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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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Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

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Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

Australia outdone in every way

Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

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    When a team loses its best bowler, it is expected that the team's performance will suffer. As usual, Pakistan defied the expectations