West Indies in England 2011 August 23, 2011

West Indies name young squad for England T20s

ESPNcricinfo staff
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West Indies have been forced to name a new-look squad for the two Twenty20 games in England next month due to a schedule clash with the Champions League Twenty20. At least seven players that would have made a full-strength West Indies squad have been left out, and four newcomers have been included.

The absentees include the best of West Indian batting talent: Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons and Adrian Barath. While the first three haven't been included in West Indies' Twenty20 teams earlier in the year as well since they skipped the domestic Twenty20 tournament, the other three are representing Trinidad & Tobago in the Champions League, as is fast bowler Ravi Rampaul.

Darren Sammy continues to lead the side and has been named captain in all formats for the upcoming tours of Bangladesh and India as well. Barbados allrounder Dwayne Smith who has not played for West Indies since the home series against Zimbabwe in early 2010 has been recalled. Smith and Marlon Samuels, who made a comeback a few months ago after a two-year ban for his links with an Indian bookmaker, are the only experienced batsmen in the 14-man squad.

The new faces are batsmen Miles Bascombe and Johnson Charles along with allrounder Nkruma Bonner and wicketkeeper Derwin Christian.

Bascombe, 25, is an opener from St Vincent, who has represented the West Indies A Team. Charles is a 22-year-old St Lucian top-order batsman, and plays for the Windward Islands and has been part of West Indies A as well.

West Indies' chairman of selectors Clyde Butts was happy with the promise shown by the youngsters. "Bascombe is a Twenty20 player who has shown signs that he can take apart bowling attacks at the top of the order," Butts said. "Charles has been consistent in the past two years and has shown that he is capable of understanding the requirements of batting in the opening position in the shortest format."

Bonner is a 22-year-old legspinning allrounder from Jamaica who has been training at the Sagicor High Performance Centre in Barbados. Christian, 28, is the most experienced of the newcomers. While the other three have only played about a dozen matches in each format, Christian has represented Guyana since 2005, and played 40 first-class matches.

"We have identified Bonner as someone who, because he is exciting with the bat, ball and in the field, is a developing player we are looking to give him some exposure at the highest level," Butts said. "Nkruma has also had excellent reports from the Sagicor HPC Batting Coach Carl Hooper.

"Christian impressed the selectors during the last Caribbean Twenty20 when he batted with a cool head and won games for Guyana, he is a pugnacious batsman who we believe can be a match winner down the order."

The two Twenty20s are scheduled for September 23 and 25 at The Oval.

West Indies squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Christopher Barnwell, Miles Bascombe, Devendra Bishoo, Nkruma Bonner, Johnson Charles, Derwin Christian (wk), Fidel Edwards, Danza Hyatt, Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Dwayne Smith

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  • Maroon11 on August 26, 2011, 15:38 GMT

    The current trend of WI Selectors transcends the remotely permissible boundries of "APPALING". I anticipate the day in the near future when these sections will be devoid of comment on the WI Team and the Selectors. Indifference is the worst form of frustration and contempt, maybe this is what the WI Selectors aspire to. It is not about giving a selected team a chance, for that assumes that you have relinquished any faith in the Selection Process and just hope that the team produces a victory. Nothing but wishful thinking, in any even, T20 cricket is not about ability {Gayle excepted] but rather LUCK, nonetheless serious cricketers should be allowed the opportunity as a testing ground.

  • Hattrick_Capes on August 26, 2011, 9:24 GMT

    You need to try to have a settled team with some sort of consistency over all three formats. Picking players like Bascome is not sensible at all - two first class fifties to his name, and a one-day average of eleven? Come on! He is never going to be a future pick for all three formats, or even for the ODI team. If you want to pick a young side, go for something like:

    Kraigg Braithwaite - Adrian Barath - Darren Bravo - Kirk Edwards - Chesney Hughes - Kieron Pollard - Andre Fletcher - Darren Sammy - Jerome Taylor - Devandra Bishoo - Kemar Roach

    A young, somewhat inexperienced side, but stronger looking than the team they've picked.

