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    I think the likes of Verma are in because the WI invitational side will probably be topped up with our better domestic bowlers so that our batsmen get proper preparation.

    Anyway, I don't really mind them playing some bolters in tour games.

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    Batting looks ok, especially when you throw in Raval on the other team. It would've been nice to see at least one of the promising young guns in the bowling attack though.

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    I don't hold much sway with these non-FC warm up games, so I can't get up much care about the selections.

    I hope it rains and the Windies go into the first test utterly unprepared. I have also wished the same thing on the blackcaps in the past when they disrespect their test series lead up and hung their players out to dry.

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    I don't think the WI are disrespecting their test series lead up; playing test match cricket against India probably isn't the worst preparation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    I don't think the WI are disrespecting their test series lead up; playing test match cricket against India probably isn't the worst preparation.
    They're playing ODIs against India during their warmup for this tour though, so the ODI squad members won't be over for it.
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    Right, well I'm now thinking about this series as I couldn't give a monkey's about the limited overs stuff in India (reserve the right to change my tune on that, I've just finished watching our 'batting' in the 2nd test so I'm ever so slightly irritated).

    I'm really up for this series. I believe that a loss will be disastrous for us and we really should be winning this but I don't think it will turn out like that. If we pick the same side that toured India I will be placing a bet on New Zealand put it that way. I think New Zealand will quite rightly fancy their chances after watching the last 2 tests that's for sure.

    Darren Sammy must go and we desperately need Rampaul and Roach back.I think it's time to recognise our limited resources and bring back Dwayne Bravo to balance up the side. He must not be captain though as we need the option to play a proper batsman at 6 if we need too. For that reason I think Ramdin has to be captain. I really don't want to do that as his place should really be up for grabs but he has averaged 40 odd in the last 10 tests and we have got ourselves into a really awkward leadership position.

    My test squad for this tour:

    Chris Gayle
    Kraigg Braithwaite
    Darren Bravo
    Marlon Samuels
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Dwayne Bravo
    Denesh Ramdin (wk, captain)
    Shane Shillingford
    Kemar Roach
    Ravi Rampaul
    Sheldon Cotterell

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    Kirk Edwards
    Narsingh Deonarine
    Veerasammy Permaul
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    Deonarine or Edwards ahead of Dwayne imo.

    This series is hard to pick. We're a much harder side in our own backyard but no KW for the first test and Taylor + McCullum going into the series with very little work could be disastrous. Plus we have to accept Sodhi bad days unless Vettori deems himself fit.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see this series be low scoring and nail biting followed by our India series being a 0-0 draw because of late season pitches combining with bending over for the rockstars of cricket to produce a run fest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Deonarine or Edwards ahead of Dwayne imo.
    I really don't think Edwards should play if he's not going to bat in the top three. Not just my Deonarine love talking either; Edwards is a specialist top order batsman if ever I've seen one.

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    Put the other Bravo at six

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I really don't think Edwards should play if he's not going to bat in the top three. Not just my Deonarine love talking either; Edwards is a specialist top order batsman if ever I've seen one.
    I would have all 3 in my squad to give us flexibility. I agree that Edwards is a number 3 batsmen, so his role is as the reserve top order batsman with a solid FC record. Narsingh can be the number 6 batsmen unless we decide conditions require 5 bowlers, in which case Dwayne would come in at number 6 and offer a half decent 5th bowling option. To me that would be the logical selection and best use of our resources. It gives us so much more flexibility than the current squad which is hamstrung by Sammy's presence.

    Btw I think Miguel Cummins is a better prospect than Cotterell because he can get the ball to move both ways off the seam and is quick enough at around 140kph. But I think the selectors will go with Cotterell for pure pace reasons.We'll see though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beamer View Post
    I would have all 3 in my squad to give us flexibility. I agree that Edwards is a number 3 batsmen, so his role is as the reserve top order batsman with a solid FC record. Narsingh can be the number 6 batsmen unless we decide conditions require 5 bowlers, in which case Dwayne would come in at number 6 and offer a half decent 5th bowling option. To me that would be the logical selection and best use of our resources. It gives us so much more flexibility than the current squad which is hamstrung by Sammy's presence.
    Yeah, I agree with this. Deonarine's a serious bowling option at home and arguably in the subcontinent but he's not going to be that in New Zealand so he should be in a dog fight with Dwayne Bravo for a place depending on the balance needs of the side. Edwards should only be considered to bat in the top three, but you do need a reserve top order bat on tour, so your squad was fine.

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    That's a really long way of writing "I agree"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    That's a really long way of writing "I agree"
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    no but it made me hungry because you mentioned food

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