Caribbean T20 2010 August 4, 2010

'T&T still best Twenty20 side in Caribbean' - Bravo

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Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies allrounder, has said Trinidad & Tobago are still the region's best Twenty20 team despite crashing out in the semi-finals of the recent Caribbean T20. T&T, who thrilled audiences with their run to the Champions League final in 2009, were favourites to win the domestic Twenty20 competition but fell five runs short against Guyana despite a 20-ball 55 from Bravo.

"It was unfortunate that we did not go on to win," Bravo told the Trinidad Express. "In a tournament like this, you are going to have a bad game. Our bad game was against Guyana and they went on to win but I still honestly believe that Trinidad and Tobago is the best (T20 team) in the Caribbean."

T&T, who took out their frustration at missing out on a lucrative Champions League spot through a ten-wicket thrashing of Jamaica in the third-place play-off, had reached the semi-finals after winning all three league matches. "Our preparation was spot on and until we lost in the semis we played good cricket," Bravo said. "We were consistent and we were winning our games by large margins. I can't point fingers at this moment but I thought we had a good tournament."

Though his home team won't be in South Africa for the Champions League, Bravo is likely to be involved in the tournament, representing either IPL finalists Mumbai Indians or Australian Big Bash winners Victoria.

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  • brsw on August 11, 2010, 4:42 GMT

    i think the t&t cricketers on the whole has grown selfish with fame and money.how can they still be the best when they're simply not the CHAMPS?i think Mr. Bravo n Co needs to realize its not always about them.Guyana won it,dont call it luck,cuz wen the t&t won,no1 said it was luck. We guyanese supported the trinis all the way in the champions league,we even wore red,white n black on the finals day. So all u trinis,plz stop being jealous that guyana has won.You should be humble and give guyana its due respect.....and for those "set" of trinis and to u Mr. Bravo,if u think ur team is still the best,think again cuz u guys never beat guyana in any of the 2020 tornaments in the WI..so back off. further more,u trini cricketers should start being commited to WI team than to ur national team alone,it is evident that u guys dont play for WI the way that yall play for trini...oh yea..jst to let bravo know...who're the main men in WI team post lara? tiger,gayle,sars,sammy etc,not much trinis.

  • on August 11, 2010, 0:57 GMT

    Which Stanford finals Trinidad beat Guyana in Chunnie?lol lol ............as far as I can remember is that the won the first Stanford competition, lost in the semi to Jamaica in the second one when Trinidad went on to beat Jamaica. Then Guyana trash them again in ah charity match for Haiti and in recently completed WICB T/20 competition once more Guyana came out on top. So just ask someone to wake you up please .........................lol.

  • on August 10, 2010, 17:02 GMT

    i really dont see what is the problem with bravo said apparently the truth offends some of us. yes Guyana won this tournament but that doesnt mean they were the best....Trinidad & Tobago are the best and most consistent team in the region especially in this form of the game.What i can say is that alot of islanders and even some TnT ppl are jus plain sour and dislike us yes us Trinidad n Tobago but that's ok i want all who commenting here to save this as a favorite and come back and read it after the tournament in south Africa finish and see if bravo wasn't jus stating the obvious. if for some miracle Guyana proves him and by extension me wrong i will be happy for them.

  • on August 10, 2010, 16:56 GMT

    Bravo made a comment, and almost everyone is on his back, i am sure if someone from another island said the same thing about their team the reactions would be totally different. U people need to get over ur hatred for T&T and just relax, seriously. I am not saying that we deserved to win the tournament, but please don't act as if Guyana played like a champion team that obliterated everything in their path with breath taking cricket, They did not, they were pretty ordinary with a lot of luck. Only foo is worth mentioning.

  • convertorboy on August 10, 2010, 11:49 GMT

    @Metman, I have never said T&T deserved to go to SA, neither have I said Guyana doesn't deserve to win. All teams went into this competition knowing the stakes and outcomes. Luck is a part of such games, but Guyana deserved their success. What I don't agree with is taking away just dues to other performers. #1 is better than the rest so Barath tops the batting, but all countries had good performers. Having 4 bowlers in the top 10 means T&T had the most effective bowling attack, assuming all 4 play in the same match. Barbados scored their 180 against CCC, who promptly tied it. I agree Ramdin is not deserving of his spot but I'm waiting for someone, anyone to name the replacement, not to keep him in the team but because the other WK are under-performing as well.

