An easygoing examination of the South Africa v West Indies test arrangement which finished today would uncover huge numbers of the blemishes which have tormented West Indian cricket and denoted its fast decay this century.
Poor organization, instructing, captaincy and group choice have all been clear. Eagerness, induced by the IPL, poor train, an absence of aspiration, a nonappearance of pride prompting player truancy, little assurance or the stomach for a battle and next to no knowledge or stamina have all been there for those arranged to see them.
Since 2002, other than arrangement against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the West Indies have won just three, all at home. How unique everything was over the most recent two many years of the twentieth century. From 1980 until the point when 1995 West Indies did not lose an arrangement. What are the purposes behind the change? It is in no way, shape or form sure that the organization, training or captaincy were significantly superior to anything they are presently. Surely there was a more prominent pool of ability accessible, especially in quick knocking down some pins and there were world class batsmen however the genuine partition comes in the state of mind of players. Most showed a pride in playing for their nation, an awareness of other’s expectations and self conviction. Batsmen were set up to play long innings and did not blessing their wickets to bowlers. In spite of the way that Roberts, Holding, Marshall, Garner, Croft, Daniel, Ambrose and Walsh were all truly brisk bowlers, they were not continually separating with wounds, as is by all accounts the case with the cutting edge West Indian quick bowler. Despite the fact that they rocked the bowling alley at high pace, they all frequently put the ball in the correct zones.
The ongoing test arrangement against South Africa delineates a considerable lot of the present issues. The visit was in risk before it even started, attributable to wrangling amongst directors and players. For some reason, the Bravo siblings, Pollard, Sammy, Shillingford and Gayle were not in the group. Gayle has expressed that he has no time for test cricket and built up puzzling damage which kept him from playing in the tests yet by one means or another empowered him to keep playing 50 over cricket!
From the get-go in the principal test, the head quick bowler, Roach was out of the visit with damage. In the primary innings of that test, four of the best request passed 30, none made 40. In the principal innings of the third test, five of the main seven passed 40, none made 60. This is a sign not of absence of ability but rather of absence of use. Wickets were lost, not to unplayable balls but rather hurled away with a shrug of the shoulders because of imprudent, negligent shots when batsmen were well set. Tailenders were uncovered and as opposed to gritting their teeth and doing combating to survive, they reacted with wild swipes, definitely surrendering their wickets. Great organizations were broken by imprudent shot making took after by uncommon breakdown.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul is a case of the antiquated West Indian cricketer. Regardless he adores to play for his nation and albeit moving toward middle age, his hard working attitude is a case to more youthful players. He offers his wicket profoundly and is more keen on test cricket than the quick wealth of the IPL. He is taught, pleased, decided, arranged to possess the wrinkle for whatever length of time that it takes and focuses savagely. Lamentably, his partners don’t have all the earmarks of being made of a similar stuff.
The West Indies require genuine, skilled chairmen, a steady, shrewd choice strategy, players arranged to focus on West Indian test cricket and the far-fetched development of a chief in the vein of the rousing and much appreciated Frank Worrell. At exactly that point will the world be capable, indeed, to appreciate the joys of the best that those islands are equipped for delivering.