  • Sachit1979 on August 26, 2011, 7:31 GMT

    Credentials of Miles Bascombe, Nkruma Bonner and Johnson Charles did not really look enough for their international selection. Instead selectors could have taken a step back and looked again on recent Sagicor cup high performers Ryan Hinds, Ryan Austin and Dale Richards. Dale Richards had a fairly decent ODI series against South Africa last year with couple of half centuries but after that got disappeared from the selection RADAR. Not sure why. He is a promising hard hitting opener who could play well on all sorts of tracks. Only factor I find against him is his age but still I believe he has good 3-4 years of Cricket left in him and he should really be discussed in carribean plans for next T20 world cup and champions trophy atleast.

  • simonviller on August 25, 2011, 18:24 GMT

    To those whom It May Concern ! Dwayne Smith was one of the few good performers for West Indies ,in his last outing for the tour of Australia ; and to say he doesn't deserve a play ,when we have given some others several chances to make 5-ducks in succession ,is not fair by any measure . We have abused and misused one of ,if not , the most talented young players of recent time ,thanks in part to captaincy and selection . He was sent in at every position except where he performed best ,batting as far as no;9 where he was then expected to win the match ,then to be branded as not performing under pressure ; as a result of which he was banished from the team . Name me a better fielder,player of hostile bowling , a medium pacer,wicket-keeping,than the said Smith . Mr Smith I wish you the best ! You can be the best ,only we don't know it in the West Indies .

  • on August 25, 2011, 15:45 GMT

    THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR LEAVING OUT CHRIS GAYLE! He is the best T20 player out there, and this would have been an opportunity to mend fences.

  • Silva-Surfa on August 25, 2011, 10:21 GMT

    Got to laugh at some of the so called 'loyal' west indies fans. It looks like any excuse to add insult to misery because players from their own country/island are not selected. Some Trinis are complaining about their players being ignored when these dates clash with the Champions league. I wonder if people actually read the article instead of just looking at the players that were picked. I'm no fan of the Board, but i don't see the problem in giving youngsters some much needed experience to play in conditions they're not used to. England should sweep the series, but it could be a good learning curve in the long term. Some are claiming that our cricket has gone into decline, well the rankings show that we're higher now than we were when we had our more established players in the team. So what does that tell you?

  • on August 25, 2011, 8:42 GMT

    Get ready for another disappointing series.... :/

  • on August 25, 2011, 0:27 GMT

    Come on people. It would be only selfish if the board would have given opportunities to players who already had so many opportunities. This is a 20/20 for crynig out loud. It is the only way we can switch our players around to see what they are capable of. This is a very aggressive batting lien up here. Right now lets give the youngsters a couple 20/20 games. The bun gusn will blend in during the one days and test matches....

  • AceB on August 24, 2011, 22:19 GMT

    After reading some of these posts , I really have to laugh . Matters not who the selectors choose to represent WI they can't be worse than teams of the recent pass . In fact this season the WI may not have set the cricket world on fire , but they haven't lost any tests in 2 or 3 days as per usual , and in the shorter format they have held their own . This team will not be an embarrasment to themselves or anyone , non WI supporters need not lose any sleep .

  • delboy on August 24, 2011, 18:06 GMT

    By the time these games are played it might just be known whether the owner of Sky has really learnt all the Allan Stanford tricks. @Reggaecricket having change citizenship how much longer do you have to wait to play in the Swiss team or is it Zimbabwe?

  • Maroon11 on August 26, 2011, 15:38 GMT

    The current trend of WI Selectors transcends the remotely permissible boundries of "APPALING". I anticipate the day in the near future when these sections will be devoid of comment on the WI Team and the Selectors. Indifference is the worst form of frustration and contempt, maybe this is what the WI Selectors aspire to. It is not about giving a selected team a chance, for that assumes that you have relinquished any faith in the Selection Process and just hope that the team produces a victory. Nothing but wishful thinking, in any even, T20 cricket is not about ability {Gayle excepted] but rather LUCK, nonetheless serious cricketers should be allowed the opportunity as a testing ground.

