West Indies news February 18, 2014

Uncapped Cottrell in World T20 side

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West Indies will be without Kieron Pollard in their World Twenty20 defence after he was ruled out due to his ongoing recovery from a knee injury. All 13 men named for the Twenty20s against Ireland this month were included in the World Twenty20 squad, along with the batsman Johnson Charles and fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, while there was no room for Tino Best.

Cottrell, 24, has played one Test against India in Kolkata last year but is yet to make his debut in either of the shorter formats for West Indies. A left-arm fast bowler from Jamaica, he played for the Antigua Hawksbills at the Caribbean Premier League last year and collected eight wickets at 21.75 and an economy rate of 6.44.

Charles was also included after missing out on the Ireland games; he struggled on the recent limited-overs tour of New Zealand but has the potential to be a matchwinner at the top of the order. However, West Indies will be hurt by the absence of another clean striker, with Pollard still recovering from a knee injury he sustained last year.

Pollard injured his knee while playing in a charity football match and he said last month that he was holding out some hope of being available for the World T20, but his recovery did not prove quick enough to allow him to be considered for selection. West Indies are the reigning World T20 champions after beating hosts Sri Lanka in the final in Colombo in October 2012.

West Indies squad Darren Sammy (capt), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.

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  • POSTED BY sheru-sher on | February 24, 2014, 2:03 GMT

    No 'lil Bravo' in the side? Or is that a mis printed omission?

  • POSTED BY hassaboy on | February 21, 2014, 21:09 GMT

    The WICB selectors and Grand Coach Gibson are definitely better clowns than those of the Barnum and Bailey circus. The WICB has to drop these guys before any progress can be made in WI cricket. I was always of the opinion that selection of teams are based on performances. During the recently concluded regional cricket, Chanderpaul, Sarwan, Barnwell and Bissoo performed so well that anyone could have reasonably concluded that they would have been selected in any team. Come on WICB let we have officials who are reliable and impartial

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 14:02 GMT

    what ever happen to barnwell in the team . And there is not even one Guyanese on this team. No wonder W.I going down this path . the put too much faith in the named players and an not a hope in players that play for the love of the game. I think barnwell earn a spot on that squad. Passion an love for the game, heart and not to mention a good all rounder

  • POSTED BY aclarity on | February 21, 2014, 11:53 GMT

    I have been a harsh critic of the selectors but they have done a passable job this time. They have made some errors as usual. Not picking Sarwan was the correct decision. He cannot play pace and his fielding is atrocious. Ramdin form has been decent in the last few games so there is no need for Charles and Fletcher. Charles was never a batsman and his good luck and unknown made him successful in the past. This is over. Fletcher drops asleep too often. Cottrell deserves his place. Who is the strong fast bowler on the team when Roach is missing? Would you pick Tino, Gabriel etc. or a 7th medium pacer? Hence instead of Charles and Fletcher, I would have chosen from Carter, Evin Lewis, R. Reifer, Bonner, Leon Johnson. The biggest error is that Mr. Pybus and the WICB has kept the worst coach in the world. Gibson is talk without performance.

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    What has Andre fletcher done to be in the team? Charles is woefully out of form.Based on performance Ramdin has been consistent for the last 6 months.

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 8:22 GMT

    West Indian selectors have not selected well atleast they must have seleted 4 specialist batsman, Gyle, Samuel, both are alrounders only Daren bravo and Charles are specialist batsman and that is not enough for Such a Big tournament T20.

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    Is anyone surprised?W.I. will continue down the path to failure until the present system is totally revamped.The odd victory will continue to keep some hope alive only to be dashed by a string of failures.Coach and selectors must go and a proper structure to nurture cricketers from school level onwards must be implemented.

  • POSTED BY rayinto on | February 20, 2014, 3:23 GMT

    Who is the batsman in this team? Gayle and Samuels? Both are woefully out of form. West Indies selectors continue to be a joke? What does Sarwan have to do to get back in the team? How about Chanderpaul opening the batting for Guyana in the just completed series? Did the selectors even follow the series? When will Gibson be dropped?

