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CRICKET: Can Nicholas Pooran Do For the West Indies What Eon Morgan Has Done For England! – By Tony McWatt

By Tony McWatt

Nicholas Pooran

Now that he has been appointed captain of the West Indies ODI and T20 teams, Trinidad-born Nicholas Pooran might be seeking to emulate the outstanding accomplishments of England’s white-ball cricket skipper Eon Morgan. The question to be asked and answered is, can he?

Eoin Morgan’s tenure as England’s white-ball captain began ignominiously with the team having endured a most disappointing campaign at the 2015 ICC World Cup. Since then, however, Morgan has led England to championship victory at the 2019 ODI World Cup. The country’s first captain to ever do so.

Morgan was also at the helm for England’s top-four finishes at the 2016 and 2021 T20 World Cups. Indeed, since 2015 and under Morgan’s leadership, England has also been consistently ranked among the world’s top three teams in both of the ODI and T20 formats.          Continue reading

CRICKET: No more prima donnas in West Indies teams

By February 12, 2020

Last week Monday, Cricket West Indies’ selection panel released the names of the 15-member squad for the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) Series in Sri Lanka. It was not the routine formal announcement of a group of names but rather a statement to the international cricketing world to ‘sit up and take notice,’ that West Indies cricket is serious business once again.

Evin Lewis, the most outstanding batsman in the recent home series against Ireland, and the young Guyanese batsman, Shimron Hetmyer were the surprising omissions from the team for the Sri Lankan tour. According to Roger Harper, the Chairman of the Selection Committee, they “missed out due to the fact that they came up short in the fitness test.” Apparently, there are now new minimum fitness standards.

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