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Where are the promising West Indies batsmen? – By Tony Cozier

Where are the promising West Indies batsmen?

By Tony Cozier  – February 28, 2015

Jermaine Blackwood

Jermaine Blackwood

Jermaine Blackwood, who made a good impression in his debut Test series, has only averaged 27 so far in the PCL © WICB Media Photo/Randy Brooks

For those everywhere who belong to the extended informal West Indies Cricket Admiration Society, the loss to Ireland in the World Cup opener and Friday’s trouncing at the hands of AB de Villiers and his merciless South Africans would have been as depressing as it is for West Indians themselves.

The constantly repeated cliché that “world cricket needs a strong West Indies” is based on fond memories of the unique brand of excitement provided by their great teams and players of the past. They filled the stands everywhere they went, once with 90,800 Australians on the Saturday of a Test at the MCG and close to 100,000 Indians whenever they played at Eden Gardens; through the 1980s they were not only widely popular but unbeatable.  Continue reading

Cricket World Cup 2015 – De Villiers carnage drives South Africa to record win

De Villiers carnage drives South Africa to record win

 SYDNEY, (Reuters) – AB de Villiers confirmed his status as the most destructive batsman in cricket with a magnificent unbeaten 162 from just 66 balls to lead South Africa to a record 257-run victory over West Indies in the World Cup today.

South Africa’s tally of 408 for five was the second highest posted in a World Cup match and a shell-shocked West Indies could only manage 151 in reply, Chris Gayle backing up his record 215 against Zimbabwe on Tuesday with a paltry three.

It was the joint fourth largest margin of victory by runs in a one-day international and also equalled the largest margin in a World Cup match, matching India’s 257-run win over Bermuda in 2007. Continue reading

Chanderpaul is world number one again – updated

Good to be number one again, says Chanderpaul

Caribbean News Now – May 1, 2012  – update

Chanderpaul is world number one again

Published on April 30, 2012 – caribbeannewsnow.com

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has regained the number one ranking in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen after hitting two half-centuries in the Dominica Test which Australia won by 75 runs to claim the series 2-0.

The series victory put Michael Clarke’s side ahead of India in third position on the Reliance ICC Test Championship table.

Chanderpaul, who won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in Dubai in 2008, scored 68 and 69 which earned him 19 ratings points and helped him to leapfrog South Africa’s duo of AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis into the No.1 position.  Continue reading

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