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Windies have come a far way

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2012 | 12:00 AM


IT WAS good to see the fighting spirit and the determination of the West Indies team over the last two weeks. As West Indians, we really love the game. Even when we are losing, there is still light at the end of the tunnel. I am still wondering why it is taking the team staff at a match a while to analyse a situation.

For example, after Sammy brought the team within 30 runs of a winning chance, the game was handed to the Australians. I think that Roach is a more composed batsman than Narine, and two things should have happened to give us the upper hand in that situation:

1. Roach should have batted before Narine; and

2. The captain should have had more confidence in Roach, as it was a situation of less than two runs per ball that was needed to win the match.

The performance of the team has come a very far way, so we can't knock the West Indies team too much. We should wish them all the best in the rest of the series as we are looking to be the fighting unit that we were in the 1980s and 1990s.

James A.