Best player of spin in the WI team

Pages: 1  2  next 
link googley Joined: Feb 8, 2004
Posts: 19668
9/23/22, 1:12:45 PM 
Which current WI player would you say is the best at playing spin bowling?

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 23, 2004
Posts: 13012
9/23/22, 1:15:05 PM 
In reply to googley

Shai Hope has the best batting technique of any batsman in the Caribbean right now.

link WestDem Joined: Jan 20, 2009
Posts: 59249
9/23/22, 1:15:26 PM 
In reply to googley

Shimron "Kalli" Hetmyer

link StumpCam Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 10288
9/23/22, 1:16:48 PM 
In reply to WestDem

He seemed to have problems with Nabi and Deyal! lol lol

link googley Joined: Feb 8, 2004
Posts: 19668
9/23/22, 1:16:59 PM 
In reply to WestDem

Hettie came to mind, but he is no Kalli! wink

link WestDem Joined: Jan 20, 2009
Posts: 59249
9/23/22, 1:20:15 PM 
In reply to StumpCam

Dem ah nat spinners bro...they are bowling through a gutter....

lol lol lol

link WestDem Joined: Jan 20, 2009
Posts: 59249
9/23/22, 1:21:04 PM 
In reply to googley

Hettie reminds me of Kalli but a little too aggressiver

cool

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
Posts: 5904
9/23/22, 2:24:20 PM 
In reply to googley

shai hope by a mile......used to be bravo but he's shot as a batsman. Hope is a real anomaly...a bajan batsman who masters spin but struggles against short pitched bowling

link Castled Joined: Aug 20, 2022
Posts: 165
9/23/22, 2:26:17 PM 
In reply to WestDem

Hope is a Kohli lookalike in stature and shots gives the impression he's influenced by Kohli

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
Posts: 239590
9/23/22, 2:34:24 PM 
Kalli was neat and dapper at the crease...text book batting stance...Slim..slightly built fella...Tony Cozier would refer to him as the complete batsman.

I would say hetty is more like Freddo

link googley Joined: Feb 8, 2004
Posts: 19668
9/23/22, 6:05:30 PM 
so far all we got is Hope and Hettie.

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
Posts: 239590
9/23/22, 6:57:25 PM 
In reply to googley
Can they play real pace? There are more pace bowlers in a team than spinners
big grin

link anthonyp Joined: Nov 1, 2009
Posts: 9401
9/23/22, 7:10:35 PM 
Hetty is the best player of spin in the current WI setup.. Sadly there isn't much competition big grin

link imusic Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 74558
9/23/22, 8:07:18 PM 
avatar image
In reply to WestDem

Shimron "Kalli" Hetmyer

Blasphemy! evil

Hety and Alvin Kallicharran have 2 things in common

Both are Guyanese
Both are left handed batsmen

That’s where any similarity ends. Hety is not and will never be in the class of Alvin Kallicharran, arguably the best ever batsman produced by Guyana.

link imusic Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 74558
9/23/22, 8:08:31 PM 
avatar image
In reply to anthonyp

Hetty is the best player of spin in the current WI setup

Dukes wants to know if that is a data driven statement.

Because if it’s not, it’s simply a case of vibes and senses. cool

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 87124
9/23/22, 8:25:38 PM 
avatar image
for all the talk about Hetty being good against spin, I find he gets out too often missing straight ones from spinners / hitting across the line and missing etc

he is good against spin but surely not yet in the tier 1

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 87124
9/23/22, 8:28:30 PM 
avatar image
In reply to Narper

I've only seen Freddo on tapes but he was quite nimble on his feet and very wristy in addition to his power...

Hetty is not there...not yet

and he is surely not close to Kali...as imusic said, Kalli was at another level

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
Posts: 14216
9/23/22, 8:35:51 PM 
In reply to doosra

Freddo's preference was pace. Not sure how he was with against quality spin.

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 87124
9/23/22, 8:38:42 PM 
avatar image
In reply to Curtis

perhaps he preferred pace but for all those clips I've seen of him against spin he was quite good

link doosra Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 87124
9/23/22, 8:41:33 PM 
avatar image
don't take this the wrong way but sometimes the way he plays it looks peak Clayton Lambert
big grin

link powen001 Joined: Nov 25, 2006
Posts: 59342
9/23/22, 9:06:13 PM 
avatar image
In reply to WestDem

Wessy...man...you actually comparing Hety to Kali


I cant even blister blind yuh in cuss...

man close you laptop

link tc1 Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 15888
9/23/22, 9:24:06 PM 
In reply to imusic

was Kali better than Kanhai

link Dukes Joined: Dec 5, 2002
Posts: 44482
9/23/22, 9:35:27 PM 
avatar image
In reply to googley

Which current WI player would you say is the best at playing spin bowling?

Hetty is the best for a couple of reasons.
1.He is amazing in his ability to correctly judge the length of a ball.He very rarely plays forward to a spinner and is not to the pitch of the ball resulting in either an inside or outside edge taking place.Balls that are just short of a length he is on the backfoot deep in the crease and able to play an attacking shot.
2.Like many WI batsmen he is mediocre at reading the wrist spinners from the hand.
In terms of past WI batsmen the best clearly is Brian Lara,closely followed by Alvin Kallicharran.

link imusic Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 74558
9/23/22, 9:51:45 PM 
avatar image
In reply to tc1

was Kali better than Kanhai

Never saw Kanhai in his heyday so not fair to compare them.

What I will say is Alvin Kallicharran is the best Guyanese batsman I have ever seen.

link powen001 Joined: Nov 25, 2006
Posts: 59342
9/23/22, 10:24:08 PM 
avatar image
In reply to imusic

What I will say is Alvin Kallicharran is the best Guyanese batsman I have ever seen.


I am biased...but I believe he was better than several other country's batsmen too lol lol

Very Happy Smile Sad Surprised Shocked Confused Cool Laughing Razz Embarassed Crying or Very sad Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil Rolling Eyes Wink
 
Pages: 1  2  next