  • Hattrick_Capes on August 26, 2011, 9:24 GMT

    You need to try to have a settled team with some sort of consistency over all three formats. Picking players like Bascome is not sensible at all - two first class fifties to his name, and a one-day average of eleven? Come on! He is never going to be a future pick for all three formats, or even for the ODI team. If you want to pick a young side, go for something like:

    Kraigg Braithwaite - Adrian Barath - Darren Bravo - Kirk Edwards - Chesney Hughes - Kieron Pollard - Andre Fletcher - Darren Sammy - Jerome Taylor - Devandra Bishoo - Kemar Roach

    A young, somewhat inexperienced side, but stronger looking than the team they've picked.

  • Sachit1979 on August 26, 2011, 7:31 GMT

    Credentials of Miles Bascombe, Nkruma Bonner and Johnson Charles did not really look enough for their international selection. Instead selectors could have taken a step back and looked again on recent Sagicor cup high performers Ryan Hinds, Ryan Austin and Dale Richards. Dale Richards had a fairly decent ODI series against South Africa last year with couple of half centuries but after that got disappeared from the selection RADAR. Not sure why. He is a promising hard hitting opener who could play well on all sorts of tracks. Only factor I find against him is his age but still I believe he has good 3-4 years of Cricket left in him and he should really be discussed in carribean plans for next T20 world cup and champions trophy atleast.

  • simonviller on August 25, 2011, 18:24 GMT

    To those whom It May Concern ! Dwayne Smith was one of the few good performers for West Indies ,in his last outing for the tour of Australia ; and to say he doesn't deserve a play ,when we have given some others several chances to make 5-ducks in succession ,is not fair by any measure . We have abused and misused one of ,if not , the most talented young players of recent time ,thanks in part to captaincy and selection . He was sent in at every position except where he performed best ,batting as far as no;9 where he was then expected to win the match ,then to be branded as not performing under pressure ; as a result of which he was banished from the team . Name me a better fielder,player of hostile bowling , a medium pacer,wicket-keeping,than the said Smith . Mr Smith I wish you the best ! You can be the best ,only we don't know it in the West Indies .

  • on August 25, 2011, 15:45 GMT

    THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR LEAVING OUT CHRIS GAYLE! He is the best T20 player out there, and this would have been an opportunity to mend fences.

  • Silva-Surfa on August 25, 2011, 10:21 GMT

    Got to laugh at some of the so called 'loyal' west indies fans. It looks like any excuse to add insult to misery because players from their own country/island are not selected. Some Trinis are complaining about their players being ignored when these dates clash with the Champions league. I wonder if people actually read the article instead of just looking at the players that were picked. I'm no fan of the Board, but i don't see the problem in giving youngsters some much needed experience to play in conditions they're not used to. England should sweep the series, but it could be a good learning curve in the long term. Some are claiming that our cricket has gone into decline, well the rankings show that we're higher now than we were when we had our more established players in the team. So what does that tell you?

  • on August 25, 2011, 8:42 GMT

    Get ready for another disappointing series.... :/

  • on August 25, 2011, 0:27 GMT

    Come on people. It would be only selfish if the board would have given opportunities to players who already had so many opportunities. This is a 20/20 for crynig out loud. It is the only way we can switch our players around to see what they are capable of. This is a very aggressive batting lien up here. Right now lets give the youngsters a couple 20/20 games. The bun gusn will blend in during the one days and test matches....

  • AceB on August 24, 2011, 22:19 GMT

    After reading some of these posts , I really have to laugh . Matters not who the selectors choose to represent WI they can't be worse than teams of the recent pass . In fact this season the WI may not have set the cricket world on fire , but they haven't lost any tests in 2 or 3 days as per usual , and in the shorter format they have held their own . This team will not be an embarrasment to themselves or anyone , non WI supporters need not lose any sleep .

