West Indies news May 20, 2014

Roach targets NZ series for comeback

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Kemar Roach, the West Indies fast bowler, hopes to be picked for the home series against New Zealand starting next month, after seven months out of the game. On Saturday, Roach played a Twenty20 match for his club CGI Maple. It was his first taste of cricket since a shoulder injury had ruled him out of West Indies' tour of India last November.

"I am glad to be back on the field playing for Maple and I am looking forward to representing the West Indies again as soon as possible with my focus on the Test series against New Zealand in a few weeks," Roach told the Barbados Cricket Association's (BCA) website.

Roach is part of West Indies' 20-man preparatory camp ahead of the New Zealand series.

"I have really missed playing," he said. "Seven months out of cricket is a long time and now I am at the point where I can play again. I am very confident that once I get some more sessions in and some strength work, I will be raring to go for the first Test against New Zealand, if selected."

Soon after leaving the India tour midway, Roach underwent surgery on his shoulder. Since April, Roach has been working with BCA coach Vasbert Drakes, West Indies coach Ottis Gibson and his Maple teammate Corey Collymore - all three are former West Indies fast bowlers - in order to get his shoulder back in shape for bowling.

"I was working with Vasbert and also had some sessions with Ottis," Roach said. "I was in the gym earlier in the year and then the bowling aspect of it started in April. It was basic stuff as in the rotation of the arm and the fundamentals of fast bowling.

"I practised with Maple the entire week before the game on Saturday. I was working with Corey and he helped me to get my technique back and some basic stuff about bowling. Corey watched me bowl on Saturday. He gave me some pointers on what he thought about my bowling and he told me about a few flaws that can be worked on in the next couple of weeks. It was a happy atmosphere and a very relaxed environment."

Roach said he was looking forward to facing New Zealand, particularly since they had beaten West Indies at home the last time the two sides met.

"After our Test series against New Zealand in New Zealand in December when we were beaten 2-0, I think this one is going to be very intense because the last time they came to the Caribbean two years ago we won both Tests," he said. "With a new captain in Denesh Ramdin, I think the guys can put in some good performances and win this series."

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  • on May 26, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    Kemar Roach is among the few fastest bowlers in the world who constantly hits high 130s KPH but he has not produced the results for West Indies as most people would have hoped. I think the great quickies from WI like Ambrose, Walsh, Bishop etc should work with these young laids to polish their skills. Bowling quick as Kemar does is not an easy job. They should not waste such bowlers in using them in any leagues less than international cricket.

  • PaddyRasta2 on May 23, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    @Wirus Edwards is definitely in my team pick see below. He should be ahead of everyone in the batting line up except Shiv.

  • PaddyRasta2 on May 23, 2014, 10:45 GMT

    @FOUR REAL QUICKS Both Powell and Braithwaite have not really excelled at Test level. Powell slightly better with an average of 28 than Braithwaite's 22 but theses are hardly awe inspiring. Maybe they lacked maturity when they've played Tests previously, but they really now have to cement their place in this series or they will be like Barath who showed so much promise but then was dropped. Given the recent four day comp, they should be given one more chance.

  • FOUR-REAL-QUICKS on May 22, 2014, 22:58 GMT

    Powell "failed"...?

    With scores of 91, 86, 67, 54 in ten innings, total runs for the season 414 at an average of over 41. May not be great but it is far from a failure. He failed against England in the ODI series but that has little bearing on the longer format.

    Kraigg Brathwaitte must be close to a call though...

  • wirus on May 22, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    I hear you PaddyRasta1 and you're right - Gayle will be chosen and if he scores a 40 or so he will be chosen throughout the series. Dwayne Bravo looks uncertain as his injury is not sufficiently healed.Yes the cupboard is bare. All the more reason why you can't afford to ignore the leading run scorers, people like Blackwood, Brathwate and Edwards. Fudadin has also not failed in his couple opportunities at test level and has a good technique. Pity Carter and Johnson had a poor to average season, as did Powell and Barath. Just saying that it's a mistake to keep picking names without reference to form or hunger for the game.

