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    Quote Originally Posted by DingDong View Post
    can WI make it past the group stage?
    Given that Ireland have been beaten by both Jamaica and Trinidad in the warmups, I'd say yes....

    As for the pitches, the worst ones in the Zimbabwe series were in Trinidad. These matches will be played in Guyana, I think, and the pitches suit batting better there.

    Yes, every team should select a spinner or two. But the same is true of the IPL. The pitches in the Caribbean will be very similar to the IPL. I would expect Providence to assist spin, be good for batting, and cause tears to flow from the pace bowlers....
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    Why are pitches in WI so slow? And how did they produce fast bowlers like Walsh/Ambrose and other legendary bowlers of the past if the pitches are slow, low and turning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeSmith View Post
    Why are pitches in WI so slow? And how did they produce fast bowlers like Walsh/Ambrose and other legendary bowlers of the past if the pitches are slow, low and turning?
    Haven't always been that way. Jamaica's Sabina Park was dug up and replaced around '91 for example, was much lower/slower.
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    I'm of the view that most Caribbean groundsmen are just plain incompetent....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shivfan View Post
    Given that Ireland have been beaten by both Jamaica and Trinidad in the warmups, I'd say yes....
    They stuffed Trinidad in the other warm-up too tbf.

    Ireland will really struggle on this pitch though, terrible record in these conditions. If West and McCallan were still around I could see us at least giving the Windies a bit of trouble with the ball, even if we flopped with the bat. But it's asking a lot of George Dockrell to do the job in spinning conditions.

    Anything can happen, but tbh we're a long shot in this one. Would be remarkable if we pulled something off.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    *facepalm* Sky are highlighting the wrong players. Talked about Dilshan alot prior to the Sri Lankan innings and then showed a Dwayne Bravo highlight package before the break. As much as I think he's over-rated, Keiron Pollard should have been the guy spotlighted. He's in excellent form, is one of the most dynamic and powerful strikers of a cricket ball in the world, handy with the ball and brilliant in the field. He's far more likely to succeed than Bravo given recent form.

    Hope this doesn't come back to bite the West Indies. They've left out Gayle, Benn and Taylor due to what appear to be minor niggles. 3 very important players for them. Hopefully Ireland give them a good game as the West Indies don't appear to be taking them 100% seriously.
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    Gayle, Benn & Taylor out. Hmm. "Injuries" but I bet they'd have played v England.
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    Needless to say, no Gayle makes me a lot more comfortable. Second to none at utterly annihilating Ireland's level of bowling.

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    Whats wrong with Gayle?

    edit: Stiff neck LMAO. Look at him just chilling out on the balcony.

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    Alec Stewart looking fit as a fiddle.

    Gayle "chilling".

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    Surprised with the two slips. They need to go.

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    Down to one.

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    Pretty good start from Ireland.

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