ICC World Twenty20 2010 March 19, 2010

Baugh in West Indies squad

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Jamaican wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh jnr has been included in West Indies' provisional 30-member squad for the World Twenty20 to be staged in the Caribbean late next month.

The wicketkeeper's slot is something of a worry for new coach Ottis Gibson, following Denesh Ramdin's disappointing performances in the recent matches against Australia and Zimbabwe. Besides Baugh and Ramdin, the other in the running for the position are Andre Fletcher, Chadwick Walton and Devon Thomas.

Of the frontline wicketkeepers in the regional competition, Baugh is the best batsman with a solid first-class average of 36.45 and 11 hundreds, though he has played only a handful of Twenty20 matches. He hasn't impressed on the international stage yet, last having played for West Indies in December 2008, a Twenty20 game against New Zealand.

Fletcher and Walton have been let down by their batting as well in recent matches for West Indies, and it is believed the selectors may not risk to exposing 20-year-old Thomas to such a high-profile competition at this time.

There were no real surprises in the squad except for the axing of left-hander Brendan Nash. Ramnaresh Sarwan and Jerome Taylor, who have been out of action with injuries, are likely to undergo fitness assessments before the selection panel, headed by Clyde Butts, name the final 15.

West Indies have been drawn in Group D, along with England and Ireland, and will be playing their league matches at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. They open their campaign against Ireland on April 30.

West Indies probables for the 2010 World Twenty20: Lionel Baker, Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh jnr, David Bernard jnr, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Royston Crandon, Travis Dowlin, Narsingh Deonarine, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Wavell Hinds, Nikita Miller, Runako Morton, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lendl Simmons, Devon Smith, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor, Devon Thomas, Gavin Tonge, Chadwick Walton

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  • RichieScotty on March 26, 2010, 23:06 GMT

    Reuel based on your comments you are quite likely from Trinidad to be promoting Ramdin, who is a very ordinary wicket keeper, and citing only Ramdin's first 5 test, what about the next 35 test, those are not important too. I do agree that Ramdin probably is the best wicket keeper of the bad lot we have in the W.I. but he's still ordinary. JJoseph4 you are clearly Jamaican and you need to get that bias out of your selection. How can you include Samuels, who has not played any competitive cricket in well over that year, in the W.I. team. Also, Hinds may have had a good start in the regional competition, however, there are far more talented batsmen out which include the likes of Barath and young Bravo. Chunnie, please ignore my comment about "just starting following W.I. cricket", everyone commenting here are clearly passonate followers of W.I. cricket. Chunnie your 11 looks good except that Deonarine deserves to be in the side ahead of Simmons. Simmons did not step up in Australia.

  • chunnie on March 26, 2010, 21:45 GMT

    I was wondering when someone was going to mention Baugh's career stats. I 've always known he's a waste. That's why I didn't bother to mention him. I remember thinking the last time he played that that was the end of his international career. He ALWAYS throws it away. Would you rather a guy like that or someone who is better but just out of form?

    And I noticed jjoseph4 had Hinds, Samuels and Smith in his eleven. All I'll say on that is that RichieScotty should direct some of his comments his way.

    My ideal 11 would be Gayle, Barath, Sarwan, Bravo, Chanderpaul, Ramdin (c), Pollard, Khan, Taylor, Edwards, Roach... and Simmons (12th man).

    But from the 30 that WI chose, it'd have to be Gayle, Barath, Sarwan, Bravo, Chanderpaul, Ramdin (c), Simmons, Pollard, Miller, Taylor, Roach... and Deonarine (12th man).

    Gayle shouldn't be captain. While he is respected, his attitude isn't good for the team.

  • lara_the_indomitable on March 26, 2010, 18:24 GMT

    Guys.. when is samuels coming back..? I remember that his ban will get over by May 9th.. and yeaa.. here goes my playing eleven.. Gayle..Barath..Sarwan..Deonarine..Bravo..Pollard..Ramdin..Sammy..Miller..Taylor..Roach.

    Whoz it..?

  • on March 26, 2010, 17:21 GMT

    What about Sherwin Ganga? He does a great job in 20 over cricket with the ball and the bat.

