While the West Indies was crushed in their worst ever defeat by the English team, the selectors are yet not finding it fit to select the best possible players available to play for the West Indies team.
The defeat by 186 runs was indeed humiliating. But, it means that the team, which was once at the helm of world cricket, is now at the very bottom of the ladder. The West Indies team was completely whitewashed when they took a 3-0 drubbing.
England pulled off their first ever clean sweep in an ODI series in the Caribbean.
Alex Hales and Joe Root both slammed magnificent centuries, as the Englishmen put on their highest total in the Caribbean. The West Indies bowlers were unable to bowl out the English batsmen. However, the captain was poor at setting the field and batsmen found runs easily to score.
As for the West Indies, their batting collapsed again as none of the batsmen were able to score a half century. The Caribbean people are at a lost and cannot come to their senses to appreciate the West Indies team’s dismal performance.
Meanwhile, hats off to the Guyana Jaguars!
The fighting spirit and determination was visible as the Jaguars crushed the Scorpions by seven wickets, taking the lead position in the CWI/ PCL Digicel Regional 4/Day Tournament.
The Jaguars are in a strong position in this year’s 2017 four-day tournament, with three matches to play at home, the Jaguars are a hot favoutite to win the tournament.
They are presently playing Trinidad and Tobago’s Red Force in Trinidad and this match will be keenly contested. Guyana’s bowling will be further strengthened with the inclusion of Devendra Bishoo in the team. It is most likely that the Jaguars will play all three spinners in their team.
The four-day tournament, however, is not producing quality batsmen. The coaches must motivate our batsmen to play long innings and make big hundreds. The wickets are much better for batting. The batsmen in the West Indies team are not making enough runs for our bowlers to bowl at.
As a result, the West Indies team is not winning. The regional tournament must be the place where our players must stamp their authority and demand their place in the test squad. As for the fielding, this is the weakest area and the coaches must work hard on the players for them to improve in their fielding.
The remaining matches in the four-day tournament will be much more exciting and interesting.