Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Darren Sammy must stop speaking nonsense

These days, the players from thee Caribbean have started speaking meaningless, which was evident when the West Indian captain Chris Gayle predicted a 4-1 victory for his team a couple of days back. And now, Darren Sammy has followed suit. This I guess that the only thing that the West Indian players can do. Darren Sammy expects his team to continue the good work his team was found doing. One has to go through all leading cricket sites to see what good West Indies team has been upto since a decade. If the recent past is considered, West Indies have lost the 3 match test series to Australia 2-0.

West Indies were even worse than the Pakistan team which lost all three test matches against Australia in the latter part of the series. Pakistan was able to bowl the Aussies for a score of 127 in the first innings of the second test at Sydney. But, it was the batting that never went along with their bowling which saw them lose the match by 36 runs. In the entire year of 2009, West Indies were able to win just one test match against which fortunately happened to be their only test series win. They have been whitewashed by Bangladesh for reasons which are not that important.

All that the West Indies could afford in the year 2009 was beating Australia in the T20 world cup and then enter the semi finals of the same. Then, in the ICC Champions' trophy they could not even win a single match when they faced Pakistan, Australia and finally India. Prior to that West Indies lost a home series to India 1-2 when India was fresh from the whitewash they suffered in the T20 world cup played at England. All that the West Indies could afford in the entire 2009 was one victory against India as mentioned, 2 ODI victory against England not without losing 3 other games to lose the series 2-3 to England.

Then comes the only victory against New Zealand when West Indies toured the same in the 5 match ODI series by a margin of 1-2. Then, Sammy speaks about the achievements of his batsmen citing the number of centuries each one has in international cricket. Sammy's statement in regard was

"I think most of the batsmen have been scoring runs, [Denesh] Ramdin has two hundreds Narsingh [Deonarine] one, [Brendan] Nash has some good scores and everybody should be happy with their game," Sammy said. "But like we know, Australia are always tough to beat but we just have to go out there and believe and execute properly. I love that word, I think execution will be our most important word there in Australia."

As a matter of fact, Ponting has 28 hundreds against his name. And batsmen like Shane Watson, Clarke and others have more number of hundreds compared to the entire West Indies' batsmen put together minus Gayle.

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