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Tony Gray — Keemo Paul Not Suited For Test Cricket

Former West Indies fast bowler, Tony Gray, said Windies newly minted bowling all-rounder Kemo Paul is not ready for Test cricket.

“Keemo Paul to me at this time is not suited to play Test cricket,” said Gray speaking on the radio program, Mason and Guest.

Kemo Paul was recently selected for the upcoming New Zealand tour by the Windies.

Gray expressed surprise at the selection of the 22-year-old all-rounder and deemed him unfit for the format.

“He’s too inconsistent with his bowling, he tries too many things and he cannot work to a game plan.  In Test cricket you need a plan.  You need the sort of deliveries to be patient but also having the wickets to take deliveries but the thing about him is he is not patient.  His batting has declined too,” he added.

Paul has already played 3 Test matches, making his debut against Bangladesh in 2018, and has taken six wickets in his three games while conceding 189 runs. 

On the sports program, Gray also argued that there were enough seamers already in the squad, and it would have been better to keep the discarded batsman Shai Hope in the squad.

Earlier this year, Paul was invited to join the Windies team for the tour of England but along with Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer turned down the series due to health concerns.

Nigel Bell Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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