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Barath, Brathwaite in high-performance squad

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May 15, 2013

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Kraigg Brathwaite cuts one square, Barbados v Trinidad & Tobago, Regional Four Day Competition, final, 2nd day, May 10, 2013
Kraigg Brathwaite has enjoyed a stellar first-class season for Barbados this year © WICB Media
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Adrian Barath and Kraigg Brathwaite have been selected for the Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre's 2013-14 programme. They are part of a group of 14 players who enjoyed success over the last year in limited-overs and first-class competitions in the West Indies.

The HPC works in a similar fashion to the A teams of other countries. The squad will train at the University of the West Indies campus, where they will be educated on facets such as mental conditioning, media training, anti-doping, anti-corruption, and other personal development skills.

Graeme West, the HPC coach, was looking forward to working with these talents. "Now that I have been in the position at Sagicor WIHPC for more than 12 months, I feel I'm more confident about the knowledge of players, and [an] understanding of how a talented, young player in the Caribbean develops and is looking to develop," he said. "I've also had the benefit of watching some of the players in regional matches and looking to see how we can help them improve for the benefit of cricket at the regional, as well as the international level. We will need to spend some time initially on the players' skills, fitness and developing their all-round game before stepping up their preparation to deal with competitive situations."

Brathwaite finished as the second highest run-scorer in the Regional Four Day Competition, with 577 runs in eight matches, while Raymon Reifer was third highest wicket-taker in the Super 50 limited-overs tournament, with 11 wickets in eight matches at 16.18.

HPC squad: Adrian Barath (Trinidad & Tobago), Ronsford Beaton (Guyana), Quinton Boatswain (Montserrat), Kraigg Brathwaite (Barbados), John Campbell (Jamaica), Chandrapaul Hemraj (Guyana), Shai Hope (Barbados), Akeal Hosein (Trinidad & Tobago), Steven Katwaroo (Trinidad & Tobago), Kyle Mayers (Barbados), Dalton Polius (St. Lucia), Raymon Reifer (Barbados), Tyrone Theophile (Dominica), Hayden Walsh Jr (Antigua & Barbuda)

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Posted by   on (May 21, 2013, 9:29 GMT)

Mr Ramoutar you need to read "The HPC works in a similar fashion to the A teams of other countries. The squad will train at the University of the West Indies campus, where they will be educated on facets such as

mental conditioning,

media training, anti-doping, anti-corruption, and other personal development skills. "

Posted by mar2000 on (May 20, 2013, 12:12 GMT)

It is good for Kraigg to make the trip over to the HPC where he should come out a "better" player . I hope to see him with more cricket shots and a lot more power . let's forget this "TIGER" style batting and be "SELF" tailored . We all can see that he has the "temperament" , all he need to do is sharpen up on his "technique". One man is missing from the HPC, that is "GG" . At present is services are in T&T.

Posted by   on (May 16, 2013, 9:31 GMT)

More than that ,he must want to become better ,but it doenst look that way ,he is an absolute shadow ,but he has the ability to rebound ,so it's up to him to decide for himself to stop following the trap that is the IPL

Posted by   on (May 16, 2013, 4:53 GMT)

Good. I can see Braithwaite stepping in Chanders place when he retires in the next couple years.

Posted by simonviller on (May 16, 2013, 4:18 GMT)

That's a good idea to have these guys at the HPC [Brathwaite /Barath ] .We need to send a few more senior players also ,like some of the big guns so that they can correct some of their flaws .

Posted by   on (May 15, 2013, 18:49 GMT)

I've seen Barath bat and as a result i became a fan;However i do think that he needs to apply himself when at the crease and play each ball as is merited. I am of the belief that a good deal of the better young West Indian cricket prospects are trying too hard to impress rather than play to their abilities and continue developing skills. When i use the word impress ,i'm convinced that quite a number of our youn skilled players losing they way by trying to present themselves as ball beaters to gain the attention of some of the managing bodies that represents the shorter form of the game ,namely IPL, BIG BASH, and organizations that are paying big money. That to me is the why players like Barath ,Lendyl Simmonds, and quite a few other quality batsmen have lost they way. My advice to these youngsters would simplybe , learn the game first and the flash and flair will become natural. If you are good enough everthing else will fall into place.

Posted by   on (May 15, 2013, 14:10 GMT)

Adrian Barath does not deserve a place on the HPC squad having failed to live up to his tremendous potential since his debut 4 yrs ago. I say this as a Trinidadian and a fan of his.

His stats for this season are: 4 day: 7 games; 299 runs at an avg of 23.00 with 3 fifties Super 50: 7 games; 149 at an avg of 24.83 with 1 fifty

Stats may not show one's form or potential however having watched him bat he has failed to show proper technique or temperament - playing across the line and playing ill timed pull and hook shots. As much as I am a big fan of his he clearly needs to be in a programme in the HPC geared towards developing the mental side of his game as opposed to being in the HPC squad.

Simmons deserved a chance over Barath even if his stats are not amazing: 4 day: 7 games; 473 runs at an avg of 36.38 with 1 hundred and 3 fifties Super 50: 7 games; 196 runs at an avg of 28.00 with 1 fifty.

Barath is young & still has a lot to offer T & T and WI but he must be nurtured properly

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