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West Indies Grovel, Pathetically, As Australia Shows Them That They Are THE Masters!

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by Anura Guruge

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6/ IPL 2015
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7/ WI v England 2015 on Willow.  … … …

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My letter to the U.K. “The Times” asking for the West Indies to be eliminated from International cricket. Click to ENLARGE and read.

I have said IT before, let me say it again.

The West Indies should NO LONGER be allowed to play INTERNATIONAL Cricket.

The pathetic, apathetic, groveling performance in Hobart, against Australia, in the 1st Test, PROVED, conclusively, what I have maintained.

Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Bangladesh, England, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan & South Africa are NATIONS, proud ones at that, and those that play for those NATIONAL SIDES do so with PATRIOTISM & PRIDE.

There is NO NATION called the West Indies.

They are but a meaningless franchise and it shows.

There is NO PRIDE, no patriotism, NOTHING.

It is a bloody disgrace.

In 1976 the proud West Indians of that era smouldered when Tony Greig said he would make them grovel.

This bunch of pathetic pussies grovel without even been asked to.

STOP THIS CHARADE.

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From ESPN ‘cricinfo.com’. Click image for original.


Yes, Kraigg Brathwaite, who I have applauded in the past, did OK. But his 63.51% does NOT compare to Gordon Greenidge‘s (who my son is named after) efforts. For a start, Gordon, my hero, scored a century. Brathwaite, as if to PUNCTUATE what is wrong with the West Indies, fell short. In 1976 the West Indies WON by 425 runs. After Brathwaite the West Indies LOST by an INNINGS and 212 runs. Does not compare.

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From ESPN ‘cricinfo.com’. Click image for original.


‘Bumbles’, Botham & Other Commentators SO Wrong On England’s Prospects of Winning 1st Test Against Pakistan.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
1/
Letter to ‘Times’ re. West Indies.
2/
West Indies Women’s Team.
3/ WI wins a Test Match.
4/ WI v. Eng & parallel IPL 2015.
5/ IPL 2015
opening ceremonies.
6/ WI v England 2015 on Willow.  … … …

++++ Check Category ‘Cricket’ for many other related posts >>>>


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From ‘cricinfo.com’. Click to ENLARGE.


On the 2nd day of the 1st Test, in the UAE, as Pakistan declared at 523-8, and the players were trooping off, Bumbles, with Botham (I think) concurring, said something along the lines of: “Only one team can win this now. The best that England can play for is a draw”.

As a keen observer of the game, that surprised me. It seemed WAY too premature. If the score was 723 I could have had more sympathy.

As we all now know England came within a whisker of WINNING this Test and should have IF they didn’t stop play for bad light with 11 overs remaining. So Bumble and Botham were WAY off mark. To be fair they are usually very good, astute given their vast experience and canny as hell. This was atypical.

I thought Misbah declared too prematurely. So he wanted 23 overs against England that day. That was too much. He should have tried to have batted for another 5 overs and got at least another 20 on the board. Wahab is capable. He can bat. Those 20 runs could have made such a difference.

But the point. You can, NOT these days, ever call a Test match UNTIL, at least the 3rd innings. Remember how Sri Lanka won against India earlier this year?

Good Test match. Enjoyed it.