HEADLINE: West Indies select Gayle & Pooran for first two ODIs against England in Barbados

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link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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2/7/19 7:03:28 AM 

GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia – Chris Gayle will make a return to WINDIES colours, while Nicholas Pooran has earned his maiden call-up in the 50-over format as CWI Selection Panel named the 14-member squad for the first and second One-Day Internationals against England.

The 39-year-old Gayle is the second most capped WINDIES player with 284 matches in his illustrious career. He is also the second leading runscorer with 9,727 runs in behind Brian Lara with 10,405 runs in 299 appearances. Gayle also has 165 wickets (average 35.3) with his clever off-spin bowling. The experienced left-hander has the most centuries by a West Indian in this format – 23 – as well as the highest score – 215 against Zimbabwe in the ICC Cricket World Cup four years ago.

Pooran is a 23-year-old left-hander who can also keep wicket. He has so far played eight T20 Internationals with a strike rate of 152.57 and a highest score of 53 not outChairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne said the upcoming five-match series is a vital part of the preparations for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – to be played in England and Wales from May 31 to July 15. He explained that experienced batsman Marlon Samuels is unavailable due to treatment on a knee injury.
“As we continue our Cricket World Cup preparations, the upcoming series against the top ranked ODI side is a great opportunity for us to gauge where we are as a team. This allows us to identify any areas that need addressing relating to selection and also helps the coaching staff to fine tune their game strategy,” Browne said.

“We welcome the return of Chris Gayle who missed the last two series and Ashley Nurse from injury. We are pleased to introduce Nicholas Pooran to the ODI cricket for the first time. He is clearly a young player with undoubted talent and we believe he can add value to our middle order. Shannon Gabriel remains very much in our World Cup plans but with a heavy workload expected in the Test series he will be considered for selection later in the ODI series.”

The matches will be played at Kensington Oval on Wednesday, February 20 and Friday, February 22.  

FULL SQUAD

Jason Holder (Captain), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo
Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer
Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse
Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran,, Rovman Powell
Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas


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link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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2/7/19 7:25:30 AM 
Caan keep a good man down. lol

link sudden Joined: Nov 27, 2006
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2/7/19 7:30:51 AM 
badly chosen side-

no need for de flaming flamingo or de night nurse.

link Norm Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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2/7/19 7:32:02 AM 
Devendra Bishoo

Larr will be thrilled!

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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2/7/19 7:34:14 AM 
In reply to Norm

lol lol lol

link sudden Joined: Nov 27, 2006
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2/7/19 7:34:18 AM 
time for young Springer- a v promising allrounder

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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2/7/19 7:34:48 AM 
In reply to sudden … now watch them out perform all and sundry.

big grin

link sudden Joined: Nov 27, 2006
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2/7/19 7:37:39 AM 
In reply to natty_forever

you think this is a segment of West Indies Got Talent?

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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2/7/19 7:38:52 AM 
In reply to sudden … no, but proven over time. Once this MB start dropping players, they start performing.Especially the night Nurse. Well there are always exceptions (Powell).

link Pacy Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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2/7/19 7:58:14 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

1. Chris Gayle
2. Evin Lewis
3. Shai Hope
4. Shimron Hetmyer
5. Darren Bravo
6. Nicholas Pooran
7. Rovman Powell
8. Jason Holder
9. Fabian Allen/Keemo Paul
10. Kemar Roach
11. Oshane Thomas

Subs:
Devendra Bishoo
Ashley Nurse
Fabian Allen/Keemo Paul

link positiveg Joined: Mar 29, 2007
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2/7/19 8:06:58 AM 
In reply to Pacy

I like your XI with KP or FA subbing for each other based on the wicket.

link Seechy Joined: Jan 30, 2009
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2/7/19 8:07:58 AM 
Pacy's XI is a bowler short seeing as Rovman doesn't really bowl. Shame Joseph misses out. Allen has not taken a wicket in 4 ODIs and has a List a ave of 55 - why the hell is he in the squad?? Nurse and Keemo would sub for each other, depending on the wicket. Here is the best XI for the build up to the World Cup:

1. Chris Gayle
2. Evin Lewis
3. Shai Hope (wk)
4. Shimron Hetmyer
5. Darren Bravo
6. Nicholas Pooran
7. Jason Holder (c)
8. Keemo Paul
9. Devendra Bishoo
10.Kemar Roach
11.Oshane Thomas

We gats bare left handers in dat top 6 cool

link Pacy Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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2/7/19 8:24:34 AM 
In reply to Seechy

I agree... Rovman and Chris Gayle had to bowl the 10 which is a tough ask but adding Bishoo / Nurse weakens the team.

I wish we had Chase in the Squad. I would have selected him ahead of one of the openers

link Yamfoot Joined: Feb 9, 2003
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2/7/19 8:37:20 AM 
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Rovman bowls for Jamaica

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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2/7/19 9:29:48 AM 
Chris going need to bowl.

link Sylobeauty Joined: Mar 21, 2018
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2/7/19 9:51:28 AM 
Nothing personal against anyone because I feel is a good team. However, I know they preparing Daren Bravo for the WC but I would leave him out for now just to ease him from the pressure he is under now. Definitely I want him in the WC. Bishoo? OMG I don't what they see in him. I would not even pick him on a Guyana team

link anthonyp Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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2/7/19 9:58:37 AM 
Seiously they pick Bishoo? lol

Most likely this gonna be the XI

1. Lewis
2. Gayle
3. Shai
4. Hety
5. Bravo
6. Powell
7. Holder
8. Nurse
9. Keemo
10. Roach
11. Thomas

If it was up to me Pooran will play ahead of Powell and Allen ahead of Nurse

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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2/7/19 9:59:25 AM 
In reply to anthonyp… Powell can give you a few overs.

link anthonyp Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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2/7/19 10:41:50 AM 
In reply to natty_forever

Gayle could give you the overs.. Pooran too talented to sit on the bench

link VoopsandOut Joined: Jun 15, 2017
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2/7/19 11:10:48 AM 
i am sorry that Blackwood did not get a second look. Didn't he open for West Indies A last year in the One Days and performed OK? Would still be nice to have him around the team. I think that our batting is about all we could want in the squad but the bowling is a concern. I really don't see Bishoo in that mix at all. I would have gone for Raheeeeeeeeeemmmm

link analyst-kid Joined: Feb 22, 2003
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2/7/19 12:41:35 PM 
The recent problem with the WI is whereas we have an aging superstar in Gayle and developing one day specialist bats in Lewis Hope and Hetmyer, we dont have no ODI specialist bowlers and the top teams can chase down whatever score we put up.

Roach and Holder are just adequate while Paul and Oshane are learning. Adherrance to line and length would make for an emerging bowling power.

Nurse is your best ODI bowler and Cornwall would have made the attack more potent if you leave out one of the quartet.

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 28, 2003
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2/7/19 12:43:10 PM 
In reply to VoopsandOut… then tell him (Blackwood) to dominate at the FC level.

link doosra Joined: May 26, 2004
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2/7/19 12:44:47 PM 
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lewis walks back in just like that?

link Dukes Joined: Dec 6, 2002
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2/7/19 12:51:18 PM 
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Can someone, anyone tell me exactly what Fabian Allen has done to be selected to this team???

link doosra Joined: May 26, 2004
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2/7/19 12:53:08 PM 
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In reply to Dukes

southerner? big grin

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