The Windies selectors continue to prove that they are clueless in choosing teams to represent the once proud region in their ongoing cricket exploits. Once more in their choice of the same Test team that visited England last summer, to visit Zimbabwe for a two-Test series later this month, exposes a lack of knowledge of cricket lore and understanding of the game.
It seems to me that Courtney Browne as chairman and his fellow selectors Eldine Baptiste, Lockhart Sebastian and Travis Dowling reveal an absence of analytical evaluation which is the number one attribute of a competent selector.
If one chooses the very same team that just completed an unsuccessful tour it is for two reasons. Firstly, they (the selectors) are completely happy with the achievement of the present team and therefore have no hesitation to keep the squad together. There is a popular adage which states ‘never change a winning team’; the Windies selectors believe it means never change a losing team that has won at least one Test match regardless!