“When will BS [sic] Stop?! “I wasn’t surprised my brother wasn’t selected, but with the recent changes in WI cricket administration, I’m holding out some hope for the best,” Dwayne posted on Instagram. “This is unacceptable, I can just” It doesn’t make any sense! So here are my burning questions: What are the criteria for selecting the West Indies team? Surely, it can’t be based solely on performance?”
Haynes: Hayden Walsh was very close to being selected
After mediocre outings in ODIs against India at home and Pakistan away as well as T20Is against New Zealand at home last year, leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr was left out of the West Indies squad and was not selected for the T20 World Cup in Australia. Ahead of CPL 2023, he moved from Barbados Royals to Jamaica Tallawahs, but played only two matches.
After being dropped last year, Haynes said he asked him to take a look at his bowling shots in order to work on his flaws.
“Last season I was the first to go to Hayden when he lost his confidence and suggested that he bring a camera to watch him bowl,” Haynes said. “I thought at the time he wasn’t playing well and needed some help from outside just to get a look in him.
“This year I can tell you I was very impressed with the way the ball came off Hayden in this contest. We even put a proposal to the West Indies Cricket Board that Hayden would be in the last 16 and he would be in Antigua for the camp.”
“We were very impressed with Hayden,” Haynes said. “He used to be a two-dimensional player. He batted very well for the Leeward Islands, came on at some crucial times and gave the Leeward Islands a really good partnership and got some good runs. We were very impressed with his batting as well.”
“Hayden was very close to being selected, and I’m glad he’s got his form back. He’s playing well and will always be in our plans.”