Friday, 14 October 2011

West Indies are the new Zimbabwe

Since the past five years or so, Bangladesh's only win used to come against Zimbabwe to a greater extent and very rarely Bangladesh was found to beat strong nations like Australia and India. Now, with Zimbabwe going out of focus, it looks like West Indies have taken their place when they had a hard fought victory against Bangladesh at Dhaka yesterday. There is no doubt that Bangladesh are not the easiest of the opposition to defeat or rather thrash like they were some eight years ago. They had a win in the only T20 game that was played a couple of days back.

In ODIs, Bangladesh are not far behind the West Indies and one need not find it tough to have betters putting their money on the game. Yesterday, the West Indies piled up 298 runs on the board with century from Lendl Simmons who top scored with 122 followed by Marlon Samuels' 71 off 78 balls. The result is not a tough one to guess but the way matches have been won by West Indies speaks for it. One can go through the entire West Indies team to see majority of the players having their talk only with the bat and the team lacks bowlers.

With as many as eight batsmen in their team, the total should have crossed 350 which didn't happen whatsoever. A score of 298 is no doubt a decent one but not with 8 batsmen in their side and not against a team like Bangladesh. Looking at their bowling chart, it can be said that Bangladesh are no short of talented players but what they lack at the moment is a well planning whether it is defending a total or chasing one. The Bangladeshi captain had only 3 of his bowlers bowling their complete quota of 10 overs out of the 7 bowlers who made it there.

Alok Kapali who went for just 4 runs an over was allowed to bowl just 6 overs while Abdur Razzak bowled 9 overs despite going in for over 7.00 runs an over. So was the case regarding Naeem Islam and Nasir Hossain who were given to bowl just 3 and 2 overs respectively. Bangladesh could have and should have won with the West Indian side having a scarcity of bowlers in their side needless to be said. But, fortunately, the West Indies' bowlers did a fab job in the end with every bowler having his share to the team. You might be interested in Movies reviews here after read and you can watch the movie at theater.

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