  • Silverstar on August 9, 2010, 16:26 GMT

    @jamol ... its like this.... Bolt vs Tyson Gay.... as long as they r in a race together (both Fit) Bolt will win!... and has win... wen bolt is out. Gay wins.... Gay cant say he's the best in the world and whenever he races Bolt he Loses. and u AGAIN u happen to have a "bad" race against him? come on its rediculous....

  • on August 9, 2010, 15:10 GMT

    @Metman u seem to have a personal problem with trini's don't know what we did to u, but lets put all the passion a side for a minute, and use some logic. Guyana were VERY LUCKY to win the tournament, in the match against T&T, T&T played sloppy field cricket, we dropped 5 catches, missed run outs, and bravo still almost brought it home in the end, in the match against Barbados they were LUCKY again, with that drop catch and some sloppy cricket at times from Barbados. in all honesty if it wasn't for foo, guy would not have been in the tournament long enough to have won. T&T had one bad game, and unfortunately it was against Guyana in the semi's. Being the best doesn't mean that u would never loose, it just means that the amount of times u win would greatly out way ur losses. Bravo was not being full of himself, he was just being honest. Apparently almost everybody on this page likes to be lied too.

  • Metman on August 9, 2010, 13:28 GMT

    @Convertorboy!are you for real?Ramdin is the present keeper for the WI,LOOK AT HIS RUNS ,and you telling me find a replacement???????.For the last 6 or so series,for the WI, in both forms of the game,in front and behind the stumps, and the just concluded T20 series for TT,HE HAS BEEN A MISERABLE FAILURE,and you telling me find a replacement?Did someone write that script for you,?Are you visibly impaired? Can you read what you write?If not someone needs to tell you that of the 6 keepers that YOU mentioned,5 performed better than he did ,and that anyone of them could replace him.Once again mediocrity seems to be the hallmark of you trinis when it comes to cricket,or you all have a problem with numbers.Look !you dont highlight 6 keepers with their runs and then tell me the one with the least amount is the BEST! I would suggest that you Bravo and ALL you trinis that think TT is still the BEST to check the Oxford Students Dictionary and/or Maths for Primary School.

  • Metman on August 9, 2010, 12:42 GMT

    @Convertorboy!Look big man,from the time I was going to school,the no.1 position in class was ALWAYS better than the no.3 position,even with the new maths the youngsters are doing now,no.1 IS still better than no.3.You trinis are always highlighting your mediocre cricketers,now you want to tell big intelligent people that although you didnt even make it to the finals,that you at 3 is better than 2 and 1.You brought YOUR stats to make a case why your 3rd place team should be going to SA,now I will bring MY stats to show you why you are at 3.Bdos had the highest total,Guyana the most runs per over throughout an innings,Foo,the highest av,,and the best strike rate after Cornwall.Bdos,the batsman with the most 50s in<5 inning.Most wickets 10 and over,Guyana had 2, Jca 1,Bdos 1.Best bowling figures (top3) ,Jca had1,Bdos 2.Best av. 4 or more matches Bishoo,Santokie,Nurse.Bravo,your main bowler is losing his sting,S.Ganga is losing everything,and Mohammed , D.Ganga has beens,used to be"s.

  • convertorboy on August 9, 2010, 1:45 GMT

    @Metman Read the statistics for the tournament runs Barath-1, DJBravo-5. T&T, Jam, Guy had 2 players each in top 10, 3 form Bar, 1 CCC. T&T had 4 bowlers in top 10, Bar 3, Guy 2 Jam 1. Why does "T&T lacked another quality pacer" confuse you? Rampaul was never mentioned before, I just highlighted Cooper and Stewart failed. As for Ramdin, show me the replacement. Fletcher scored 56 runs, Baugh - 68, J Charles - 70, Mentore - 63, Ramdin - 31, Morris - 49. Walton not in list? Why can't we help these and other WKs in the WI with training?

