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Gowza
April 27, 2012, 07:11 PM
West Indies Test squad to tour England

Darren Sammy (capt); Kirk Edwards (vice-capt); Adrian Barath; Darren Bravo; Shivnarine Chanderpaul; Narsingh Deonarine; Fidel Edwards; Assad Fudadin; Shannon Gabriel; Kieran Powell; Kemar Roach; Denesh Ramdin; Ravi Rampaul; Marlon Samuels; Shane Shillingford

good to see the young pacer gabriel coming into the fray, i think they could have brought C Brathwaite, richardson or cotterell in for rampaul. good to see ramdin back, i don't know why they aren't calling up russell or pollard or sarwan or even dwayne bravo and obviously still issues with gayle which is why he's not there.

rubel_18
April 27, 2012, 07:24 PM
has that Fudadin got any Bengali heritage I wonder hmmm

Gowza
April 27, 2012, 09:34 PM
narine missing to i should mention. WI have so many good players who aren't playing in the team, they could actually be quite a good side if all their top players played imo. imagine an XI looking like this:

1 gayle
2 k edwards
3 sarwan
4 darren bravo
5 chanderpaul
6 pollard/bravo/samuels
7 russell
8 ramdin
9 roach
10 edwards/richardson
11 shillingford/narine

Sovik
April 29, 2012, 01:22 AM
When is Gayle coming back into the team

Gowza
April 30, 2012, 07:29 AM
Schedule:

Sat May 5 - Mon May 7
10:00 GMT | 11:00 local
18:00 WST | 19:30 CST | 20:00 EST Sussex v West Indians
County Ground, Hove

Thu May 10 - Sun May 13
10:00 GMT | 11:00 local
18:00 WST | 19:30 CST | 20:00 EST England Lions v West Indians
County Ground, Northampton

Thu May 17 - Mon May 21
10:00 GMT | 11:00 local
18:00 WST | 19:30 CST | 20:00 EST 1st Test - England v West Indies
Lord's, London

Fri May 25 - Tue May 29
10:00 GMT | 11:00 local
18:00 WST | 19:30 CST | 20:00 EST 2nd Test - England v West Indies
Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Sat Jun 2 - Sun Jun 3
10:00 GMT | 11:00 local
18:00 WST | 19:30 CST | 20:00 EST Leicestershire v West Indians
Grace Road, Leicester

Thu Jun 7 - Mon Jun 11
10:00 GMT | 11:00 local
18:00 WST | 19:30 CST | 20:00 EST 3rd Test - England v West Indies
Edgbaston, Birmingham

Wed Jun 13
09:45 GMT | 10:45 local
17:45 WST | 19:15 CST | 19:45 EST Middlesex v West Indians
Lord's, London

Sat Jun 16
09:45 GMT | 10:45 local
17:45 WST | 19:15 CST | 19:45 EST 1st ODI - England v West Indies
The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Tue Jun 19
09:45 GMT | 10:45 local
17:45 WST | 19:15 CST | 19:45 EST 2nd ODI - England v West Indies
Kennington Oval, London

Fri Jun 22
09:45 GMT | 10:45 local
17:45 WST | 19:15 CST | 19:45 EST 3rd ODI - England v West Indies
Headingley, Leeds

Sun Jun 24
13:30 GMT | 14:30 local
21:30 WST | 23:00 CST | 23:30 EST Only T20I - England v West Indies
Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Dilscoop
May 3, 2012, 03:32 AM
Gayle frees himself up for WI (http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindies/content/current/story/563553.html)

Just wondering if he would've done the same if it was in expense of the IPL?

Gowza
May 3, 2012, 03:52 AM
Gayle frees himself up for WI (http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindies/content/current/story/563553.html)

Just wondering if he would've done the same if it was in expense of the IPL?

i would guess no.....sucks for the county team but gayle has been put in the worst situation, had to do this otherwise no chance of playing for WI.

