August 19, 2012

West Indies cricket

West Indies' steps towards erasing difficult phase

Abhishek Mukherjee

West Indies' victories in the past two decades have been few and far between. Now, Tony Cozier, writing in the Trinidad Express, says that their present winning phase may not be a flash in the pan, as they have taken the first step towards erasing the scars of a difficult period.

For the past two decades, the West Indies’ free-fall from top to bottom of the heap has been caused by a complex assortment of factors. It has been accelerated by a debilitating loss of self-belief.

Old habits die hard and several surfaced against New Zealand. Yet, the West Indies have started to win again, often clawing their way out of difficult spots. It is a start to overcoming their negative mindset. It is a well-used cliché in all sport, but accurate all the same, that winning is as much a habit as losing.

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