The West Indies World Cup Side

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The West Indies World Cup Side

Post by sloandog » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:27 am

So there's been a lot of speculation over the past 5 weeks or so regarding the West Indies. Are they going to click, are they going to flop at the CWC 19?
So lets discuss. Name your best, current, most appropriate one day side for the tournament.

1. Chris Gayle
2. Evin Lewis
3. Shai Hope
4. Darren Bravo
5. Nicholas Pooran
6. Shimron Hetmyr
7. Kieron Pollard
8. Jason Holder
9. Keemo Paul
10. Kemar Roach
11. Oshane Thomas/Alzarri Joseph

12th man: Roston Chase

13. Devendra Bishoo
14. Marlon Samuels
15. Carlos Brathwaite

In that line up, you have a fantastic amalgamation of blunt force trauma up top in Gayle and Lewis (Gayle more hit and miss now days, but still has that destructive innings which can totally flatten a game). Hope is the best batter in the West Indies right now, there's no doubt about that, and then Darren Bravo can act as the anchor. Pooran and Hetmyr provide that 5th gear needed in the middle to latter overs, and then Pollard, Holder and Paul act as adequate back up. There's pace in the bowling and options throughout, although a spinner would perhaps come in depending on the wicket.
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Re: The West Indies World Cup Side

Post by jaybro » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:50 am

Is everyone available ??

If so this is me

Gayle
Lewis
Bravo
Hope
Hetmyer
Pollard
Holder
Russell
Narine
Roach
Thomas

Samuels
Bishoo
Joseph
Powell
1.G.Flower 2.B.Taylor 3.M.Goodwin 4.A.Flower 5.D.Houghton 6.N.Johnson 7.T.Taibu 8.P.Strang 9.H.Streak 10.R.Price 11.H.Olonga 12.A.Campbell

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Re: The West Indies World Cup Side

Post by sloandog » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:04 pm

Shit I forgot about Russell; Narine I think is massively overrated.
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Re: The West Indies World Cup Side

Post by Kriterion_BD » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:38 pm

sloandog wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Shit I forgot about Russell; Narine I think is massively overrated.
Narine is actually their most effective ODI bowler in recent times, lol. His problem is that he's ignored due to issues with his bowling action.
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Re: The West Indies World Cup Side

Post by sloandog » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:07 pm

He's not even played an ODI for 26 months, and made himself unavailable for both the India tour and the Qualifiers. He has impressive stats in ODI cricket but he's not been the same bowler since he had to change and remodel his action.
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Re: The West Indies World Cup Side

Post by Kriterion_BD » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:02 pm

sloandog wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:07 pm
He's not even played an ODI for 26 months, and made himself unavailable for both the India tour and the Qualifiers. He has impressive stats in ODI cricket but he's not been the same bowler since he had to change and remodel his action.
Statistically he was a beast, key word was. He's the caribbean Ajantha Mendis.

And I'd have Joseph in the XI ahead of Russell. Russell is just a bits and pieces all rounder his bowling is not good enough to make an impact and his batting is just like Kieron Pollards, one dimensional big hitting only. God forbid he has to come in before the 40th over.
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Re: The West Indies World Cup Side

Post by sloandog » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:08 pm

I'd love to see an Oshane Thomas/Alzarri Joseph opening combination on a spicy green english deck. Yikes! That would be a nasty opening spell
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