  • brsw on August 11, 2010, 4:42 GMT

    i think the t&t cricketers on the whole has grown selfish with fame and money.how can they still be the best when they're simply not the CHAMPS?i think Mr. Bravo n Co needs to realize its not always about them.Guyana won it,dont call it luck,cuz wen the t&t won,no1 said it was luck. We guyanese supported the trinis all the way in the champions league,we even wore red,white n black on the finals day. So all u trinis,plz stop being jealous that guyana has won.You should be humble and give guyana its due respect.....and for those "set" of trinis and to u Mr. Bravo,if u think ur team is still the best,think again cuz u guys never beat guyana in any of the 2020 tornaments in the WI..so back off. further more,u trini cricketers should start being commited to WI team than to ur national team alone,it is evident that u guys dont play for WI the way that yall play for trini...oh yea..jst to let bravo know...who're the main men in WI team post lara? tiger,gayle,sars,sammy etc,not much trinis.

  • on August 11, 2010, 0:57 GMT

    Which Stanford finals Trinidad beat Guyana in Chunnie?lol lol ............as far as I can remember is that the won the first Stanford competition, lost in the semi to Jamaica in the second one when Trinidad went on to beat Jamaica. Then Guyana trash them again in ah charity match for Haiti and in recently completed WICB T/20 competition once more Guyana came out on top. So just ask someone to wake you up please .........................lol.

  • on August 10, 2010, 17:02 GMT

    i really dont see what is the problem with bravo said apparently the truth offends some of us. yes Guyana won this tournament but that doesnt mean they were the best....Trinidad & Tobago are the best and most consistent team in the region especially in this form of the game.What i can say is that alot of islanders and even some TnT ppl are jus plain sour and dislike us yes us Trinidad n Tobago but that's ok i want all who commenting here to save this as a favorite and come back and read it after the tournament in south Africa finish and see if bravo wasn't jus stating the obvious. if for some miracle Guyana proves him and by extension me wrong i will be happy for them.

  • on August 10, 2010, 16:56 GMT

    Bravo made a comment, and almost everyone is on his back, i am sure if someone from another island said the same thing about their team the reactions would be totally different. U people need to get over ur hatred for T&T and just relax, seriously. I am not saying that we deserved to win the tournament, but please don't act as if Guyana played like a champion team that obliterated everything in their path with breath taking cricket, They did not, they were pretty ordinary with a lot of luck. Only foo is worth mentioning.

  • convertorboy on August 10, 2010, 11:49 GMT

    @Metman, I have never said T&T deserved to go to SA, neither have I said Guyana doesn't deserve to win. All teams went into this competition knowing the stakes and outcomes. Luck is a part of such games, but Guyana deserved their success. What I don't agree with is taking away just dues to other performers. #1 is better than the rest so Barath tops the batting, but all countries had good performers. Having 4 bowlers in the top 10 means T&T had the most effective bowling attack, assuming all 4 play in the same match. Barbados scored their 180 against CCC, who promptly tied it. I agree Ramdin is not deserving of his spot but I'm waiting for someone, anyone to name the replacement, not to keep him in the team but because the other WK are under-performing as well.

  • Silverstar on August 9, 2010, 16:26 GMT

    @jamol ... its like this.... Bolt vs Tyson Gay.... as long as they r in a race together (both Fit) Bolt will win!... and has win... wen bolt is out. Gay wins.... Gay cant say he's the best in the world and whenever he races Bolt he Loses. and u AGAIN u happen to have a "bad" race against him? come on its rediculous....

  • on August 9, 2010, 15:10 GMT

    @Metman u seem to have a personal problem with trini's don't know what we did to u, but lets put all the passion a side for a minute, and use some logic. Guyana were VERY LUCKY to win the tournament, in the match against T&T, T&T played sloppy field cricket, we dropped 5 catches, missed run outs, and bravo still almost brought it home in the end, in the match against Barbados they were LUCKY again, with that drop catch and some sloppy cricket at times from Barbados. in all honesty if it wasn't for foo, guy would not have been in the tournament long enough to have won. T&T had one bad game, and unfortunately it was against Guyana in the semi's. Being the best doesn't mean that u would never loose, it just means that the amount of times u win would greatly out way ur losses. Bravo was not being full of himself, he was just being honest. Apparently almost everybody on this page likes to be lied too.

