DOUBTS LINGER

West Indies cricket legend, Sir Andy Roberts.
West Indies cricket legend, Sir Andy Roberts.
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Legendary West Indies bowler, Sir Andy Roberts, is questioning the exclusion of Hayden Walsh Jnr. and several other players for the ICC T20 World Cup, all of whom were part of the T20 set up earlier this year
The West Indies will have to qualify for the main draw for the Oct. 16 to Nov. 13 event that is scheduled to be played in the home of the defending champions, Australia.
Sir Andy does not believe the West Indies could win the trophy with this squad.
West Indies' Alzarri Joseph during the third Test against England.
West Indies’ Alzarri Joseph during the third Test against England. Associated Press / Ricardo Mazalan

Roberts said only Alzarri Joseph has the pace to bother top notch bowlers while the others will be depending on their variations, including slower balls, to track opposing batters.

He said CWI selectors’ thinking should have been about building a team going into this world cup tournament, using the previous International T20 series against England, South Africa, Australia among others to mould their squad.
Sir Andy identified that the other problems he has with the current WI unit is the constant changing of bowlers in the line-up.
He indicated that while there has been a significant improvement in fielding over several years, the batting and the bowling continue in the doldrums.
Roberts believes spinner Akeal Hosein should be used in a more attacking role with the new ball than he has been utilized in previous games of the 2022 CPL for the Trinbago Knight Riders.
“I think they are depending too much on him for containment,” he added.
Roberts also revealed that he had no qualms about the non-selection of Sunil Narine who he said was showing no interest in playing international cricket.

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