Windies winners get chicken dinner
Can you believe Darren Sami and Marlon Samuels? Can you believe how much spirit this West Indies group have got?
Michael Holding has a broad smile today.
I think the Windies were 6/126 or some such when these two characters came together last night against the might of England, the World’s best Test Cricket nation.
And all they did was add 170 plus unbeaten.
Samuels knocks up a ton after a great showing at Lords in both innings. He is a great comeback story and a fine young man. He and Chanderpaul have learned that patience is the greatest virtue of all in Test Cricket.
Sami is a blast literally, and nice to see him destroy that petulant profligate Graeme Swann, who has gotten too big for his budgie smugglers lately. Sami walks the walk….especially with the ball in hand or the bat being wielded. He is a true Captain and could be the calm voice of reason on the field that the Windies haven’t had since Clive Lloyd.
England don’t have Tremlett and Finn to throw at the Windies, but the Windies don’t have Narine, Bravo 2 Gayle and Taylor…and guess what, the Poms don’t like the fight the Windies are putting up because they’re expected to win.
What I like about the Windies is that the boys at the top of the order are picking up so much experience and improving at a great rate.
Barath, Powell and Bravo might not have gotten big scores last night but they are definitely wonderful players with a hell of a lot of potential.
Harnessing the pace attack and the spinners is now Sami and the Board’s big test.
They can be better than India and as good as Australia, England and South Africa if they get everyone on the same page.