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W/Cup addict comments: Whither Windies? When will we write off  witless ODI captain Holder?

Call it arrogance if you like; I really could not care less. Whether or not Phil Simmons, Michael “Whispering Death” Holding or anyone else agrees with me, I re-affirm that Jason Holder is not the man to lead West Indies out of the ODI doldrums. I have long been very …

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W/Cup addict comments: Whither Windies: On DJ Bravo, Brathwaite, Holder and the “Universe Boss”

In a letter to the Wired868 editor last week, AJ writes that “the problems go way beyond the on-the-field representatives.” Hard to disagree, no? “Surely,” he ends, “those responsible for developing the strategy and hand-picking the players that produced these excruciating displays must also take responsibility for the resulting pain …

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None so blind; flawed World Cup strategy makes WI look like amateurs 

“World Cup front-runners like England and New Zealand have counterbalanced their explosive hitters, Jos Buttler and Martin Guptill, for example, with conventional, steady-headed players like Joe Root and Kane Williamson. They know that batting out the full 50 overs is key to victory. “The West Indies team management does not. …

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W/Cup addict comments: Are Windies taking a page from Mark Nicholas’ playbook?

Three years ago, England’s Mark Nicholas dismissed the title aspirations of the Darren Sammy-led West Indies T20 World Cup team. They, he said, ‘have no brains’. I’m pretty sure Nicholas expects all us natives of shithole countries to agree with his scathing assessment. Good luck to him with that. However, …

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W/Cup addict comments: Captaincy under the microscope; see Jason Holder squirm

It’s Brutus’ dilemma: If Jason Holder is removed as West Indies short-format captain, there is a good chance that he will go nowhere in the One-day game. If Jason Holder continues as West Indies short-format captain, there is a good chance that WI will go nowhere in the One-day game. …

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