(Original post by bikerx23)
It must be frustrating for lara to be so essential to the teams performance, although sarwan seems to be standing up at the moment...
Where chris gayle by the way? I haven't been keeping up to date with WI cricket, but surely he would be the first name on the list bar lara!
Hussey is an amazing player though - if you can remember in the one dayers before the ashes he was consistently scoring unbeaten 70+ scores - a truly amazing batsman.
Gayle is having an ooperation to solve a blood problem or something. I think.
Anyway, hope he gets better, and gets back into the team soon because they need every bit of help they can get if they want to claw their way into victories against top teams again. Especially if Lara retires soon.
Hussey is amazing, there's plenty of Aussies who would walk into any other side but struggle to get into the team, eg Law.
(Original post by pete77)
Too much politics in WI cricket !
Sponsorship rows etc
They are improving however you do expect them to lose to Aussies !
How can u feels sorry for a team that do not perfom to potential ie look at batsman Gayle, Chanderpaul etc never seem to do much at all
I think this is good for them actually, they did some great catches and showed great passion for a while. Playing the best seems to have brought out their best as well, and Lara 226 speaks for itself. It's a shame that as soon as Aussies fought back again tonnes of mistakes crept in, the easiest caght and bowled chances you'll ever see went down etc... they need to stay motivated no matter what, that's what makes a great team eg Pakistan beating us in the first test was because of that in the final day.
Their batting may underperform but it's their bowling which is the real crisis. For a start no spinner. We can insult Giles all we want, but at least we have somebody we can trust enough to use vs the best in the world. What will Indies do when they tour a south Asian country?
Then they only have a couple of decent fast bowlers, and their opening ones are poor, though Edwards has his days...