  • delboy on August 24, 2011, 18:06 GMT

    By the time these games are played it might just be known whether the owner of Sky has really learnt all the Allan Stanford tricks. @Reggaecricket having change citizenship how much longer do you have to wait to play in the Swiss team or is it Zimbabwe?

  • delboy on August 24, 2011, 17:57 GMT

    @Talha Shazhad; BULL! more ECB players play in IPL and Big Bash than Pakistani players, why then is Pakistani not the world number one test team? Should England win the world T20 competition will you still froth about the demerits of other non test match forms of cricket?

  • on August 24, 2011, 16:04 GMT

    ECB is the best of all cricket Boards in todays Cricket......And thats the reason of their dominance. They do not spoil there players by playing them in IPL or CLT20,whatever this rubbish is. The players should remind themselves that without playing from their national team, none would know them.So, their 1st priorty should be their national duty....!!!!

  • squaddy on August 24, 2011, 14:34 GMT

    why no carlton baugh??? he is a perfect t20 batsman

  • on August 24, 2011, 14:10 GMT

    Dwaine Smith did well for Barbados opening the batting during the CT20 earlier this year. Have alook at his performance and you'll see. The issue is, was he sooo far down the pecking order after that tornament???

    What about Narsingh Deonarine??? He would have added some stability and experience to this line up.

  • on August 24, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    Young Chesney Hughes is quite familiar with English conditions and is in good batting form. Don't you think it would have been wise to include him in the T20 team? He is strong, powerful and is a clean hitter of the ball. He is also capable of bowling an over or two of left arm spin.

  • AlanHarrison on August 24, 2011, 11:17 GMT

    I would have thought West Indies would miss Pollard who looks to be a very dangerous batsman.

  • on August 24, 2011, 10:46 GMT

    Windis can produced star of ipl bt fail to produced country match winner.

  • Reggaecricket on August 24, 2011, 10:12 GMT

    I should have kept my citizenship! Some of these fellas have barely played first class Cricket. Some have top scores of 55 and taken a best of 1 wicket! More embarrassment on the way!

  • WaqasBajwa on August 24, 2011, 10:01 GMT

    NO pollard and gayle are very much disappointed for the viewers. Not much interested side now. Only Guzara U Can Say....!

  • Taz786 on August 24, 2011, 9:16 GMT

    When they first announced these games, I was looking forward to them and we rushed to buy our tickets for this game, very disappointed with the attitude by both boards here, I would expect England to follow suit and name a relatively inexperienced side as well with players from the County circuit getting a game rather than the contracted ECB players.

    Once again, Club Vs Country argument, Money talks.

  • on August 24, 2011, 6:42 GMT

    What did these young guys do to earn selection?? they average around the 20 mark in all 3 formats, u cant call them batsman

  • on August 24, 2011, 5:21 GMT

    Darren Sammy (capt), Christopher Barnwell, Miles Bascombe, Devendra Bishoo, Nkruma Bonner, Johnson Charles, Derwin Christian (wk), Fidel Edwards, Danza Hyatt, Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Dwayne Smith

    1)Danza Hyatt 2)------------3)M.Samuels4)Dwayne Smith5)--------------6)Andre Russel 7)------------------8)Darrn Sammy 9)C,Banwell 10) D.Bishoo 11)-----------------

  • popahwheely on August 24, 2011, 5:12 GMT

    Yea give the young guys a chance i rather watch them lose than the missing players losing all the time. I like the squad except for Hyatt. They need to find a proper captain fast though.

