"just recently he was West Indies T20 captain"

link Emir Joined: Aug 8, 2014
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10/9/19, 6:59:39 AM 
The challenge at times was too much for the SKNP captain, Carlos Brathwaite, who lost his head after attempting to run out Lendl Simmons when the ball was obviously “dead”.’ He argued with the umpire who had to restrain the agitated Simmons from responding in kind. It was awful to witness such behaviour on a cricket field, especially from the captain of a team. What example is being set for the other players? And, just recently he was the West Indies T20 captain!



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link Priapus Joined: Dec 29, 2014
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10/9/19, 7:18:42 AM 
In reply to Emir

He was only following the game plan of his successor when it comes to exhibiting bad behavior on the field of play.

link pariaman Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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10/9/19, 8:30:45 AM 
In reply to Priapus

So you blaming Pollard for CB behaviour?

Lol

link jballer84 Joined: Feb 16, 2011
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10/9/19, 12:22:49 PM 
In reply to Priapus

Kholi, Viv, Ponting, Steve Waugh are all great captains who have behaved poorly on the field. You know what I want us to win, and I dont care about our captain being a nice guy. Nice guys finish last. I am tired of us being loved and beaten everyday.

link runout Joined: Apr 5, 2005
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10/9/19, 12:28:01 PM 
In reply to jballer84

I am tired of us being loved and beaten everyday.


Sounds like a bad marriage

link Hellraiser Joined: Feb 21, 2018
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10/9/19, 12:36:07 PM 
In reply to jballer84

Kholi, Viv, Ponting, Steve Waugh are all great captains who have behaved poorly on the field
that's correct. They were/are also..........................................say it with me.................................................. GREAT CRICKETERS.

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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10/9/19, 1:12:22 PM 
In reply to Hellraiser

lol lol lol lol lol lol
to be fair....CB had all the raw materials to be a great fast bowler: height, strength, agility.......but poor coaching has him as a spinner in a hurry who can occasionally engage in cow lashing. He and holder are proofs of the failure of the WI coaching system,. 6'7 and 6'5 and bowling 2mph rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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10/9/19, 1:23:54 PM 
In reply to Jumpstart

what about Pollard?

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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10/9/19, 1:27:12 PM 
In reply to sudden

pollard usually makes the teams he's bought for or selected for. ask carlos where he spent the majority of this year's IPL. Unlike the WI under cameron,the teams pollard plays for care about winning, not big strong yes men. And pollard was always a batman. Even when he was picked for the world cup, it was as a batsman. Holder didn't know his role originally and brathwaite is a joke

link vsingh Joined: Apr 28, 2015
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10/9/19, 1:27:16 PM 
In reply to sudden

Pollard nah count. He nah from de fast bowling land. big grin big grin big grin

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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10/9/19, 1:31:42 PM 
In reply to vsingh

that has to be the reason big grin big grin big grin

link tc1 Joined: Jun 11, 2004
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10/9/19, 1:48:36 PM 
In reply to Jumpstart

And how tall is Pouty 6-5 with blubber

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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10/9/19, 1:48:36 PM 
In reply to sudden
dais why he get fired too...only team he could make is a politically biased WI team.........as i said, ask carlos how much ipl matches he played this year

link Priapus Joined: Dec 29, 2014
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10/9/19, 2:06:04 PM 
In reply to jballer84

Yeah you are right. Because apparently one can't be a good sportsman AND a winner too.

link jen Joined: Jan 3, 2008
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10/9/19, 2:07:08 PM 
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Brathwaite use to bowl mid to high 80s. Got steep bounce and bowled a nice leg cutter. Was a nice bowling talent and composed batter who could score good runs lower down the order. I'm not sure where his bowling went downhill.

I remember he had a horrible slip during the regional T20 or can't remember if it was already the CPL at the time. His bowling didn't seem to be the same since.

T20 destroyed his career. Brathwaite was always a good batsman, but living up to big hitting wasn't his thing. Who remembers his 3 test half centuries? All against good bowling attacks.

At the end of the day, it's good he got some riches from T20 because with the way his bowling has been for the last few years, he definitely wouldn't have made it long in other formats.

link runout Joined: Apr 5, 2005
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10/9/19, 2:24:22 PM 
In reply to jen

In terms of Carlos performance in test matches, yes after 3 tests he averages 46.

Please remember that he has a FC average of 28...T20 of 15, ODI of 16 and List A of 21.

Would Carlos make any ODI team? A test team?

link DIEHARD Joined: Jan 11, 2006
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10/9/19, 2:59:49 PM 
In reply to runout

That FC average of 28 better than nuff WI top order bats lol lol

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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10/9/19, 2:59:54 PM 
In reply to jen

Not saying you're wrong, but the only speeds ive seen carlos bowling is mid 70s ever since his debut against bangladesh in 2013 or sumthin......cant remember the exact year. Secondly, i define a good batsman as someone firstly, who's technique can be scrutinized by international bowling and not found to be wanting.

We all thought kirk edwards was the answer to our prayers after his hundred on debut..........and then he went to england and was destroyed as a test player. he didn't perform too badly in the odis(the white ball generally does not swing as prodigiously as the red ball) that followed and i think he was set to be part of the world cup squad when DJ was cappo(one year before the tournament) before that abhorrent fool cameron came into the picture.

Brathwaite does have a test avg of 45....but you have to qualify that. three of his 3 50s were made in hopeless situations where he chanced his arm as any tailender facing an innings defeat would do. The melbourne test, his debut had already been lost and he shared a partnership with ramdin, who also scored a 50. Dropped twice and dismissed on a no ball twice i think. I dont think brathwaite can stand up to someone like rabada or cummins or bumrah

link runout Joined: Apr 5, 2005
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10/9/19, 3:47:17 PM 
In reply to DIEHARD

That FC average of 28 better than nuff WI top order bats lol lol


Gave me cause to check this out...so not ture. None of the current WI top bats averages below 29...that includes John Campbell, Kraig B, Shope, Shety, Darren B and Sugar Shane. Not sure where you got that from.

Cheers!

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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10/9/19, 3:48:39 PM 
what about Polly's stats

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 23, 2004
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10/9/19, 3:56:05 PM 
In reply to sudden

what about Polly's stats


His international stats suck balls.

But I don't have too much of a problem with Pouty's cricketing abilities. It's his piss poor behiavour, attitude, and general arrogant disposition which turns me off supporting him as captain of the Wondies.

The man walks around like he has achieved as much in his cricketing career as Viv or Sobers.

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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10/10/19, 11:09:39 AM 
In reply to SnoopDog

sure yuh had no problem with tino behavior which has embarrassed us for at least a decade but carry on

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