Equinox
May 5, 2012, 10:56 AM
This will be an interesting series. For the Windies, it's a chance to prove their progress on a bigger stage while England will be treating this series as preparation for the main event of the summer - the series v South Africa. With Gayle back, I can see WI giving England a good fight in the ODIs and T20s but I don't see them getting a Test win. England are just too strong at home. Interesting that WI have picked Shillingford as their specialist spinner. He should be prepared to have his action questioned by the high-browed English commies - especially if he's getting wickets. Also I feel sorry for Lendl Simmons, he was proving to be a very good opener for WI but looks like his injury was pretty serious. Hasn't played in a while.

zsayeed
May 5, 2012, 12:36 PM
West Indies prepared to face England
Darren Sammy and Ottis Gibson confident ahead of series against England (01:26)
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/video_audio/563675.html?page=2;skip_objects=563604%2C563366;ge nre=2

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Tiger444
May 10, 2012, 10:33 AM
The West Indies getting smacked against the Lions. 141/8 after 45 overs

Not surprising really. It's really hard to understand what the West Indian selectors are doing. If they dropped Brathwaite, then why not drop Barath as well? In my opinion he deserved to get the chop as well. He should've played in the A team tour against India. Why not put Dwayne Smith in there as opener? I'm sure he would've done well. Pollard, Gayle, Russell, and Bravo deserve to be there in the Test team as well. Imagine how good that Test team would be? Also they desperately need better wicketkeepers then Ramdin and Baugh.

Ajfar
May 10, 2012, 11:22 AM
Pollard for test team? Nah man ODI and T20 that's all he is good for. I'm sure he can contribute in test with ocasional 30s and 40s but I'm not sure if you can expect big things from him in the longer version.

Tiger444
May 10, 2012, 12:43 PM
Pollard for test team? Nah man ODI and T20 that's all he is good for. I'm sure he can contribute in test with ocasional 30s and 40s but I'm not sure if you can expect big things from him in the longer version.

I was thinking the same bro but his temperament has improved. Also Gayle was really successful even in Tests by maintaining the aggression. Pollard has that special talent where he can force bowlers in to submission with his power and force which the current West Indian batsmen lack. I mean look at how successful Sammy has been with the bat and he's not nearly as good as Pollard. So they should give it a try.

Equinox
May 10, 2012, 02:15 PM
To be fair to the Windies, the conditions in England are horrible at the moment. Overcast with intermittent showers pretty much everyday so it's not much of a surpirse to see them struggling in these conditions. Look at the some of the County scores and you'll know what I mean, it just hasn't been a fair contest between bat and ball. Having said that, I agree about Barath. I don't see why he's rated so highly. And like I said, WI are missing Simmons as an opener who was very consistent before getting injured. I also agree that Pollard, with his natural aggression, would fit in to the Test team. He has a FC average of 38 which is pretty decent for a WI batsman. But I don't think Dwayne Bravo would add much value to the Test team.

Nadim
May 10, 2012, 03:03 PM
Pollard for test team? Nah man ODI and T20 that's all he is good for. I'm sure he can contribute in test with ocasional 30s and 40s but I'm not sure if you can expect big things from him in the longer version.

Didn't we all though the same for Warner?

but look at him now?

i know player like Warner comes once in 100 yr but There is no harm trying so Pollard should be given few chances to see if he can cope with the red ball...

Tiger444
May 10, 2012, 10:13 PM
Didn't we all though the same for Warner?

but look at him now?

i know player like Warner comes once in 100 yr but There is no harm trying so Pollard should be given few chances to see if he can cope with the red ball...

Yup Warner who was deemed as a specialist T20 player has done well so far as a Test opener. Kohli is another guy who was T20 player and now is doing well in Tests. Bottom line is if you can bat, you can play Tests.

Gowza
May 10, 2012, 10:32 PM
pollard should bat as their #6 imo, perfect for him and i reckon he is good enough to play tests.

Tiger444
May 11, 2012, 11:23 AM
Well done Taylor for that century! It's time that James Taylor gets a chance in the Test team. England have tried Bopara and Morgan already who haven't delivered. He could easily slot in at the #6 spot.

Gowza
May 11, 2012, 06:19 PM
Well done Taylor for that century! It's time that James Taylor gets a chance in the Test team. England have tried Bopara and Morgan already who haven't delivered. He could easily slot in at the #6 spot.

was thinking that myself :up:

Tiger444
May 13, 2012, 10:10 PM
In the end, Bairstow ends up getting the call ahead of Taylor. Very interesting to see considering how Taylor seems to have the much stronger resume. At the same time though Bairstow looks to be a real talent and certainly isn't a bad choice either.

Gowza
May 13, 2012, 10:45 PM
i hope shannon gabriel gets a go in these test matches.

