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David Frith in the Daily News and Analysis writes that Darren Sammy and his team need to channel the talent visible during their World T20 win into something more solid and lasting and although, they may never repeat the Test success of the 1980s team, they have players to become a serious contender in the longer format.
Victories are obviously important, but for true cricket lovers something is equally important, and that is the means of achieving it. Sunil Narine is a fascinating bowler, with all the mystery of Sonny Ramadhin. Modern batsmen can't simply pad him away in the fashion that Peter May and Colin Cowdrey did in 1957, before the lbw law was revised. TV referrals also help modern spinners.Then there is Darren Bravo, who has the class of his cousin Brian Lara. Chris Gayle remains the pantomime figure and a killer of bowling when his luck is with him. And that irritating little left-hander, Chanderpaul, the ultimate "never get me out" Test batsman. With the blossoming of Marlon Samuels, I'm now beginning to think that a return to No. 1 might well be a possibility over the next, say, 18 months.
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