Yet So Distant, So Close-Story of missed opportunities by West Indies Cricket Team


Ever since, the West Indies have been well known for their Calypso brand of cricket identical with spirit and talent.

Story of missed opportunities by West Indies cricket team
Story of missed opportunities by West Indies cricket team

However, over the last couple of decades, the West Indies team has been on a stable failure. When the West Indies boarded on an expedition to participate in the 12th world cup held in England, they expect that Caribbean side will recover their affluence. Also, the Caribbean side smashes the ground by running on an accurate memo by exceptionally Pakistan at Trent Bridge.

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To brand it as a wonderful day, the Nicholas Pooran and Chris Gayle played a series of attention-grabbing shots to offer the best finishing touches. The way Pooran waltzed downcast the track and despicably tonked Wahab Riaz through a line and gave a sight of bravado on display. Unluckily, when the tournament proceeded, it has twisted out to be a deceitful start and the movement of West Indies became more identical with the infrequent ruptures and near-misses of separate cleverness. At last, the West Indies had ended a humble ninth on the points table.

What pulled them back?

The power hitters of West Indies have kicked chiefly to adapt to the setup of 50-over. Usually, 50-over cricket always needs a unique speed towards making an innings, where the clever revolution of assault in the middle overs becomes a key feature. The absence of nous in the batsmen of West Indies can be capsulized by their game against Australia. So, the West Indies were on their path to closure a morale-boosting win. At the end of 38th over, the Caribbean Sea required to score more than six runs per over with both Russell and Holder at a crinkle, in the very next over, the Russell tried another hike and was discharged after gathering a border off Mitchell Starc. After few overs, the two some of Carlos Brathwaite and Holder also trying to hike the score of Australia and the great approach could have been to play out the backbone of Australia and search to take on slighter bowlers.

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What is on the highlights spool?

Other than the excellent show of West Indies Versus Pakistan, the best part of their drive will be superb hundreds of Brathwaite in the important game against the New Zealand at Old Trafford. On a positive side, the trio of Hope Hetmyer Pooran will provide confidence to the West Indies, which they can create the basis of a power batting stroke up in a future. Even though, the Jofra Archer has slipped away from the radar, so the West Indies have encouraging the pacers such as Alzarri Joseph, Clinton Pestano, Odean Smith, Chemar Holder, Keon Harding and Co. Finally, it comes down to whether reason chamber of West Indies can connect the beginning skill coming via the ranks. Along with it, they want to identify a balance between the players of West Indies who are participating in T20 leagues across the globe as well as in the International cricket.

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