Tiger444
May 17, 2012, 08:33 AM
Bravo and Barath have really thrown away such good starts. Just shows how these 2 still have some ways to go. No doubt they have talent but they need more experience at this level.

Beamer
May 17, 2012, 10:41 AM
Chanderpaul is at it again. Amazing..

zinatf
May 17, 2012, 10:44 AM
Come on Windies.....their performance has been very impressive this year...too bad they couldn't win any of the test matches.....

I can't even imagine what will happen if Gayle and Narine decides to play in WC t20 :S

Tiger444
May 17, 2012, 10:52 AM
It really angers me to see people have the nerve to call Chanderpaul "selfish." Haire! If this guy wasn't in the team they would get scores below 100! The guy is 1 of the best and still some people fail to respect that. The batsmen would do well to learn from Chanderpaul. The way he grinds out great innings over and over again is just remarkable.

simon
May 17, 2012, 11:18 AM
CHondorPol is highly underrated

anyway,I want Ghael in WI team, ekkhoni :E

TimAus
May 17, 2012, 10:48 PM
Come on Windies.....their performance has been very impressive this year...too bad they couldn't win any of the test matches.....

I can't even imagine what will happen if Gayle and Narine decides to play in WC t20 :S

No if about it. They will both play for sure. Narine is already a regular in the limited overs sides and Gayle is about to return to the fray. Also Pollard, Russell and Dwayne Bravo are all available, they are just not considered test options at this stage.

People have got a bit confused with the West Indies players and their availability. Some guys like Pollard, Narine and Russell are not considered long format options at this stage of their careers. West Indies are not afraid of pulling players from the IPL cos they did it with Samuels. I'm not sure about Sarwan's availability but considering his recent international form and attitude I'd say he's just been dropped.

My tip for a Windies XI at T20 WC: Gayle, Barath, Samuels, Bravo, Pollard, Bravo, Sammy, Ramdin, Narine, Bishoo, Roach. Subs: Russell, Dwayne Smith, Simmons, Fidel, Cooper

TimAus
May 17, 2012, 10:49 PM
Bravo and Barath have really thrown away such good starts. Just shows how these 2 still have some ways to go. No doubt they have talent but they need more experience at this level.

Bravo was run out by Chanderpaul. He didn't throw away anything, he was sacrificed by his team mate.

oronnya
May 17, 2012, 10:59 PM
How could people call Chanderpaul "selfish" .. where would've WI innings stand without his contribution?? Really disappointed with the crapinfo article..

Tiger444
May 17, 2012, 11:26 PM
Bravo was run out by Chanderpaul. He didn't throw away anything, he was sacrificed by his team mate.

But why attempt a run there. Thare wasn't a single available and he just ran to that side.
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MohammedC
May 18, 2012, 12:01 PM
All the Windies except Chanderpaul failed. But Sarwan on other hand continues to score runs for Leicestershire in county matches. He has now score more than 500 runs in 6 matches with 2 century and 2 half century.

Many may not remember it is in England where Sarwan's downfall started. Captain Sarwan hurt his shoulder diving for a ball. Ever since that day he never looked like the Sarwan everyone knew.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/75900/75925.jpg

Ramnaresh Sarwan's concerned team-mates look on after he injured his shoulder on the boundary edge, England v West Indies, 2nd Test, Headingley, May 25, 2007

Picture from 25/05/2007 Last time Sarwan captained Windies.

Maysun
May 18, 2012, 02:04 PM
Congratulations to Strauss on his century, remember watching his maiden Test when he scored a century and his elated missus in the stands

Tiger444
May 18, 2012, 03:33 PM
Congrats to Strauss on a well deserved century. England's well on top now and the WI can still come back but desperately need to take Strauss out as early as possible tomorrow. As Cricinfo said, Bell is short of runs in recent times and Bairstow is debuting so they should take advantage and take those 2 out as soon as possible.

Zunaid
May 20, 2012, 07:21 AM
What a fight back from Cahnders and Samuels. They go into lunch with a lead of 57 and a partnership of 147. They still have two sessions to bat today - if Windies bat till the end of the day, they have a good chance of not only saving the Test but sticking it to England. It all depends on what the new ball does. It's due one over after lunch.

Tiger444
May 20, 2012, 09:03 AM
Finally somebody has given some support to Chanderpaul. Good to see Samuels hitting an 86. Samuels, I feel is a batsman who hasn't done as well as he should have. His technique is just outstanding. Well as Razab bhai said before, a good technique doesn't guarantee success in international cricket.

