He's been plagued by injury and the inability to bowl to right handed batsmen since. Realistically he has more tools than anyone else in the country to be a threatening Test standard bowler but unless they're refined more he's not going to sit amongst the top six or seven bowlers in the country.
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Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
Possibly the Bangladesh series then
Yeah that Vitori bloke really did have a decent spell a few years ago, the zim commentator during the t20 game said he wish Vitori was picked for the tests even though he hasn't been bowling that well of late, then we have Chigimbora (sp)? who apparently done well in the bangledash t20s but still wasn't picked for this tour.
The fact is though we're a confident side at the moment, so they've caught us at the wrong time, especially at home, Weller and Ervin have been a pain in the backside during this whole limited overs games though, while Sibanda and Masakadsa look like they've gonna get a good knock coming around the corner, so i'm sure we'll be pushed at various stages during this test series.
But like i said we've got some question marks over our line-up, some more are will Samuels play? he hasn't played a game since he was injured at the big bash, Jamaica are playing a four day game starting on Wednesday and he hasn't been picked for it, so i'm having my doubts that he'll make it, Sarwan might replace him methinks, and there's question marks over Rampaul, he played for Trinidad yesterday but some are suggesting he doesn't look anywhere near fit yet, if he can't play i hope they don't turn to the status quo i.e Best and give a youngster a go, picking Gabriel or Holder would be good to see.
Yes, I did talk up Vitori. Had him as an avatar for a while, christened him "The Masvingo Meteor". Everything went to pieces soon after that.
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Great to see one of the lesser nations playing test cricket. They're probably in with half a shot against Zimbabwe too.
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Vitori is out injured, but he's form has been poor in the Logan Cup this year anyway. Had he been fit, he probably would have been picked for the tour still.
The squad for the first test has been picked!!
I'm utterly disgusted by this so called "squad" , all they've done is retained the status quo and somehow contrived to drop our best spinner!!.. it's bloody madness, Narine yesterday took 6 wickets in around ten minuets against Guyana, a team including Sarwan, Chanderpaul, Deonarine etc, Shilly's been good this season, and his 10fer against Australia was well earned, but Narine is on a different planet to him, Sunil didn't do himself justice in Bang, but how is a spinner meant to develop at test level after just four and a half tests? it doesn't make sense.
Then we have the Sammy situation!!..it really doesn't matter what the prat does he's kept in the side, he's been garbage in our last three test series but yet they keep him and have the cheek to drop Narine!!..it's incredible,
Another who is somehow in the squad is Gayle, he's been an embarrassment over the last four months but i guess they are counting on him bullying Zimbabwe and getting into form, i wouldn't bet on it though, against Winwards in the past two days he made 15 and 0, he's a shadow of his former self,
All in all i'm not excited about this series, yes we'll most likely win it but i wanted to see some other names get a chance, not the same old faces who aren't the future of WI cricket.
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