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T-20 WC 2016
« on: February 13, 2016, 01:43:15 PM »
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Re: T-20 WC 2016
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 02:03:05 PM »
Lewis replaces Simmons.

West Indies have picked uncapped opening batsman Evin Lewis to replace Lendl Simmons for the World T20 in India. Simmons was ruled out of the tournament last week due to a back injury.

Lewis, 24, has been in good form recently, in domestic matches for Trinidad & Tobago. He scored 221 runs in six matches for T&T in the Nagico Super 50 tournament, including one century and a fifty. In five matches of the WICB Regional 4-day Tournament, he has scored 442 runs at an average of 49.11, including a century and three fifties. His overall T20 record stands at 1044 runs in 34 innings at an average of 31.63.

"It's a great feeling and dream come true, to know that my hard work in recent months is paying off and has been recognized by selectors," Lewis told cricbuzz.com. "I was surprised at the call-up, but at the same time very happy.

"If I get the chance to play I would be thankful, but at the same time I could learn a lot from just being at this tournament and in the presence of some of the top West Indies and international players," he said.


Simmons was the fourth player to be ruled out of the West Indies T20 squad, after Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Darren Bravo had also withdrawn from the team. It was speculated that Dwayne Smith, who won the Man-of-the-Match award in the final of the Pakistan Super League, was a favourite to replace Simmons, while Jonathan Carter was also reportedly in contention.

Clive Lloyd, WICB's chairman of selectors, said Lewis had been picked in keeping with West Indies' policy to give younger players more exposure.

"Evin Lewis is a young and exciting batsman who we believe will fit into the team set-up very well. He has the ability to perform at this level of the game," Lloyd said. "His selection is in keeping with our policy to give exposure to young, talented players we believe will help to carry West Indies cricket forward."

The West Indies team, which arrived in Kolkata on Monday after a two-week camp in the UAE, are scheduled to play warm-up matches against India and Australia on March 10 and March 13. They are in Group 1 of the Super 10s stage with England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and one of the teams from the first round. They will play their first match of the World T20 against England in Mumbai on March 16.

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Re: T-20 WC 2016
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 02:04:53 PM »
For the last year, Ive believed that Lewis was just half a step away from the WI team.

With two centuries under his belt this season, he has finally shown he can go on to bigger things.

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Ambrose believes WI has a chance
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 02:21:08 PM »


   

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This is likely to be the last World T20 for Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle Getty Images


Curtly Ambrose reflects general public confidence that West Indies can repeat their 2012 triumph in the 2016 World T20 that they officially commence against England in Mumbai on March 16.

Their bowling consultant based his opinion on the presence in the team of the number of specialists from global T20 franchise tournaments, the majority of whom were in the champion team in 2012 that depressed home support by defeating Sri Lanka in the final in Colombo. Most were also there in 2014 in Bangladesh when the result was reversed in the semi-final by the weather, the Duckworth-Lewis system and a Sri Lankan opposition intent on avoiding a repeat.

As much as the two are unrelated, the feel-good factor of the Under-19s' unexpected success in their recent World Cup adds to the optimism that contrasts so markedly with West Indies' dismal status in the longer formats.

The belated settlement of the leading players' initial disquiet over terms of their contracts, confirmed by their eventual signatures on the dotted line, was another of Ambrose's reasons for hopeful expectation. It is not often of late that West Indies enter a tournament with everyone seemingly on the same page.

Although he remains upbeat after successive victories in warm-up matches in Dubai, two over Zimbabwe, one over English county Warwickshire, optimism has been tempered by recent developments.

Since the squad of 15 was announced, Sunil Narine, still not satisfied that he has managed to correct his prohibited action, Kieron Pollard, with a chronic knee problem, and Darren Bravo, whose intention now is to focus solely in future on Test cricket, all chose to opt out.

These were followed over the past week by the elimination of Lendl Simmons, who returns to Trinidad to seek treatment on a back injury, and the revelation that Andre Russell faces a possible two-year ban for missing three mandatory drug tests in a 12-month period.

Narine, Darren Bravo, Russell and Simmons were on the team in both 2012 and 2014; Pollard, there in 2012, was eliminated by injury two years later.

Their absence in India will clearly diminish the team's strength, none more so than Narine's.






Carlos Brathwaite was bought by Delhi Daredevils for US$ 627,000 approx but the World T20 will be his first experience of playing in India AFP



He was crucial to West Indies' advance in the two previous tournaments. He conjured up 15 wickets in 12 World T20 matches with his mesmerising each-way spin at an average of 15.4 runs each and an economy rate of 5.17. In 34 T20Is his record is 40 wickets, at an average of 17.75 and an economy rate of 5.69.

There could be no other player of the final in 2012 than Marlon Samuels, for his astonishing 78 off 56 balls with six sixes that transformed a stuttering innings; Narine's 3.4-0-9-3 was a major contribution to Sri Lanka's rout for 101 going after 137 for 6.