  • Metman on August 9, 2010, 13:28 GMT

    @Convertorboy!are you for real?Ramdin is the present keeper for the WI,LOOK AT HIS RUNS ,and you telling me find a replacement???????.For the last 6 or so series,for the WI, in both forms of the game,in front and behind the stumps, and the just concluded T20 series for TT,HE HAS BEEN A MISERABLE FAILURE,and you telling me find a replacement?Did someone write that script for you,?Are you visibly impaired? Can you read what you write?If not someone needs to tell you that of the 6 keepers that YOU mentioned,5 performed better than he did ,and that anyone of them could replace him.Once again mediocrity seems to be the hallmark of you trinis when it comes to cricket,or you all have a problem with numbers.Look !you dont highlight 6 keepers with their runs and then tell me the one with the least amount is the BEST! I would suggest that you Bravo and ALL you trinis that think TT is still the BEST to check the Oxford Students Dictionary and/or Maths for Primary School.

  • Metman on August 9, 2010, 12:42 GMT

    @Convertorboy!Look big man,from the time I was going to school,the no.1 position in class was ALWAYS better than the no.3 position,even with the new maths the youngsters are doing now,no.1 IS still better than no.3.You trinis are always highlighting your mediocre cricketers,now you want to tell big intelligent people that although you didnt even make it to the finals,that you at 3 is better than 2 and 1.You brought YOUR stats to make a case why your 3rd place team should be going to SA,now I will bring MY stats to show you why you are at 3.Bdos had the highest total,Guyana the most runs per over throughout an innings,Foo,the highest av,,and the best strike rate after Cornwall.Bdos,the batsman with the most 50s in<5 inning.Most wickets 10 and over,Guyana had 2, Jca 1,Bdos 1.Best bowling figures (top3) ,Jca had1,Bdos 2.Best av. 4 or more matches Bishoo,Santokie,Nurse.Bravo,your main bowler is losing his sting,S.Ganga is losing everything,and Mohammed , D.Ganga has beens,used to be"s.

  • convertorboy on August 9, 2010, 1:45 GMT

    @Metman Read the statistics for the tournament runs Barath-1, DJBravo-5. T&T, Jam, Guy had 2 players each in top 10, 3 form Bar, 1 CCC. T&T had 4 bowlers in top 10, Bar 3, Guy 2 Jam 1. Why does "T&T lacked another quality pacer" confuse you? Rampaul was never mentioned before, I just highlighted Cooper and Stewart failed. As for Ramdin, show me the replacement. Fletcher scored 56 runs, Baugh - 68, J Charles - 70, Mentore - 63, Ramdin - 31, Morris - 49. Walton not in list? Why can't we help these and other WKs in the WI with training?

  • avii_ on August 8, 2010, 18:14 GMT

    To chunnie I don't know what Stanford competition you're talking about but the last one Trinidad beat Jamaica not Guyana in the finals and they Guyana lost to Jamaica so Trinidad didn't beat Guyana at either and at the 1st one Trinidad lost to Guyana. So please get your facts straight before you make a statement and sound really FOOLISH."Go back and check over your stats my friend"

  • jamol on August 8, 2010, 16:27 GMT

    These persons are acting as if bravo said something bad about the guyanese team!!Wat he is doing is just telling the truth!Because pakistan beat the ausies does that mean they are the better team??Same goes here,guyana can thank poor bajan catching for there spot in the champions league!!THEY WERE REALLY LUCKY againts trinidad and the bajans.......and didnt trinidad return from the chapions league and cream guyana in the 50 overs tournament!!!!!!Any ways good luck too guyana,cant wait to see foo and bishoo.....they need to follow in t&ts foot steps and make us proud

  • guyanamike on August 8, 2010, 13:41 GMT

    Insularity in WI cricket, raise it's ugly head again or rather it,s always high! Last year there were calls for all the WI to support T&T. Allof a sudden becuase it's not them, Guyana is not good enough?Whatever happened to all WI should support the team going? And Bravo seems to think Guyana won because Bdos let victory slip, obviously referring to Foo's blazing onslaught in the final 3 overs. He forgot the 'glorious uncertainty" of this great game, that despite bdos posting a meagre total and Guyana being wellplaced after the first 6 overs Bdos could still sniff a great chance until Foo's greater effort. As for T&T loss top Guyana in the semis they would not have come remotely close to Guyana's without similar brilliance from Bravo himself and T& t's loss would have been much worse. So he should applaud that Foo was able to go the distance when he himself from from his "best team" was not. Cricket has no place for if's after the fact.