Anyways, WI should be trying to just focus on batting out the whole day. Not easy I know but they have to fight. Also they should focus on a lead of 200 or more.
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Ajfar
May 20, 2012, 09:16 AM
WI can't save this match. You can count on Chanderpal to bat for as long as he wants but the others I don't trust them much. They will probably fold by the end of today. I hope I'm wrong.

Equinox
May 20, 2012, 12:35 PM
What a start from WI. Roach was really unlucky not to get Trott as well. Impact was umpire's call but it was crashing into the middle stump. Nasser Hussain: "WI are putting up a better fight here than India did last year" lol.

Maysun
May 21, 2012, 06:04 AM
Game is poised up beautifully..

Navo
May 21, 2012, 10:57 AM
Ah shame :( The Windies gave a great fight though. Hope to see more of that when they come up to Edgbaston!

World Champs
May 22, 2012, 07:43 AM
WI played well in this match, hope they win a match and draw the series, which is very unlikely though.

Tiger444
May 22, 2012, 08:20 AM
The WI played well. Good to see them fighting through the end. Their bowling attack is very good and has shown throughout the matches that they can get teams in trouble. Their top order is still their main worry. They should really try to get Gayle in for the 2nd Test match. They would be tough to beat then. Also interesting to see Best back. I feel he's a good bowler but never reached his potential. Hopefully he does this time around.

Tiger444
May 25, 2012, 10:40 AM
WI doing well in their fightback after the loss of early wickets. Bravo and Powell really threw away their wickets. They shouldn't have chased those wide deliveries. Edwards still seems to be rusty after his injury. Ramdin yet again fails. WI really need to try and find a good WK batsman. At least a guy who can average around a 30. Ramdin and Baugh have been batting too much like tailenders for way too long and it's hindering them a lot.

Equinox
May 25, 2012, 12:15 PM
Great innings from Samuels. Despite what I have said about him, he is a very competent Test and ODI batsman and can be a really good batsman for WI if he applied himself more often like this. And Sammy too has been superb from the other end. He has become one of my favourite international players in recent times. What a fighter he is.

Tiger444
May 25, 2012, 12:41 PM
That was some innings there by Samuels. It was great to see the application he showed today. He's got to do that more often because he has all the shots. It's about playing them at the right time. Likewise for Sammy, the guy is capable of being a quality Test match allrounder and not just a bowler that can bat a bit. If he can curb his shots a bit more, he'll get more big scores.

Looking forward to day 2 now

Gowza
May 25, 2012, 09:49 PM
WI could have a cracker of a batting line-up, and a pretty good bowling line-up, slot gayle and sarwan in and with bravo and chanderpaul and edwards (even though he's out of form) and samuels coming good they have a really good batting line-up and they even have pollard and the older bravo who could be in there which would also be a strong line-up. then with the bowling if narine plays and russell is included then they'll have a solid bowling unit to.

Equinox
May 27, 2012, 08:32 AM
WI making England work hard to get a lead here.

Sovik
May 27, 2012, 09:08 AM
Well done Sammy

TigerEz
May 27, 2012, 06:28 PM
in tatters

Tiger444
May 27, 2012, 10:10 PM
If WI want to be a top Test level team, then their top order has to improve. I saw recently that their top order since 2008 has been only a 28, without Gayle and that's an average of only a 22. Their the only Test team since 2008 that has a top order that averages below a 30. First step for sure is to get Gayle back. Also they desperately need another WK who can actually bat, not Baugh or Ramdin.
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Naimul_Hd
May 28, 2012, 06:38 AM
Andrew Miller from CI tweets :)


Andrew Miller ‏<s>@</s>miller_cricket (https://twitter.com/#%21/miller_cricket)
This series is very reminiscent of Bangladesh 2010: outclassed players fighting all the way. Give me this over bored millionaires any day

simon
May 28, 2012, 08:37 AM
A.Miller likes us :)

gotta praise Tamim's back to back 100s, seeing how Pakistan,India & now even WI who are more used to bouncy pace friendly conditions struggling.
anyway, batting inconsistency is hurting WI.