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 23:37 GMT

    well, the debacle continues, first NZ and now IRELAND. Is there any reason why the west indies selectors should not be immediately fired? they continue with the same captain and team that was embarrased in NZ , they had players who performed great in the just concluded NAGICO ODI BUT INSTEAD went WITH THE SAME LAME HORSES THAT WAS THOROUGHLY BEATEN IN NZ. THEY SELECTED THREE MEN , GAYLE, SAMUELS AND SAMMY WHO JUST CAME OFF THE SICK BAY AND DID NOT PLAY FOR A WHILE. Why are these selectors still there?

  • POSTED BY HBalli19 on | February 19, 2014, 20:39 GMT

    WI definitely would be in trouble with a team like this! When will the WI selectors learn to do their job right for once.

  • POSTED BY sheru-sher on | February 24, 2014, 2:03 GMT

    No 'lil Bravo' in the side? Or is that a mis printed omission?

  • POSTED BY hassaboy on | February 21, 2014, 21:09 GMT

    The WICB selectors and Grand Coach Gibson are definitely better clowns than those of the Barnum and Bailey circus. The WICB has to drop these guys before any progress can be made in WI cricket. I was always of the opinion that selection of teams are based on performances. During the recently concluded regional cricket, Chanderpaul, Sarwan, Barnwell and Bissoo performed so well that anyone could have reasonably concluded that they would have been selected in any team. Come on WICB let we have officials who are reliable and impartial

  • POSTED BY on | February 21, 2014, 14:02 GMT

    what ever happen to barnwell in the team . And there is not even one Guyanese on this team. No wonder W.I going down this path . the put too much faith in the named players and an not a hope in players that play for the love of the game. I think barnwell earn a spot on that squad. Passion an love for the game, heart and not to mention a good all rounder

  • POSTED BY aclarity on | February 21, 2014, 11:53 GMT

    I have been a harsh critic of the selectors but they have done a passable job this time. They have made some errors as usual. Not picking Sarwan was the correct decision. He cannot play pace and his fielding is atrocious. Ramdin form has been decent in the last few games so there is no need for Charles and Fletcher. Charles was never a batsman and his good luck and unknown made him successful in the past. This is over. Fletcher drops asleep too often. Cottrell deserves his place. Who is the strong fast bowler on the team when Roach is missing? Would you pick Tino, Gabriel etc. or a 7th medium pacer? Hence instead of Charles and Fletcher, I would have chosen from Carter, Evin Lewis, R. Reifer, Bonner, Leon Johnson. The biggest error is that Mr. Pybus and the WICB has kept the worst coach in the world. Gibson is talk without performance.

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 17:18 GMT

    What has Andre fletcher done to be in the team? Charles is woefully out of form.Based on performance Ramdin has been consistent for the last 6 months.

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 8:22 GMT

    West Indian selectors have not selected well atleast they must have seleted 4 specialist batsman, Gyle, Samuel, both are alrounders only Daren bravo and Charles are specialist batsman and that is not enough for Such a Big tournament T20.

  • POSTED BY on | February 20, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    Is anyone surprised?W.I. will continue down the path to failure until the present system is totally revamped.The odd victory will continue to keep some hope alive only to be dashed by a string of failures.Coach and selectors must go and a proper structure to nurture cricketers from school level onwards must be implemented.

  • POSTED BY rayinto on | February 20, 2014, 3:23 GMT

    Who is the batsman in this team? Gayle and Samuels? Both are woefully out of form. West Indies selectors continue to be a joke? What does Sarwan have to do to get back in the team? How about Chanderpaul opening the batting for Guyana in the just completed series? Did the selectors even follow the series? When will Gibson be dropped?

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 23:37 GMT

    well, the debacle continues, first NZ and now IRELAND. Is there any reason why the west indies selectors should not be immediately fired? they continue with the same captain and team that was embarrased in NZ , they had players who performed great in the just concluded NAGICO ODI BUT INSTEAD went WITH THE SAME LAME HORSES THAT WAS THOROUGHLY BEATEN IN NZ. THEY SELECTED THREE MEN , GAYLE, SAMUELS AND SAMMY WHO JUST CAME OFF THE SICK BAY AND DID NOT PLAY FOR A WHILE. Why are these selectors still there?