  • chunnie on August 8, 2010, 3:20 GMT

    All of you who bash Bravo's comments are clearly in denial. I tell you this: Use Guyana's performance in the Champion's League later this year to judge his comments.

    @Roger Roopchand, go back and check over your stats my friend. How do you think Trinidad and Tobago qualified for the tournament last year? Or did you just happen to forget that Trinidad and Tobago beat Guyana in the final of the last Stanford competition? I guess it is as they say... ignorance is bliss.

  • on August 7, 2010, 10:51 GMT

    I am now beginning to understand WI 's poor performance. TT lost the competition and Bravo thinks they are the best team. Maybe he thinks WI is still the best cricketing nation although we have been losing for the last 15 years.

  • WindiesGT on August 6, 2010, 16:46 GMT

    Come on Bravo you made me loose respect for you. T&T has never beated Guyana in T20 and remain unbeated except for one loss. And with those comments you are in line for the next WI captain? Get your stats straight bro.. Or was Brian Lara correct when he said you are one of the players with the lowest IQ on the team.

  • on August 6, 2010, 14:21 GMT

    Dwayne Bravo needs to humble himself, apparently he has forgotten that Guyana have now beaten T&T three (3) consecutive times in 20/20 cricket. How does that make the T&T team the best in the region, I do not know. Guyana has only ever lost one (1) regional 20/20 game, and that was to Jamaica in the 2nd Stanford Semifinals in 2007. The record of the Guyana team is 12 wins and 1 loss, seems pretty formidable to me.

  • Metman on August 6, 2010, 13:00 GMT

    @ Reuel Arbaham !What records? BRING THEM !You said "OUR RECORDS",what about THE RECORDS? TnT WAS the best T20 team,not IS,wrong choice of words my friend!You Trinis cant seem to come to grips with the fact that although you all were the first team to have organised T20 cricket and a proper structure in place,that other teams are now doing the same thing,especially Bdos!In the past you all were way ahead of us in all aspects,NOT NOW !@Convertorboy!What newboys are you talking about?You mean to say that you dont have adequate replacements?and what about experienced players like Perkins,Simmons,Messrs Ganga and Ganga,one Ramdin,Mohammed and the much touted Barath?They, more than the newbies contributed to your non success this year.Tnt lacked ANOTHER QUALITY pacer???????.So who is the QUALITY PACER that played this year?and who is the OTHER QUALITY PACER that you all lacked? Ravindranauth Rampaul,better known as Ravi Rampaul? you mean the guy from Preysal?with a test av.of 100+?

  • Dreama on August 6, 2010, 1:32 GMT

    Greatness is revealed not in vast miraculous actions, but in daily positive attitudes. What say ye for daily ignorance, first priority was TnT, then Mumbai Indians and last was the WI team, now this?

  • Metman on August 5, 2010, 23:28 GMT

    When I thought that the WI had finally seen the back of the most self centred cricketer the world has ever produced,up comes another!and guess what?they are both from the same country.Anybody that doesnt follow cricket closely,would be of the impression that TT is the breeding ground of WI cricket on reading Bravo"s comment.Bravo! TT has only produced ONE cricketer of world class since the WI started playing Test cricket.How much has Guyana produced?Totally agree with Singhi and AyrtonS.@Jeewan Sookdeo!UTTER RUBBISH! are you employed at WASA or what?cricket not only includes batting and bowling,it includes captaincy and field placings,and the ability to handle REAL pressure and team UNITY!Instead of agreeing with the next up and coming self centred cricketer,whose favourite fruit seems to be SOUR GRAPES,you should ask yourself,why did Ganga,Pollard and Bravo shouted and embarrased some of their team mates when things were not going their way.

