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Today’s match, West
Indies versus Sri
Lanka, could turn out
to be the best match
yet of the series.
With its last effort
against India, Sri Lanka,
perhaps still smarting
from poor showings at
the Champions Trophy,
realised that there really
is nothing to fear in this
Conversely, West Indies will want to make serious
amends for a quite poor effort, and subsequent result,
against the same opponents last Friday.
How could a team be so cold, with some 25,000
similarly warm bodies in joyous, carnival-esque atten-
Anyway, acknowledged on recent results and reck-
oning, as best international football team and One-
Day International cricket team in world sport—Spain
and India—last week, were in exactly the same
When it really should have mattered most to win
respective matches, both fell flat, beaten badly by two
enterprising outfits, Brazil and Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka and Brazil realised that in order to beat
India and Spain, they had to change their approach,
not be defensive but to take the world champions out
of relative comfort zones.
Both Brazil and Sri Lanka had one aspect, two words,
in common last week. Massive aggression!
In Spain’s case, they probably thought that that
thumping they received from Brazil in the Confederation
Cup final was just an aberration, a one-off.
Having played so well since winning Fifa World Cup
2010 in South Africa and had it not been for the Brazil-
ians, who so decidedly destroyed them, Spain might
have gotten away with that thought too.
But the Samba Boys upped their tempo considerably
in that final at the famed Maracana Stadium.
Brazil must have learned from Spain’s game against
Italy, which Italy was unlucky to lose, noticing that
if the ball was moved very quickly, then Spain could
crumble, like any other team under great pressure.
India, too, could have used an old excuse—cricket
tiredness—after that battering by Sri Lanka at Sabina.
Instead, India reverted to what got them to No. 1
in the first place—strong, in-your-face, purposeful
batsmanship—down to No. 7, even with the absence
of regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Stunningly aesthetic, classical Rohit Sharma and
“The Basher,” Shikhar Dhawan, looked so at ease
putting on a smooth 123-0 in 23 overs, to be followed
by mesmerically exciting Virat Kohli with a magical
In Friday’s match versus West Indies at the Oval,
cricket’s world champion powered forward, grappling
and clawing themselves out of the hole dug in Jamaica,
caused by the dexterity of Sri Lanka’s batting.
Dwayne Bravo’s use of his bowlers also confused.
There is nothing written that says that any bowler
must be fully used simply because he is playing. One-
day cricket is a changing phenomenon by the delivery.
How could two front line bowlers, Kemar Roach
and, to a lesser extent, Tino Best, be allowed to complete
ten overs each, for a combined 120 runs, while the
two most frugal bowlers on the park, Darren Sammy—
eight overs for 28 runs, and Marlon Samuels—eight
overs for 39 runs, were not be allowed their full quota?
Batsmen Roach and Best did win that match for
West Indies in Jamaica last week, but this was a new
Sri Lankan Upal Tharanga must have heard my bel-
lows. No cricket team can rely on only two batsmen
to survive and win in today’s world. For the Sri Lankans,
those are Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.
Tharanga’s 174 n.o. against India was a welcomed
arrival for his team and highly reminiscent of pulsating,
flashing blades of another left-hander, Sanath Jaya-
Poise, purpose, aggression needed by WI
suriya, who in cahoots with
Romesh Kaluwitharana, advised
by former captain Arjune
Ranatunga, totally changed the
batting attitude to ODIs in 1996
Jayawardene’s cool approach,
with that pristine century versus
India, was the exact balance to
Kieron Pollard and Marlon
Samuels are now where Chris
Gayle was before the matches in
Before his 109 against Sri
Lanka two Fridays ago, Gayle’s
last significant ODI score of 50
or more was 15 innings previously;
125 against New Zealand, also in
Kingston in July 2012.
Desmond Haynes probably put
it best: “Reputations do not make
runs. Batsmen who buckle down
Ten innings ago in February,
“Polly” made 109 not out in a
losing cause against Australia but
has not passed 50 in nine ensuing
ODI innings since.
Similarly, Samuels has not
made substantial ODI scores, no
innings over 50, since his 126
against Bangladesh in December,
also nine ODIs ago.
Pollard and Samuels need great
runs to make up for debilitating,
distressing lack of input at the
crease. This cannot be good
enough from West Indies premier
batsmen. Much more buckling
down is required.
West Indies also seem to be
depending too much on Gayle’s
production, while his energetic
opening partner Johnson Charles
is evolving into the most devil-
take-the-hindmost style batman
Last Friday, India bashed West
Indies. Last week, Sri Lanka mas-
saged India, while Brazil under-
mined Spain with increased speed
So let it be for this last push
to the final for West Indies against
a rejuvenated Sri Lanka! Enjoy!
COLIN EH CROFT
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