Tiger444
May 28, 2012, 08:51 AM
That's some compliment from Andrew Miller. He also stated the truth. Despite both the WI and BD being labeled as "minnows" we've both shown more fight then the Indians did. I was so happy the way Indians got thrashed. Many of the Indian fans complained about how they should have more 5 Test series against England in England and dissing the Ashes. :facepalm: They should consider themselves lucky that they got the amount of Test matches they did. Its really unfair how there is pretty much a two tier system in Test cricket.
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simon
May 28, 2012, 08:59 AM
That's some compliment from Andrew Miller. He also stated the truth. Despite both the WI and BD being labeled as "minnows" we've both shown more fight then the Indians did. I was so happy the way Indians got thrashed. Many of the Indian fans complained about how they should have more 5 Test series against England in England and dissing the Ashes. :facepalm: They should consider themselves lucky that they got the amount of Test matches they did. Its really unfair how there is pretty much a two tier system in Test cricket.
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if any team can outplay Indian batsmen then Ind are the biggest minnows in Test.
That's what we have witnessed during Ind tour of England & Australia.

Tiger444
May 28, 2012, 11:42 AM
if any team can outplay Indian batsmen then Ind are the biggest minnows in Test.
That's what we have witnessed during Ind tour of England & Australia.

Their home performance has been very good but their minnows away from home. Not only that but they don't even give a fight which makes them look even worse.
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Tiger444
May 28, 2012, 03:31 PM
An easy win for England thanks to poor batting by the Windies in the 2nd innings. They really have 1 strong batting lineup. They pretty much bat to #10. Then their bowling lineup is also very solid and well rounded. Only thing I question though is Bairstow getting the #6 spot. He'll have a bright future in Test cricket one day but was he really ready now? I thought James Taylor was the better option. Its still early days though so he might come good soon.
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Gowza
May 28, 2012, 07:49 PM
Yeah I think Taylor would have been a better choice, not that bairstow is bad but Taylor seems more ready

World Champs
May 29, 2012, 12:55 AM
Their home performance has been very good but their minnows away from home. Not only that but they don't even give a fight which makes them look even worse.

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Agreed that we have two horrible tours. But how are we minnows outside India? Drew series with SA, won it in West Indies, won it in NZ. Before these tours england last defeated India in the decade of 90's be it home or away. Our bating has always been the strength which didn't clicked on these tours as our main batsmen are/were past their prime. And we have plenty of young and good batting talent coming through and for the first time I can say we might even have a good bowling attack in couple of years time.

How are other teams playing outside home. Eng lost their 4 out of 5 matches after becoming number 1. Australia Lost 4 out of 6 here in India in last 2-3 years. Pakistan hasn't defeated any team outside Asia except NZ. So are all of these minnows as well??

Tiger444
May 29, 2012, 07:55 AM
Agreed that we have two horrible tours. But how are we minnows outside India? Drew series with SA, won it in West Indies, won it in NZ. Before these tours england last defeated India in the decade of 90's be it home or away. Our bating has always been the strength which didn't clicked on these tours as our main batsmen are/were past their prime. And we have plenty of young and good batting talent coming through and for the first time I can say we might even have a good bowling attack in couple of years time.

How are other teams playing outside home. Eng lost their 4 out of 5 matches after becoming number 1. Australia Lost 4 out of 6 here in India in last 2-3 years. Pakistan hasn't defeated any team outside Asia except NZ. So are all of these minnows as well??

Again I'll say it's not so much of the results only but the fact that India just never put up a fight against England and Australia. Australia at least puts up a fight against you guys when going to India and make you earn it. I'll agree that England has been pitiful away from home like you guys which is why I believe the best Test team right now is South Africa. Also winning series against NZ and WI are not big accomplishments for you guys. Those are struggling Test nations right now and for a top 4 Test playing nation, it should be expected that you guys win against them.

A lot of blame, in my opinion should go to the selectors who are not working the younger players in well enough. For a guy like Virat Kohli, for example, he should've played many more Test matches already. Also, why hasn't Rohit Sharma even got 1 chance in Tests yet? What happened to Pujara, a guy who looked impressive in South Africa? If he's not injured, then I don't know why he's not playing.

I think your bowling attack can be impressive but you guys should develop Aaron and Yadav properly and hope they don't become the next Ishant and Sreesanth. You guys, as usual are fine with spinners.

