Archive for the ‘West Indian Cricket’ Category


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March 30, 2018

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Former Zimbabwe player Andy Flower has been assigned to pick the ICC’s World XI team to play a T-20 against West Indies a Lord’s on May 31, it is learnt here.The game has been organised to raise funds for two stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.

Andy Flower at Lord’s Ckt ground

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Afghanistan ambush Windies at Harare

March 26, 2018

Liam Brickhill, Courtesy of ESPNcricinfo

Afghanistan 206 for 3 (Shahzad 84, Shah 51, Gayle 2-38) beat West Indies 204 (Powell 44, Mujeeb 4-43, Naib 2-28) by seven wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Afghanistan eased to a seven-wicket win over West Indies in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier competition in Zimbabwe, bringing to completion a comeback that must rank among the greatest in cricket’s long history. Virtually written off after their disastrous showing in the group stage, Afghanistan rode on their self-belief – and a little bit of luck – to claim the trophy. Five days ago, Rashid Khan said “anything can happen”, and this Afghanistan team has shown that to be true.

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Munro creates T20 Record as Kiwis murder Windies

January 3, 2018
Varun Shetty, courtesy of ESPNcricinfo, 3 Janauuary 2018, where the title is Munro century headlines New Zealand’s drubbing of WI

New Zealand’s Colin Munro scored a powerful 104 off 53 balls in his side’s comfortable 119-run win over West Indies

New Zealand 243 for 5 (Munro 104, Guptill 63) beat West Indies 124 (Fletcher 46, Southee 3-21, Sodhi 2-25, Boult 2-29) by 119 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Colin Munro became the first batsman to make three centuries in T20 internationals as he laid the foundation for New Zealand’s battering of West Indies by 119 runs in their final match of the tour at Mount Maunganui. The left-handed opener followed up his two fifties from the previous games with a 53-ball 104 as the hosts swept the series 3-0. West Indies failed to register a single win on a New Zealand tour for the first time since 1999-00.

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The Man behind the Throw that created a Historic Tie: Joe Solomon

November 27, 2017

Brydon Coverdale, courtesy of The Cricket Monthly of ESPN, whose original choice of title runs as The man in the photo”

 He kept his cool to create Test cricket’s most exciting moment. And Joe Solomon, now 86, is still cool.

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Brian Lara’s Cowdrey Lecture Revealing Reflections

September 5, 2017

George Dobell,  courtesy of ESPNcricinfo, where the title is “Embarrassed by how West Indies played in the nineties – Lara”

Brian Lara has implored the top sides in world cricket “to ensure that the integrity of the game is upheld” and admitted there were times he was “truly embarrassed” by the behaviour of the West Indies side he represented.

  Michael Holding kicks the stumps in anger Getty Images

Lara, delivering the MCC Spirt of Cricket Cowdrey lecture at Lord’s, not only called on batsmen to “walk” but suggested the leading sides had a responsibility to “show the way and lead the way” in which the game is played.And, despite the outstanding record of the West Indies sides of the 1980s and early 1990s, Lara felt they were occasions when the tactics they employed resulted in them “playing the game in a way it should never, ever be played.” Read the rest of this entry ?


Hope stands out in Outstanding West Indian Victory at Headingley

August 31, 2017

Mark Nicholas in ESPNcricinfo, August 2017, with the title reading “Hope, Headingley: A Miracle”

Impossible, simply impossible. In all of West Indies cricket history nothing can have been quite so gloriously scatty, unlikely, improbable and, yes, let’s go there, as impossible as the victory achieved by Jason Holder’s team at Headingley. Only one team stands above them on the list of fourth-innings run chases at this hotbed of Yorkshire cricket, and that little lot became known as the Invincibles and were led by Sir Donald Bradman.

 Shai Hope–Getty Images

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Sathasivam: The Island’s Greatest Batsman,

July 20, 2017

Says Prof. Ravindra Fernando during Q and A with Dr. Hemamal Jayawardena
When I dropped in recently at the Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Colombo to get some guidance on some forensic aspects of child
abuse, a subject on which the professor is a pioneering expert, I noticed a book on his table on a subject that had nothing to do with forensic
medicine. It was titled, “Sathasivam of Ceylon – the Batting Legend”. This interested me and I went over a few pages. It took me a while to
realise that it was Professor Fernando who had authored the book, to my surprise. It was unusual as the book was not on medicine or a medically
related subject as he usually writes. It was on cricket! More accurately, about a cricketer. As we spoke more, I recalled reading a piece he had
written long ago on our ace wicket keeper, Kaluwitharana to the newspaper as well and realised that Professor is a keen cricket fan. This led to the
following interview which I thought will be of interest to all our readers.

 Sobers gifts Satha a memento

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