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Soggy end betrays smart start

Aug 19, 2014: The second edition of the CPL had crowds and runs aplenty, but concluded with an anti-climax

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No backbone in West Indies' batting

Jul 1, 2014: Apart from the 21-year-old Kraigg Brathwaite, no other batsman showed much promise in the series against New Zealand

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Time to sober up

Feb 26, 2014: West Indies' batting has been on a wobbly course, and five defeats in the last six T20 internationals have underlined it

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A no-show by West Indies

Nov 17, 2013: All the apparent progress they made last year amounted to nothing when they faced India

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Sidekicks' chance to steal the show

Oct 27, 2013: It might be Tendulkar's farewell party, but the hastily arranged two-Test series gives the boys from the Caribbean a chance to play with freedom and score points for themselves

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The T&T force

Oct 6, 2013: The Caribbean side has always attracted plenty of attention in the Champions League and populated several IPL franchises. But perhaps that's where its problems lay

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The people's festival

Aug 26, 2013: The Caribbean Premier League has been received with enthusiasm. West Indies cricket has lessons to learn from the tournament

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A Caribbean party with question marks

Aug 2, 2013: The CPL started off with a bang, but it remains to be seen how much money it can bring in for West Indies cricket and what it will do to its future

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West Indies' ball-beaters are too unreliable

Jun 15, 2013: They may be the star attractions of a Twenty20 slog-fest, but in the Champions Trophy, West Indies' batsmen have been disappointingly inconsistent

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Why divide and rule is good for West Indies

May 11, 2013: It's high time they had a split captaincy like many other international teams; and now they do

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How do West Indies get competitive against the top sides?

May 4, 2013: It's a big ask, considering Test cricket is being given short shrift and T20 ambitions are being allowed to run rampant

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Behind Jamaica's hot streak

Apr 10, 2013: Their record is the envy of Caribbean first-class cricket, but it needs to be put into context

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Comeback kids make good for West Indies

Mar 23, 2013: Shane Shillingford and Shannon Gabriel were the latest bowlers in West Indies' attack to notch up a successful series

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Meet West Indies cricket's new wealthy benefactor

Mar 3, 2013: Entrepreneur Ajmal Khan's interest in the Caribbean Premier League might remind you of Stanford, but the WICB seems confident it won't be a repeat

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Little gain for West Indies' long journey

Feb 13, 2013: The win in the T20 is small consolation for the failings that were exposed in the ODIs

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West Indies' chance to move closer to the top teams

Jan 31, 2013: In Australia, Sammy and his men have to show if they can build on their successes last year

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Indisciplined West Indies must introspect

Dec 11, 2012: They must review why their bowlers conceded a shocking number of extras and their top-order batsmen batted so indifferently in the ODI series against Bangladesh

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Doing it the old West Indies way

Nov 25, 2012: Their batsmen impressed, but it was their fast bowlers, Tino Best and Fidel Edwards, who were instrumental in undoing Bangladesh

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Scrappy win gives West Indies pause for thought

Nov 18, 2012: Their bowlers stepped it up in the fourth innings, but their batsmen threw it away in the third

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West Indies might be on to something

Nov 12, 2012: The Bangladesh series offers them a chance to show they can make a break with their habit of taking a forward step only to regress

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