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West Indies’ innocuous approach towards 2021 World T20

West Indies has been one of the strongest teams to have played T20I cricket over the years. Their players who were part of that crop that helped build the team since 2005 are still playing. Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Fidel Edwards, Kieron Pollard, Kemar Roach are a few who are still playing T20Is for West Indies since their debut in the mid-2000s. That … Continue reading West Indies’ innocuous approach towards 2021 World T20

The West Indies Pace-Quartet of the 70’s

Pace bowling is a skill in itself; a skill which is aesthetically good to see and feel. It also makes one wonder about the efforts and stress required to master that skill. And it is not just labour work or about speed; it requires a bowler to have a sound presence of mind so as to where, whom and when to bowl. The pace quartet … Continue reading The West Indies Pace-Quartet of the 70’s

Curtly Ambrose’s Demonic Spell in Perth (WACA) ’92/93

People who have read and heard about the 1960 series of Australia vs West Indies will know how high voltage and high octane contest it was. You may sip your beer and eat chips over it for one moment and the other moment you may spit out the beer or may bite your finger because of the scenes you witness on the ground. The 1993 tour … Continue reading Curtly Ambrose’s Demonic Spell in Perth (WACA) ’92/93

Patrick Patterson: Finding Cricket’s Lost Legend

Back in 2016, Lords hosted a ‘Legendary Wicket-Keepers Dinner’ which was graced by few of the finest keepers from the 1980s and prior to that. As part of a QnA session, when someone asked Jeffery Dujon as who was the fastest bowler he kept wickets to, he immediately answered, “Patrick Patterson“. He went on to say: Patrick Patterson was the quickest of the lot. He … Continue reading Patrick Patterson: Finding Cricket’s Lost Legend

Kieron Pollard: MI’s MVP for ages

Mumbai Indians has always been one of the strongest teams in the history of IPL. Its core members are dynamic cricketers. They know how to handle the intense and crucial situations and they know how to win from thereon. Four times champions, Mumbai Indians are invincible in every department. The balance which the players give to the side only makes the team stronger. Many players … Continue reading Kieron Pollard: MI’s MVP for ages

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Malcolm Marshall: The one-handed seven-wicket haul

We’re back to the English summer of 1984 in which West Indies brutally defeated the hosts by 2-1 in the ODI series followed by the famous ‘Blackwash’. The ODI series was already highlighted by one of the most epic batting performances of all-time, in which Sir Vivian Richards scored a mind-blowing 189*. At this point, no one believed that there would be a more defining … Continue reading Malcolm Marshall: The one-handed seven-wicket haul

The Three W’s of West Indies Cricket

In the early 20th century, the English and the Australian teams had highly gifted and talented players like Sir WG Grace, Len Hutton, Sir. Jack Hobbs, Don Bradman, Bert Oldfield, etc. Other cricketing nations didn’t have so many talented players. But then, in the mid 20th century i.e. in January 1948, there came two of the highly talented cricketers debuting for West Indies: Everton Weekes … Continue reading The Three W’s of West Indies Cricket

Vivian Richards’ 189* against England

It was in the days of thin bats, no helmets and deadly bouncers, the days when a team would struggle to score over a hundred runs together, the days when scores over 150 were made just four times in the history of the game and the days when Sir Vivian Richards was playing. Hitting a four was considered a skill back then and hitting a … Continue reading Vivian Richards’ 189* against England

Brian Lara 153* against Australia, 1999

Well, West Indies lost not one, not two but a humiliating five Tests in a row in South Africa before the series against Australia. The Aussies were by far the best team at that moment in 1999. It was indeed a very tough task to beat the Aussies even away from their backyard. Now, Brian Lara and his troops came to the Caribbean Islands after … Continue reading Brian Lara 153* against Australia, 1999