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INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIANS 1
Not surprisingly, Sri Lanka beat West
Indies 2-0 in two Tests. However, the
way it was achieved must give thoughts
that some present WI players have
completed their last Test innings.
SL beat WI in Test No 1 by an innings
and six runs. Not even batting twice
could WI (251 and 227) overhaul SL s first
innings 484. Test No 2 was closer, SL
winning by 72 runs after making 200
and 206. WI could only muster 163 and
171.These outings showed that WI does
not have attitude nor aptitude to win
regularly, despite celebrated presence of
Sir Garfield Sobers, a visit that must
have been bittersweet. The world s best
cricketer ever, despite even his tears,
could not cajole WI s players to better
Possible positives for WI were batting
by Jermaine Blackwood and Darren Bravo,
bowling of Devendra Bishoo and Jomel
Warrican, and all-around efforts of Kraigg
Brathwaite and captain Jason Holder. All
else who played in those Tests are skating
on very thin ice!
WI next play Australia in three Tests
starting December 9 at Bellerive Oval,
Tasmania. The interval until that series
gives WI s selectors an opportunity to
make desperately needed changes to this
seriously underperforming team.
Thus, the four-day WICB s Profes-
sional Cricket League 2015/16, especially
those games to be played by November s
end, take on extreme importance for
players who missed out on that SL tour,
such as Guyana s Verasammy Permaul
and Leon Johnson, hoping to impress.
Johnson s situation is confusing. His
last two Test innings were 54 and 44,
batting at No 3 against South Africa last
January, which WI lost by eight wickets.
Yet, given the mediocrity of present WI
batsmen, Johnson did not even get a look
in versus England or Australia, who
toured the Caribbean earlier, nor tour
Sri Lanka. Very strange but now, he must
Shai Hope s opening experiment has
been hopeless. He might be the future
but not to Australia, unless he improves
productivity in upcoming PCL. He looked
uncomfortable, out of place, devoid of
feet movement versus SL. Twenty-three,
06, 04 and 35, do not cut it at any level.
Even opening, Johnson could not have
A pertinent comment on Caribbean-
cricket.com, reference the recent death
of former WI opener Basil "Shotgun"
Williams, suggested: "Two hundreds in
a seven Test career and some get excited
about Shai Hope scoring a mere 35. Dif-
ferent times; different standards." Quite!
Left-arm orthodox spinner Permaul
may have missed an opportunity but
Warrican debuted well; match figures of
45-4-129-6. Those should allow War-
rican to continue to Australia s more
bouncy pitches. Again, the PCL should
Marlon Samuels is no longer an enig-
ma. Now he is just a failure and must
be dropped. Frequently compared with
Carl Hooper s batting ability, Samuels
SL Test trip was embarrassingly poor.
Even worse, he seemed totally uninter-
ested in proceedings, a player languishing
in that unsavory place called purgatory!
For a senior batsman with 61 Tests
and a Test average, like Hooper, only in
mid-30 s, there is absolutely no excuse
for Samuels anymore. Eleven, 00, 13 and
06 indicated his form and mindset so
WI s selectors must give him another
jolt of realism after such abject failure.
One problem, though, for WI s selec-
tors is that there are not many names
ready to replace Samuels or others who
should be dropped, like Denesh Ramdin,
and some of the faster bowlers too. PCL
cannot start early enough so that new
talent could, hopefully, evolve.
Ramdin may still be the best wicket-
keeper in the Caribbean, but his batting
has also been putrid so there must be
serious consideration given to a second
wicket-keeper on that SL tour, Shane
Dowrich, who could incidentally also
open the batting. Ramdin s 23, 11, 14
and 10 in two SL Tests must make his
position very tenuous indeed.
But it is with the faster bowlers that
WI has serious headaches. Kemar Roach
reminds me of when, inadvertently, my
Nissan Maxima Cefiro once ran out of
gas as I drove from San Fernando to Port
of Spain in T&T. Only deafening silence
was then heard as I coasted to a stop.
Like Roach now does as a supposed
fast bowler, I ambled to the nearest gas
station two miles away to get gas in a
can. Unlike Roach, that did not leave me
puffed. Two wickets in three SL innings
is absolutely poor for any frontline bowler.
Roach needs to be re-tooled, not re-
Shannon Gabriel is not getting better,
despite much attention to fitness. He is
still way too bulked up, not unlike a
USA s M-1 Abrams war-tank, to produce
that elasticity and flexibility to bowl flu-
idly, quickly and successfully. At least
those tanks have deadly ammunitions!
Jerome Taylor is simply marking time,
not even trying to bowl quickly anymore,
the most senior WI bowler only pro-
ducing just enough to get onto the next
tour, doing a good smoke-screen job too,
as he must realise that he is nearing the
end of his bowling stint. Against SL, he
had six wickets in three innings.
WI need newer players now. Drastic
changes must be made now! Enjoy!
needed now in
WI Test team
Sri Lankan cricketer Dimuth Karunarathne, right, successfully appeals for the dismissal of West Indies' batsman
Marlon Samuels during the fourth day of the first Test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Galle, Sri Lanka, on
October 17. Samuels was caught leg before wicket off the bowling of Rangana Herath for a duck. AP PHOTO
COLIN EH CROFT
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