Originally Posted by Flem274*
I've just been thinking about what the Windies should do and tbh they need to prepare pacy wickets. We still love a good collapse against pacemen, but Shakib is the only spinner to tear this particular batting order apart. The last time we toured Sri Lanka and India it was the pacemen who did the damage. Murali, Mendis (back when he was still a msytery) and Harby played second fiddle to the likes of Thushara and Sreesanth.
Kaneria and Rehman have had some success against us as well, but Kaneria's was 7/100 odd iirc.
ODIs is another matter, but in tests it's the quality speed that we dislike.
I'm quietly looking forward to Taylor and Williamson dispatching a Windies spin duo.
In saying that, I'd give a spinner a twirl against Guptill first up since he prefers the quicker bowlers and as of the last time we saw him, is quite boundary reliant against spin. Since even Jeets takes a few wickets in CC though then CC pitches must have a bit in them for the spinners, so Guppy should be getting in some good practice.
I'd also have the spinner straight on if when Watling comes in if he plays.
The flipside to this is a pace bowling wicket also helps us immensely, since seam bowling is the one thing we do well atm, and getting rid of Bravo and Chanderpaul early is crucial. Some days some of our batsmen will fall over to Roach, Sammy and Rampaul on any kind of pitch provided they put the ball in the right place.
Totally disagree, why would we give up our advantage in the spin department?
if you have an advantage you have to take it, so if we prepare spinning tracks then that negates Bracewell and Martin while giving the likes of Narine a heaven to make his debut on!!!..and believe me he's bad enough on normal tracks, put him on a spinning one and he's near enough unplayable!!
, i also i remember Tahir giving Williamson a problem recently so good luck facing Narine.
Gayle is gonna be back aswell so that's another one you'd have to get rid of early, i'm really looking forward to seeing what we can do in this series as i believe we'll be close to full strength, onl Taylor is gonna be missing really.