  • POSTED BY HBalli19 on | February 19, 2014, 20:39 GMT

    WI definitely would be in trouble with a team like this! When will the WI selectors learn to do their job right for once.

  • POSTED BY A-Gunnie on | February 19, 2014, 18:28 GMT

    Sarwan should have atleast be there ; he played and scored runs in the recent Nagico tournament while others (C.G and Sammy) were "automatic" picks. The W.I selectors are jokers man !!

  • POSTED BY jimmyvida on | February 19, 2014, 17:10 GMT

    Charles must be a certain pick when playing against sub-continent teams. Like we say in Trinidad, 'he has a mortgage on them.'

  • POSTED BY stormy16 on | February 19, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    Pollards loss is a body blow for the defending champs - he really is the x-man with bat and ball and fielding. Real shame and Windies will miss him dearly but I expect the Windies to be one of the semi finalists. They also have two monstors in Gayle and Samuels who can win games on their own as can Naraine and Bravo so still plenty of telent.

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 15:11 GMT

    after the debacle in India and New Zeeland the first player to be named should be RAMDIN. Sammy, Gayle and samuels should be out seeing how they did not play in the just concluded odi. these selectors are incompetent.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | February 19, 2014, 13:41 GMT

    Ramdin should not be in the side we have Johnson Charles an Andre Fletcher in the side an I would rather see Jason holder in the side for Sheldon but a pretty good side with all the way

  • POSTED BY JoshFromJamRock on | February 19, 2014, 12:39 GMT

    Players who will perform: Gayle, Smith, Bravo, Ramdin, Russell, Sammy, Narine, Badree and Santokie.

    Gayle, Smith, Bravo and Narine will perform based on IPL (subcontinent) experience. Ramdin is in very good form. Russell and Sammy have the heart and the skill needed in times of trouble plus they are genuine finishers. Badree will rock as he always does. Santokie should do ok if not great.

    Players expected to struggle if not fail: Simmons, Samuels, Fletcher, Cotterell, Charles and Rampaul.

    Simmons is a poor rotator of strike and builds dot balls. The same can be said about Samuels but to a slightly lesser extent. Fletcher is aggressive first up but he strike rate falls once he's past 30.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 19, 2014, 11:39 GMT

    there's no good finisher in this squad as good as pollard. west indies would find difficult to quality for semis without Pollard.

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 11:17 GMT

    I am a Jamaican, But a WEST INDIAN first! I do not Support Sheldon Cotterel being picked for this team. It would have been better to pick Ryad Emrit, he and Santokie was the most successful bowler in CPL! Also Fletcher???? He cannot Bat! Check his CPL Stats,he made runs yes, but he made them very slow and also has a problem rotating the strike, Darren Bravo would have been better suited or even Chris Barnwell, who can also offer some bowling, I will be worried if we loos 2 or 3 wickets early. But I'm still behind my team and will be up whatever time they play to cheer them...lets all support the WINDIES!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    Was Darren Bravo omitted because Sammy is captain? Well then why else? Fletcher instead of Bravo is a good laugh. Where is the stability in the middle?

  • POSTED BY Left_Arm_Lollipop on | February 19, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    Apart from the inclusion of Ramdin, The Selectors have a fair-ish argument if they say they have picked this team based on the performances in the CPL. That, I imagine, would be the main reason Cottrell and Fletcher makes a comeback and Russell is persisted with (though I wouldn't leave Russell out of any T20 squad). It is Ramdin that should make way for one of: Best/Emrit/Holder/Cooper/Johnson. I would've picked Emrit, JT and Holder for the Irish matches to see which of those I'd pick for the Ramdin spot.

    In all of that my starting 11 & [squad of 15]would look something like: 1.Gayle 2. Smith 3.Charles/Fletcher/Simmons(wk) 4.Marlon 5/6.Dwayne/Russell 7.Sammy 8.Ravi 9.Narine 10.Badree/Cottrell/Emrit 11.Santokie

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 8:25 GMT

    When will Clyde buts and company stop recycling failures such as Johnson Charles, Fletcher and Andre Russel and imagine Cotterel without a previous T20 game .The selectors also continue to ignore Barnwell a T20 Specialist and then have the passenger Daren Sammy still as the captain when it should have been given to Dwayne Bravo. I do hope that we have seen the last of Best and Deonarine in the WI team. Overall a very weak team for the T20 world cup , I leave all of them in the hands of Mitchell Johnson

