Yahoo7 News Australia – Past and present: Garfield Sobers (R), presents debutant John Campbell (L) with his cap before the start of the first Test against England in Barbados as West Indies captain Jason Holder (3R) looks on

No cricket team have their own celebrated past used against them quite like the West Indies.

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  • Past and present: Garfield Sobers (R), presents debutant John Campbell (L) with his cap before the start of the first Test against England in Barbados as West Indies captain Jason Holder (3R) looks onNo cricket team have their own celebrated past used against them quite like the West Indies.
  • Roach, however, didn’t have to be Marshall or Joel Garner as he ripped through England’s top-order with a return of five for 17 in a first-innings total of 77 all out that set up Saturday’s colossal 381-run win for the West Indies in the first Test at his Kensington Oval home ground in Barbados.
  • And West Indies captain Jason Holder, one of six Bajans in the side, didn’t have to bat like Garfield Sobers, the island’s greatest cricketer, as he struck a majestic 202 not out in the same match.
  • Admittedly, England began the series third in the world Test rankings compared to West Indies’ eighth, a reflection of the Caribbean side’s recent struggles in New Zealand and Asia, where they suffered four defeats.
  • Past and present: Garfield Sobers (R), presents debutant John Campbell (L) with his cap before the start of the first Test against England in Barbados as West Indies captain Jason Holder (3R) looks onRoston Chase forced an English collapse in the second innings of the first Test, taking a startling eight for 60 in a match that ended with more than a day to spareJason Holder has made an impressive captain for a youthful side forged in adversityCWI chief executive Johnny Grave says his side is spending big on first-class cricket


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