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    Gayle's bzack



    he's a pretty cool dude, and is really turning into a dominator of the t20 format. in his 9 games back his average has gone up by 9 & has hit 54 boundaries at 155
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    Very low temperature fella.

    Slightly underrated in the longer format too, IMHO. Has two triple centuries in tests, which puts him in very exulted company. Footwork not from the MCC manual, obvz, but gets to the pitch of the ball & as clean a striker as one will ever see.

    Any road: Gayle, Samuels, Chanders, Narine & Roach = Windies back? Discuss.
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    Add Jerome Taylor and Darren Bravo to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Add Jerome Taylor
    Nah, stick a fork in him.
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    Why? Granted he's played nearly no cricket all year but I hope he plays a part in the Windies future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Why? Granted he's played nearly no cricket all year but I hope he plays a part in the Windies future.
    The general feeling among the fans is that he cbf anymore. Just dug up this from Roseboy, posted earlier this year:

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    From what I've pieced together he pretty much was happy with the Stanford money and didn't really feel like playing cricket again. Plus he lives on the western side of the island and had his rehab sessions in the east. The current head coach was his coach in high school and lives near him and it's he who Jerome is working with now. Seems there's some effort now from him to get back to the game.
    The end of that post is vaguely promising I guess but I'd personally be pretty surprised if he played Test cricket ever again.

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    Holding alluded to some attitude issues during the comm on their tour up here. Said he was rather too chuffed with the wedge he got from the IPL, built/bought himself a huge mansion and has been generally pissing the rest up the wall.

    Also said he'd been dicked about by the board tho. IIRC the WICB said he has to play 6 months of domestic uninterrupted before he'd even be considered for the national side.

    EDIT: IPL/Stanford; whatevs. Both evil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    The general feeling among the fans is that he cbf anymore. Just dug up this from Roseboy, posted earlier this year:

    The end of that post is vaguely promising I guess but I'd personally be pretty surprised if he played Test cricket ever again.
    He was a promising Test bowler. He was capable in all formats of incredibly good spells. In the Stanford 20/20 for $20million series, he looked incredibly good. He nudged 150kph in one of the games and generally, he looked quick enough that his slower ball pretty much always caused an issue, much like Akhtar in Pakistan against England in 2006.

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    Yeah, Holding seemed to be saying, IIRC, that Taylor had to play a full season of domestic cricket to be picked again. He couldn't do that in the 2010/11 season because of injury, so therefore wasn't available for WI selection for another year. I think he stopped trying after that.
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    He was a promising Test bowler. He was capable in all formats of incredibly good spells. In the Stanford 20/20 for $20million series, he looked incredibly good. He nudged 150kph in one of the games and generally, he looked quick enough that his slower ball pretty much always caused an issue, much like Akhtar in Pakistan against England in 2006.
    I'm not sure if you were actually disagreeing with me or if you just quoted my post because I mentioned him, but my concerns aren't over the quality of his bowling. He could be Sydney Barnes and I'd still not back him to play again.

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    Haha, deadset legend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I'm not sure if you were actually disagreeing with me or if you just quoted my post because I mentioned him, but my concerns aren't over the quality of his bowling. He could be Sydney Barnes and I'd still not back him to play again.
    Just because you mentioned him.



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