“When is the BS coming out? [sic] arrest?! I’m not surprised my brother wasn’t selected, but with the recent changes in Wisconsin cricket administration, I held out some hope for improvement,” Dwayne wrote in a post on Instagram. “This is NOT acceptable, and I! I just can’t make sense of it! So here are my burning questions: What are the criteria for selection of the West Indies team? Surely it can’t be based solely on performance?
Haynes: Hayden Walsh was very close to selection
After lackluster outings in ODIs against India at home and Pakistan away, as well as in the T20Is against New Zealand at home last year, player Hayden Walsh Jr was left out of the West Indies squad and not selected for the World Cup. T20 in Australia. Before CPL 2023, he moved from the Barbados Royals to the Jamaica Tallawahs, but played only two games.
After he was dropped last year, Haynes said he had asked him to look at his bowling footage so he could work on his flaws.
“Last season I was the first one to go to Hayden when he lost confidence and I suggested ‘get a camera to watch where you’re bowling,'” Haynes said. “I thought at that time that he was not bowling well and that he needed help from outside just to get a look at him.
“This year I can tell you that I am very impressed with the way Hayden’s ball came out in this competition. We even made the suggestion to the West Indies Cricket Board to have Hayden in the 16th over and he will be in Antigua for the camp.”
“We were very impressed with Hayden,” Haynes said. “He used to be a two-dimensional player. He batted really well for the Leeward Islands, came on at some crucial moments and gave the Leeward Islands a really good partnership and got them some good runs. We were also very impressed with his batting.
“Hayden came very close to being selected and I am happy that he has regained his form. He is bowling well and will always be in our plans.”