  • jjoseph4 on March 26, 2010, 15:59 GMT

    this should be west indies team 1.gayle 2.hinds 3.sarwan 4..samuels 5.bravo 6.pollard 7.smith 8.ramdin 9.taylor 10.edwards 11.roach

  • on March 26, 2010, 13:54 GMT

    Baugh is a waste of time. and seriously why is the name of fletcher being mentioned. Fletcher is also a waste. Ramdin is the best keeper in the region, hands down, the best glove man that the w.i. have had in recent times. i hear all this talk bout baugh, but he has failed internationally as well with the bat, and lets face it he is nowhere, not even close to ramdin's level when it comes to glove work. in case u forgot let me refresh ur memory, baugh played 5 test with an ave of 19, ramdin's first 5 test saw him with an ave of 31. so what if he lost some form with the bat, every international player looses some kinda form at some point. Ramdin is the number one keeper, full stop. however i am glad he has some pressure being placed on him, cause it would only make him stronger, and better player. morton, dowlin, tounge, are wastes of time. some u19 squad members should have been called to the camp, to get some experience around senior players even if they dont get to play in the tourney

  • on March 26, 2010, 3:15 GMT

    The China man Dave Mohammed should have been there. He did well in the Champions league. He may not have made the final squad but it would have been valuable practice for the WI batsmen since they have so much difficulty batting spin.

  • convertorboy on March 25, 2010, 23:53 GMT

    Perhaps Pollard should come in higher, 3 or even open so if he fails to clear the boundary, he'll still clear the inner circle. Personally, I want to see at least 5 practice matches on grounds similar to where WI will play. Our fielding has been the most heartbreaking aspect of WI cricket, we really need to improve. I hope someone in the WI camp has access to all the IPL games for thorough review and to use as examples to our cricketers...

  • chunnie on March 25, 2010, 22:00 GMT

    Chanderpaul MUST be in the side! We need him there. Those against that are deluding themselves. And RichieScotty, I've been following WI cricket through thick and mostly thin for the better part of my life. I'm fed up of seeing the same mistakes being made series after series and nothing being done to correct them. Your statement that Hinds, Morton and Fletcher will not be picked just shows the kind of mentality that has led to this breakdown in WI cricket in the first place. So do you think it would be okay to continue picking players like these in 30 man squads and ignoring other players who should have been given chances? When will it end? And by the way, if you bothered to check you would see that Benn averages 45 in 12 tests and 75 in 14 ODIs. Is this the kind of mediocrity we want to encourage?

  • muerkilla123 on March 25, 2010, 16:44 GMT

    RichieScotty is right on! they only included those guys in the 30 man squad, there not gonna be playing for the tournament, Also with chanderpaul...i agree he shouldnt be excluded from the side however why is it that he doesnt open with Gayle anymore? over the years shiv and gayle has open batting and let the stats show!

  • RichieScotty on March 26, 2010, 23:06 GMT

    Reuel based on your comments you are quite likely from Trinidad to be promoting Ramdin, who is a very ordinary wicket keeper, and citing only Ramdin's first 5 test, what about the next 35 test, those are not important too. I do agree that Ramdin probably is the best wicket keeper of the bad lot we have in the W.I. but he's still ordinary. JJoseph4 you are clearly Jamaican and you need to get that bias out of your selection. How can you include Samuels, who has not played any competitive cricket in well over that year, in the W.I. team. Also, Hinds may have had a good start in the regional competition, however, there are far more talented batsmen out which include the likes of Barath and young Bravo. Chunnie, please ignore my comment about "just starting following W.I. cricket", everyone commenting here are clearly passonate followers of W.I. cricket. Chunnie your 11 looks good except that Deonarine deserves to be in the side ahead of Simmons. Simmons did not step up in Australia.

  • chunnie on March 26, 2010, 21:45 GMT

    I was wondering when someone was going to mention Baugh's career stats. I 've always known he's a waste. That's why I didn't bother to mention him. I remember thinking the last time he played that that was the end of his international career. He ALWAYS throws it away. Would you rather a guy like that or someone who is better but just out of form?

    And I noticed jjoseph4 had Hinds, Samuels and Smith in his eleven. All I'll say on that is that RichieScotty should direct some of his comments his way.

    My ideal 11 would be Gayle, Barath, Sarwan, Bravo, Chanderpaul, Ramdin (c), Pollard, Khan, Taylor, Edwards, Roach... and Simmons (12th man).

    But from the 30 that WI chose, it'd have to be Gayle, Barath, Sarwan, Bravo, Chanderpaul, Ramdin (c), Simmons, Pollard, Miller, Taylor, Roach... and Deonarine (12th man).