  • FOUR-REAL-QUICKS on May 22, 2014, 11:52 GMT

    Buckers, you would seriously bring back F.Edwards? No. That would be sheer folly. Sorry, but Fidel has long since been a threat at test standard. Eve when his pace was up there with the best of them, his radar was rarely tuned in. Rather go with Jason Holder - who has increased pace distinctly during the past 12 months, or either of the Windwards seamers Kenroy Peters / Mervyn Mathew. Mathew looked lively and bowled good lines and lengths this season, while Peters has long since shown he is a wicket taking machine. If quicker, he'd surely have been selected long ago. The calls for Rampaul or F.Edwards are generally made by people who did not watch any of the regional season. Rampaul has shocking physical condition and cannot be relied upon to last five days. Time to bring in some new blood, along with a possible recall for Taylor - one who did bowl well in the regional tournament, consistently beating the bat and asking questions of most he bowled at. Beaton+Jordan are the future.

  • PaddyRasta2 on May 22, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    @wirus I agree with some of your rationale but let's face it, Gayle is a certain start in the next Test at home in his hundredth Test. Dwayne Bravo however is not. He has not played enough FC cricket to warrant a place as a batting all rounder - his past record does not give him that right either. I agree with Blackwood probably in for Samuels who continues to flatter to deceive. And maybe Braithwaite for Powell but both have had quite a few chances and have not cemented their place. However the cupboard is bare. The others you mentioned are all short format specialists. Simmons in great form in IPL but we have to trick him into thinking he only has 20 overs to make his century in Test cricket. Maybe his eyes just don't pick up the red ball as well as the white one.

  • wirus on May 22, 2014, 7:23 GMT

    It is agreed that Roach should be fully fit before returning. Whether they go with 2 quicks and 2 spinners or 3 quicks, the fast bowlers must use their heads. I suspect Ramdin will be more proactive about the quality of the bowling and will intervene when rubbish is being bowled. Far more important is not continuing the disastrous policy of picking names instead of hungry, focus, in-form batsmen. Much as they have had good times in the past, Gayle, Powell and Samuels have failed repeatedly of late and Gayle looks like a walking wicket to any left arm quick who bowls across his body. Will the selectors be brave or give in to territorial pressure? What rationale is there for keeping Brathwaite and Kirk Edwards out? Why not give Blackwood an opportunity? They will have the experience of Chanders and Dwayne Bravo at 5 and 6 and Darren at 3. Powell, Pollard, Fudadin, Dwayne Smith, Barath, Carter, Johnson, Simmons, etc should be having intensive training to prepare them to step in.

  • Buckers97 on May 21, 2014, 22:49 GMT

    team for first test has to be; Gayle, Edwards, Darren Bravo, Samuels, Shiv, Dwayne Bravo, Ramdin (c), Narine, Shillingford, Roach, F Edwards

  • PaddyRasta2 on May 21, 2014, 16:54 GMT

    Roach should not be risked unless absolutely match fit. He must be able to bowl his quota of overs as otherwise other bowlers will be burnt out. I really hope Taylor gets a game. With the Jamaican pitch unlikely to see 2 spinners and the other Jamaicans will be picked, so. Gayle, Powell, Darren Bravo, Edwards, Samuels, Shiv, Ramdin, Taylor, Gabriel, Rampaul, Miller/Narine.

  • on May 26, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    Kemar Roach is among the few fastest bowlers in the world who constantly hits high 130s KPH but he has not produced the results for West Indies as most people would have hoped. I think the great quickies from WI like Ambrose, Walsh, Bishop etc should work with these young laids to polish their skills. Bowling quick as Kemar does is not an easy job. They should not waste such bowlers in using them in any leagues less than international cricket.

  • PaddyRasta2 on May 23, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    @Wirus Edwards is definitely in my team pick see below. He should be ahead of everyone in the batting line up except Shiv.

  • PaddyRasta2 on May 23, 2014, 10:45 GMT

    @FOUR REAL QUICKS Both Powell and Braithwaite have not really excelled at Test level. Powell slightly better with an average of 28 than Braithwaite's 22 but theses are hardly awe inspiring. Maybe they lacked maturity when they've played Tests previously, but they really now have to cement their place in this series or they will be like Barath who showed so much promise but then was dropped. Given the recent four day comp, they should be given one more chance.

  • FOUR-REAL-QUICKS on May 22, 2014, 22:58 GMT

    Powell "failed"...?

    With scores of 91, 86, 67, 54 in ten innings, total runs for the season 414 at an average of over 41. May not be great but it is far from a failure. He failed against England in the ODI series but that has little bearing on the longer format.

