So experience doesn't count ahead of youth in cricket? The likes of Bradshaw, Lara and Chanderpaul are wasted then? What about players who are young and experienced like Gayle and Sarwan? Or maybe those who are just young, like Bravo and Marshall? Please explain your theory further, for I have no clue as to the point. How does youth equal more competition?nightprowler10 said:I dont know about that. Pakistanis are a younger team, thus fiercer in competition in ODIs (which is why they always give Aus a much greater challenge in ODIs than they do in tests). WI do play harder against Pakistan, so it could be like the 95(?) series where Aus kept beating WI, WI kept beating Pak, Pak kept beating Aus. Now THAT would be a helluva series!!!
Only four batsmen have even crossed 50 in the series so far. Butt and Youhana are the only ones past 100. I'd hardly say the batsmen are finding touch. If that were so, Pakistan wouldn't be experiencing such horrific collapses.Pratyush said:Any one can reach the final between the Windies and Pakistan. Pakistan has been playing in Australia for a longer length of time and their batsmen are finding touch finally like Butt. I would give the odds to Pakistan but only just to reach the finals.
That sums up my hopes there. I'm hoping Bennett King is the first step in the answer. We need him to step up and be th coach he is.Mister Wright said:Bennett King will have the Windies primed and if they stay injury free they have a very experienced and talented side.
Josh said:Where'd you muster that from??
Runs: Gilchrist, Lara, Ponting
Wickets: Lee, Hogg, Akhtar
What happened to Fidel Edwards??
Unfortunately the fastest Windies quicks are injured.Tino Best,Fidel Edwards,Jermaine Lawson(went above 90mph a few times before his previous injury before his current one), Ravi Rampaul and Corey Collymore(not really quick). Jerome Taylor though is back from injury. This should be Merv Dillons final opportunity to prove himself and it'll also be interesting to see how he goes.Adamc said:their bowling - disappointing that they couldn't find room in their squad for at least one tearaway such as Best or Edwards, even if they only played a few games. As it is, the only bowlers that they can really depend on to consistently bowl well (IMO) are Bradshaw, Bravo and Gayle. It will be very interesting however to see how well Reon King plays after 3 or 4 years out of international cricket.