    Gayle shouldn't be captain. While he is respected, his attitude isn't good for the team.

  • lara_the_indomitable on March 26, 2010, 18:24 GMT

    Guys.. when is samuels coming back..? I remember that his ban will get over by May 9th.. and yeaa.. here goes my playing eleven.. Gayle..Barath..Sarwan..Deonarine..Bravo..Pollard..Ramdin..Sammy..Miller..Taylor..Roach.

    Whoz it..?

  • on March 26, 2010, 17:21 GMT

    What about Sherwin Ganga? He does a great job in 20 over cricket with the ball and the bat.

  • jjoseph4 on March 26, 2010, 15:59 GMT

    this should be west indies team 1.gayle 2.hinds 3.sarwan 4..samuels 5.bravo 6.pollard 7.smith 8.ramdin 9.taylor 10.edwards 11.roach

  • on March 26, 2010, 13:54 GMT

    Baugh is a waste of time. and seriously why is the name of fletcher being mentioned. Fletcher is also a waste. Ramdin is the best keeper in the region, hands down, the best glove man that the w.i. have had in recent times. i hear all this talk bout baugh, but he has failed internationally as well with the bat, and lets face it he is nowhere, not even close to ramdin's level when it comes to glove work. in case u forgot let me refresh ur memory, baugh played 5 test with an ave of 19, ramdin's first 5 test saw him with an ave of 31. so what if he lost some form with the bat, every international player looses some kinda form at some point. Ramdin is the number one keeper, full stop. however i am glad he has some pressure being placed on him, cause it would only make him stronger, and better player. morton, dowlin, tounge, are wastes of time. some u19 squad members should have been called to the camp, to get some experience around senior players even if they dont get to play in the tourney

  • on March 26, 2010, 3:15 GMT

    The China man Dave Mohammed should have been there. He did well in the Champions league. He may not have made the final squad but it would have been valuable practice for the WI batsmen since they have so much difficulty batting spin.

  • convertorboy on March 25, 2010, 23:53 GMT

    Perhaps Pollard should come in higher, 3 or even open so if he fails to clear the boundary, he'll still clear the inner circle. Personally, I want to see at least 5 practice matches on grounds similar to where WI will play. Our fielding has been the most heartbreaking aspect of WI cricket, we really need to improve. I hope someone in the WI camp has access to all the IPL games for thorough review and to use as examples to our cricketers...

  • chunnie on March 25, 2010, 22:00 GMT

    Chanderpaul MUST be in the side! We need him there. Those against that are deluding themselves. And RichieScotty, I've been following WI cricket through thick and mostly thin for the better part of my life. I'm fed up of seeing the same mistakes being made series after series and nothing being done to correct them. Your statement that Hinds, Morton and Fletcher will not be picked just shows the kind of mentality that has led to this breakdown in WI cricket in the first place. So do you think it would be okay to continue picking players like these in 30 man squads and ignoring other players who should have been given chances? When will it end? And by the way, if you bothered to check you would see that Benn averages 45 in 12 tests and 75 in 14 ODIs. Is this the kind of mediocrity we want to encourage?

  • muerkilla123 on March 25, 2010, 16:44 GMT

    RichieScotty is right on! they only included those guys in the 30 man squad, there not gonna be playing for the tournament, Also with chanderpaul...i agree he shouldnt be excluded from the side however why is it that he doesnt open with Gayle anymore? over the years shiv and gayle has open batting and let the stats show!

  • RichieScotty on March 25, 2010, 15:09 GMT

    Don't hurt yourself Chunnie and Riverlime, take it easy, seem like you guys just start following cricket in the W.I......................I guarantee that Wavel, Fletcher or Morton won't be in final 11 which is what matters. Could Khan have been picked in the squad ?, Yes, however, I strongly doubt he would have been the leading wicket taker if Benn or Miller played for the entire season. Also, Khan would not be picked in the final 11 ahead of Benn or Miller.

    Also, for those of you talking about that Chauderpaul should not be playing T20, you got to be joking ! Chauderpaul is one the most versatile batsman in the W.I., if not, world cricket. Chauderpaul has shown many times that he can change gears in a instance.

    I see a good 11 coming from this squad. My 11 is Gayle, Barath, Sarwan, Chauderpaul, Pollard, Deonarine, Bravo, Ramdin/Baugh, Miller, Taylor, Roach.

