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    Bradshaw and Browne for the test team?

    Windies have no test cricket for about 6 months so I don't know who would be stupid enough to start a thread on this subject ( ), but what are your views on whether the Bajan duo would/should:

    A) be picked in a Windies test side if a series/tour was imminent?

    B) still be in the picture for the home tests against South Africa starting next March?

    Given the plethora of injury problems at the moment, I think Bradshaw would and should make the test team at the moment, but probably shouldn't if everyone was fully fit.

    I'd keep Browne in the one-day side, but probably not the tests (not sure he'd up to batting at 7 in a test match).

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    Never there are not good enough for the test team as they lack mental strength

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    my last post will cause some Discussion

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.hinton
    Never there are not good enough for the test team as they lack mental strength
    well they don't lack 2 much of it... the won the game for the west indies... aganst lost of pressure... which needed metal strength


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    i think bradshaw might make it into the test team but browne won't unless carlton baugh majorly messes up or gets injured

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    It would be most harsh on Carlton Baugh were Browne to make the Test-side (not to mention Ridley Jacobs).
    Ian Bradshaw would quite possibly be a very, very effective Test-bowler on seaming and uneven pitches but I don't know how much trouble he'd cause on flat, grassless ones.
    Nonetheless, I still think he'd do better than Best, Edwards, Lawson, Collymore or the like.
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    Browne would very much be a backward step for the West Indies. What they need now is to concentrate on their young talent, refine them through playing Test cricket...and to pick a 33 (thereabouts)-year-old wickie would completely contradict that selection policy which they have adopted over the past couple of years.

    Bradshaw I'm not too sure about. Certainly wouldn't select him on the basis of what he did with the bat in the Champions' Trophy, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.hinton
    Never there are not good enough for the test team as they lack mental strength
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage flower
    Given the plethora of injury problems at the moment, I think Bradshaw would and should make the test team at the moment, but probably shouldn't if everyone was fully fit.
    Yet specializing players (bowlers especially) to ODI and Test cricket (in theory) cuts down on injury.

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    And it can also weaken one of the sides.
    A question of: is it worth risking Bradshaw for the possibility of improving West Indies' Test-side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.hinton
    Never there are not good enough for the test team as they lack mental strength
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
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    or a Nobel.

    Aren't Bradshaw and Browne (moreso) getting on in years? Would either of them be able to last that long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa
    or a Nobel.

    Aren't Bradshaw and Browne (moreso) getting on in years? Would either of them be able to last that long?
    You mean 5 days of a Test?

    Browne is pretty old in wicketkeeping terms, but Bradshaw could go on for a while yet. He's got a pretty stress free action from my view point and he's a pretty fit man. He's only 30. Courtney was pushing 40 when he bowed out, and even then he could have continued on because he was better than most bowlers in the world.
    ... that said, Walsh was a special bowler and I'm not trying to pin any comparison on Bradshaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa
    or a Nobel.

    Aren't Bradshaw and Browne (moreso) getting on in years? Would either of them be able to last that long?
    Er, yeah, that's what I meant. Oops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    You mean 5 days of a Test?

    Browne is pretty old in wicketkeeping terms, but Bradshaw could go on for a while yet. He's got a pretty stress free action from my view point and he's a pretty fit man. He's only 30. Courtney was pushing 40 when he bowed out, and even then he could have continued on because he was better than most bowlers in the world.
    ... that said, Walsh was a special bowler and I'm not trying to pin any comparison on Bradshaw.
    I think Bradshaw could prove not much worse in ODIs.
    Sadly, of course, he won't have a career of the length he, I guess, should have done.
    I'm presuming his List-A record has been this good throughout his career?

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