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West Indies vs. England — Players’ Report Card

​”Some folks will say, ‘Oh, winning ain’t all!’ But I know it is all. At the end of the day, no one looks at the loser. So that is why we play to win.” — Sir Vivian Richards Broad to Blackwood, OUT! The Windies squad returned home without the Wisden Trophy and will remain with tag — Windies has not […]

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England Buries The Windies

Broad to Blackwood, OUT!  Strangled down the leg side, 10 for Broad! His first since 2013, would you believe?  England win by 269 runs and take the series 2-1. This was dug in halfway down the pitch. Blackwood shapes to pull, got a fair bit of bat on it – or maybe some glove – and Buttler took a sharp […]

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Windies Team Selection — A Spot Of Bother

West Indies: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 John Campbell, 3 Shai Hope, 4 Shamarh Brooks, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Jermaine Blackwood, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder, 9 Rahkeem Cornwall, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Shannon Gabriel “With the overhead conditions, there’s a little moisture in the surface and we’re going to try and make use of it,” said Captain Jason Holder. […]

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West Indies Seeks Upper Hand In Third Test — Preview

Got to have kaya now Got to have kaya now Got to have kaya now For the rain is falling Kaya — Bob Marley  West Indies won the first Test, credit to brilliant performances by Shannon Gabriel, Jermaine Blackwood, and skipper Jason Holder. However, in the second Test, Ben Stokes led an outstanding comeback against the Windies to give England a […]

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England Buried Windies In 2ND Test

Wake up and turn I loose Wake up and turn I loose Wake up and turn I loose For the rain is falling Got to have kaya now Got to have kaya now Got to have kaya now For the rain is falling Kaya — Bob Marley  England 469/9d & 129/3d vs. Windies 287 & 198 England beat the West Indies […]

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Holding — No Sympathy For Archer

Former Windies fast bowler and current Sky Sports cricket commentator Michael Holding has lashed out against Jofra Archer, the English pace bowler. Archer violated the rules governing the bio-secure environment in which the current Test series is being played between England and the Windies. His behavior could have exposed other players to the COVID-19 disease and cost the England and […]

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Bangladeshi Players Opt Out Of CPL

Three of Bangladeshi top players have opted out of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) this season. The players Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, and Mustafizur Rahman have turned down the opportunity to play because of the fear of the COVID-19. The players opined that it was not prudent to travel to the West Indies in what they termed “this difficult situation of […]

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Coach Phil Simmons Laments

In one of his recent utterances in the press, Coach Phil Simmons lamented that though his team has performed well in the first Test by beating England to go one-up in the three-match Test Series, the batters, in general, have not stepped up to the plate. “The fact that we had two guys getting 60s and a couple of guys […]

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Did England Overstay Their Time At The Crease?

England has been the front-runners in the 2nd Test match against West Indies. A first innings score of 469 runs set by the England batters is considered a huge score on this pitch, given the overcast conditions on day 1. The England team declared at 469-9 after playing 162 overs at a run-rate just under 3 (2.90 to be precise). […]

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Did Windies Lose 2nd Test Plot?

Cricket lovely Cricket, At Lord’s where I saw it; Cricket lovely Cricket, At Lord’s where I saw it; Yardley tried his best But Goddard won the test. They gave the crowd plenty fun; Second Test and West Indies won. Victory Calypso – Egbert Moore (“Lord Beginner”) It’s cricket, lovely cricket, and oh, what a return it has been thus far […]