When the ICC put his career on hold following the two T20s in Sri Lanka last October, Narine was atop both the ODI and T20I rankings. It seems unlikely that he will be the same again, a loss as much to West Indies as to the world game.

While Russell is unlikely to be banned from the tournament as a result of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission finding, it has cast an ominous shadow over him. His all-round electricity as power-hitter, wicket-taker and fleet-footed boundary rider, allied to his experience of Indian conditions in the IPL, render him a key member of the squad. Carlos Brathwaite, already chosen to fill the breach left by Pollard, is a like-for-like in every regard except for familiarity with India, where he is yet to play.

Simmons' run rate of 113.9, based on 26 sixes in 34 T20Is, combined with his IPL credentials, made him key at the top of the order. Dwayne Smith, a seasoned T20 campaigner with similar attributes, was in the 2012 and 2014 tournaments. He appears the clear choice to take Simmons' place.

Unsurprisingly, there was no ready understudy for Narine. Ashley Nurse, a useful offspinner with the limited experience of four wicketless T20Is, has been brought in, and Sulieman Benn, the skyscraper left-arm spinner, recalled.






West Indies will hope Andre Russell does not get banned for missing his dope tests Getty Images



Such enforced changes place additional responsibilities on Darren Sammy's captaincy, Samuel Badree's canny mixture of legbreaks, googlies and straight balls, the batting of the self-styled "boss" Chris Gayle and Samuels and, as far as Ambrose is concerned, most of all the proven all-round skills and passion of Dwayne Bravo.

"Dwayne Bravo is a superstar, no doubt about it," Ambrose said after Bravo's performances in Dubai. "He understands T20 cricket and is going to be a tremendous asset to us in the World Cup. There isn't much I can say to him about his bowling," he conceded, a flattering comment from one with 405 Test wickets to his name, whose televised, animated admonishing to his charges before they take the field indicate he usually has a lot to say.

Bravo, he added, was also a motivator he expects to "lead the other bowlers along". All in all, it was rare endorsement of an individual player.

Gayle is 36, Samuels and Badree 35, Bravo and Sammy 32. Gayle and Bravo remain top performers, yet their careers are winding down. Sammy sees the realisation that the over-30s are unlikely to participate in another global tournament as motivation to make this one special.

Their first objective is to get past England, Sri Lanka and South Africa, the top teams in their group. They have prevailed 2-1 in their previous T20s against England in the Caribbean in 2014 and South Africa away in January 2015 and drawn with Sri Lanka last October.

All three, significantly changed in personnel and strength since, now offer different challenges. For all West Indies' own enforced alterations, elimination in the first round would be a further disaster of which there has been a surfeit.



Tony Cozier has written about and commentated on cricket in the Caribbean for over 50 years

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A dream come true for Lewis
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 03:21:24 PM »


Dream come true, my hard work is paying off: Evin Lewis

by Colin Benjamin Last updated on Tuesday, 08 March, 2016, 01:16 PM

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Evin Lewis is grateful that his hard work has brought the rewards, with him getting his maiden West Indies call-up for ICC World Twenty20 that commences this week throughout India.


The 24-year old, Trinidad & Tobago opening batsman was chosen to replace country-man Lendl Simmons, despite speculation over the weekend suggest that Dwayne Smith would get the call up, after performing well for Islamabad United in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League.


"It's a great feeling and dream come true, to know that my hard work in recent months is paying off and has been recognized by selectors," Lewis told cricbuzz. "I was surprised at call-up, but at the same time very happy."


In November the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) had controversially taken away the domestic contracts of Lewis alongside team-mates Rayad Emrit and Kevon Cooper (a matter that was taken up by the West Indies Players Association) due to him playing in the Bangladesh Premier League.


The talented young opener has been playing on pay for play contract from that moment and coincidentally since that happened, Lewis has been in very good form - scoring his maiden T20, list A and first-class centuries.


Lewis though noted he did not use that as motivation for his improved performances. "To be honest it (losing contract) didn't really bother me. Cricket is my life and I just felt personally of late that it was about time I stepped my game up."


With Lewis joining the team, the West Indies selectors might have a tricky position to decide who opens the batting with Chris Gayle, with Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles also showing good form in the warm-up games versus Zimbabwe and Warwickshire County.


"If I get the chance to play I would be thankful, but at the same time I could learn a lot from just being at this tournament and in the presence of some of the top West Indies and international players," Lewis concluded.
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Re: T-20 WC 2016
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2016, 07:27:13 PM »

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India beat Windies comfortably in warm-up

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Re: T-20 WC 2016
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2016, 09:32:15 AM »
Bravo is the best death bowler ever  ::)
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World T20 - Match 15: England v West Indies
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2016, 09:35:48 AM »
West Indies won the toss and elected to field

England 182/6 (20/20 ov)
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Re: World T20 - Match 15: England v West Indies
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2016, 11:32:32 AM »
West Indies 183/4 (18.1/20 ov)

West Indies win by six wickets

Gayle with 100. Don't blush baby.
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Re: World T20 - Match 15: England v West Indies
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2016, 11:40:46 AM »
West Indies 183/4 (18.1/20 ov)

West Indies win by six wickets

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Re: World T20 - Match 15: England v West Indies
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All kix aside, de wuss ting dey culda do was to make de man ah spectacle, motivator!
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Re: T-20 WC 2016
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2016, 11:44:44 AM »
That England - SA match was pure entertainment from start to end.
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Re: T-20 WC 2016
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2016, 11:53:56 AM »
How the hell Bangladesh lose that match?

