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Searching questions should be
asked of both West Indies teams---
men and women---about demitting the
competition at ICC
World Twenty20 (T20)
Bangladesh at the semi-
I feel especially for
West Indies women s
team. Captain Merissa
Aguilleira and her ladies
fought down to the wire,
deserving better than los-
ing in the semi-finals.
They played generally
Somehow they cannot
seem to get over their
women---try as they might.
But it also goes to show that no team
should take any other team for granted.
Had West Indies women beaten
lightly-regarded India women in their
final Group B match, and topped that
group, then they would not have had
to play Australia women at all in that
semi-final, but would have played
South Africa women
instead, whom they were
much more likely to beat!
England women, who
now find themselves in
today s final, should have
been West Indies
women s biggest stum-
bling block in Group B,
but West Indies women
beat them by a confi-
dence-boosting nine runs.
West Indies women
Bangladesh women by a
massive 36 runs, while
being even more ruthless
in thrashing Sri Lanka women by an
eight wicket margin.
Then, when they had the opportunity
to top the group by beating lowly-rated
India women, West Indies women
tanked badly, somehow losing, quite
embarrassingly, by a mammoth nine
Why West Indies women, having
already qualified for semi-finals, would
have let up on the intensity when play-
ing against India women is a question
that both head coach, former West
Indies opener Sherwin Campbell and
captain Aguilleira should have to
In competitions such as these, win-
ning should be the only objective,
That lethargy backfired big time, as
India women won convincingly, then
Australia women won the semi-final
In sports, beating an opponent who
had beaten you often in the past does
not only take Herculean physically
efforts, but also tremendous psycho-
logically superior thought processes,
sometimes even playing and thinking
way outside of the standard box.
West Indies women lost to another
Antipodean team, New Zealand
women, in semi-finals 2010. In 2012, they lost
to Australia women, a team that always gives
them severe horrors, by 28 runs in Sri Lanka.
Now, again, they have lost to Australia women
in Bangladesh by the tantalizingly meagre eight
Aguilleira and her team must be devastated.
They had a massively good chance of, for the
very first time, bringing home the World T20
women s trophy. The 2016 edition cannot come
soon enough for them!
Conversely, West Indies men s semi-final
against Sri Lanka was nothing like their final
and subsequent victory of 2012, not even a
faint shadow thereof.
If anything, Sri Lanka looked and acted the
more confident of the two teams, even though,
after that 2012 competition winning victory,
West Indies should have been flying high.
Questions have to be asked too of West Indies
head coach Ottis Gibson and captain Darren
Sammy about the make-up of that semi-final
Twenty (20) overs give no leeway whatsoever
for second guesses, so whenever situations
demand, changes must be instituted immedi-
ately, if not sooner!
West Indies men depended much on spinning
exploits of Samuel Badri and Sunil Narine, and
to a just lesser extent on left-arm pacer Krish-
mar Samtokie, but there were always still eight
overs to cover.
So, by what yard-stick, exactly, did Andre
Russell, who had already bowled two very
expensive overs, costing 22 runs, before his
third, which was similarly costly, 15 runs, qualify
to bowl this third over; Sri Lanka s last?
That decision made no sense at all. At 160-
6, Sri Lanka had probably made 20 runs too
It was as if Sammy was actually scared to
If you doubt me, read on, please!
So Dwayne Bravo could not bowl, due to an
injury, but after Santokie had had his worst
day at the Championships, a very expensive
4-0-46-2, how could Sammy then justify using
the similarly costly Russell instead of himself?
For the record, Sammy had 1-0-9-0 against
India, as West Indies bowled 19.4 overs in a
losing effort. He made 11.
He then bowled 1-0-6-0 when Bangladesh
made 98, to lose by 73 runs. Sammy made 14
When Australia made 178, Sammy bowled
1-0-16-0, but made up with a match-winning
34 not out from 13 deliveries.
That was bettered against Pakistan with a
bombastic 42 from 20 deliveries, but he did
not have to bowl as Pakistan were bundled out
In the semi-final versus Sri Lanka, as the
2012 s beaten finalists accrued that eventual
match-winning 160-6, again Sammy did not
bowl, but Chris Gayle and Russell gave away
47 needless runs from four overs.
So overall, in five games, Sammy, captain of
defending champions West Indies, and sup-
posedly a bowling allrounder in this team,
delivered in total, three overs for 31 runs---pre-
ferring to allow Russell, always possible to be
slogged, to bowl many more overs than he
You can make your own conclusions, as, in
life and in cricket, anything can be justified!
West Indies bowlers let them down
COLIN EH CROFT
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