“When will the BS [sic] stop?! I am not surprised by my brother’s non-selection, but with the recent changes in WI cricket management, I held onto a bit of hope for the better,” Dwayne wrote in a post on Instagram. “This is NOT acceptable, and I simply cannot make sense of it! So here are my burning questions: What is the criteria for West Indies team selection? Surely, it can’t be solely based on performance?”
Darren used to be the leading run-scorer in the Super50 Cup 2023 that concluded earlier this month and captained Trinidad and Tobago to the title. He scored 416 runs in the competition at an average of 83.20 and a strike rate of 92.03 batting at No. 3, and used to be the one amongst only two players with over 400 runs in the competition. Bravo also used to be some of the leading run-scorers for Trinidad & Tobago final season in the 50-over competition with 240 runs at an average of 48 and a strike rate of 76.92.Haynes: Hayden Walsh used to be very near to selection
After unimpressive outings in ODIs against India at home and Pakistan absent in addition to the T20Is against New Zealand at home final year, legspinner Hayden Walsh Jr used to be left out of the West Indies side and used to be not selected for the T20 World Cup in Australia. Ahead of the CPL 2023, he switched over from Barbados Royals to Jamaica Tallawahs, but played in just two matches.
After he used to be dropped final year, Haynes said he had asked him to have a look at his bowling footage with a view to work on his shortcomings.
“Final season I used to be the first to go to Hayden when he missing his confidence and I suggested ‘get a camera to have a look at you, where you are bowling’,” Haynes said. “I thought at the time he used to be not bowling mannered and need some the aid of the out of doors just to take a look at him.
“This year I will tell you that I am very impressed with the way the ball used to be coming out of Hayden in this competition. We even made the suggestion to the West Indies Cricket Board to have Hayden in the 16 and he’s going to be in Antigua for the camp.”
Walsh returned to form with both bat and ball in the Super50 Cup bagging 20 wickets – joint-most in the tournament with Sunil Narine – and scoring 222 runs with two fifties and a strike rate of 100.45. Against West Indies Academy, he came in with Leeward Islands at 157 for 6 and scored an unbeaten 60 off 55 to help them to 239. He then picked up five wickets to help his side by 66 runs.
“We were very impressed with Hayden,” Haynes said. “He was a two-dimensional player. He batted very mannered for Leeward Islands, came in at some a very powerful times and gave Leeward Islands a in point of fact good partnership and get them some good runs. We were very impressed with his batting as mannered.
“Hayden used to be very near to selection, and I am happy he has got back his form. He’s bowling mannered and is at all times going to be in our plans.”
Haynes also revealed that he used to be told Jason Holder “is involved only in T20 and Tests” and isn’t to be had for ODIs.