Sunday, 14 February 2010

No one can be a threat to Aussies from WI

Well I wonder as to whether one has to cite so specially that medium pacers from the West Indies can never trouble Australia in the on going 5 match one day series between the two countries? All that the West Indian pace attack at present in the series could boast about was the presence of Darren Sammy and Dwayne Smith, both of whom stand nowhere when it comes to the recent list of all time fast bowling greats. Now, the lone addition to the armory of the West Indian fast bowling line up is Kemar Roach who is thought to be available for the series decider at Gabba.

Even Kemar Roach is yet to make a name for himself in the list of fast bowlers. May be that at present, in this series or even worse, only in the upcoming 4th one day scheduled at Gabba, Kemar Roach can consider himself to be ahead of all other fast bowlers of his team. However, the lone fast bowler who could have been of a little bit of trouble for the Australian team would have been Dwayne Bravo, who is found battling injuries off late and has been replaced by a batsman in Wavell Hinds. This has been the strength of the West Indies fast bowling line up.

Forget about winning a series match against Australia, the West Indies team at present can't even think of losing after giving a tough fight to the hosts. And all that the West Indian fast bowling line up is found to have medium pace bowlers and no fast bowlers of the caliber of say Ambrose or Bishop. The lone bowler who could and up with a 4 wicket haul until now has been Ravi Rampaul who ended up with figures of 4/61 from his 10 overs giving away runs at the rate of 6.1 an over as compared to the below 5 an over run rate that Australia maintained in that game.

On the otherhand, Australia have more batsmen than the bowlers that the West Indies team can boast. West Indies bowling line up at present also includes the likes of Chris Gayle and Wavell Hinds who are rather considered as batsmen than bowlers. Australia have in them batsmen of the caliber of Shane Watson, Mike Hussey, Brad Haddin and Michael Clarke who can rip out any opposition let alone West Indies. By the way, the West Indies bowling line up can, with good fortune rock only non test playing nations with a doubt whether they can do the same regarding even Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

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