  • garrot on August 24, 2011, 3:50 GMT

    We often speak of discipline and professionalism and preparation, the key ingredients apparently missing in the team. So we expect in less than one month to put together a group of younsters and have them ready for the conditions overseas.. I guess our cricket bosses are now recovering from all of the Carnival and Crop Over festivities and realized they need to prepare for a series of tours. Has anyone noticed that the Windies start poorly at the begining of a tour and then improve even though they are not winning. I wonder why?? Why do the NFL, NBA, and MLB have long training camps and long pre-seasosn? We put more time into preparing for Carnival than preparing for a cricket series. Carnival and fetes seem to be our priority entertainment. It explains why we fill Queens Park and Kensignton with shows, but cannot fill them for cricket. The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing and expecting a different outcome.

  • Romenevans on August 24, 2011, 3:30 GMT

    So now West Indies cricket is also suffering because of Indian CL t20 and money making machine? Gawd! Please somebody stop this IPL to save world cricket.

  • redneck on August 24, 2011, 3:18 GMT

    im surprised that guyanese t20 player j foo hasnt been concidered for the team? thought he went alright in the last chamions league. anyway this is 20/20 so who cares, its only for the ecb to satisfy its tv deal and nothing else.

  • on August 24, 2011, 3:07 GMT

    I am not a fan of T20 cricket but a fan of West Indies cricket. This is becoming a bigger joke. The selectors need to go. How on earth can Dwayne Smith be selected for any Windies team? We have been embarrassed so many times in the last ten years and these selections can only perpetuate the embarrassment. Please selectors take a rest. Clyde Butts and his fellow selectors cannot have the interest of West Indies cricket at heart.

  • msukhai on August 24, 2011, 2:50 GMT

    I really thought this was an April fool day's joke but its August! WI board got to be kidding- is this the best team they can come up with? They should have given young Jonathan Foo from Guyana a chance - a good hitter of the ball.

    Tell me though why would the English fans pay to see this mediocre team play a powerful number one England side that just pummeled India. Sky will be mad with this - might as well picked two English counties to play.

  • squaddy on August 24, 2011, 2:28 GMT

    i wish dwayne smith all the best.. one of my favorite odi players

  • Alexei on August 24, 2011, 2:01 GMT

    @512fm these two matches are being played bcuz of an agreement between sky sports and ECB to broadcast the Super Stanford T20 series matches...ECB has to fulfill these agrements or else basically..so they had to organize matches with the windies. Baugh is still a part of the set up they just dont call him for T20's. There is nothing wrong with this squad as the selectors are simply trying the best players from the local T20 competition. This team will not do terribly as England will be giving others a chance as well bcuz of their packed schedule, the players are already complaining of lack of rest. The selectors arent playing youngsters per-say...just the performers from the Carib T20...i dont think brathwaite or dowrich even played in the touney (they have to to be called up for the WI in this format) They are some pretty poor and thoughtless comments on this

  • AyrtonS on August 24, 2011, 2:00 GMT

    What role will Dwayne Smith play? He must have a godfather on the selection committee.

  • on August 24, 2011, 1:41 GMT

    We have been going through a tough time.Even I at on time had lost all faith. The time has come for a complete overhaul of West Indies Cricket. It has occurred with the board and it is now filtering down to the players. We must give our full support to the youngsters. They are not only representing themselves they are also representing West Indies Cricket. When we look at the history books it will still be reffered to as the West Indies team.

  • bobagorof on August 24, 2011, 1:40 GMT

    Here Here, Randy_Wilson!!

  • Robster1 on August 24, 2011, 1:10 GMT

    Glad to see Smith back, but truly this is an appalling timed series. ££ aside, who needs it - Sky !?

  • on August 24, 2011, 1:05 GMT

    where are the batsmen?

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  • PACERONE on August 23, 2011, 23:15 GMT

    I am hoping that Samuel,Smith,Russsel and Bishoo play well.If they do the W.I can win.Smith has to bat high and not in a swiping position.If he sticks to batting he will do well.It would be funny if Trinidad was to beat W.I.Smith feilding will help as the other team will not take chances with him.Forget all the DOOM and GLOOM.give the team a chance.The team for India and Bangladesh will have to have different players.The Trinidad contingent will be available.You cannot play those teams with players they do not fear. We have to be able to take care of the spinners.