The preparations have also been very questionable leading up to such tough tours. In the Australia series for example, we saw time and again that your batsmen were not getting in position to play drives and defensive shots which the Aussie bowlers exploited so well. Not only that but Sehwag after the tour said, "well we won 2-0 against Australia and Gambhir said, "let Australia come to India and play on our rank turners." And these are the senior players of the team. I'm sorry but with that type of attitude, you guys will not be #1 in Test cricket. The attitude has got to change if you guys want to beat the likes of England and Australia away from home.

So I think there are some different problems you guys have to tackle but if you guys can, then I don't see why you guys can't perform outside of India. The talent is there, it's just about getting the attitude, team selections, and preparations right.

Gowza
May 29, 2012, 06:43 PM
I wouldn't call India minnows but they're falling away atm. Batting hasn't been performing, they haven't got the quality of spin they once had and the pacers are the same as they've always been

Kohli_Sox
May 31, 2012, 05:11 AM
Looks like Narine will play the third test. Looking forward

oronnya
May 31, 2012, 11:41 PM
So both Gayle and Narine are joining the test squad !! amader khobor achhe WI series e :(

cricheart
June 1, 2012, 05:05 AM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/inline/content/image/566882.jpg

cricheart
June 5, 2012, 04:26 PM
Gayle formally recalled to ODI side at last. Now this series will get exciting, and English now can expect some fight from suffocatingly boring side of WI.

Chris Gayle's 15-month international exile is over after he was formally recalled to the West Indies ODI squad for the forthcoming series against England, starting in Southampton on June 16.

CI (http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/567294.html)

Gowza
June 5, 2012, 11:20 PM
pretty strong one-day side WI have for this series, excited to see narine in his first test match.

Sohel
June 6, 2012, 01:37 AM
Looking forward to the difference Gayle will make. The availability of Roach would've made WI a formidable foe with Edwards running in with the other new ball.

zsayeed
June 9, 2012, 11:28 PM
"History suggested that a positive result would take some getting. Only two teams have ever pulled off a Test victory after the first two days were washed out. England beat New Zealand at Headingley in 1958 when the spinners Jim Laker and Tony Lock shared 19 wickets in the match. New Zealand also beat Bangladesh in similar fashion 11 years ago when they made them follow-on and Chris Cairns took seven wickets in the second innings."

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/567871.html

Equinox
June 10, 2012, 07:13 AM
http://i.imgur.com/GlhtF.jpg

Nadim
June 10, 2012, 07:15 AM
Tino best on 92. wtf???

deserve his 100 tbh.

was there any bat batting at 11 got 100 before???

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/146300/146336.jpg

Nadim
June 10, 2012, 07:21 AM
Damn Tino!!! just missed out :(

Zunaid
June 10, 2012, 07:37 AM
Tino best on 92. wtf???

deserve his 100 tbh.

was there any bat batting at 11 got 100 before???


I think this is a record. AFAIK Zaheer Khan's 70 something against us in 2004 was the highest score for a #11.

reverse_swing
June 10, 2012, 08:18 AM
BBC Test Match Special's Sir Viv Richards
"I'm not sure what Ramdin meant [with the piece of paper he held up after reaching his hundred, saying 'YEAH VIV TALK NAH'], but he's played well and if you're given enough chances you're going to get it done. Let's not forget this is in a losing cause - the team's not winning, he should be happy and humble. I think I remember saying he'd lost his confidence, but I'm on the other side of the fence now and I'm here to do a job - there's no sentiment in it. I'm glad that he got the motivation from it."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/18383573

zinatf
June 10, 2012, 08:35 AM
Come on bring in Narine.....getting impatient now :-|

zsayeed
June 10, 2012, 09:15 AM
"Best scored 95 from 112 balls in a last-wicket stand of 143 - the highest in West Indies Test history and the third best of all time. He is now the proud holder of the highest score by a No. 11 in Test cricket, outdoing Zaheer Khan's 75 for India against Bangladesh in Dhaka eight years ago."
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/567957.html

Equinox
June 10, 2012, 09:17 AM
Tino Best, what ferocious bowling. Every English batsmen has looked uncomfortable against him. Great to watch. Can't believe the last time he played for WI was three years ago! The Nazmul Hossain of WI?

Equinox
June 10, 2012, 09:18 AM
Narine's inaugural over in Test cricket and almost got a wicket with his first ball.

Equinox
June 10, 2012, 09:28 AM
Very good reply from Sir Viv to Ramdin's gesture. Was a silly thing to do imo.