    Kraigg Brathwaitte must be close to a call though...

  • wirus on May 22, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    I hear you PaddyRasta1 and you're right - Gayle will be chosen and if he scores a 40 or so he will be chosen throughout the series. Dwayne Bravo looks uncertain as his injury is not sufficiently healed.Yes the cupboard is bare. All the more reason why you can't afford to ignore the leading run scorers, people like Blackwood, Brathwate and Edwards. Fudadin has also not failed in his couple opportunities at test level and has a good technique. Pity Carter and Johnson had a poor to average season, as did Powell and Barath. Just saying that it's a mistake to keep picking names without reference to form or hunger for the game.

  • FOUR-REAL-QUICKS on May 22, 2014, 11:52 GMT

    Buckers, you would seriously bring back F.Edwards? No. That would be sheer folly. Sorry, but Fidel has long since been a threat at test standard. Eve when his pace was up there with the best of them, his radar was rarely tuned in. Rather go with Jason Holder - who has increased pace distinctly during the past 12 months, or either of the Windwards seamers Kenroy Peters / Mervyn Mathew. Mathew looked lively and bowled good lines and lengths this season, while Peters has long since shown he is a wicket taking machine. If quicker, he'd surely have been selected long ago. The calls for Rampaul or F.Edwards are generally made by people who did not watch any of the regional season. Rampaul has shocking physical condition and cannot be relied upon to last five days. Time to bring in some new blood, along with a possible recall for Taylor - one who did bowl well in the regional tournament, consistently beating the bat and asking questions of most he bowled at. Beaton+Jordan are the future.

  • PaddyRasta2 on May 22, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    @wirus I agree with some of your rationale but let's face it, Gayle is a certain start in the next Test at home in his hundredth Test. Dwayne Bravo however is not. He has not played enough FC cricket to warrant a place as a batting all rounder - his past record does not give him that right either. I agree with Blackwood probably in for Samuels who continues to flatter to deceive. And maybe Braithwaite for Powell but both have had quite a few chances and have not cemented their place. However the cupboard is bare. The others you mentioned are all short format specialists. Simmons in great form in IPL but we have to trick him into thinking he only has 20 overs to make his century in Test cricket. Maybe his eyes just don't pick up the red ball as well as the white one.

  • wirus on May 22, 2014, 7:23 GMT

    It is agreed that Roach should be fully fit before returning. Whether they go with 2 quicks and 2 spinners or 3 quicks, the fast bowlers must use their heads. I suspect Ramdin will be more proactive about the quality of the bowling and will intervene when rubbish is being bowled. Far more important is not continuing the disastrous policy of picking names instead of hungry, focus, in-form batsmen. Much as they have had good times in the past, Gayle, Powell and Samuels have failed repeatedly of late and Gayle looks like a walking wicket to any left arm quick who bowls across his body. Will the selectors be brave or give in to territorial pressure? What rationale is there for keeping Brathwaite and Kirk Edwards out? Why not give Blackwood an opportunity? They will have the experience of Chanders and Dwayne Bravo at 5 and 6 and Darren at 3. Powell, Pollard, Fudadin, Dwayne Smith, Barath, Carter, Johnson, Simmons, etc should be having intensive training to prepare them to step in.

  • Buckers97 on May 21, 2014, 22:49 GMT

    team for first test has to be; Gayle, Edwards, Darren Bravo, Samuels, Shiv, Dwayne Bravo, Ramdin (c), Narine, Shillingford, Roach, F Edwards

  • PaddyRasta2 on May 21, 2014, 16:54 GMT

    Roach should not be risked unless absolutely match fit. He must be able to bowl his quota of overs as otherwise other bowlers will be burnt out. I really hope Taylor gets a game. With the Jamaican pitch unlikely to see 2 spinners and the other Jamaicans will be picked, so. Gayle, Powell, Darren Bravo, Edwards, Samuels, Shiv, Ramdin, Taylor, Gabriel, Rampaul, Miller/Narine.

  • Alexei on May 21, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    I hope Roach isnt selected to play the first Test because he hasnt been playing any sustained cricket for any period of time since 7 months ago so he would be rusty. On the other hand we would be well represented in the pace dept by Taylor - who played the entire season -, Holder (who is in the IPL) and the seamer from Windwards.