  • on August 23, 2011, 22:45 GMT

    give de yungstr a chance. a couple of dem might mek it to IPL an earn some extra cash fo dem family. also dey mite mek we proud someday.

  • 512fm on August 23, 2011, 22:33 GMT

    What on earth is the point of this series?? Just so the boards can rake in some extra cash?? what a joke cricket is becoming.

  • on August 23, 2011, 22:25 GMT

    Windies fans are a tough crowd. I am interested to see what the new blood brings to the table. A little surprised that Braithwaite did not get a look in although it is Twenty20. Are they passed Baugh or just keeping the keeping options open? Nothing to lose so....

  • on August 23, 2011, 22:09 GMT

    I guess it's open season again for JUST 2 T20's. The pundits(I really mean haters) have shown their true colors. Up in arms over 2 T20's and givng some new guys a chance considering the circumstances.I guess the world is going to end and the WI will be behind Zim after these two matches. And for the indian critics please check up on your team as I suspect that they would rather hide after the hiding they have taken so far in Eng.

  • delastbastion on August 23, 2011, 21:54 GMT

    I sincerely hope that Dwayne Smith looks back at the comments posted on cricinfo in the following article: Smith still waiting for Windies call Cricinfo staff June 2, 2010

    and draw his inspiration and a chance at a future with WI cricket from it...good luck to him

  • sifter132 on August 23, 2011, 21:34 GMT

    Who scheduled this series?? Seems a very random series, at a very random time - hence a very random squad. And also - poo to the Champions League who casts their shadow over everything...

  • Randy_Wilson on August 23, 2011, 21:13 GMT

    everyone didn't even give this team a Chance. For everyone INFORMATION Sammy in T20 is Far better than K Roach, CHECK the stats in BOWLING before bursting out Roach avg in T20 27.55 and Sammy avg in T20 - 13.82. this is Not a awful Team, since it's T20 and in T20 ya don't need to have Talented Players. Give these Boys a BReak. Oh yeh Look at this Match http://www.espncricinfo.com/wivzim2010/engine/match/439139.html and then Judge for yourself. we had Barath, Chanderpaul, Pollard, K Roach, R Rampal. and yet we Lost. Note this, only best performance in D Sammy and S Benn. Best Player in T20 FAILED Pollard. so what yall want WICB to do, seriously, they just trying things, its not like with on click can make WI a world Beater, For 10 Whole Long year we had Gayle and his co WI drop from 3rd to 8th in the world and now WICB is doing something, and trying something, everyon on to WICB case. look Against Paksitan and India Just now, West Indies were not Humiliated, they did good.

  • on August 23, 2011, 20:53 GMT

    This side cannot do any wonders.. they might be good against some domestic teams of West Indies or Bangladesh.

  • on August 23, 2011, 20:26 GMT

    if u are blooding youngsters wat about idk shayne dowrich from Barbados who has the potential to be the future of west indies in terms of keeping

  • ihpeter on August 23, 2011, 19:23 GMT

    This squad shows the scarcity of players in WI. Even the worst doing Indian lower order batsmen averages are far far better than the domestic records of the WI players in the squad. This squad can give tough competetion to canada. But sure this squad cant even win ireland, bangladesh and zim. Gone are the days of WI legends

  • mohamedamin on August 23, 2011, 19:19 GMT

    y only st. lucia, st vincent players gettin pick...ohhhh Hilarie is frm that side...caricom cricket committeee SILENT..the waste gets pick as captain again...see if they pick star players Sammo looks like a joke in team...i mean he already is....battin average of team abt 14.....well done wicb

  • exuma on August 23, 2011, 19:11 GMT

    sorry, windies cannot go the way of zimbabwe, they actually beat and outplayed Bangaladesh who previously wiped the windies in a home series. exuma

  • Dale-force_winds_steyn_the_pitch on August 23, 2011, 19:06 GMT

    Good stuff, give the youngsters a go!

