HEADLINE: 'Motie's bowling will improve' - Windies coach Simmons backs spinner to find his feet

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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6/22/22, 12:22:03 PM 

West Indies coach Phil Simmonds expects improved bowling performances from spinner Gudakesh Motie in the future after a fruitless debut with the ball against Bangladesh last week.

Overall, the spinner ended the opening Test with no wicket from 16 overs and conceded 43 runs.  The debut stood a far way from his performances in the West Indies Championship this season where he claimed 17 wickets in five matches, earning the attention of the West Indies selectors.

The 27-year-old did, however, make some sort of contribution with the bat after making 23 unbeaten from 21 deliveries, in the first innings.

“He scored a 100 in the Championship, so he can hold the bat and he can score like we saw but his bowling is going to improve,” Simmons said, following the first Test.

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link velo Joined: Jul 28, 2019
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6/22/22, 12:49:52 PM 
i'm not saying the guy is going to be a world beater or any good at international level but he has impressed me more than permaul or warrican at first sight by the fact he looks to spin the ball and bowls one side of the wicket now obviously that has to be translated into taking wickets

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/22/22, 1:39:04 PM 
More like a world loser
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link brians_da_best Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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6/22/22, 5:47:05 PM 
I still feel Cornwall should be in the mix. The man didn’t perform that badly whenever he got a chance

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
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6/24/22, 1:48:05 PM 
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all patronizing bs

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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6/24/22, 3:55:57 PM 
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West Indies coach Phil Simmonds expects improved bowling performances from spinner Gudakesh Motie in the future after a fruitless debut with the ball against Bangladesh last wee

Implying he bowled badly....dem hardly bowl de man but expected a fifer on debut

Look I can see it a mile away....they are creating a spot for Akeal Hosein....Bishop was pushing this on air last week...

Hosein is NOT going to wait for his turn in test cricket...he will leapfrog into the test team

The coach and Cappo are more comfortable with Hosein

WI cricket will never change

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/24/22, 4:00:18 PM 
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Hosein is NOT going to wait for his turn in test cricket...he will leapfrog into the test team

Yep, and she agrees

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