HEADLINE: Windies U-19s suffer heavy defeat to India in World Cup warm-up

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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1/10/22, 9:32:22 AM 

The West Indies U19s did not have the best showing ahead of the start of the ICC Under-19 50-over World Cup after suffering a heavy 108 loss to India U19s  team in their first official warm-up match on Sunday.

After being set a challenging target of 279 to win, the young Windies struggled to 170 all out in just 43 overs.  The team got off to a solid enough start when openers Matthew Nandu and Shaqkere Parris put on 30 in the opening overs.   Parris was, however, the first to go after being dismissed by fast bowler Garv Sangwan.  The other batters, unfortunately, followed in quick succession, with Teddy Bishop being dismissed ten balls later, and Sangwan going lbw with the score on 35.

Nandu managed another 30 with Jordan Johnson (10) before falling to the spin of Manav Parakh in the 18th over, with the total at 65 for three.

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link Pacy Joined: Nov 30, 2002
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1/10/22, 11:26:26 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

This seems to be the weakest U-19 team for some time... Hope they do well but not very confident

link Jeremy Joined: Aug 12, 2013
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1/10/22, 11:44:14 AM 
I see Matthew Nando making another half century.

Good for him. Hope selectors taking notice.

link bird Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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1/10/22, 12:27:16 PM 
In reply to Jeremy
if Guyana's selectors really understand talent they would throw Matthew Nando in the senior team immediately after this tournament he has tremendous
grit and determination it's all about timing some players need to be fast forward some can wait

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 21, 2015
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1/10/22, 2:06:01 PM 
In reply to Pacy

Maybe due to poor selection of the team. What was the criteria for selection?

link Pacy Joined: Nov 30, 2002
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1/11/22, 12:11:12 AM 
In reply to Slipfeeler

I am not sure about the options available to the selectors but what I had seen through the series of preparation matches is that there has not been any one who has been consistent.

link Blackbird Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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1/11/22, 2:34:47 AM 
In reply to Pacy
..the Floyd Reifer effect ...

link solidrock Joined: Jan 15, 2009
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1/11/22, 8:38:08 AM 
This team looks flawed and I do not expect much. The kids have been watching the men.
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link anthonyp Joined: Nov 1, 2009
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1/11/22, 8:58:33 AM 
If this team win a match it will be a big surprise to most in the Region.. Weakest batting unit to ever represent us at the U19 level.

link Windiesfan78 Joined: Oct 19, 2021
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1/12/22, 2:39:47 PM 
This is the worst U19 team from the W.I I have ever seen. What makes it worse is that they are playing at home. What is going on? Is the dross filtering down to the youth players now?

link openning Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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1/12/22, 2:48:56 PM 
In reply to Windiesfan78
The last time there was U13-U19 cricket in the region was 2018/19.
Each Island submitted players, the real diamonds never had a chance to show their colours, so lets enjoy the cricket.
It Covid 19, so stay safe.

link Windiesfan78 Joined: Oct 19, 2021
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1/12/22, 6:11:23 PM 
In reply to openning

We are in a sad state, just goes to show. Oh, beaten again by SA U19s. I am glad I don't take this World Cup seriously. Once it isn't the senior male or female teams I won't lose any sleep.

link openning Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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1/12/22, 6:37:16 PM 
In reply to Windiesfan78
West Indies U19 beat SA U19 by 8 wickets, on December 28, 2021.
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link Windiesfan78 Joined: Oct 19, 2021
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1/13/22, 5:05:56 AM 
In reply to openning

Yes they did, they also lost two other matches against the same opponent. Compare this team to our last U19 team. The last one was miles better than this lot. This is not an effort to be harsh on the young team, it is just a worrisome sign when our young team is not up to scratch.

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