The West Indian team that played the first odi against England, was expected to do well, but in truth was full of bits and pieces/ samey players and lacking proper convention class batting, in the form of someone like Ian Bell.
This West Indies team is exciting for sure, but I'm glad that the lack of proper batting has exposed them. The modern game seems too obsessed with players first being able to clear then boundary and then score runs, so it's good to see the importance of consistency being highlighted.
Dwayne Smith, Dwayne Bravo, Kieran Pollard, Andre Russell and Darren Sammy are all similar bits and pieces type players. None are particularly consistent, all of them are big 6 hitters, and all of them bowl useful medium pace, except Russell who is a bit quicker.
Has any other odi side ever had a team balanced like this? Players like Pollock don't count since he is a world class bowler. The criteria is that they cannot be consistent run scores or wicket takers.