Ajfar
June 10, 2012, 09:40 AM
Wow and we thought Tamim's celebration was over the top. You just made yourself look like a clown Ramdin.

Zunaid
June 10, 2012, 09:55 AM
"Best scored 95 from 112 balls in a last-wicket stand of 143 - the highest in West Indies Test history and the third best of all time. He is now the proud holder of the highest score by a No. 11 in Test cricket, outdoing Zaheer Khan's 75 for India against Bangladesh in Dhaka eight years ago."
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/567957.html

Thanks for verifying. Post #69 above.

zsayeed
June 10, 2012, 10:06 AM
^ You give me much too much credit here, I was trying to post a news with Bangladesh in it in the appropriate thread. I graciously accept your thanks.

ahnaf
June 10, 2012, 12:52 PM
Test match is no t20.. Right world best spinner Narine? Lol...
Lucky that Kp is not there anymore.. Thakle mystery shob ber kore dito aj e..
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TigerEz
June 10, 2012, 01:07 PM
amazing stuff from ramdin and best.....havent got the luck to see narine today

ahnaf
June 10, 2012, 01:13 PM
^Gave 68 run from 13 over at 5.23 rpo-Narine
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simon
June 10, 2012, 03:10 PM
so not at all a good start for Narayon.
let's hope he will learn from it and get better with time.
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Kohli_Sox
June 10, 2012, 03:38 PM
lol @ Ramdin, haven't seen anything quite like that
Looking at it, Tamim's emotions were lot more controlled. Just imagine Tamim showing a paper with "Yea Lotus talk nah"

kalpurush
June 10, 2012, 03:54 PM
so not at all a good start for Narayon.
let's hope he will learn from it and get better with time.

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I wish him good luck.


Though, certainly I do not see a "hero" in him! He seems a "good" T20 player to me and that's it.

While some of us "think" he is a better bowler than Ice Man, that's their "opnion" and I do not have any prob with that either. :)

Kohli_Sox
June 10, 2012, 04:45 PM
I wish him good luck.


Though, certainly I do not see a "hero" in him! He seems a "good" T20 player to me and that's it.

While some of us "think" he is a better bowler than Ice Man, that's their "opnion" and I do not have any prob with that either. :)

I'd like to wish him luck too. I hope Narine becomes a good Test player because at the moment Test lacks mysterious spinners like back in those days of Murali, Warne and Saqlain too.

Zeeshan
June 10, 2012, 05:23 PM
Wait...I thought Narine is an Indian. I mean Indian Indian.

TigerEz
June 10, 2012, 08:05 PM
his daddy is indian and he is born in trinidad.

zsayeed
June 10, 2012, 08:19 PM
lol @ Ramdin, haven't seen anything quite like that
Looking at it, Tamim's emotions were lot more controlled. Just imagine Tamim showing a paper with "Yea Lotus talk nah"

In fact the first time he hit a ton in tests he held up a note too, not quite as big, and a note that thanked people rather than this type of grand-standing salute.

Tamim's was in poor taste and so was this one.

Night_wolf
June 10, 2012, 08:29 PM
Test match is no t20.. Right world best spinner Narine? Lol...
Lucky that Kp is not there anymore.. Thakle mystery shob ber kore dito aj e..
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lets not say this too early and eat your own words later...remember shakib was a nothing bowler at the start of his test career

zsayeed
June 10, 2012, 09:59 PM
wise words...

zinatf
June 10, 2012, 11:00 PM
I agree with Nekre....just one day of test bowling doesn't speak much.....let's see what he does today

ahnaf
June 11, 2012, 12:24 PM
lets not say this too early and eat your own words later...remember shakib was a nothing bowler at the start of his test career

but i think you cant compare with them.. They are not the same type of player neither shakib had the start like narine in other format of game.. And the main problem with these type of bowler is (mysterious i.e mendis+ narine) the more batsman will play them the more they will get exposed.. I dont think he will be succeed at test in the long run.. May be in t20 he will be as its just matter of 4 over there..
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ahnaf
June 11, 2012, 12:27 PM
I agree with Nekre....just one day of test bowling doesn't speak much.....let's see what he does today

but people were jumping over the moon after just one-two good performance in some t20 league.. Right?
But..apart from that yeah i agree with you..its better to wait..
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Zeeshan
June 11, 2012, 07:49 PM
koi, ramdin to apologize korlo thiki....