    It tough to leave how Sammy who could easily fit in for Taylor because I don't know what shape Taylor is in.

  • simonviller on March 25, 2010, 13:59 GMT

    We need a more active season in the caribbean for those players in the group when not selected ,so that they can keep their form while awaiting their chance of selection .Too often we see" musical chairs" ,being played with these payers who become too , out- of -form when their chance of selection comes up ever so infrequently .. We need political intervention at the regional level ,to oust the entire Board of management and Selectors and start with a new approach . Are the large sums of money in the game todate have anythung to do with the situation ?

  • chunnie on March 25, 2010, 0:50 GMT

    I honestly cannot believe the selectors are continuing with this utterly ridiculous trend! What has Runako Morton done with the countless chances he has been given? Why is Wavell Hinds there? Why is Andre Fletcher there? Simply to make Ramdin sweat some more? This is ridiculous! If my memory is correct, Fletcher has made 6 ducks in his last 8 internationals! And, and, he is a part-time keeper! Why not give some youngsters a chance? And the next question is how these selections were made when there was no domestic T20 competition to judge the players performances. But the thing that is most aggravating is that Trinidad and Tobago made it to the final of Champions League, particularly due to their spin bowling attack, yet NONE of Trinidad's spinners were considered! Not even the young allrounder by the name of Imran Khan who was the leading wicket taker in the domestic 4-day competition this season and just yesterday scored 166* in a T20 club match! I am well and truly fed up!

  • riverlime on March 24, 2010, 21:30 GMT

    On dead pitches where even Zimbabwean spinners humbled W.I. batsmen, only TWO specialist spinners are chosen? And Hinds and Morton (world record for slowest ODI duck--31 balls!!!), are in the probables? The visiting teams merely have to look over the preview tapes of the WI -Zim series so helpfully provided by the WICB, and they will know how to bowl at Gayle and co. Then we have the mighty pace of ,er, Devon Thomas and David Bernard to "scare" the opposition. Is someone smoking "Vitamin G" ? Could I have some, please, so I can believe that WI will make it out of the group stages?

  • odaine on March 23, 2010, 1:44 GMT

    hmm.. what bout fidel edwards?

  • Alexei on March 23, 2010, 1:40 GMT

    Samuels cannot be in the squad..he is still banned...his ban will be lifted on May30 (i think) so he would have to wait until next year's season to be selected again bcuz he still needs to perform for jamaica...Carlton Baugh shud be called up for the T20 and south africa series bcuz he is a clean hitter and has been performing the best out of all wicketkeeper/batsmen in the region and has the average to back him up..give him the chance and lets see how he does..let ramdin pay the price for non-performances.

  • PrinceRoy on March 22, 2010, 16:15 GMT

    What about Samuel? I think he is a very gud hitter and gud batsman

  • on March 22, 2010, 0:04 GMT

    What is this someone said to leave out Shiv... I believe Shiv is the most adaptable cricketer in the whole Windies. Good 30 but I still think the guys need to prove themselves some more. Maybe there is a place for both Sammy and Bravo on the Windies side. Bravo have proved himself coming back from injury and Sammy has continued to improve so I believe it is tough to leave him out. Edwards would definitly make it in if he is fit.

  • slaton on March 21, 2010, 17:39 GMT

    Cboy u funnin. De same P Browne that was dropped by B/dos for lack of form and his continued inability to catch? I would have preferred more players who have been rated as good 20?20 players to be selected but for the most part I am satisfied that we have a good selection to choose from

  • convertorboy on March 21, 2010, 2:57 GMT

    @ MaslyJMAllan There's no use in condemning players if there are no replacements. We can only play what we have. I believe you're confusing Patrick Browne (5 match ave-33.5 ODI 163 catches 6 stumpings-1st class) with Courtney Browne (retired) He along with Lendl Simmons and Dwayne Smith are less than 30 years old and are still part of the WI future. Nash may be older, but he also brings a level of maturity and frankly common sense to the lineup. We can't make Chanders our rock forever. Ryan Hinds may be the person to feel hard done, but maybe his disciplinary problems may have coloured the issue. What David Williams needs to do is train our keepers to KEEP. Gilchrist/Parore/Boucher never let their keeping slip in favour of their batting. Injury has sidelined Edwards and Taylor, Roach stepped up nicely, lets hope Tonge, Bernard and Baker seize their chance too.

