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Postby Paddles » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:25 am

You and I have a past, but please don;t be offended when I say this but he's been on the international cricket radar for a while now Katto.

Most keen cricket fans are aware of his talents (and his burly size and heavy weight). He might be current cricket news in Straya, but he was news on cricinfo a long time ago.
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Postby Boycs » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:29 am

I hadn’t heard of him. Where does he field?

Huge bloke. Powerful hitting. But that isn’t the only trick to making it at the top level. And in the long form of the game.

Has a great name though. And bowling figures in all formats look good at domestic level. Batting in LA games seems to have solid stats so far.

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Postby Paddles » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:47 am

Boycs wrote:I hadn’t heard of him. Where does he field?

Huge bloke. Powerful hitting. But that isn’t the only trick to making it at the top level. And in the long form of the game.

Has a great name though. And bowling figures in all formats look good at domestic level. Batting in LA games seems to have solid stats so far.


In the continuation of the great cricket athletes like Mark Taylor, SK Warne, and Dwayne Leverock, Rhakeem fields at at slip when possible.

As to Cornwall's fielding, you won't see him sprinting at the speed of light to stop balls going to the boundary in the manner of Jermaine Blackwood, say, but he is not an embarrassment in the field and is a useful catcher at slip.


http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/92 ... es-cricket

If you havn't heard of him, then you're probably not reading all my posts :crybaby:

But bare in mind, West Indian domestic pitches are low, slow, tired, slow, ancient, slow and accordingly spinners dominate in first class domestic over there. If selectors went by just raw stats, their whole attack would be almost all spinners like a late 1960's Indian team. To steal someone elese's description on another cricket forum, WI domestic pitches are often "dead".

WI get more money than NZ fro m cricket, the cost of living is less, but it isn't trickling down the same way in terms of pitch preparation. Day 24 on a pitch in domestic, not so ideal for the seamers, nor the batsmen really. But any trundler with a bit of spin is able to get a bite out of the pitch.

Their last CPL was nigh on unwatchable. It was getting to the point where cutter slower balls were almost lucky to make it to the keeper on one bounce. Some of the pitches were so tired that they'd make the ol' Kolkata Eden Gardens of a few years ago look like Perth's WACA of the 1970's.

So treat any WI spinner's stats with caution. They do make good ones, from Lance Gibbs on, but Badree as good as he is is not a 3.66er List A bowler outside WI or Asia.

Want proof? http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine ... pe=bowling
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