Tuesday 17 May 2011

West Indies low scoring win

West Indies finally won a low scoring match.

The last time they won a match that had the first innings under 250 was in 2003. This is a long time ago.

Every other team in world cricket except Zimbabwe have managed to win at least one low scoring game in this time.

I have a theory that West Indies have always had good batsmen, but their bowling has been mostly suspect. In the few times that they have had good bowlers the have been world beaters. Now with Kemar Roach and Devendra Bishoo, they look like they have 2 x-factor bowlers, and with the excellent captaincy of Darren Sammy (possibly the first player picked largely for his captaincy since Lee Germon) they could have the makings of a good side.

However we have said that before about the West Indies. I remember Stephen Fleming saying that it was always good to play a team after they had played the West Indies, because they were always over-confident. He felt that anyone who had played the West Indies felt that they were better than they were, because they had underestimated how bad West Indies were.

A strong West Indies team is good for world cricket, so hopefully we can see them show the same fight in the rest of the series.

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