darren at 3

link Star Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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1/11/19 11:20:18 AM 
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Darren Bravo must be in the test team. Still the best batsman in the caribbean just a little rusty at the moment.

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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1/11/19 11:38:14 AM 
In reply to Dukes… well we tolerated the Angel for awhile, and I feel OT is better. I think it is a risk we can take, especially with 5 bowlers.

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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1/11/19 11:38:28 AM 
In reply to Star… head sick!

link tekiteazy123 Joined: Sep 11, 2017
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1/11/19 11:40:04 AM 
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Brathwaite, hope, Bravo, Chase, Hetmyer, Dowrich, Holder, Cornwall, Roach, Gabriel, Oshane,

link Seechy Joined: Jan 30, 2009
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1/11/19 11:47:51 AM 
Brathwaite
Hemraj
Hope
Hetmyer
Chase
Dowrich
Bramble
Holder
Bishoo
Roach
Gabriel

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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1/11/19 11:47:54 AM 
In reply to tekiteazy123 … I am wondering if he (Cornwall) will debut, as he is not involved in the Prez 11.

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1/11/19 12:20:54 PM 
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