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Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder Sunil Narine who is best known for his right arm spin bowling will be boosting West Indies efforts to regain a higher status on the international rating.

Narine is a clever, intelligent and very responsible cricketer. He gives 100 percent to his cricketing career, which was displayed when Trinidad and Tobago won the Twenty20 Caribbean Championship.

He bowled extremely well causing havoc for almost every batsman that came up against him. His effectiveness with the googly and appreciable turn always cause uncertainty among batsmen. Narine has a different style and a much more accurate line in comparison to Guyana’s Devendra Bishoo.

Selecting A

Balanced Squad

Too many times the West Indies selectors erred in choosing the best possible squad to represent the region. Any Test team competing with a specialist bowler short, will create major setbacks for such a team. The West Indies has some serious problems surrounding their cricket apart from not choosing the correct team.

Australia, England and New Zealand will play the West Indies during the year. It is important that proper planning be in place to coordinate all the knowledge to face up and defeat these teams.

The West Indies pace attack must be in place. Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul and Kemar Roach must be in the Test squad. The opening positions still remain a serious problem. Adrian Barath has been down with hamstring problems. He returned for the Twenty20 but he has been out of form.

Young Kraig Brathwaite from Barbados will be expected to partner Barath in the opening spot. The balance of the team is just a guess.

ICC Latest Test

Player Rankings

Batting

1. Kemar Sangakkara

2. Jacques Kallis

3. Michael Clarke

4. Abde Villiers

5. Alastair Cook

6. Jonathan Trott

7. Thailan Samaraweera

8. Misbah-ul-Haq

9.Shivnarine

Chanderpaul

10. Younis Khan

11. Darren Bravo

Bowling

1. Dale Steyn

2. Sawed Ajmal

3. James Anderson

4. Peter Siddle

5. Stuart Broad

6. Graeme Swann

7. Ben Hilfenhaus

8. More Morkel

9. Abdur Rehman10

10. Zaheer Khan

11. Fidel Edwards

12. Darren Sammy

ICC Test Rating

1. England 125

2. South Africa 117

3. India 111

4. Australia 111

5. Pakistan 99

6. Sri Lanka 98

7. West Indies 88

8. New Zealand 83

9. Bangladesh 04

Updated 3:05 am, July 10, 2018
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