Mentor Phil Simmons approached West Indies overseers today to break the impasse that has star players occupied for the Test arrangement in Australia. Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy and Andre Russell are in Australia however playing in the Twenty20 Big Bash League while their national side battles. The West Indies were overwhelmed by an innings and 212 keeps running by the home side inside three days in the first Test in Hobart. "I'm completely baffled," Simmons told columnists in front of the second Test beginning at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. FULL SCORECARD: Australia versus West Indies, second Test at Melbourne
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"It's pleasant to see Russell rocking the bowling alley at 140 ticks [kph] and [batsman Dwayne] Bravo hitting three or four sixes and Chris [Gayle] in [the Big Bash]. It is baffling that we don't have them yet playing in a Test arrangement however it's something that has been continuing for some time." Simmons, who was suspended in September in the wake of censuring choice for the voyage through Sri Lanka before being restored a month ago, said it was a quandary the Caribbean supervisors needed to determine. Simmons, who was suspended in September in the wake of censuring determination for the voyage through Sri Lanka before being restored a month ago, said it was a situation the Caribbean managers needed to determine.
"It's up to the organization to work out how we get to the phase of, suppose New Zealand, in light of the fact that they have comparative things and they are getting every one of their players to play," Simmons said. "Furthermore, it's up to our organization and our managers to figure out how is the most ideal way that we can get these folks on the pitch." Dwayne Bravo a week ago terminated a salvo at those running the diversion in the Caribbean. "Times change and I surmise that is one of our issues, we tend to hang on a lot to the past and not concentrate on what's to come. That has been our defeat. It's excruciating to see the condition of our cricket," he said. Perused: Phil Simmons guarantees West Indies fightback against Australia in second Test at Melbourne
Bravo was stripped of the one-day captaincy a year back then let alone for the West Indies' World Cup squad after the group he skippered left their voyage through India a year ago in succession over contracts.