Seventeen-year-old left-handed middle-order batsman Ackeem Auguste will lead the West Indies Rising Stars team into the 2022 ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup tournament, which will be co-hosted by Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana. Auguste was given the distinction on Friday by the …Read More »
Chanderpaul appointed batting consultant for WI U-19s, as junior W/Cup preparations continue
Former West Indies cricket stand-out Shivnarine Chanderpaul will work with the West Indies Under-19 squad as a batting consultant, as the ‘Rising Stars’ continue preparation for the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, which will be hosted in the Caribbean from 4 January. Chanderpaul, who is the most capped player …Read More »
CPL 2020: Tale of two champions; are Tallawahs troubles a threat to TKR’s triumph?
Where on earth is Chris ‘Universe Boss’ Gayle? More importantly, where has he left the two-time CPL champions, the Jamaica Tallawahs? And why? Not, mind you, why has he left the franchise—that, his version of it at any rate, is already a matter of public record. My why is why …Read More »
Now that WI have a sports psychologist, are CWI people playing mind games?
About a dozen runs and Shivnarine Chanderpaul. In Monday’s Express, Fazeer Mohammed raised the very pertinent question of who is calling the selection shots. Why is the 39-year-old Chris Gayle, he asks—who unretired towards the end of the 2019 World Cup—included in an ODI squad which, according to the coach, …Read More »
W/Cup addict comments: Whither Windies: On DJ Bravo, Brathwaite, Holder and the “Universe Boss”
In a letter to the Wired868 editor last week, AJ writes that “the problems go way beyond the on-the-field representatives.” Hard to disagree, no? “Surely,” he ends, “those responsible for developing the strategy and hand-picking the players that produced these excruciating displays must also take responsibility for the resulting pain …Read More »
None so blind; flawed World Cup strategy makes WI look like amateurs
“World Cup front-runners like England and New Zealand have counterbalanced their explosive hitters, Jos Buttler and Martin Guptill, for example, with conventional, steady-headed players like Joe Root and Kane Williamson. They know that batting out the full 50 overs is key to victory. “The West Indies team management does not. …Read More »
W/Cup addict comments: How Holder’s howler compares with Kohli’s handling of his bowlers
Assistant coaches are the wretched of the earth; they may be called assistants but they offer little real help. Roddy Estwick is the assistant coach of the West Indies cricket team. According to Estwick, the West Indies’ 15-run defeat by Australia in last Friday’s crucial fixture, had “nothing to do …Read More »