Windies squad unchanged for final test

first_imgROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): West Indies selectors have kept faith with the same squad of 13 for the decisive third and final Test of the current series against Pakistan, starting on Wednesday at Windsor Park here. Buoyed by the side’s stunning 107-run victory in the second Test which ended last Thursday at Kensington Oval in Barbados, the selection panel will choose from the same group of players that have served throughout the three-Test series, which is currently level at 1-1. Courtney Browne and his fellow selectors will, however, face some key decisions ahead of the crucial match that West Indies will be aiming to win to claim their first Test series victory in four years and over a side ranked higher for the first time in eight years. GREATER STABILITY They will have to decide if to offer a reprieve to the inexperienced, left-handed Guyanese middle-order duo of Shimron Hetmyer and Vishaul Singh, instead of going for greater stability in the more experienced Jamaican, Jermaine Blackwood. Though they have promised much, Hetmyer has had scores of 11, 20, 1 and 22, and Singh, 9, 9, 3 and 32, hardly reassuring figures, but they have given brief glimpses of what they may be able to accomplish given more opportunities. The 25-year-old Blackwood has played 22 Tests, gathering 1,128 runs at an average of 31.33, not overpowering stats, but in a side light on experience, he could offer a bit more of a competitive edge. The selectors will also have to consider if the current bowling combination will be effective enough, especially if the Windsor Park pitch is typically unyielding. Though they bowled the team to victory in Bridgetown, skipper Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph and Devendra Bishoo would crave a little more help from Miguel Cummins, particularly if the local ground staff fails again to cooperate. This, too, may impact on the batting of the side, meaning leaving out one of the batsmen to play five bowlers and asking Holder to shoulder more responsibility with the willow. Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Vishaul Singhlast_img read more

‘He’s getting exposed’ – Some Chelsea fans are loving Courtois’ poor form

first_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? I’m happy Courtois is suffering— Gaza (@abdulaidantata) October 20, 2018 Most Popular Premier League News Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed Meanwhile Thibaut Courtois 🤣😂😂😂🤪🤪 He’s playing for the best club now with his bad luck 🤪 #CFC— Deuptown Pictures (@DeuptownCoin) October 20, 2018 gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion whoops tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY Gentle reminder that Courtois went to Real Madrid to win trophies. He’s forgotten how winning matches feels like— . Júan (@_edanto) October 20, 2018 1 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Courtois has cost Madrid 6 points already this season with his individual mistakes. This guy is a joke, most overrated GK in the world— Meech (@Hustler_Futbol) October 20, 2018 Courtois getting exposed for the fraud he is in La-liga. Madrid and Modric getting exposed for the fraud they are without Ronaldo. 💉💉💉💉💉💉💉💉🙄💉💉💉— Mr. Jack Robinson (@jackdre02) October 20, 2018center_img changes latest Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury predicted huge blow He joined Los Blancos for a fee reported to be around £31million and landed himself a six-year deal before claiming he was now training alongside better players.But it’s not gone too well for him since with Real Madrid losing three games and drawing two of their first nine.Courtois himself hasn’t been at his best and could have done better for Levante’s second in Real’s latest defeat.And some Chelsea supporters on social media took great enjoyment in mocking their former player. Thibaut Courtois isn’t enjoying his debut season with Real Madrid too much and it’s got Chelsea supporters laughing.The Belgian goalkeeper did all he could to engineer a move away from Stamford Bridge and got his way in the end. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? on the brighter side, Courtois has carried his bad luck to Real Madrid and it’s a joy to watch.— Doc C (@tweetMOPOL) October 20, 2018 Courtois looks devastated to have conceded against Levante. Courtois 🐍 🐍 God na punish you— Godfred Osei-Tutu (@GodfredOT) October 20, 2018 Real Madrid 0 Levante 2 and Courtois is in goal 😂😂😂😂😂😂— Chelsea Insight (@Chelseainsight_) October 20, 2018 Snake 🐍 Courtois are you happy now ? #HalaMadrid— Mahdy Camara™ (@VI_Geezer) October 20, 2018 Courtois must be loving his life at Madrid right now— CHELSEA ALL THE WAY (@nbsulymanFC) October 20, 2018 TOP WORK Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Courtois loses again in other news— Andy B ⚽️🏆TopOfTheLeague (@pacesettaCFC) October 20, 2018last_img read more