  • on August 5, 2010, 17:15 GMT

    Bravo is absolutely correct, T&T is the best t20 side in the Caribbean our records show that we are, Guyana were lucky that we had a bad game in the field, dropping catches, missing run outs. Anybody who knows our national side knows that misfielding hardly occurs when we play, even Barbados threw away their game to Guyana, Guyana weren't the best team in the competition, they were just the luckiest. anyway with that being said, i congratulate Guyana on winning the tournament, and hope they do well.

  • on August 5, 2010, 16:58 GMT

    Bravo is absolutely correct, T&T is the best t20 side in the Caribbean our records show that we are, Guyana were lucky that we had a bad game in the field, dropping catches, missing run outs. Anybody who knows our national side knows that misfielding hardly occurs when we play, even Barbados threw away their game to Guyana, Guyana weren't the best team in the competition, they were just the luckiest. anyway with that being said, i congratulate Guyana on winning the tournament, and hope they do well.

  • Silverstar on August 5, 2010, 16:50 GMT

    t&Ts newbies like Cooper and Stewart were our weak spots. Unfortunately we lacked another quality pacer. Guyana had Foo to power them forward". ... 2 THINGS)1... WASNT THIS STEWART FELLA AT THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LAST YEAR? SO I DONT KNOW HOW U CLASSIFY THESE FELLAS AS "NEWBIE'S" (2).. A NEWBIE WOULD BE FOO! IF U DIDNT KNOW FOO NEVER PLAYED FOR GUYANA... HE DEBUTED IN THIS TOURNAMENT... ITS TIME TO STOP FOOLING YOURSELVES, YOU CANT BE THE "BEST" BUT WHEN YOU PLAY A PARTICULAR COUNTRY U NEVER WIN ... U ALWAYS HAVE A BAD GAME AGAINST THEM? REALLY?

  • on August 5, 2010, 14:31 GMT

    Really disappointed but not surprised with Bravo's comments.Guyana won and needs the support of all in the West Indies. Oh,the problem is that Bravo is likely to be playing against Guyana in South Africa,but not for T&T.

  • Singhe on August 5, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    Wow! There is the reason for the poor performance of WI in the last 20 yrs. This man is the present vice captain and possibly future capatain, and has no understanding of promoting team work!!! Talented cricketer,but another self-centred hack! Has lowered my opinion of him and my hopes for the improvement of WI cricket. Godd luck to the Guyana team: they earned the opportunity and twice now WI T20 champ.

  • convertorboy on August 5, 2010, 5:52 GMT

    T&Ts newbies like Cooper and Stewart were our weak spots. Unfortunately we lacked another quality pacer. Guyana had Foo to power them forward though, but the entire unit clicked together well. All in all the tournament was quite a success and hopefully this will help increase the quality of cricket in our region. Strategy and improvisation are 2 things sorely lacking from our cricket.

  • tedboyal on August 5, 2010, 3:41 GMT

    I had my bet on T&T but they seem to choke in the semi. Good teams go beyond the semi and don't complain about having a bad game. Hats off to Guyana they played well and deserved their win.

  • TheBigTicket on August 5, 2010, 1:10 GMT

    Mr. Bravo - The game is played on the field. Don't be a sour puss! I think you are better than that. Show a little humility - it will carry you a far way. Remember cricket is a team game and is made up of several individuals.

  • on August 5, 2010, 0:59 GMT

    I totally aggree with Bravo. TnT had an uncharacteristic poor day in the field. They dropped five easy catches (one caused them six runs) that open the door for Guayana who was flawless on that day. Congratulations to Guayana for winning the tournament and best of luck in the champions league. You are now representing the carribbean and all West Indian will be supporting you.

  • mr.wilson on August 4, 2010, 23:42 GMT

    Its really sad that bravo is hating on Guyana, i think he should be wishing us well, anyway well done Guyana, were are proud of you, Keep hating trini posse....

  • AyrtonS on August 4, 2010, 23:15 GMT

    Mr Bravo, is that why Guyana thumped TT in the first Sanford T20 tournament and secondly in the last T20 semi finals.