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 8:09 GMT

    failed to understand the inclusion of andre flether ... and the omission of darren bravo their best batsmen .. bravo performed quite well in champions league along with eon lewis who looked promising .. windies need to throw performers like ramdin , fletcher they already have charles as wicketkeeper batsmen and simmons who can doa part time thing which can add balance , i cant see anyone holding the fort in the middle .. no one technically equipped

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 19, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    pollard will be fit by the time ipl starts .wicb is a joke

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 6:35 GMT

    I guess Pollard is getting fit for the IPL...WICB the biggest joke...selecting Cottrell for the world Cup and dropping him for the Ireland series...

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 6:29 GMT

    G.Taylor & Narine ? Why they are not in squad ?

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | February 19, 2014, 6:17 GMT

    1.Gayle 2.Smith 3.Simmons 4.Samules 5.Bravo 6.Russell 7.Ramdin 8.Sammy 9.Narine 10.Badree/Rampaul 11.Santokie

    Batting first, if there's early wickets I'd send in Ramdin ahead of Russell/Sammy if not you want to give Russell and Sammy the chance to finish the innings with a bang. Chasing I'd let Russell go before Sammy to play his natural game if he falls Sammy is better to come and try guide the side home under pressure than Russell.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | February 19, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    As much as I like Cottrell and believe he has promise big call to to play a debutant bowler in a T20 Wolrd Cup, if they knew they were going to pick him for the World Cup why didn't they give him a game in the recent 2 T20's v NZ ? Also not sure why the need for 3 keepers (4 if you include Simmons) I think they should have included a better technical batsman like Jonathan Carter/Darren Bravo . . . Still it's a strong side even without Pollard and should be great to see Smith and Gayle opening together.

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 5:55 GMT

    Johnson Charles? Even after the Ireland omission? Persisting with Russell, who's tried, tested and failed? Wow. I feel bad for guys like Rayad Emrit, Ronsford Beaton, Jonathan Carter and even upcomers like Keddy Lesporis or Evin Lewis, that chances aren't given.

    Holder and Cooper absent also...for Cottrell? You'd think a bowler who can bat would be a tad welcomed. Just had to chime in here.

  • POSTED BY spixel on | February 19, 2014, 5:32 GMT

    This middle order is very fragile. They really should have selected Darren Bravo. He is the player for all seasons. Most proper batsman in the windies line up at the moment. Yes he sometimes bats slowly, bat he always makes up for it in the end. Plus he is an extremely good player of spin, which is going to be very handy in Bangladesh. He would have provided much required solidity in this batting order.

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 4:55 GMT

    andre Russell is a waste of time,he is still too erratic and inconsistent.he can't seem too hold simple line and length,how he still manages to secure a spot in this team boggles the mid

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 19, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    Jason holder and Kevin cooper should have been in the team ...bowling is very weak..its difficult for windies to defend but hope they win again as they love this format

  • POSTED BY siddhartha87 on | February 19, 2014, 4:04 GMT

    their bowling looks solid with santokie-narine -badree.But to defend the title they need Gayle and Samuels in their best form.

  • POSTED BY Siva_Bala75 on | February 19, 2014, 3:56 GMT

    This is a very good team. I like Lendl Simmons a lot- bats freely and bowls a few overs as well in the sub continent conditions. I was surprised none of the IPL franchisees considered him!

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | February 19, 2014, 3:49 GMT

    Good team to defend the trophy some excellent change of pace bowlers..

  • POSTED BY Starvybz on | February 19, 2014, 3:40 GMT

    and here is your new ipl team for 2014

  • POSTED BY Sachit1979 on | February 19, 2014, 3:39 GMT

    With Charles and Fletcher already there as options to do the duty behind the stumps, it would have been better to have Kevon Cooper instead of Denesh Ramdin in the squad. Rest of the squad looks good.

  • POSTED BY damper929 on | February 19, 2014, 3:26 GMT

    Simply amazing - Great job on selecting this side !!!! Further declination of West Indian cricket.

