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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    At the rate that he's scoring runs - both in quantity and pace - I'd say he has a shot. Not a huge chance, but he may be the Theo Walcott of it all.
    Except he'll probably play though if he's selected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    Except he'll probably play though if he's selected.
    Not sure who he deserves a spot ahead of though.
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    Maybe a try in the last game of the group stage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    Maybe a try in the last game of the group stage?
    I mean in the squad though. Who would he replace?
    I'd take him ahead of Dwayne Smith, except Smith's bowling is more reliable. Pollard is definitely a better batsman.


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    At the moment it's:

    Lara
    Gayle
    Sarwan
    Chanderpaul
    Samuels
    Smith
    Taylor
    Bradshaw

    as sure picks for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    At the moment it's:

    Lara
    Gayle
    Sarwan
    Chanderpaul
    Samuels
    Smith
    Taylor
    Bradshaw

    as sure picks for me.
    There is no alternative to Denesh Ramdin. Carlton Baugh has been poor. Ramdin will play in the World Cup, especially since he got some runs in his last innings prior to it.

    Corey Collymore is a certainty. Can't believe you left him out.

    Dwayne Bravo, anyone? Come on! He must be there.

    At least one of Edwards, Lawson or Powell will be there too. Possibly 2. You'd also expect Dave Mohammed to be there.

    It's pathetic that Collins isn't in the probables. The selectors are worthless.

    My ideal WC squad:

    BC Lara (c)
    RR Sarwan (vc)
    D Ramdin (wk)
    S Chanderpaul
    DJJ Bravo
    MN Samuels
    KA Pollard
    CH Gayle
    DS Smith
    JE Taylor
    CD Collymore
    IDR Bradshaw
    D Mohammed
    DB Powell
    JJC Lawson

    Possibly Dwayne Smith in for one of Powell or Lawson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    There is no alternative to Denesh Ramdin. Carlton Baugh has been poor. Ramdin will play in the World Cup, especially since he got some runs in his last innings prior to it.

    Corey Collymore is a certainty. Can't believe you left him out.

    Dwayne Bravo, anyone? Come on! He must be there.

    At least one of Edwards, Lawson or Powell will be there too. Possibly 2. You'd also expect Dave Mohammed to be there.

    It's pathetic that Collins isn't in the probables. The selectors are worthless.

    My ideal WC squad:

    BC Lara (c)
    RR Sarwan (vc)
    D Ramdin (wk)
    S Chanderpaul
    DJJ Bravo
    MN Samuels
    KA Pollard
    CH Gayle
    DS Smith
    JE Taylor
    CD Collymore
    IDR Bradshaw
    D Mohammed
    DB Powell
    JJC Lawson

    Possibly Dwayne Smith in for one of Powell or Lawson.
    Forgot about Bravo there. I did consider Edwards, Collymore, Lawson and Powell though. Might agree with you on Ramdin but in the OD game I regard Baugh as the safer choice. More explosive and won't exactly sweep with the match in the balance.

    Anyway I agree with your squad except I think Morton will get in over Devon Smith with Dwayne coming in for Lawson. Powell has performed well enough that the selectors would regard him higher than Lawson going into the WC unless the latter starts not just taking wickets but absoluely destroying teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    Forgot about Bravo there. I did consider Edwards, Collymore, Lawson and Powell though. Might agree with you on Ramdin but in the OD game I regard Baugh as the safer choice. More explosive and won't exactly sweep with the match in the balance.
    Struggling to see the logic there.
    Carlton Baugh has never had genuine success in OD cricket. He averages less than 20 in List-A matches!
    He has 2 fifties in 43 innings. Ramdin not only averages over 27, but he has 3 fifties in 38 innings and a SR of about 10 runs more in ODI cricket.
    Baugh averages 15.50 with a SR of 69.40 in ODI cricket.
    Ramdin averages 27.46 with a SR of 79.33 in ODI cricket.

    And on recent form Baugh has been even worse than his career record suggests.
    Neither has been particularly good with the gloves lately, but Ramdin has looked good more often than Baugh has in his career.

    Baffling that Baugh is a safer bet than Ramdin in your mind.
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    Powell has performed well enough that the selectors would regard him higher than Lawson going into the WC unless the latter starts not just taking wickets but absoluely destroying teams.
    24 wickets in 4 matches is pretty sharp tbh. And he's destroyed two teams this season from memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Struggling to see the logic there.
    Carlton Baugh has never had genuine success in OD cricket. He averages less than 20 in List-A matches!
    He has 2 fifties in 43 innings. Ramdin not only averages over 27, but he has 3 fifties in 38 innings and a SR of about 10 runs more in ODI cricket.
    Baugh averages 15.50 with a SR of 69.40 in ODI cricket.
    Ramdin averages 27.46 with a SR of 79.33 in ODI cricket.

    And on recent form Baugh has been even worse than his career record suggests.
    Neither has been particularly good with the gloves lately, but Ramdin has looked good more often than Baugh has in his career.

    Baffling that Baugh is a safer bet than Ramdin in your mind.
    ATM I just prefer Baugh to Ramdin. Not much between them though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    24 wickets in 4 matches is pretty sharp tbh. And he's destroyed two teams this season from memory.
    You never know with West Indies selectors.

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    What about the bowlers in the WI squad ?.Would I be right in thinking that these are the bowlers in contention.
    Jerome Taylor
    Ian Bradshaw
    Fidel Edwards
    Daren Powell
    Corey Collymore
    Dave Mohammed

    Any up and coming young WI bowlers trying to push for a place in the WC squad.What about the chances of more established names like
    Pedro Collins
    Deighton Butler
    Merv Dillon
    and that pacey but wayward bowler Tino Best

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    ATM I just prefer Baugh to Ramdin. Not much between them though.
    But on what basis? A hunch?
    You can't pick a player on a hunch if the other alternative is so dramatically...better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    Any up and coming young WI bowlers trying to push for a place in the WC squad.What about the chances of more established names like
    Pedro Collins
    Deighton Butler
    Merv Dillon
    and that pacey but wayward bowler Tino Best
    There is absolutely no chance of Dillon or Best being included in the World Cup squad. And thank God for that too.

    Pedro Collins has been bowling superbly of late, but he's not in the provisional 30. I'd certainly prefer him to Edwards in the squad. Deighton Butler may never play for the West Indies again. Not quite up to it, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    But on what basis? A hunch?
    You can't pick a player on a hunch if the other alternative is so dramatically...better.
    Ramdin is not dramatically better at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    Ramdin is not dramatically better at the moment.
    Have you been ignoring all the statistics I posted??

    Ramdin is a half-decent OD batsman. Baugh is an extremely substandard OD batsman and he has proven this time and time again. I don't like to implicate national bias, but this truly baffling.

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    On further review you do have a point.

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