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Jason Holder

Stings of Holder’s absence and the West Indian bid for a bright future

"Interesting times and unchartered glories lie ahead for the West Indian team if they act true to the words of their captain who will leave no stone unturned in pursuance of his dream for his nation" Cricket is a team...
England

 Joe Root finally rises above all

Joe Root's bat has smiled again...... The burden of carrying a whole nation’s expectations, like every coin, has two sides. If you perform well enough, you won’t feel a lighter thing than that in the whole world but in case...
Mark Wood

Mark ‘Express’ Wood rocks West Indies

Mark Wood’s spell on second day led to a sensational West Indian batting collapse and it might have revived Wood’s Test career…… One of the most exciting things for me to follow, during the Ashes 2015 in England, was an...
England

England show resolve, at last

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler rescue England on Day 1…… I always wish that a West Indies return to glory days will take place at Sabina Park at Jamaica, one of the most historic and famous stadiums in cricket history....
Jonny Bairstow

Why England batsmen should adopt composure rather than aggression in St. Lucia

An aggressive batting is exciting to watch, but it should not be at the cost of composure and steadiness..... Patience, grit, perseverance, and stubbornness (to give up) - these are the tenets which serve as the ultimate requirements to succeed...
Jason Holder

Jason Holder will be missed, but West Indies still have in them to win...

The ban on Jason Holder hurts, but was not totally unreasonable. Yet, in spite of the absence of the superb all-rounder, the West Indians do not lack the firepower to inflict a blackwash..... The saga of England being trounced by...
Cricketvideo

Video: West Indies conquer Antigua

It took just three days for West Indies to seal the series. The lively pace of West Indian pacers and the grit and determination of their batsmen helped to script yet another thumping win. Deep Dasgupta and Arunabha Sengupta discuss...
Ben Stokes

The England batting line up is almost entirely composed of a number of Nos...

A lot of the players in the England side must be confused about their roles..... The totals managed by England on this tour of West Indies until now have been 77, 246, 187 and 132. For a side that pretends...
Alzarri Joseph

Alzarri Joseph: The hero of the day

"There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart" Washington Irving The bond between a mother and son cannot be explained in few words. For a son, his...
Darren Bravo

Boring to watch, but West Indies batting need such resolve according to demand of...

“Their ability to pivot on the back foot earlier helped them to weather the storm well. England tried their level best to bring West Indian batters forward, but it was a day where they won’t commit a silly mistake...
Brathwaite

The West Indian fast bowlers make one nostalgic, but the batting has miles to...

Messrs. Roach, Gabriel, Holder and Joseph do invoke memories of the great West Indian pace bowling quartets of the 1980s. But what do we do about the missing Greenidge, Haynes, Richards and Lloyd?  It does take a while to grow...
Joseph

Antigua track was spiteful, but delivered enough excitement

“Well, some high-quality pace bowling, a spiteful deck and tough character displayed by two batsmen on such a deck – what more does one need to enjoy Test cricket”? “People come to stadiums to watch boundaries and sixes” had been...
Cricketvideo

Video: Stunning West Indies!

West Indies started as the underdogs against one of the best Test sides in the world. But at the end of the day, the memories of 80s and 90s were revived by a joyful Caribbean unit. England were simply...
Cricket

The line up of the England side is recipe for inconsistency

The England coach’s bafflement at England’s inconsistency is more baffling than the inconsistency itself. The very makeup of the side is the recipe of variance, and the outcomes should be expected..... Trevor Bayliss comes across as clueless. He cannot seem...
Cricket

West Indies should be wary of resurgent England

"The West Indies did good work in Barbados. Now they have the opportunity to do even more in Antigua" Seventy-seven all out was a shocker. Being dismissed for 77 meant there was no way back for England. The West Indies...
Cricket

England learn a harsh lesson following loss against West Indies

"It was a spineless performance from England especially from their batsmen in the first innings. They have shown that batting depth does not necessarily guarantee runs and instead should work on getting their balance, and combination right for their...
Cricket

Jason Holder: Leading from the front

Without a doubt, Jason Holder is one of the best cricketers in the world right now……. “Our consistency is something that has really plagued us in the past, particularly, with our batting. Our batting has probably let us down on...
Roach

West Indian devastation at Barbados

West Indies revived the memories of past in the most brutal fashion…… 46 all out in 1994 51 all out in 2009 77 all out in 2019 Over the years, Barbados has not given England anything to cheer for. Even though the...
Cricket

The persistence of Ben Stokes cannot be undermined

Ben Stokes bowled brilliantly to create pressure from one and fetch crucial wickets The first Test at Bridgetown Barbados started off with a surprise choice by the English think-tank to omit Stuart Broad and consider playing two spinners at...
Broad

Is Stuart Broad’s time coming to an end?

England ignore Stuart Broad, yet again...... “The new overthrows the old,” said Michael Carleone played by Al Pacino in The Godfather III, “it’s natural.” An up and coming gangster had made an audacious play in an effort to garner recognition and...

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The Victory Tests: Part 1 – The Backdrop

In this series, Arunabha Sengupta relates the tale of the Victory Tests played between England and the Australian Services as a celebration of the...