    Good to see Roach back but DON'T rush him back to allow him to get injured again, we have seen it all before folks. As it is our pace attack has improved from the previous NZ series with Best out already and Gabriel highly unlikely to be picked.

  • Collis79 on May 21, 2014, 12:55 GMT

    The truth of the matter is that people like Corey Collymore, Otis Gibson and vasbert Drakes should have helped him out with techniques about his bowling when he was coming into the team, not now when he is an established international. More importantly, I want to see him and the rest of the attack bowl in a discipline fashion if NZealand are digging in, instead of resorting to bowling short pitch rubbish and keep on getting hooked for 4 or 6.

  • wirus on May 21, 2014, 12:49 GMT

    It has to be good news to have Roach back. However it would be pointless rushing him back in if he isn't really ready. Meantime the quick stuff can be left to Taylor (great to have him back!!) and Rampaul with Gabriel (why is he being ignored) and Holder in reserve. If Cotterel, Johnson, Carlos Brathwaite, Cummins, Beaton, etc improve, they too can be considered. But Roach should be allowed to play for instance for the Jamaica XI against NZ to see how he gets on and as much other cricket as possible. Maybe he is ready but more likely the 2nd test would be better if he can get some other cricket under his belt meantime. Equally important will be the spin of two of Shillingford, Narine, Millar, Benn, Bishoo. Dwayne Bravo can provide good backup with his medium pace. Has the makings of a really good bowling attack - at last!

  • on May 21, 2014, 12:19 GMT

    ooooo please dnt come.y westindies dnt produce bolwers like before in 1970-1990

  • on May 21, 2014, 11:19 GMT

    Please selectors ease him into the fold . i.e save him for 1st test and evaluate from there on or use in 1dayers as a gauge . This series is a chance to evaluate at least 3/4 of your next gen of fast bowlers. These with a rampaul as the constant should put WI in good stead.

  • on May 21, 2014, 10:38 GMT

    Guys, what happened to Fidel Edwards. Fabulous bowler. In combo wid Roach and probably Best; WI will hv a fearsome pace attack.

  • on May 21, 2014, 8:50 GMT

    we have to go forward not backwards ,so please dont pick recycled players ,show some bravery and pick new blood . you have shown bravery in picking ramden as capt.because i liked what sammy did for windies ,maybe his bowling wasnt up to scratch but he was making test runs when millionair batsmen like darren bravo were failing .selectors think before making decisions .

  • Smash42 on May 21, 2014, 7:20 GMT

    The NZ side is extremely susceptible to quality pace, and Roach will intimidate the majority of the kiwi batsmen just by being on the pitch.

  • Somya7 on May 21, 2014, 7:07 GMT

    Have been WI supporter for long. I strictly believe talent. its just we aint getting combinations right. Ramdin as test captain is making me more confused. If he has to lead , has to lead from front. He has to Open in Tests. I would play SIMMONS as the WK in squad and who is in some smashing form. following should be the team for WI in all formats . i guarantee we would be no.1 .

    T-20-

    DWAYNE SMITH, GAYLE, SIMMONS(WK), SAMULES, DWAYNE BRAVO, POLLARD, SAMMY(C), COOPER, NARINE, BADREE , SANTAOKIE.

    EXTRAS - RAMPAUL, RUSSELL, DAREEN BRAVO, HOLDER.

    ODI-

    DWAYNE SMITH, GAYLE, SAMULES, DAREN BRAVO, SIMMONS(WK) DWAYNE BRAVO(C), POLLARD, SAMMY, HOLDER, NARINE , RAMPAUL.

    EXTRAS - RUSSELL, BISHOO, SANTAOKIE, KIRK EDWARDS.

    TESTS-

    GAYLE, RAMDIN / SIMMONS(WK), SARWAN, DAREN BRAVO, CHANDERPAUL(C), SAMULES, DWAYNE BRAVO, HOLDER, ROACH, SHILLINGFORD, RAMPAUL.

    EXTRAS - NARINE, FIDEL EDWARDS, KIRK EDWARDS, RAMDIN / SIMMONS .

