Guyana Chronicle – IT is one of cricket’s great mysteries that the Caribbean has produced so many great players, despite its small size relative to virtually all other cricketing nations.

Summary

  • The just concluded test series between the West Indies and Bangladesh is clear evidence of this, with the Caribbean’s mere few millions overcoming the 162 million who live in Bangladesh.
  • That 2-0 series victory returned West Indies to a rank above Bangladesh, even if we continue to languish at the bottom end of the test rankings.
  • Of course, the West Indies T20 team is generally renowned the world over as the best, despite the ICC’s rankings, while our one-day and test teams have largely lagged far behind.
  • Debutant Kemo Paul took critical top-order wickets, while Shimron Hetmyer was the driving force behind much of the Windies batting dominance in the decisive second test.
  • In Paul, Bishoo and Hetmyer, the West Indies seems to have unearthed real talents.


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