  • on August 23, 2011, 18:44 GMT

    This is a joke! This selection is a total embarrassment to WI cricket and the people of the Caribbean. Coming from Trinidad and Tobago, I can testify that there are so many young cricketers up for selection here alone, who are talented and are more than capable to play at a senior level. Where are these rejects like Danza Hyatt and unknowns like Johnson Charles in the squad? Its reasons like these and the ignorance of the WICB that is causing WI cricket to decline and fail. We want a change in results? We must change the board and selection panel! They continue to fail the people of the Caribbean!

  • on August 23, 2011, 18:44 GMT

    all these new players what country do they really for did wi buy them or what? am sure wi have better players

  • tiket on August 23, 2011, 18:42 GMT

    Dwayne Smith is back,good news.he always deserve a palace in windies team.

  • Optic on August 23, 2011, 18:15 GMT

    England will more than likely will be playing a Lions side anyway but still should be too much for this side form the WI. I don't see the point in why SKY have made theses two countries fulfill the obligation from years ago, madness, just put highlights on of how England became NO 1.

  • Navin84 on August 23, 2011, 18:08 GMT

    With this squad, WI will be beaten 4-0, even though it's only 2 games...

  • Pakistanvictorious on August 23, 2011, 18:07 GMT

    Where is Roach, Edwards and Taylor? Insane selection for God's sake Windies.

  • phendel on August 23, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    never thought i'd see Dwayne Smith playing international cricket for WI again....signs of the times i guess.....& to add to tht many of England's first rate players wont be in this match too because its too soon after India's tour.....this is nothing good for Int'l cricket

  • on August 23, 2011, 17:46 GMT

    waste team ever for wi..!!!

  • kevinpp24 on August 23, 2011, 17:23 GMT

    What is ICC doing? for gods sake stop these Eng vs WI T20s. There is no problem in IPL and Champions League but they should make sure these dont clash with international matches, insane ICC. WI sending a Third string team for international duty?

  • on August 23, 2011, 17:15 GMT

    Is this all there is? What a joke.Now go and surprise us.

  • on August 23, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    what is this ,this is not westindes i used to know

  • on August 23, 2011, 17:04 GMT

    Windies cricket eventually will go the Zimbabwe way !!!!

  • on August 23, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    OK! I see the names of Captain, VC and the support staff. Where are the names of the players??!! (pun intended)

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  • on August 23, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    OK! I see the names of Captain, VC and the support staff. Where are the names of the players??!! (pun intended)

  • on August 23, 2011, 17:04 GMT

    Windies cricket eventually will go the Zimbabwe way !!!!

  • on August 23, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    what is this ,this is not westindes i used to know

  • on August 23, 2011, 17:15 GMT

    Is this all there is? What a joke.Now go and surprise us.

  • kevinpp24 on August 23, 2011, 17:23 GMT

    What is ICC doing? for gods sake stop these Eng vs WI T20s. There is no problem in IPL and Champions League but they should make sure these dont clash with international matches, insane ICC. WI sending a Third string team for international duty?

  • on August 23, 2011, 17:46 GMT

    waste team ever for wi..!!!

  • phendel on August 23, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    never thought i'd see Dwayne Smith playing international cricket for WI again....signs of the times i guess.....& to add to tht many of England's first rate players wont be in this match too because its too soon after India's tour.....this is nothing good for Int'l cricket

  • Pakistanvictorious on August 23, 2011, 18:07 GMT

    Where is Roach, Edwards and Taylor? Insane selection for God's sake Windies.

  • Navin84 on August 23, 2011, 18:08 GMT

    With this squad, WI will be beaten 4-0, even though it's only 2 games...

  • Optic on August 23, 2011, 18:15 GMT

    England will more than likely will be playing a Lions side anyway but still should be too much for this side form the WI. I don't see the point in why SKY have made theses two countries fulfill the obligation from years ago, madness, just put highlights on of how England became NO 1.