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    West Indies on a roll are very dangerous, but hopefully someone will cool them down soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    West Indies on a roll are very dangerous, but hopefully someone will cool them down soon.
    Why? The West Indies deserve a bit of success. It's about time!
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    The last game against Australia showed me a couple of things and I think I owe Dwayne Bravo an apology. Well he finished with average figures of 1-33 of 6, that slower ball to dismiss Clarke was probably the turning point in the game. The way he pulls out this bits of brilliant is absolutely outstanding, but like Liam said earlier he just needs to be careful that he doesn't try and make things happen when he'd be better off plugging away at a line and length.

    Brian Lara- what a great batsman to watch when he is in full-flow, out of the current players he would be one of the players that I would watch if I knew he was going to score a hundred. He is just so beautiful to watch.

    And what was Chris Gayle doing against Australia? Was he taking hyperactivity pills or something? I was suprised to see such a cool character get so excited and wound up, he really needed to calm down. Those four overthrows he gave away was ridiculous and could well have helped Australia win, much like Brett Lee's beamer to McCullum in the Chappell Hadlee series last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm
    The last game against Australia showed me a couple of things and I think I owe Dwayne Smith an apology. Well he finished with average figures of 1-33 of 6, that slower ball to dismiss Clarke was probably the turning point in the game. The way he pulls out this bits of brilliant is absolutely outstanding, but like Liam said earlier he just needs to be careful that he doesn't try and make things happen when he'd be better off plugging away at a line and length.
    Surely you mean Bravo? Dwayne Smith did nothing but drop the ball short all game and get out to a nigh leg stump half volley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Why? The West Indies deserve a bit of success. It's about time!
    you are windies fan, so yes you will want them to do well fair enough, but i'm not i want other sides to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    you are windies fan, so yes you will want them to do well fair enough, but i'm not i want other sides to win.
    What did my comment have to do with my allegiance?

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    Yes, I did mean Bravo. Edited now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    What did my comment have to do with my allegiance?
    everything..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    everything..
    No. Everyone should support the West Indies team out of pity. It's not like the West Indies ever had a good time in this game of cricket. True hard luck story, they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    No. Everyone should support the West Indies team out of pity. It's not like the West Indies ever had a good time in this game of cricket. True hard luck story, they are.
    you are kidding right? the past 6-7 years have not been kind to them but ever???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil
    you are kidding right?
    Sarcasm much?

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    It would be great leading into "their" World Cup for the Windies to win the CT. If Australia are not to win, I would like to see the Windies take it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Sarcasm much?
    ok then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    * haul

    And no, it wasn't a fluke. Dwayne Bravo put in the hard yards for that. And to suggest that a 6-wicket haul against Australia in Australia is a fluke is pushing it a tad.

    The thing about Bravo is not that he can't bowl accurately, but that he gets bored too easily. Too often he tries to make things happen at times when he would be better served to continue to plug away on a line and length. That's the kind of cricketer Bravo is - he tries to make things happen all the time. I don't agree with that mentality entirely though, as I believe that in order to be successful - especially in ODIs - you have to learn to allow things to happen as well.

    The dismissal of Clarke today shows why he's so essential to the team though, because he can do things like that under pressure. He's the kind of character the West Indies team needs, because he seems to thrive under pressure and always seems upbeat, regardless of his personal or the team's situation.

    With time he will mature, I have no doubt, and learn the service of bowling tight spells. Lest we forget, he just turned 23.

    Theres no doubting that he has a lot of potential for his age. But for mine his 6 wickets against Australia wasnt well deserved because it was more poor batting than it was good bowling to be honest. There were few wicket taking balls bowled and plenty of poor shots all around. I think too much is made about his bowling when he doesnt do much other than get the ball to reverse a little bit. I like his attitude and never say die character but i also think that bowling is more about consistency and variety than it is about bowling the odd clever slower ball to Clarke.
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