Surely Andre Russell would be a better option than Sammy too, similar bat but a much more dangerous bowler. It isn't as though there aren't options for WI. Trouble is would the team be as committed under someone else as they have been of late.
Andre is a good call but his bowling of late (apart from a few good spells vs aus) has left a lot to be desired, the one we're all waiting on is Jason Holder to be honest, many believe he could be the next Ambrose and he's rated much higher than Gabriel, he's in the A-team right now that's gonna play three four day games vs India-A in the next month or so so if he does well his name is gonna be in the frame, he's also handy with the bat too.
Where's the Sammy love? The guy is a solid all-round player, the WI need more like him. Who gives a **** if he can't bowl a bouncer and hit the sight-screen on the full.
Exit pursuing a beerOriginally Posted by Jimmy Neesham
No I am agreeing with you. If Fidel and Powel go out as well as Sammy, fair deal.
I think part of why I feel Sammy is actually the best guy to captain is because if/when he gets the sack you're not exactly getting rid of a potentially world-class player. If he performs and the team performs then great, no need to change anything. If, however, he sucks then he's pretty expendable. The team is undeniably improving at the moment, whether that has anything to do with Sammy is hard to know. But there's no point getting rid of him when replacing his captaincy means putting an unnecessary burden on a young guy and there isn't an obviously superior all-rounder available. What happens if you give Edwards the job and his runs dry up? There goes your most impressive young player after Bravo.
Roach, Rampaul, Sammy, Shillingford is a pretty decent attack I reckon. Playing Gabriel or Edwards wouldn't add a whole lot.
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I don't think Gabriel was that good that you'd have him in the team in front of Sammy. Was pretty uninspiring.
EDIT: not that there's "nothing" to work with, but give him a taste, maybe a few ODIs, and see if there's some further improvement. He's not ready yet, IMO.
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