Sri Lanka v West Indies l Warm-Up | Birmingham | June 04, 2013

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Gotham Cronie

Test Debutant
Jun 15, 2006
Both teams were battered in their first warm-up.

Can they change things around before the lights of the big stage turn on?
West Indies v Sri Lanka l Warm-Up | Edgbaston | June 04, 2013

Sri Lanka won the toss and fielded first, West Indies are 35/0 after 5.
unusual that Gayle has not scored any boundaries whereas Charles has already made 50.
Sarwan really need to score in this match i really want to see him playing in CT otherwise WI will drop him.
#SLvWI WI 217/3 (40 Ov). Darren Bravo 62, Sarwan 37. Partnership now worth 95 runs and looking good entering the last 10 overs.
RAMNARESH SARWAN 50! Warm-up #SLvWI WI 243/3 (43 Ov). Darren Bravo 71, Sarwan 52. Partnership moves on to 121 as Sarwan passes 50.
What's the point of Dwayne Bravo? He's just like Sammy.
END OF INNINGS! Warm-up #SLvWI WI 297/6 (50 Ov). Pollard 29, Rampaul 1. West Indies set Sri Lanka a total 298 to win the final warm-up.
WI: C Gayle 22, J Charles 58, DM Bravo 71, M Samuels 18, R Sarwan 55, K pollard 29*, DJ Bravo 12, R Ramdin 1, S Narine 5, R Rampaul 1*.
He is certainly a better bowler.
Only one of Pollard, Bravo and Sammy should be playing really. Only need one all rounder. In fact might not even need that given there's quite a few including Gayle who can bowl a bit.

Pollard's arguably a better bowler statswise than Bravo too (as well as better than Sammy).

Their best line up would be something like

1. Gayle
2. Charles
3. DM Bravo
4. Samuels
5. Sarwan
6. Pollard
7. Russell
8. Ramdin
9. Roach
10. Rampaul
11. Narine

And wouldn't include either Sammy or Dwayne Bravo.
WI team is full of bits and pieces player. ODI cricket is a very tough format. You need to be able to score big runs without losing wickets, thats why you need the likes of sarwan and chanders.
WICKET! Warm-up #SLvWI SL 39/2 (6.1 Ov). Dilshan b Roach 15. This is one of the big Sri Lankan wickets and Kemar Roach has gotten it.
WICKET! Warm-up #SLvWI SL 116/4 (21 Ov). Thirimanne c Bravo b Narine 8. Narine strikesss and it was always coming with that pressure.
WICKET! Warm-up #SLvWI SL 166/6 (30.4 Ov). Mendis c Ramdin b Best 17. Caught Behind! Tino's been having a hard day. That should get him up.
WICKET! Warm-up #SLvWI SL 166/7 (31.2 Ov). Sangakkara Ramdin b Dwayne Bravo 56. The skipper strikes in his second over.
damn , our group is very very tough. West Indies and India are playing hell of cricket , Pakistan's chances looks bleak.
WICKET! Warm-up #SLvWI SL 196/8 (35 Ov). Perera c Roach b Rampaul 20. Wicket for Ravi, his second. He's bowled well today. Good stuff.
WICKET! Warm-up #SLvWI SL 269/9 (45 Ov). Lokuhettige c Sarwan b Dwayne Bravo 42. Big wicket and what a time to strike Mr Skipper.
WEST INDIES WIN BY 17 RUNS! Warm-up #SLvWI SL 280 (47 Ov). Herath c Pollard b Dwayne Bravo 3. Bravo finishes it off.
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