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/568013.html

cricheart
June 12, 2012, 05:10 AM
Wait...I thought Narine is an Indian. I mean Indian Indian.

yep Indians are more hyped abt this new TnT than WIndians, for his t20 performance in Indian wicket claiming Sunil Narine as best spinner in the world :floor:

zsayeed
June 12, 2012, 09:12 AM
koi, ramdin to apologize korlo thiki....

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-west-indies-2012/content/current/story/568013.html

Mairer upor oshudh nai.... thelar naam babaji

Sovik
June 13, 2012, 10:14 PM
Gayle returns, Easy win against Middlesex. Oneday matches will be entertaining

Night_wolf
June 15, 2012, 12:44 AM
http://static.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/146400/146402.jpg

from cricinfo..:lol: too good!

Sovik
June 16, 2012, 04:45 AM
Gayle misses out. Windows bowl

Sovik
June 16, 2012, 04:48 AM
Cook gone. Great start.

Navo
June 16, 2012, 09:24 AM
I have to say, that 6 by Dwayne Smith off Finn was positively Ashraful-esque.

Tiger444
June 16, 2012, 09:32 AM
Dwayne is such a great talent. Unfortunately he's failed to translate that in to success. He still has time on his hands and I can still see him being a very good batsman at this level.

Sovik
June 16, 2012, 10:03 AM
Smith is playing really good. Hope he sees the team through

TigerEz
June 16, 2012, 12:07 PM
wth was taht samuels?

Kohli_Sox
June 19, 2012, 04:34 AM
Finally Gayle is playing today

Jadukor
June 19, 2012, 05:30 AM
Gayle murdering the england attack... what a player!

Isnaad
June 19, 2012, 05:42 AM
Lol Gayle!

cricheart
June 19, 2012, 10:05 AM
England should chase 239 easily here. With this poor bowling and fielding unit I dont see any hope for WIndies. Besides Bell is in outstanding form who cant be stopped with this WI side tbh.

14 over, 75/0 England on top here.

playmaker
June 19, 2012, 10:29 AM
WI are still underdogs

And narine has looked ordinary so far because here you are up against Quality players of spin

cricheart
June 19, 2012, 11:36 AM
England require another 56 runs with 9 wickets and 15.0 overs remaining, unless any Pakistan-like collaps Eng is winning this comfortably. The IPL hero Narine still wicketless a big flop in English wicket. Cook going for a ton here.

cricheart
June 19, 2012, 12:24 PM
Cook hundred seals series for England, a easy 8 wicket win at the end.

Hasan2k8
June 19, 2012, 04:42 PM
England win comfortably. England are a very good odi team.

Hasan2k8
June 19, 2012, 04:46 PM
Well done to Cook for the good TON..

ahnaf
June 19, 2012, 09:46 PM
Where is Narine's Magic?:-P
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Navo
June 19, 2012, 11:23 PM
WI are still underdogs

And narine has looked ordinary so far because here you are up against Quality players of spin

Not sure if English batsmen can be termed 'quality players of spin'. I think Narine's ineffectiveness has more to do with English conditions and unresponsive pitches rather than the batting acumen of the English players. These were the same players who struggled against Herath in Sri Lanka.

Gowza
June 19, 2012, 11:44 PM
Yeah narine has been disappointing, Gayle was on fire, best just looked ridiculous.

MohammedC
June 22, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Navo
June 23, 2012, 01:36 AM
Looking back at the recent series' played on English soil against England, I have to say the win we had against them in Bristol looks more and more impressive. They don't seem to lose at all in their own country!

simon
June 24, 2012, 10:02 AM
OMYGOD
what a turn around
WI were 57/3 over 10
WI are 172/4 over 20

what a batting line up :notworthy::notworthy:
best T20 batting side. :fire:

Ghayel,Smith,Bravo,Pollard,Samuels,Sammy. :o :o

cricheart
June 24, 2012, 11:35 AM
Looks like England even wining the last match, this twenty20 easily, Hales-Bopara in record partnership there.
Very entertaining & unfortunate 99 there by Hales.

simon
June 24, 2012, 11:38 AM
Hales bowled on 99 :facepalm::facepalm:
:applause::applause:

Zeeshan
June 24, 2012, 08:03 PM
shetai shumon da...unfortunate

nevertheless highest score by a English player at T20