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Best: The Old, the Young, the Unwanted; time for WI to kill the fatted calf

With the wicked stepfather now out of the picture, the prodigal sons are back in the fold. And recent results suggest that the West Indies cricket family is once again not doing too badly, thank you. But Dwayne John Bravo seems not entirely sanguine about the status quo. Bravo’s younger …

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Scalp by scalp, Walsh steadily stakes claim for T20 World Cup selection

Despite being a player on the regional scene since the 2011-12 season, Hayden Walsh jr had never really knocked on the selection door before the middle of the 2019 CPL season. In the third game of his debut regional season, he had impressed with returns of 4 for 47 against …

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Best: Lil pin does chook hard; Walsh jr settles question of WI size

Hayden Walsh jr stands only 5’7” in his socks. But since last October, he has been steadily rising to the challenge of being a West Indian cricketer at last. But no matter how high he climbs, even if he were a 6’4” Alzarri Joseph or a 6’7” Jason Holder or …

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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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Too early to promote Hetmyer? Too late to rethink bringing back DJ Bravo et al? 

Blank Bravo. Drop white ball Holder. Hand Hetmyer a promotion. If the West Indies are serious about moving towards the top of international cricket anytime soon, now is certainly the time to make bold moves. And, thankfully, it looks to me as if that is the direction in which we …

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CPL 2019: Starting from zero; might Shoaib Warriors’ perfect 20 give them an advantage over Pollard’s TKR?

Understandably, Shoaib Malik and the Guyana Amazon Warriors management and supporters are currently cock-a-hoop. So I think it may be appropriate today to remind them all of what the then West Indies coach said to Brian Lara in Sydney in 1992. The Prince of Port-of-Spain had just completed the superb …

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CPL 19: Easy as 1! 2! 3! TKR see off St Lucia Zouks for third straight win

Half centuries by Lendl Simmons and Denesh ‘Shotta’ Ramdin led the Trinbago Knight Riders to their third win on the trot with a convincing victory over the St Lucia Zouks at the Queen’s Park Oval on a searing Sunday afternoon. The signs are ominous for the other teams in the …

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CPL 19: Narine and Webster help TKR find kryptonite for Tallawahs ‘ Superman

No Bravo brothers. No Colin Munro. No problem! Last night, the two-time defending Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions, Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), eased to a convincing 22-run victory over the power-packed Jamaica Tallawahs outfit at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. During an interview with the CPL commentary …

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CPL 19: Pollard leads Trinbago Knight Riders to victory over SKN Patriots in opener

Prodigal son, Kieron Pollard, captained the Trinbago Knight Riders to a tense victory on debut with fellow debutant Jimmy Neesham, producing the all-round goods to deny the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League 2019 opener at the Queen’s Park Oval on Wednesday. Patriots won the toss …

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