  • crikectfan on March 21, 2010, 0:03 GMT

    there is no doubting that Ramdin is the best wicket keeper the west indies has bt his batting for WI has been very average, which suprises me since i know he is a very talented batsman.It baffles me why he does not contribute with the bat except for the very rare occassion.As a wickets keeper batsman i would expect and average of at least 30.Does he get help with his batting from the coaches? because it seems he gets out with the same cut shot all the time. I think Baugh probably deserves a next chance...my top 11 would be...

    Gayle(1)Barath(2)Sarwan(3)Chandapaul(4) Bravo (5)Pollard(6) Baugh(7)Sammy(8) Taylor(9) Roach (10) Benn(11)

    If Sarwan is not fit i would pt in Darran Bravo or maybe Deonarine who has done well recently...What do you all think?

  • on March 20, 2010, 19:24 GMT

    I am sick and tired of cricket lovers who want to see West Indies Cricket to suit their Personal and nationalistic agenda. I am also tired of the selectors recycling some players. In reality Carlton Baugh, Wavell Hinds, Runako Morton, and Dwayne Smith, should not have been included in this squard. Because they serve no purpose fot the future of West Indies Cricket. There are persons who are asking the selectors to recycle Tino Bess, Patrick Brown, Corrie Collymore, Ryan Hinds and Powell which ever one of the two Powells Do the selectors ought to pick a squard to reflect the best intrest of West Indies Cricket? Can any one see West Indies Cricket making any inroad based on these above name and those that have already been recycled? Brendon Nash is not a player for the shorter version of the game. One of the things the selectors must accretain is the fitness of Jerome Taylor it dosent make any sence to pick him and he brakes down during his first or second over of the match.

  • on March 20, 2010, 19:22 GMT

    i thin/< thats a good squad named for the20/20 wor1d cup...my fina1 e1even wi11 be GAY1E,BARATH,SARWAN,DEONARINE,DRAVO(C),PO11ARD,SMITH,RAMDIN,MI11ER/BENN,TAY1OR,ROACH...yes bravo wi11 captain my side..i 1eave out SHIV because, in my view he's not a 20/20 p1ayer...

  • simonviller on March 20, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    What is it goin to take for the opening batsman with the best average in the region to get a play in this joke team we have ? Here we go to Australia and entertained Bangladesh ,now the World cup and he can't get a chance to prove himself ,while other uninteresting and non-productive players are in the team . I see little hope for our cricket if this keeps up .

  • simonviller on March 20, 2010, 16:36 GMT

    Why are we so hard on Dwaine Smith ? He plays good cricket everywhere else except when playing for West Indies ,should that not tell us something ABOUT WHAT WE ARE DOING ,not only with him but other players in our camp ? What about Wavell Hinds ,Simmonds ,Fletcher and the likes who have not cotributed anything ? Let's get Dwain Smith up the order where he performed much better in the past . Every time the guy goes in he is expected to win the game under pressure . The other thing ,where is Dale Richards ,Collins and Hinds from Barbados : Let's forget the politics and pick the proper performers .

  • mandi on March 20, 2010, 15:22 GMT

    baugh inclusion make ramdin to work hard.positive thing for indies team,

  • on March 20, 2010, 7:19 GMT

    here here where is nash,collins.wavell hinds has the experience but is getting old.i wou ld .here is myteam led by gayle barath,sarwan,deonarine,chanderpaul,simmons,nash,bravo,pollard,collins,roach,sammy,benn,and maybe w.hinds. others like best,edwards,collymore,collinsand powell also could fit in.

  • convertorboy on March 20, 2010, 2:12 GMT

    The name everyone seems to have forgotten is Patrick Browne (Barbados). He's a useful top/middle order batsman who can actually keep. We don't need Fletcher fumbling balls, or Baugh struggling to keep when the ball is spinning. Keep first, bat second. Dwayne Smith performed admirably against Australia yet people want to crucify him for the last series. Darren Bravo has potential but he doesn't deserve a spot, he has yet to prove himself. Wavell and Ryan Hinds have flattered to deceive in the past, but both have had great seasons and deserve another chance. Travis Dowlin, however doesn't. Lendl is a great utility player- batting, med/fast bowling, keeping and skillful fielder. My list would replace Walton, Fletcher and Dowlin with Ryan Hinds, Patrick Browne and Brendon Nash.