  • POSTED BY Lakpj on | February 19, 2014, 3:01 GMT

    Looks a really recent squad, full of T20 super stars, only thing that might hamper them is the slow low wickets in Bangladesh. And in their group there is a big possibility that they might have to face Pakistan, India and Bangladesh who have bowling attacks that suits slow conditions.

  • POSTED BY jahbert58 on | February 19, 2014, 3:01 GMT

    This squad is short of a middle order batsman ala J.Carter. A likely first 11 C.Gayle, D.Smith, L.Simmons, M.Samuels, J.Charles, Dw.Bravo, D.Ramdin, D.Sammy, S.Narine, R.Rampaul, S.Badree. much rather have Smith opening the innings than Charles and Cr.Brathwaite looks much better line & length than Cottrell.

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 2:25 GMT

    This is a very strange team! Who will bat at number 3. Who will hold the innings together? Why not select Chanderpaul? I do not see Samuels doing it after been off for so long and not having played any competitive cricket for a while. Seems a heck of a lot will rest on the brittle and unpredictable batting shoulders of Gayle, Smith, Simmons, Samuels, Bravo, Charles/Fletcher and Ramdin. The bowling will be our strength with four to choose from: Narine, Badree, Rampaul, Bravo, Sammy, Russell, Santokie and Cotrell,

  • POSTED BY sapnil2000 on | February 19, 2014, 2:10 GMT

    where is darren bravo, samuel badri and kevon cooper?

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | February 19, 2014, 1:48 GMT

    Where is Darren Bravo?

  • POSTED BY Alexei on | February 19, 2014, 1:34 GMT

    WI best eleven should be: 1. Gayle, 2. Smith, 3. Samuels, 4. Simmons, 5. DJ Bravo, 6. Russell, 7. Ramdin, 8. Sammy, 9. Narine, 10. Rampaul, 11. Badree

    Ramdin is capable of floating up the order and ticking the rate over if required - especially after that T20 half century in NZ. Russell must, MUST bat at no. 6... He's most effective there judging by his exploits for Jamaica Tallawahs and in country T20 last year. Only problem I have with this squad is the continued selection of Charles

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | February 19, 2014, 1:15 GMT

    Stunned 3 Wicket-Keepers - Fletcher, Ramdin and Charles but no Kevon Cooper who has performed well in these conditions before. He is a better bowler in these conditions and also a brilliant fielder. He can bat as well. Common WICB, why is he being overlooked ?

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 0:31 GMT

    west indies will be thoroughly thrashed in the world cup.what happened in india and new zeeland was no mirage. this team is not ready , it needs new blood. after the wt20 , sammy and the selectors should be fired.they should have been fired after new zeeland but of course west indies cricket is in such a state that the powers that be is at a loss. we need clive lloyd.

  • POSTED BY Metman on | February 19, 2014, 0:15 GMT

    WI can't be serious, Cottrell and Russell in a WI T20 team ? where is Jason Holder ? and what has Badree done to merit selection this time around ? Russell has a batting av.of 13 and a bowling av. of 84 and Cottrell is too wild for any type of cricket. This team will be eliminated in a hurry.

  • POSTED BY satspeare on | February 19, 2014, 0:04 GMT

    My starting line up:1 Dwayne Smith, 2 Chris Gayle, 3 Lendl Simmons, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Darren Sammy, 6 Denesh Ramdin, 7 Andre Russel, 8 Dwayne Bravo, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Krishmar Santokie and 11 Samuel Badree. I hope Sammy is playing as a batting captain and Bravo as a bowler. Russel is my #1 all rounder. I want 4 overs each from Bravo, Narine, Santokie & Badree with the remaining 4 shared (Russel,Smith, Sammy & maybe Gayle since Samuel maynot be allowed to bowl. I would love to see Sammy focus on batting with the bulk of the batting centered around Gayle, Smith, Simmons, Samuels and Ramdin, who I think will play a very important role in guiding the batting in the later stages in the innings. Good Luck and go West Indies!!!

  • POSTED BY on | February 18, 2014, 23:47 GMT

    What happen to Chris barnwell ?

