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We can keep our heads high - Darren Bravo

West Indies batsman Darren Bravo talks to the media after his team's 39-run loss to Australia in the third ODI in Canberra (00:00)

February 6, 2013

Posted by simonviller on (February 9, 2013, 1:39 GMT)

WI want to hold their eads high after winning as well !! You have done well this time ,so speak for yourself Darren . Why can't WI batsmen dig in and wear the opposition down with the basics of batting , instead of trying to launch every ball to the moon ? At one point Russell looked good to bat through to a win ,but he decided to go for the home-run unnecessarily only to fall in the deep . Wake up guys watch how Watson batted ,he built an innings from a foundation of a strong defence ,at which time he played all the shots . Maybe WI should move Best further up the order ,because his technique looks much better than some before him who are reluctant to cover the ball from the quick bowlers .

Posted by   on (February 7, 2013, 6:35 GMT)

West Indies batting collapse was due to panic among veteran players who still can't seem to understand that runs can be scored without trying to hit each ball out of the park.This was a good wicket to bat on,but when you allowed so many dot balls,then bats men tend to swipe at the balls coming their way;A good bowler will get a swiper out any time.[when was the last time you heard that term,yeah that is exactly how I feel].Why the panic among the senior players with so many still to come? Most people seem to be avoiding this question--What will be the decisions be re :Chris Gayle/Ramnaresh Sarwan & to some extent Darren Sammy?Pollard must make better decisions at the wicket; WINDIES must find a permanent position for Russell in the ONE day format,Simmons must be returned to the team also.Simmons,Edwards,Russel & the young Johnson must be seen as part of the future of the Windies teams.Sammy seems to have a problem sitting out some matches--good cricketer, big heart--time to rest him

Posted by Baundele on (February 6, 2013, 20:07 GMT)

Winning matches is more important than pretending to keep the head high. To their credit West Indies showed the fight in patches; but to their discredit they lost matches after doing all the hard work. It is not because Australia were invincible but because West Indians were irresponsible. They should spend more time on analyzing what went wrong in their heads to lose miserably than thinking about the co-ordinates of their heads.

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