HEADLINE: Windies' Russell, Powell shine in Abu Dhabi T10

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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11/22/21, 9:44:03 AM 

ANDRE Russell and Rovman Powell were among the West Indians delivering quality performances in the Abu Dhabi T10 League in United Arab Emirates, on Saturday.

Russell cracked 43 not out off 17 balls which included three fours and four sixes to guide Deccan Gladiators to 146/3 in ten overs.

In response, Chennai Braves scored 122/4 as Gladiators pulled off a 24-run victory. Fast bowler Odean Smith snatched 2/16 in two overs for Gladiators.

Powell hit three fours and four sixes in his knock of 42 off 17 balls, but Northern Warriors could not chase down 133 for victory against Team Abu Dhabi.

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link FuzzyWuzzy Joined: May 31, 2005
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11/22/21, 10:48:33 AM 
"This is where they belong"

Plagiarize from a commercial I once heard.

link VoopsandOut Joined: Jun 14, 2017
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11/22/21, 11:07:37 AM 
In reply to FuzzyWuzzy

Amen to that. Long may they prosper in club cricket. Just keep both out of international cricket.

link rhatid Joined: Jun 19, 2013
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11/22/21, 12:36:13 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com
Of course they will shine now. It's about the money. When playing for the West Indies, they couldn't care less about performance. And one would expect that even if the West Indies isn't able to give them the big bucks, at least pride would encourage them to put out a little effort. But hey, who needs pride and patriotism when only the big bucks matter?

link camos Joined: May 5, 2003
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11/22/21, 1:03:47 PM 
you guys should save your anger for the guys now in Sri Lanka, why worry about people playing, rum and curry goat cricket in some bush league?

link VoopsandOut Joined: Jun 14, 2017
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11/23/21, 10:59:53 AM 
In reply to camos

Why be angry at the guys in Lanka? They are probably doing their best based on their past records. It is not their fault that they are not fully up to international standard. if 22 children sit an exam and 11 fail, it is not necessarily that they did do their best. It could just be that their best was not good enough. Many are called but few are chosen. You can't punish them or be vexed with them for that.

link camos Joined: May 5, 2003
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11/23/21, 11:03:24 AM 
In reply to VoopsandOut

so why criticize the guys that are someplace else making a money?

link Halliwell Joined: May 13, 2005
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11/23/21, 11:28:33 AM 
In reply to rhatid

That’s not consistent with the narrative now is it?
When they lined up and made themselves available to play the WC it was about money too.
Keep y’all stories straight at least lol

link rhatid Joined: Jun 19, 2013
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11/24/21, 12:48:28 PM 
In reply to Halliwell Yes, it was about money too....not enough. Hence the lackluster World Cup performance. These guys are about the highest bidder. And that's exactly my point.

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