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Re: T-20 WC 2016
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2016, 04:41:15 PM »

http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc-world-twenty20-2016/content/story/988155.html

Badree happy to fill the Narine void


Samuel Badree has already seen the best and worst of himself in West Indies' first two matches in the World T20. In Mumbai, against England, he had the third-most expensive figures in his T20I career. In Bangalore, on Sunday, he silenced Sri Lanka with a three-wicket haul to record his second-best bowling figures in T20Is.

Despite finishing with figures of 4-0-12-3, Badree was pipped to the Man-of-the-Match award by Andre Fletcher who, playing his first match of the tournament, surprised Sri Lanka with a strokefull 84. Fletcher ensured West Indies did not feel the absence of Chris Gayle, who was forced to sit out in the dressing room as a precautionary measure, having suffered a mild hammy in his left leg.

Similarly, Badree has made certain that West Indies are secure despite the absence of their premier offspinner Sunil Narine, who opted out of the tournament to work further on his remodelled action. Narine has not played for West Indies since being banned last year during a tour of Sri Lanka.

"The absence of Sunil is a big blow to the team. You know how dangerous he is especially in these conditions. Yes, we have talked about someone having to step up the fill those huge shoes. I am happy thus far in the tournament I was able to do that quite competently," Badree said in Nagpur, where West Indies will play South Africa on Friday in their third Super10 match.

Badree, one of the most successful spinners in the Powerplay, said though he was forced to adapt to the new role of bowling in the middle overs, he was enjoying it. "We have seen in the first couple of games that I have started then I am held back for a couple in the middle as well. We have seen how important spin is especially after the Powerplay during the middle overs when the ball is a little bit older."

According to Badree, it will be a big challenge for West Indies on Friday when they encounter the "very powerful batting line-up" of South Africa. But Badree wanted West Indies to take confidence from their dominant performance agaisnt Sri Lanka, where they applied pressure right from the start.

"It is all about the start. If a team gets off to a flier it is always difficult. But we were able to pick up early wickets of [Tillakaratne] Dilshan and [Dinesh] Chandimal, two of their more experienced batters. So it was a little bit easier to come to bowl at their middle order who were under pressure. Luckily for me I was able to pitch the ball up and pick up wickets as well," Badree said.

Despite his heroics, Badree acknowledged the contribution from left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn. "He must not go unheralded. His spell of four overs for 13 runs was tremendous especially bowling to a set [Angelo] Mathews and Thisara Perera, who was looking to take the mantle of scoring runs at the end."

Badree, however, would not venture into talking about South Africa's weakness against spin, which has been a talking point in the tournament. He would not also be drawn into the slow nature of the Nagpur pitch, which became the biggest talking point in India's opening match against New Zealand. The one thing Badree did concede, though, was the importance of striking early.

"If the wicket is turning you obviously want to bowl slow and exploit that and takes wickets early. In T20 cricket sometimes people underestimate how important early wickets are in terms of restricting the opposition," Badree said.

"It is fair to say we are strong in our batting department. We haven't been tested in defending a total. Luckily thus far the captain has been able to win both the tosses. Here in Nagpur it seems as if the pitch is going to turn so we might want to bat first and set a total and defend that.

"You never know. That is the captain's call. At the end of the day the toss is not guaranteed. Whether we bat first or we bowl first we know that at the end of the day we want to win all our games and send a signal to the other teams we here to compete and we are here to win."

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Re: T-20 WC 2016
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2016, 09:13:16 AM »
Hear Lendl accept to be Flecher replacement and heding over .Hope Lewis gets another shot .

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Re: T-20 WC 2016
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2016, 09:31:02 AM »

Leh we see if Windies can pull off this win against the Indians today.

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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2016, 09:32:15 AM »

Gale just got bowled! Score 6/1  :(

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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2016, 10:27:53 AM »
West Indies 116/3 (13.1/20 ov)
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« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2016, 11:03:51 AM »
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« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2016, 11:18:31 AM »
That was a very good win!   :beermug:

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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2016, 11:27:51 AM »
The best part of this victory is being able to shut up all them Indians I wukkin with.

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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2016, 11:29:10 AM »
The best part of this victory is being able to shut up all them Indians I wukkin with.

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« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2016, 11:37:55 AM »
The best part of this victory is being able to shut up all them Indians I wukkin with.

Take yuh Kholi and put it in yuh...

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« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2016, 12:23:04 PM »
Wow, both men and women in the final. Never imagined that!

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