HEADLINE: Windies has balanced squad for Bangladesh tour - Simmons

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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1/13/21, 9:22:55 AM 

West Indies coach, Phil Simmons, believes the team has travelled with a balanced bowling line-up for the Bangladesh tour, despite recent discussions surrounding too many spinners being selected for the squad.

The issue was brought to the fore after up and coming fast bowler Chemar Holder was left out of the Test team for the tour.  Holder, who made his debut in New Zealand, showed plenty of promise in tough conditions.  Chief of selectors Roger Harper went on to explain that the player had been left out to accommodate more spinners, in order to take advantage of Bangladesh’s slow pitches.

“I think we are here with a balanced squad, we have three spinners, we have three fast bowlers and a seeming all-rounder, it’s a case where we have balance all round,” Simmons told members of the media via a Zoom conference on Tuesday.

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link Raggs Joined: Jan 11, 2004
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1/13/21, 12:01:28 PM 
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Damn , he's a positive chap.

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 27, 2003
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1/13/21, 1:08:23 PM 
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Balance yes, effective?

link imusic Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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1/13/21, 1:21:22 PM 
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“I think we are here with a balanced squad, we have three spinners, we have three fast bowlers and a seeming all-rounder

Well yes. He SEEMS like an all rounder.....but not really

Lololololol! What confidence shown in the player

I hope the “seem” in his whites is clearly defined cool

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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1/13/21, 1:28:02 PM 
Simmonds and Harper are putting a lot of trust in unproven spin bowlers, hopefully for their credibility it works, I still cannot understand why 3 of them were selected, when there is a spin bowling allrounder also in the team.

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1/13/21, 1:44:13 PM 
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link Headley Joined: Dec 1, 2007
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1/14/21, 9:17:38 AM 
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I was a seeming all-rounder back in the day so I feel the pain. big grin

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