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The Kenyan lion roars long and loud

Mar 14, 2003: © Reuters That first shock referred to, of course, was their win over the West Indies in the 1996 World Cup, and although that line was again remembered when Kenya beat Sri Lanka, I believed more shocks were in store

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And now for the big one

Feb 28, 2003: Right now, the Kenyan cricket team is like the cartoon character Speedy Gonzales, "the fastest mouse in all Mexico." Try as they might, the cats - or in this case, the big lions - South Africa, the West Indies, New Zealand and even Sri Lanka do not

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The West Indies doing better than expected

Feb 26, 2003: No doubt many West Indian fans - myself included - have been pleasantly surprised by their progress in the current World Cup, but perhaps unlike my fellow fans, I am not so convinced that it has been entirely of their own doing; situations and other

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West Indies should win handily

Feb 13, 2003: What a difference a week makes

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A result likely at Port of Spain

Apr 20, 2002: The first Test served as an eye-opener for the rest of the series, especially for the purist in favour of Test cricket

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The West Indies could upset Indian calculations

Apr 10, 2002: Six months ago, when the Reverend Wes Hall took over as the President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), he said that the re-elevation of the West Indies to the top echelons of world cricket has always been his ambition

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Colin Croft: There will never be another like Courtney Walsh

Apr 26, 2001: I believe that Courtney Walsh should stick to his guns, and ride off into retirement

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Courtney's swansong an emotional moment

Apr 24, 2001: There are times, very seldom, when I become very emotional

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West Indies and South Africa with everything to play for in final Test

Apr 23, 2001: There are those who believe that Test cricket is supposed to be flashing blades and tremendously fast bowling coupled with great catching

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West Indies name 14 man squad for one-day series

Apr 22, 2001: West Indies selectors have chosen a squad of 14 players for the first two One-Day Internationals against South Africa

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Great chance for West Indies to recover some pride

Apr 22, 2001: The West Indies have put themselves into an almost impregnable position and with a tremendous opportunity to pull back some pride

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At last the West Indies look like a team

Apr 21, 2001: I have been touring and following the West Indies cricket team for about six years now, and with the exception of the that first Test match in New Zealand at the turn of the last millennium, when they were 282-1, and yet lost, the West Indies would

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West Indies woefully lacking in cricket sense

Apr 20, 2001: The West Indies continue to stumble from farce to funny to fantasy

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Garrick a late inclusion in WI Test XI

Apr 18, 2001: The West Indies selectors, Mike Findlay, Joel Garner, Joey Carew, Roger Harper and captain Carl Hooper, dropped a bombshell on Wednesday afternoon

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A new mindset required for the West Indies

Apr 12, 2001: The West Indies lost the fourth and crucial Test match with the very first decision made in the game

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To the victors, the kudos

Apr 11, 2001: It was wonderful while it lasted, but it probably was too much too late, or too little too late, whichever way one wants to take it

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Don't hold your breath expecting the West Indies to survive

Apr 10, 2001: Nicky Boje, South Africa's left-arm orthodox spinner, who has been getting considerable turn from this four-day old pitch, probably holds the key to the final day

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Fourth Test becomes war of attrition

Apr 9, 2001: The third day of this fourth Test match has turned the game into something of a war of attrition

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West Indies batsmen have to know their limitations

Apr 8, 2001: The West Indies captain, Carl Hooper, on 16 not out, needs a captain's innings as never before

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Pollock again poses threat to the West Indies

Apr 7, 2001: "I would like everyone in the team to give at least another 15 percent, then perhaps we can make not only an effort to win a Test, but maybe match South Africa in terms of professionalism too." When Carl Hooper spoke these words at the pre-game press

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