  • Sachit1979 on March 20, 2010, 1:56 GMT

    Strange to see 5 wicket keepers for 1 position and mediocre players like Royston Crandon. Travis Dowlin, Runako Morton and Lendl Simmons are also there despite continued recent failures. But its more strange to see domestic performers like Dale Richards, Jason Haynes, Ryan Hinds, Tamar Lambert and Pedro Collins missing. They really deserved the chance.

  • on March 19, 2010, 22:35 GMT

    What form is Ramdin out of.Ramdin has never been in any form,yes he can stop few balls behind the wicket but i think he got more than his fear share for west indies cricket in all form of the game.Ramdin 39 test at an average of 23.26, ODI 76 games at an average of 19.65 and T20I 19 games at an average of 19.33.I think he need to play more regional cricket to inprove his game because he has talent.

  • kingstonsfinest on March 19, 2010, 22:29 GMT

    I'm Jamaican and Im sorry but my choice would not be Carlton Baugh, ideally you want the better keeper and that is without doubt Ramdin. Walton, Fletcher and Thomas are good alternatives who have not been given the opportunities that Baugh was given, if we were to change from Ramdin then I would say try one of them for the long haul, but I am tired of Baugh getting his chance and doing rubbish. As far as Fidel is concerned I am desperate for someone to tell us straight up what is the timeline for his return to competition no one seems to know what is the position with his injury and when he will be back and we desperately need him back especially against S/Africa.

  • blackman23 on March 19, 2010, 21:46 GMT

    Ramdin is not in good form and dont think that a batsman with only two shots as we have seen in the most recent series in Austrailia and in the West Indies neither have Flether sparked as he did before so I will support Baugh for the keeping. My sqaud will be as follows... Chris Galye,Chanderpaul,Sarwan, Taylor(if available),Simmons,Deonarine,Sammy,Pollard,Roach,Dwanye Bravo, Barath,Miller,Benn,Dowlin,bernard Jr and Dwanye Smith. I think that will be the most balanced sqaud for the world cup. I woul love to see Dwanye Smith and Simmons bat higher up the order so release some of the pressure as they make their comeback!

  • jermainewi on March 19, 2010, 21:29 GMT

    Ramdin is not a t 20/20 player & should play more regional games before coming back into WI TEAM. his avg is too low,if C.Baugh is the better man with the batting and have one best avg 35.45 in see for a long time. what is happening with F.Edwards.

  • Andy99 on March 19, 2010, 18:09 GMT

    Fidel is out for about 9 months, thats the last I heard, around September he should be fit. Ramdin is our best option.

  • Dason on March 19, 2010, 17:13 GMT

    I just can't understand why is Dwayne Smith's name still being mentioned in any form of cricket. The likes of Devon Smith, Wavell Hinds & Runako Morton just cannot make my 20/20 team...sorry.

  • SolFish on March 19, 2010, 16:48 GMT

    Where is Ryan Hinds in this squad, he has been the most consistant allrounder in the WI, he does not deserve the treatment he is getting. He has performed excellently at the regional level, and should be rewarded for his work, it is not fair that this young man be not considered while mediocre players get their chances year after year and he doesn't.

  • on March 19, 2010, 16:47 GMT

    WHERE IS FIDEL EDWARDS HE TROUBLED MOST BATSMEN LAST T20. WEST INDIES NEED HIM TO BACK ROACH AND TAYLOR.I MEAN SUPPOSE ONE OF THEM GET INJURED THEN THE JOB ILL BE TO MUCH ON ROACH OR TAYLOR.CALL SUMONE BACK.POWELL OR COLLYMORE WOULD DO.

  • on March 19, 2010, 16:34 GMT

    Ramdin is our no.1 keeper. He has performed well in T20/20 over the years. These guys need guidance instead of going for the easy option of dropping them when they are out of form.

    What advice would Gibson (a bowler) give a batsman when he is out of form?

    My point exactly! Look for a replacement. This is NOT the solution its only going to reduce their confidence and add unwanted pressure on their shoulders.

    We also need a batting coach with this team.

