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From Worst Indies to Best Indies

Published:Wednesday | February 25, 2015 | 2:04 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The West Indies, who was up to recently dubbed the minnows of the cricket world, has got back their rightful place in cricket as they once did when they were on top of the world. The West Indies first created history when the team outclassed Pakistan by beating them by 150 runs. The West Indies totally dominated Pakistan in the field of play where Pakistan made the worst start to an innings in World Cup history, (the previous worst was Canada against Zimbabwe in 2006) Jerome Taylor dismissed three payers with just 18 balls where only three runs were made. History was also created when the West Indies captain Jason Holder became the youngest captain to win a World Cup game at 23 years old, more than 230 days younger than the previous record which was held by Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh.

In the case of Zimbabwe, Chris Gayle hit the first double in century in World Cup history where the West Indies beat them by 73 runs using the Duckworth Lewis method. He also added another ODI record 372 for the second wicket wIth Marlon Samuels. Jerome Taylor claimed another 3 wickets for 38 runs and this seems as if the West Indies are now on a roll. They have totally dominated their last two games and it seems as if they are on a course to earn their rightful place in the annals one of the of the greatest cricket teams in World Cup history. For instance, history was also created in this match where it was the highest world cup score; it was the 3rd highest of all time ODI score and there was no 100s in previous 19 ODI innings. The West Indies, therefore, has the potential to move from strength to strength and will be a good force in this world cup. Lets' root for them!

DANIEL MORGAN

Regional Headquarters

University Of The West indies

Mona Campus