A lot of changes for the third game - Saqib Mahmood, Dom Bess and Richard Gleeson joining the bowling attack for Wood, TRJ & Crane (off to NZ in spite of his relative success on this tour), and Sam Northeast getting a game, which at least proves the ECB have heard of him.
Post by pierredelafranchesca on Feb 28, 2018 10:14:35 GMT
Have Windies just gone full circle and utterly rejected quick bowling? If they've got spinners like Cornwall and Warrican coming through who can rip through a not inexperienced Lions team again then why not I guess?
Pitches in the Windies domestic cricket have been super spinner friendly for a while, check out the averages that people like Nikita Miller (500 wickets at 16!!!) , Warrican himself (200 at 19) and Gukadesh Motie (85 at 20, he's 22!) have. Doesn't translate into international cricket particularly well though.
In a proof that everything is circular, spinner friendly pitches get blamed for them not producing quicks like they used to!
Post by pierredelafranchesca on Feb 28, 2018 21:06:03 GMT
Weird innit....have to think though, that if they could bring through some of these spinners, prepare sub continent style pitches, which they certainly have the weather for, they'd certainly have more of a chance at home against us (well they do anyway), Aus, SA and NZ and would be more prepared for away matches in India/SL as well. It may be the sensible long term approach, who knows?
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