  • POSTED BY Frayninho21 on | February 18, 2014, 23:33 GMT

    Given Cottrell's inexperience in international T20 cricket surely it would have been sensible to blood him in the T20's vs Ireland at England rather than throwing him in to a situation where he might have to make his T20 debut vs one of the real big guns in a tournament setting. Given the resources available, there aren't too many controversial omissions from the squad. I'd have picked Jonathan Carter ahead of one of Charles / Fletcher (both Windward Island boys !!) and Jason Holder has done nothing wrong in my eyes. At least we seem to be moving beyond the likes of Tino Best and Narsingh Deonarine.

  • POSTED BY on | February 18, 2014, 23:20 GMT

    They keep sticking with Cottrell, when there are better fast bowlers out there... why?

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  • POSTED BY on | February 18, 2014, 23:20 GMT

    They keep sticking with Cottrell, when there are better fast bowlers out there... why?

  • POSTED BY Frayninho21 on | February 18, 2014, 23:33 GMT

    Given Cottrell's inexperience in international T20 cricket surely it would have been sensible to blood him in the T20's vs Ireland at England rather than throwing him in to a situation where he might have to make his T20 debut vs one of the real big guns in a tournament setting. Given the resources available, there aren't too many controversial omissions from the squad. I'd have picked Jonathan Carter ahead of one of Charles / Fletcher (both Windward Island boys !!) and Jason Holder has done nothing wrong in my eyes. At least we seem to be moving beyond the likes of Tino Best and Narsingh Deonarine.

  • POSTED BY on | February 18, 2014, 23:47 GMT

    What happen to Chris barnwell ?

  • POSTED BY satspeare on | February 19, 2014, 0:04 GMT

    My starting line up:1 Dwayne Smith, 2 Chris Gayle, 3 Lendl Simmons, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Darren Sammy, 6 Denesh Ramdin, 7 Andre Russel, 8 Dwayne Bravo, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Krishmar Santokie and 11 Samuel Badree. I hope Sammy is playing as a batting captain and Bravo as a bowler. Russel is my #1 all rounder. I want 4 overs each from Bravo, Narine, Santokie & Badree with the remaining 4 shared (Russel,Smith, Sammy & maybe Gayle since Samuel maynot be allowed to bowl. I would love to see Sammy focus on batting with the bulk of the batting centered around Gayle, Smith, Simmons, Samuels and Ramdin, who I think will play a very important role in guiding the batting in the later stages in the innings. Good Luck and go West Indies!!!

  • POSTED BY Metman on | February 19, 2014, 0:15 GMT

    WI can't be serious, Cottrell and Russell in a WI T20 team ? where is Jason Holder ? and what has Badree done to merit selection this time around ? Russell has a batting av.of 13 and a bowling av. of 84 and Cottrell is too wild for any type of cricket. This team will be eliminated in a hurry.

  • POSTED BY on | February 19, 2014, 0:31 GMT

    west indies will be thoroughly thrashed in the world cup.what happened in india and new zeeland was no mirage. this team is not ready , it needs new blood. after the wt20 , sammy and the selectors should be fired.they should have been fired after new zeeland but of course west indies cricket is in such a state that the powers that be is at a loss. we need clive lloyd.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | February 19, 2014, 1:15 GMT

    Stunned 3 Wicket-Keepers - Fletcher, Ramdin and Charles but no Kevon Cooper who has performed well in these conditions before. He is a better bowler in these conditions and also a brilliant fielder. He can bat as well. Common WICB, why is he being overlooked ?

  • POSTED BY Alexei on | February 19, 2014, 1:34 GMT

    WI best eleven should be: 1. Gayle, 2. Smith, 3. Samuels, 4. Simmons, 5. DJ Bravo, 6. Russell, 7. Ramdin, 8. Sammy, 9. Narine, 10. Rampaul, 11. Badree

    Ramdin is capable of floating up the order and ticking the rate over if required - especially after that T20 half century in NZ. Russell must, MUST bat at no. 6... He's most effective there judging by his exploits for Jamaica Tallawahs and in country T20 last year. Only problem I have with this squad is the continued selection of Charles

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | February 19, 2014, 1:48 GMT

    Where is Darren Bravo?

  • POSTED BY sapnil2000 on | February 19, 2014, 2:10 GMT

    where is darren bravo, samuel badri and kevon cooper?