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    West Indies tour squad to England

    The squad I would take for the Test team (16 men):

    CH Gayle, Devon Smith, WW Hinds (not sure on fitness), *BC Lara, RR Sarwan, S Chanderpaul, RL Powell/Dwayne Smith, RO Hinds, +RD Jacobs, +CS Baugh, D Mohammed, FH Edwards, M Dillon, PT Collins, C Collymore, TL Best.

    Gayle, Devon Smith, Lara, Sarwan, Chanderpaul, Jacobs and I guess Edwards, barring injury are the only certainties to go.

    I'm not sure on the fitness of Wavell Hinds, but if he is fit I would have him there, more so because of his versititality, if not I would probably have Dawyne Bravo in there. Devon Smith's Carib Beer Cup form has to make him a definate to go.

    No offence Liam but Ganga shouldnt be allowed anywhere near the team. Cant toss up between Dwayne Smith and Ricardo Powell, although I would prefer to have Powell instead.

    Cartlon Baugh fits the bill ideally as back-up to Jacobs and has a batting average of of (in FC cricket) and is a tidy enouh 'keeper. I have heard names like Wayne Phillip and Keith Hibbert as future WI 'keepers, but dont know what has happened with them.

    Tino Best was the leading wicket taker (AFAIK) in the 2004 Carib Beer Cup, and apparently Collymore did ok without much luck, not sure on Pedro, just running out of names. Not sure on the fitness of Omari Banks, but have Dave Mohammed as my spinner. Banks is a better batsman IMO, but Mohammed is probably a better spinner.

    Chanderpaul will go despite being dropped for the last Test.

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    Agreed except that if Hinds is injured I would go with Smith over Powell

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    I would never pick Dwayne Smith ever again as he's an accident waiting to happen.

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    Jermaine Lawson should be in there. He is the most dangerous bowler they have got.
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    Can't we at least wait for the current series to end?

    Why this continual obsession with threads about tours that are months away?!
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    [QUOTE=Craig]The squad I would take for the Test team (16 men):

    CH Gayle, Devon Smith, WW Hinds (not sure on fitness), *BC Lara, RR Sarwan, S Chanderpaul, RL Powell/Dwayne Smith, RO Hinds, +RD Jacobs, +CS Baugh, D Mohammed, FH Edwards, M Dillon, PT Collins, C Collymore, TL Best.
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    Plenty of cricket to be played yet - weather permitting - with the Bangladesh tour coming up, so there'll be some jostling for position, but as it stands I'd go for the following:

    Gayle, Devon Smith, Lara, Sarwan, Chanderpaul, R Hinds, Bravo, Samuels, Jacobs, C Baugh, Banks, Dillon, Edwards, Best, Collins, Lawson,

    Marlon Samuels is back playing club cricket and I'd prefer him to Wavell Hinds if he's fit enough.

    Dillon just shades Collymore for me (there comes a point where "unlucky" has to become "not good enough") and Lawson must tour if he proves his fitness against Bangladesh.

    On the basis that there's virtually no chance of Windies contemplating playing a specialist spinner in the tests, I'd take Banks as an all-rounder (if fit), rather than Mohammed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    The squad I would take for the Test team (16 men):

    CH Gayle, Devon Smith, WW Hinds (not sure on fitness), *BC Lara, RR Sarwan, S Chanderpaul, RL Powell/Dwayne Smith, RO Hinds, +RD Jacobs, +CS Baugh, D Mohammed, FH Edwards, M Dillon, PT Collins, C Collymore, TL Best.
    I'd like to have Lawson in there, not sure for who though. Also, my motto is "Just say no... to Dwayne Smith. (in the Test team at least)"

    No offence Liam but Ganga shouldnt be allowed anywhere near the team.
    Have you ignored all my posts for the last half a year or so?? Why would I take offence? I've been saying Ganga shouldn't allowed near the Test team since before Zimbabwe.
    Cant toss up between Dwayne Smith and Ricardo Powell, although I would prefer to have Powell instead.
    Neither shows amazing shot selection, but I think Powell is still a superior and somewhat improved player.
    Cartlon Baugh fits the bill ideally as back-up to Jacobs and has a batting average of of (in FC cricket) and is a tidy enouh 'keeper. I have heard names like Wayne Phillip and Keith Hibbert as future WI 'keepers, but dont know what has happened with them.
    The only real challenger to Baugh in my opinion is Denesh Ramdin, but he needs a few more years yet.
    Tino Best was the leading wicket taker (AFAIK) in the 2004 Carib Beer Cup, and apparently Collymore did ok without much luck, not sure on Pedro, just running out of names.
    Regardless of what Best did in the Carib Beer Cup, he bowled superbly where it mattered - in the Tests. He's a sure-go. Collymore IMO will find a happier place in English conditions.

    Re: Collins, how can there be any doubt?? Did you not see the Test series between WI and Eng? Collins was outstanding and getting regular reverse swing. He must go.
    Not sure on the fitness of Omari Banks, but have Dave Mohammed as my spinner. Banks is a better batsman IMO, but Mohammed is probably a better spinner.
    Banks is fit, but probably not match-fit yet. He's not played much lately. Mohammed is clearly the superior spinner. He troubled the English batsmen greatly in the last warmup match, until Geraint Jones got after him.
    Chanderpaul will go despite being dropped for the last Test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waughney
    Agreed except that if Hinds is injured I would go with Smith over Powell
    Have you seen Smith play his version of cricket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Can't we at least wait for the current series to end?

    Why this continual obsession with threads about tours that are months away?!
    It's not an official thread Marc, so I don't see what the gripe is.

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    The fact that there's so much cricket to be played before this tour that anything could happen.

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    In which case opinions will change and discussion will continue.

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    well with bangladesh touring WI i predict that gayle and hinds(provided hes fit) will end up scoring big runs and they will "supposedly" be a major thorn against england this summer.
    i certainly hope that samuels is fit because IMO he has the brightest future out of all those WI batsman
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    There's no need to be pedantic about threads...there's no problem with looking at possible selections for a tour in a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Have you seen Smith play his version of cricket?
    Er...
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