Legends complain West Indies’ woes as ‘a cricketing disaster’: Cricket, News


  • Windies lost by an innings and 209 runs in the first day-night Test in England

  • It is now 17 years given that a West Indies side won a Test in England

  • West Indies have not won an away Test series, other than vs Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, for 22 years

With a callow going to group looking helpless in the lack of their finest players and losing 19 wickets in one woeful day on Saturday, the overwhelming sensation was summed up by former England captain Michael Vaughan, who stresses over yet more humiliation for the visitors.

“I actually fear that this series could be one of the saddest for Test cricket,” Vaughan informed the BBC, before the second Test that begins in Leeds on Friday.According to another former captain Geoff Boycott in the Daily Telegraph paper, there could be no space for English celebrating due to the fact that the Windies surrender at Edgbaston had been so”agonizing to view. “”This West Indies lot

are the worst Test match team I have seen in more than 50 years of watching, playing and commentating on cricket, “Boycott wrote.”They cannot bat and cannot bowl.

I take no enjoyment out of stating this as I bet some of the best players the world has ever seen using the maroon cap of the West Indies.” It is a cricketing tragedy to see the West Indies like this … It is just sad to see a once-proud cricket Test group lower than any I have actually ever seen prior to.”The unhappiness was felt much better to home, too, with the

excellent Antiguan quick bowler Curtly Ambrose telling the Daily Mail paper:”It does injure. And it has actually reached a point where it is really awkward. “In the meantime, I’m simply hoping West Indies can complete at Headingley and

Lord’s(in the third Test) due to the fact that what we have actually seen so far has actually been pathetic.”It is now 17 years since a West Indies side won a Test in England and, as Vaughan

suggested,” each time they have arrived here, they seem to have worsened.” The halcyon days of those awesome 1980s and early 1990s teams, when Ambrose and his fellow pace

devils motivated worry and batting blasters like Viv Richards looked so imperious on English trips, have actually never ever felt more like pre-history. The problems that have actually besieged the sport in the Caribbean for so long were highlighted brutally in the Edgbaston ordeal.

The West Indies may be the Twenty20 world champs but the essentials of that victory-likeChris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy – now play financially rewarding T20 competitions around the globe instead of representing the West Indies after constant pay disputes with Cricket West Indies.The world T20 win

and the under-19 team’s world champion victory last year inform of skill and potential that can still be utilized in the Caribbean game.Yet at Test level, the internal conflicts have actually caused serial under-performing with the Windies having not won a Test series away from house, other than versus the’minnows ‘Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, for 22 years.Without senior gamers to assist them, it was the way the young team folded so meekly at Edgbaston that upset Ambrose.”I talked with Sir Viv Richards and Sir Andy Roberts at length prior to and throughout the Test about how we utilized to control world cricket, about our pride and passion. That’s what’s lacking,”composed Ambrose. “What worries me is that I do not believe these players know exactly what West Indies cricket suggests to West Indians and fans of the international game.

Individuals feel unfortunate for us and that’s just not right.Ambrose was desperate to see an improvement at Headingley.”Return with aggressiveness, confidence and dedication,”he commanded the class of 2017. “Our history and the pride we when had in our

cricket requires it.”


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