  • kentjones on May 21, 2014, 6:53 GMT

    It is nice to have Mr. Roach back in the fold. With the likes of Holder, Taylor, Beaton as his pace companions and Miller, Shillingford and Narine in the spin department, WI is well equipped in the bowling department to be able to take 20 wickets in a match. Suddenly our batting is the issue. The lingering question is should we go with the same batting line up, or should we bring in a couple of new kids on the block. The selectors have often been accused of regurgitating the same players and some drastic supporters are calling for the heads of senior men like Gayle, Samuels and the likes. We must be careful here. A prudent mixture is probably the best fit. Gayle, Samuels are men of pedigree and experience, lets mix these along with young Bravo, Chanderpaul and some of the younger guys like Bonner Hyatt, Carter The mixture should be a delightful cocktail. I have already started sipping!

  • anver777 on May 21, 2014, 4:49 GMT

    WI was badly missing his bowling fire power in recent games. his comeback in NZ series will certainly help strengthen their bowling attack !!!! wish with Rampaul it will be a attacking combination....

  • on May 21, 2014, 3:43 GMT

    I look forward to seeing Kemar back on the seen again; he is crafty, hostile,and an intelligent fast bowler, who can be classed among the best in the world. If he is 75% fit, he should be picked, he has shown his class against one of the worlds best in Kallis, and his record speaks for itself. lets go boys, don't matter who is selected. We against them, rally round the West Indies.

  • VivGilchrist on May 20, 2014, 21:49 GMT

    As his record shows, Roach is currently the only WI quick that is world-class., so there's no doubt they need him. I'd just be extremely surprised if his ready for Test cricket after such a lengthy lay off with no real games in between. I look forward to finally watching Roach and Taylor take the new ball. The funny thing is, the man who was "coaching" him at Maple would still be useful as the third seamer with his line and length. Can someone please inform me why Collymore wasn't selected more in Tests for WI? He is a better bowler than Edwards, Best etc.

  • TheMiddleStump on May 20, 2014, 21:19 GMT

    He should aim to be present for limited overs part of the series. I had him in my XI for the Test matches but upon hearing this news, I feel he should delay his Test return until later this year.

    Holder, Taylor and Rampaul will do a good job.

    1)Holder will get his promising Test career started in home conditions. Holder will get the most bounce from the dusty and dry tracks plus he can swing the ball effectively. He, importantly, is willing to learn and uses his head.

    2)Taylor will get the chance to convert his good domestic form into results on the international scene. Taylor is also a thinking bowler plus he has many memorable performances to his name.

    3)Rampaul will get a chance to turn around his recent dip in form. Rampaul is a genuine wicket taker frequently getting wickets in his first spell. Being a trini and long time teammate of captain Ramdin, Rampaul will be used well.

    With Samuels and Narine or Shillingford backing these guys up, NZ will struggle to score 350.

  • GasPipe on May 20, 2014, 20:45 GMT

    Ah, this will make the upcoming series vs. New Zealand more interesting! I don't think the Windies batted very well over here in NZ, but their biggest weakness was a third-rate pace attack that was too scared to bowl full. Roach has been the best, most consistent test pacer that the Windies have had for a few years now, and he will bring some nip and intelligence to their bowling attack. Combine that with knowledge of home conditions, and this will make it a real examination of the Black Caps batsmen.

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  • GasPipe on May 20, 2014, 20:45 GMT

    Ah, this will make the upcoming series vs. New Zealand more interesting! I don't think the Windies batted very well over here in NZ, but their biggest weakness was a third-rate pace attack that was too scared to bowl full. Roach has been the best, most consistent test pacer that the Windies have had for a few years now, and he will bring some nip and intelligence to their bowling attack. Combine that with knowledge of home conditions, and this will make it a real examination of the Black Caps batsmen.

  • TheMiddleStump on May 20, 2014, 21:19 GMT

    He should aim to be present for limited overs part of the series. I had him in my XI for the Test matches but upon hearing this news, I feel he should delay his Test return until later this year.

    Holder, Taylor and Rampaul will do a good job.

    1)Holder will get his promising Test career started in home conditions. Holder will get the most bounce from the dusty and dry tracks plus he can swing the ball effectively. He, importantly, is willing to learn and uses his head.

    2)Taylor will get the chance to convert his good domestic form into results on the international scene. Taylor is also a thinking bowler plus he has many memorable performances to his name.

    3)Rampaul will get a chance to turn around his recent dip in form. Rampaul is a genuine wicket taker frequently getting wickets in his first spell. Being a trini and long time teammate of captain Ramdin, Rampaul will be used well.