  • rastadoc on March 19, 2010, 15:16 GMT

    Ramdin is not a T20 player & should not b in da squad,he has a very important test series coming up & he need 2 b rested. Baugh should b given another look-in even though Fletcher is da specialist T20 keeper N opener.Fletcher lost form but he will bounce back,he is young.A Fit & inform Fletcher at da top of da order with Gayle can destroy any bowling attact. Baugh is an attacting batsman who will b rite @ home in this squad.Fidel Edwards omission is a surprise,i thought he would b fit by now,let's hope he will b back 4 da S-Africa series. Da wickets in da WI r so dead we r now using two specialist spinners in da final 11.O BOY,i Never thought i would c this day,come on grounds-men,our fast men need lively pitches on which 2 ply their trade,HELP them PLEASE. Gayle,Barath,Sarwan,Chanderpaul,Bravo,Baugh,Bravo,Deonarine or Simmons,Pollard,Sammy,Dwayne Smith,Miller,Taylor,Rampaul & Roach.

  • on March 19, 2010, 14:26 GMT

    what is that team without Ryan Hinds and Shane

  • clifton on March 19, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    Ramdin has proven himself, both as a batsman and as an excellent wicketkeep. He has been out of form recently but he is still our best choice!

  • ddagordon on March 19, 2010, 12:54 GMT

    What is happening with Fidel Edwards ? Is he still unfit or he just has not been considered at this time. Can anyone shed some light? It sure would be interesting to know.

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  • ddagordon on March 19, 2010, 12:54 GMT

    What is happening with Fidel Edwards ? Is he still unfit or he just has not been considered at this time. Can anyone shed some light? It sure would be interesting to know.

  • clifton on March 19, 2010, 13:39 GMT

    Ramdin has proven himself, both as a batsman and as an excellent wicketkeep. He has been out of form recently but he is still our best choice!

  • on March 19, 2010, 14:26 GMT

    what is that team without Ryan Hinds and Shane

  • rastadoc on March 19, 2010, 15:16 GMT

    Ramdin is not a T20 player & should not b in da squad,he has a very important test series coming up & he need 2 b rested. Baugh should b given another look-in even though Fletcher is da specialist T20 keeper N opener.Fletcher lost form but he will bounce back,he is young.A Fit & inform Fletcher at da top of da order with Gayle can destroy any bowling attact. Baugh is an attacting batsman who will b rite @ home in this squad.Fidel Edwards omission is a surprise,i thought he would b fit by now,let's hope he will b back 4 da S-Africa series. Da wickets in da WI r so dead we r now using two specialist spinners in da final 11.O BOY,i Never thought i would c this day,come on grounds-men,our fast men need lively pitches on which 2 ply their trade,HELP them PLEASE. Gayle,Barath,Sarwan,Chanderpaul,Bravo,Baugh,Bravo,Deonarine or Simmons,Pollard,Sammy,Dwayne Smith,Miller,Taylor,Rampaul & Roach.

  • on March 19, 2010, 16:34 GMT

    Ramdin is our no.1 keeper. He has performed well in T20/20 over the years. These guys need guidance instead of going for the easy option of dropping them when they are out of form.

    What advice would Gibson (a bowler) give a batsman when he is out of form?

    My point exactly! Look for a replacement. This is NOT the solution its only going to reduce their confidence and add unwanted pressure on their shoulders.

    We also need a batting coach with this team.

  • on March 19, 2010, 16:47 GMT

    WHERE IS FIDEL EDWARDS HE TROUBLED MOST BATSMEN LAST T20. WEST INDIES NEED HIM TO BACK ROACH AND TAYLOR.I MEAN SUPPOSE ONE OF THEM GET INJURED THEN THE JOB ILL BE TO MUCH ON ROACH OR TAYLOR.CALL SUMONE BACK.POWELL OR COLLYMORE WOULD DO.

  • SolFish on March 19, 2010, 16:48 GMT

    Where is Ryan Hinds in this squad, he has been the most consistant allrounder in the WI, he does not deserve the treatment he is getting. He has performed excellently at the regional level, and should be rewarded for his work, it is not fair that this young man be not considered while mediocre players get their chances year after year and he doesn't.

  • Dason on March 19, 2010, 17:13 GMT

    I just can't understand why is Dwayne Smith's name still being mentioned in any form of cricket. The likes of Devon Smith, Wavell Hinds & Runako Morton just cannot make my 20/20 team...sorry.

  • Andy99 on March 19, 2010, 18:09 GMT

    Fidel is out for about 9 months, thats the last I heard, around September he should be fit. Ramdin is our best option.

  • jermainewi on March 19, 2010, 21:29 GMT

    Ramdin is not a t 20/20 player & should play more regional games before coming back into WI TEAM. his avg is too low,if C.Baugh is the better man with the batting and have one best avg 35.45 in see for a long time. what is happening with F.Edwards.