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Sir Frank’s lessons for Pollard; time for WI to have a word with Hetmyer

Until Tuesday, my cricketing new year was going reasonably well. Early in the day, Virat Kohli’s India had whipped Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I. But Ben Stokes’ bowling boots had, not for the first time, trampled all over my dream of a hard-earned draw for Faf Du Plessis’ men. …

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Cover Drive (Video): “Were you entertained?” Lara discusses his unique style and legacy

Were you entertained?! Brian Lara, West Indies cricket legend and multiple record holder, shares how he developed his unique batting style, the legacy he hopes to have left, and the influence of his Trinbagonian heritage, in the seventh episode of Wired868 cricket series, Cover Drive:

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Media Monitor: Reporting quality the genesis of enduring WI woes? Writers needed to right cricket ship 

Asked to name his best-ever West Indies squad, Lloyd Best named as his very first selectee the dean of West Indian cricket writers, Tony Cozier. This was in the late 1990s; we did not yet know that, like the Israelites in the Old Testament, we West Indians would be condemned …

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Cover Drive (Video): Brian Lara on ingredients for greatness and epic Brett Lee showdown

Brian Lara, West Indies cricket legend and multiple record holder, discusses the ingredients necessary to be a sporting legend, his favourite batting partners, and THAT showdown with Australian pacer Brett Lee en route to his first Test century in Port of Spain, in the fifth episode of Wired868 cricket series, …

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Cover Drive (Video) DJ Bravo’s life as a T20 journeyman and why he can’t quit music

Dwayne “DJ” Bravo, Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) captain and two-time T20 World Cup champion, discusses life on the road as a T20 cricketer, the impact of Brian Lara and Beenie Man on his two careers, and why he won’t quit music, in the fourth episode of Wired868 series, Cover Drive:

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Cover Drive (Video): Brian Lara shares journey from Cantaro to West Indies stardom

Brian Lara, West Indies cricket legend and multiple record holder, discusses his journey from the streets of Cantaro streets to West Indies stardom, the current slump of the regional side and his favourite fielding position in the Caribbean, in the third episode of Wired868’s Cover Drive:

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