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Explained: Why John Campbell, Shai Hope’s record 365-run opening is significant

Indian Express – John Campbell and Shai Hope after their record partnership.

Summary

  • Photo by West Indies CricketJohn Campbell and Shai Hope’s world record 365-run opening partnership against Ireland has to be taken seriously.
  • So, Campbell scoring 179 runs off 137 balls and Hope making 172 off 152 deliveries add serious muscles to the West Indies top-order, with an eye to the World Cup.
  • The 25-year-old is not in the West Indies World Cup squad, but the teams are allowed to make changes till May 23 and a good tri-series could bring Campbell in contention.
  • Also in Explained: Stumper MS Dhoni – Fast hands, faster brainAn excess of batting riches will give the West Indies team management a happy selection headache in the World Cup.
  • The ‘perfect competition’ will serve the West Indies cricket well in the World Cup.


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