HEADLINE: Gayle not an automatic selection at World Cup Sir Curtly

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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10/7/21, 10:26:44 AM 

With just a few weeks to go before the start of the ICC Men’s Twenty20 (T20) World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, the debate continues regarding the inclusion and subsequent involvement of Chris Gayle in the West Indies set-up.

The regional side will be looking to defend the title they last won in 2016, and the Phil Simmons-coached side has recalled several players that were part of that winning 2016 and 2012 side, which was led by Daren Sammy.

Seven players, including veterans Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, captain Kieron Pollard, and Andre Russell are expected to once again be on show. However, while Pollard, Bravo, Simmons, and a fit-again Russell seem sure picks, West Indies fast-bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose doesn’t believe that Gayle’s inclusion in the final eleven is guaranteed.

“For me, Gayle is definitely not an automatic choice for starting,” Sir Curtly said on the Mason and Guest radio talk show in Barbados. “When you look at his exploits over the last 18 months, he has struggled not only for the West Indies, but other T20 franchises. The few home series we played, he hasn’t had any scores of significance.”

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link Wally-1 Joined: Jan 7, 2003
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10/7/21, 6:16:05 PM 
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Blah blah blah, T20 is hot or cold cricket ketch it or miss it.

link InHindsight Joined: Feb 23, 2007
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10/8/21, 6:05:00 AM 
It is downright outrageous that Gsyje is near this WC

Wait and see the embarrassment in a few weeks

link Sylobaby Joined: May 16, 2020
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10/9/21, 5:51:18 PM 
Say what all you want but there is no one on the West indies team that can destroy any top bowler than Gayle. Not Pollard, not Lewis absolutely no one, especially if Gayle is hot. No one puts fear on any opposing team like Gayle. Without Cris Gayle West Indies chance of winning the world cup is very slim

link Sylobaby Joined: May 16, 2020
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10/9/21, 6:00:16 PM 
There are just a handful of batters that can score a 100 in ten overs against any team out there. Chris Gayle stands at the top of that shot list

link NYCGURU Joined: Nov 28, 2003
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10/9/21, 10:41:35 PM 
In reply to Sylobaby

Really now !!! If you repeat that often enough, it might very well become reality. There is a huge difference between Prime Gayle, and the current over the hill UB.

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10/9/21, 11:55:40 PM 

link MasterP Joined: Jan 29, 2012
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10/9/21, 11:58:40 PM 
In reply to Sylobaby
especially if Gayle is hot

That there is the problem.

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10/10/21, 7:43:37 PM 

link Sylobaby Joined: May 16, 2020
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10/10/21, 7:44:48 PM 
In reply to MasterP
Well instead of all that negativity let's hope and wish that he gets hot during the world cup. If he does it will be good for us for he is one of the best we have

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