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    Lara appointed captain

    Again.

    http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/west...ry/245439.html


    Things look better and better for India. Don't worry though, it'll come down to the last test and we need to bat out the last day to secure a historic series victory....and Dhoni is going to come down the track 10 feet and try to loft it over long on.....and that will be that.

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    Dhoni joke getting old... fast.
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    Never been a huge fan of Lara as captain.

    Too prone to moodiness and self-absorption.

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    I would have gone with Sarwan, but hey, if this is short-term maybe it'll give other players who are contenders for future captain time to mature and get more experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Dhoni joke getting old... fast.

    Its not a joke.

    Never been a huge fan of Lara as captain.

    Too prone to moodiness and self-absorption.
    Agreed, not a huge fan of Lara as captain either. But then again, I don't really see anyone else on that team (Gayle?) that could be a good captain either. WI need some fresh talent, I think, to kind of get the team kickstarted in the right direction.

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    Backward step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Its not a joke.
    Whatever it is, it's getting old. Give it up.

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    I agree with all the things noted about Lara,

    He also gets more introspective and isolated under pressure and being skipper will not help this.

    However,

    Good luck to him and maybe he is ready now to fill the role completely
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    Couldn't be anyone else. Possibly Sarwan, but they don't want to ruin another decent player. Lara was the best man for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo
    Couldn't be anyone else. Possibly Sarwan, but they don't want to ruin another decent player. Lara was the best man for the job.
    Maybe Gayle? But you are right, there really is no one else for the job.

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    Lara doesn't really have the option of sitting out one-dayers here and there now does he? Tricky Windies management ..

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    Sarwan?

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    not surprised at all that Lara has been appointed skipper again, i was one of the few people in my area (not on this forum) who thought he should be given captaincy again.

    My reasoning was that the argument with Lara over the years was that he didn't seem to motivate the players & it sort of affected his batting which was true i thought in his 1st stint as skipper 96-99. But in his second stint i thought he was much better & his batting did not decline plus he did motivate players i.e Dwayne Bravo.

    Plus its not as if blokes like Gayle, Sarwan would give anyone confidence to motivate a side or be strong leaders, just look at how they bat. For me, fantastic for Lara one of my favourite players of all time

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Backward step.
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    Lara is the only player who seems to been able to handle the burden of captaincy and perform for the West Indies. Sarwan and Gayle, might have been good captains, but its a bit risk that what happened to Chanderpaul might repeat. I think the board made the right decision. Some said Ganga should be captain, but he isn't peroforming well enough to make the side.

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