    With Samuels and Narine or Shillingford backing these guys up, NZ will struggle to score 350.

  • VivGilchrist on May 20, 2014, 21:49 GMT

    As his record shows, Roach is currently the only WI quick that is world-class., so there's no doubt they need him. I'd just be extremely surprised if his ready for Test cricket after such a lengthy lay off with no real games in between. I look forward to finally watching Roach and Taylor take the new ball. The funny thing is, the man who was "coaching" him at Maple would still be useful as the third seamer with his line and length. Can someone please inform me why Collymore wasn't selected more in Tests for WI? He is a better bowler than Edwards, Best etc.

  • on May 21, 2014, 3:43 GMT

    I look forward to seeing Kemar back on the seen again; he is crafty, hostile,and an intelligent fast bowler, who can be classed among the best in the world. If he is 75% fit, he should be picked, he has shown his class against one of the worlds best in Kallis, and his record speaks for itself. lets go boys, don't matter who is selected. We against them, rally round the West Indies.

  • anver777 on May 21, 2014, 4:49 GMT

    WI was badly missing his bowling fire power in recent games. his comeback in NZ series will certainly help strengthen their bowling attack !!!! wish with Rampaul it will be a attacking combination....

  • kentjones on May 21, 2014, 6:53 GMT

    It is nice to have Mr. Roach back in the fold. With the likes of Holder, Taylor, Beaton as his pace companions and Miller, Shillingford and Narine in the spin department, WI is well equipped in the bowling department to be able to take 20 wickets in a match. Suddenly our batting is the issue. The lingering question is should we go with the same batting line up, or should we bring in a couple of new kids on the block. The selectors have often been accused of regurgitating the same players and some drastic supporters are calling for the heads of senior men like Gayle, Samuels and the likes. We must be careful here. A prudent mixture is probably the best fit. Gayle, Samuels are men of pedigree and experience, lets mix these along with young Bravo, Chanderpaul and some of the younger guys like Bonner Hyatt, Carter The mixture should be a delightful cocktail. I have already started sipping!

  • Somya7 on May 21, 2014, 7:07 GMT

    Have been WI supporter for long. I strictly believe talent. its just we aint getting combinations right. Ramdin as test captain is making me more confused. If he has to lead , has to lead from front. He has to Open in Tests. I would play SIMMONS as the WK in squad and who is in some smashing form. following should be the team for WI in all formats . i guarantee we would be no.1 .

    T-20-

    DWAYNE SMITH, GAYLE, SIMMONS(WK), SAMULES, DWAYNE BRAVO, POLLARD, SAMMY(C), COOPER, NARINE, BADREE , SANTAOKIE.

    EXTRAS - RAMPAUL, RUSSELL, DAREEN BRAVO, HOLDER.

    ODI-

    DWAYNE SMITH, GAYLE, SAMULES, DAREN BRAVO, SIMMONS(WK) DWAYNE BRAVO(C), POLLARD, SAMMY, HOLDER, NARINE , RAMPAUL.

    EXTRAS - RUSSELL, BISHOO, SANTAOKIE, KIRK EDWARDS.

    TESTS-

    GAYLE, RAMDIN / SIMMONS(WK), SARWAN, DAREN BRAVO, CHANDERPAUL(C), SAMULES, DWAYNE BRAVO, HOLDER, ROACH, SHILLINGFORD, RAMPAUL.

    EXTRAS - NARINE, FIDEL EDWARDS, KIRK EDWARDS, RAMDIN / SIMMONS .

  • Smash42 on May 21, 2014, 7:20 GMT

    The NZ side is extremely susceptible to quality pace, and Roach will intimidate the majority of the kiwi batsmen just by being on the pitch.

  • on May 21, 2014, 8:50 GMT

    we have to go forward not backwards ,so please dont pick recycled players ,show some bravery and pick new blood . you have shown bravery in picking ramden as capt.because i liked what sammy did for windies ,maybe his bowling wasnt up to scratch but he was making test runs when millionair batsmen like darren bravo were failing .selectors think before making decisions .

  • on May 21, 2014, 10:38 GMT

    Guys, what happened to Fidel Edwards. Fabulous bowler. In combo wid Roach and probably Best; WI will hv a fearsome pace attack.