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    Originally posted by halsey
    IMO never a truer sentence spoken.
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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Powell is a talented batsman who was poorly coached and has devolved into a poor representation of his potential.

    He switched from Jamaica to T&T in the Carib Cup because his wife is a Trini. He then played a surprisngly mature and subdued innings at a crucial stage on his debut. Got 77 I think.
    Whether a poor representation of his potential or not, the fact is the representation is rubbish, one of the worst ever to play 80 ODIs surely.
    Maybe he could have been better but I don't think he ever could now.

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    He's picked because of his big hitting ability and that he is a good fielder.
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    Originally posted by FRAZ
    I got one point . The nations who have some sort of addiction in their youngsters cannot produce goods in sports,I mean If we give ranking for drug addicted countries ,These Islands are gonna top the ranking.. just go and check how much norcotics is used in West ndian Islands. The West Indian players look pretty high in the field and while batting too. Dressing rooms should be monitored..........I hope Mr pltk does nt read it
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    Offensive and totally inappropriate, but funny. You probably think all African-Americans are crackheads.

    Having said this though, I am reasonably confident that Desmond Haynes was high the majority of the time he was playing.


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    Originally posted by Richard
    Whether a poor representation of his potential or not, the fact is the representation is rubbish, one of the worst ever to play 80 ODIs surely.
    Maybe he could have been better but I don't think he ever could now.
    I think one of the problems with Powell is that he got into ODI's before Tests. He developed that mentality immediately, especially with innings like 124 etc. and he hasn't been able to break free since. I think all batsmen should play Test cricket first unless the plan is for that particular batsman to be an ODI specialist.
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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    I think one of the problems with Powell is that he got into ODI's before Tests. He developed that mentality immediately, especially with innings like 124 etc. and he hasn't been able to break free since. I think all batsmen should play Test cricket first unless the plan is for that particular batsman to be an ODI specialist.
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    Originally posted by FRAZ
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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Did I at some point offend you in any way?
    No no not at all I just said you are right thats it . I like your comments and In the same thread i said ou are right now again I am saying it . I am respecting each and every person of this forum . Thats my motto too .

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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    I think one of the problems with Powell is that he got into ODI's before Tests. He developed that mentality immediately, especially with innings like 124 etc. and he hasn't been able to break free since. I think all batsmen should play Test cricket first unless the plan is for that particular batsman to be an ODI specialist.
    Did Powell at any point have a good First-Class or List-A record?
    If so perhaps he has suffered from exactly the same problems as Afridi.

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    Originally posted by Richard
    Did Powell at any point have a good First-Class or List-A record?
    If so perhaps he has suffered from exactly the same problems as Afridi.
    Powell was shipped into the ODI format after his first taste of success at FC level. He scored a century in either his first or second FC season and was shipped into the WC squad (replacing Hooper) immediately. He really was't given much time, but picked on talent more than anything else.

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    So basically he suffered from the precise problem that happens to Pakistanis and Sri Lankans aplenty?
    Catapulted too soon into the international arena, often in the wrong game-form.
    And didn't he go for 17 in an over in that Pakistan game in WC99? Couldn't exactly have been confidence-producing. IIRR Lara had bowled-out A, W and Dillon.

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    Originally posted by Richard
    So basically he suffered from the precise problem that happens to Pakistanis and Sri Lankans aplenty?
    Catapulted too soon into the international arena, often in the wrong game-form.
    And didn't he go for 17 in an over in that Pakistan game in WC99? Couldn't exactly have been confidence-producing. IIRR Lara had bowled-out A, W and Dillon.
    16 actually.
    You're spot on about everything else though. He fell prey to ODI cricket before Tests.

    That said, he played one of the best innings I've seen from him yesterday. 50 off 71 balls on what I perceive to be as close to a deathtrap of a pitch as you'll find in ODIs (outside of New Zealand). Perhaps false hope of a turnaround, but hope nonetheless.

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    The mere fact it was off 71 balls made a good innings for Powell.

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    Another sloggathon today.
    Kallis cleaned that one up, though.
    I really hope he won't be playing against us. Just a walking wicket for Anderson or someone else.

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