    You are exactly what is wrong with West Indian cricket. You are too selfish, given a chance you would have eleven TT players represent the West Indies. You forget the days when Guyana had five players all playing a the same time for the West Indian team, may I remind you that in those days the best thing that TT had was Joey Carew, but Guyanese did not gloat about it, we are way too humble for that.

    First of all Chris Gayle is currently the best captain available for the West Indies NOT Ganga, unless you will play him as a water boy. Secondly, Guyana thumped you in your own back yard so, just suck it up.

    Sit in your living room, enjoy your sour grapes and watch the Guyanese boys play cricket, considering that they beat you in the games that really matter, maybe you may learn a thing or two from them.

  • on August 4, 2010, 22:11 GMT

    I totally agree with Dwayne Bravo, TnT is the best in the carribbean in this format of the game. They just had a really bad day in the field. Uncharacteristically dropping 5 catches and misfielding that opened the door for Guyana. That said congratulations to Guyana for winning the tournament and good luck in the Airtel Champions League. To the blogger who asked about Rampaul, he sustained an injury in his last game against South Arrica.

  • WindiesGT on August 4, 2010, 20:18 GMT

    Bravo needs to be a good loser and appreciate the fact that Guyana also beat them in the First 20/20(stanford) its not the firt time they were beated by Guyana.He should say that T&T is one of the best and not the best. Also he needs to perform the same way for West Indies and turn the averages around in stead of a bowling average of 4? and batting of 2? should be the other way round.

  • degiant on August 4, 2010, 19:32 GMT

    The best team won. Guyana won the first Stanford t/20 and they won the first WI t/20. I am glad that the are champs so some people would stop talking about the game's greatest captain, Ganga[ take with a pinch of salt] Now can we back the team that is representing the region and stop with the insularity.Best of luck along with good cricket GUYANA, do WI proud

  • Metman on August 4, 2010, 19:10 GMT

    If TT is still the best T20 team in the Caribbean,then you ,Ganga and the rest of the TT team can pack your bags and head for SA,and tell the organisers ,to diregard Guyana,and let TT play instead!Next year you will not even make the final 4,cant you see that the other teams are catching up with you in terms of preparation and approach to the game?Ganga"s captaincy was POOR!and you all were losing your cool under real pressure!a clear indication that the other teams are just around the corner.When TT fails to win the upcoming WI 50 overs One Day competition,are you going to say that TT is still the best side?You trinis won a couple of one day competitions of late , feel that you are world beaters,and feel that you all have a right to be in SA.Shut up!and congratulate Guyana,they might even do better than TT,because they can and have been producing more world class cricketers than TT for the past 60 years.

  • theocrat on August 4, 2010, 17:05 GMT

    Congrats to guyana! They played decent cricket and I wish them the best in South Africa, any side representing Windies has my support. But are you all for real? Is there any doubt that T&t is at least the best t20 side in the caribbean? Dowlin, sarwan, chattergoon and deonarine are all average t20 players, and they're guyana's best, esuan crandon is too inconsistant with the ball and disapointing with the bat, their 2 quality players are obviously Foo and Bishoo with his spin. I still feel they'll probably do well if they play as a team thats what got them there, and sarwan's captaincy.Please stop with this "on paper" T&t has shown it on the field thats why they loved us in the champions league. And just to add Rampaul was injured. All the best guyana make us proud.

  • on August 4, 2010, 16:35 GMT

    Sorry Bravo, but both times Guyana has played T&T in a T20 match, Guyana has won... simple and true. Whatever happened to giving respect and congratulating the winner? By the way, several Guyanese players are your long time team mates on the Windies side, remember? We need unity in the region, not ignorance!

  • Silverstar on August 4, 2010, 16:25 GMT

    if my memory serves me correctly... the inaugural standford 20/20 tournament, wasnt it Guyana who beat Trinidad? the second tournament they lost to trinidad? no jamaica ( which they should have won and would have beat Trinidad AGAIN) ... Now the Inaugural Caribbean T20 tournament who did we beat again? yea Trinidad! .... i would give it to them that they have a better allround team on paper. but if we were to go by that only. Brazil would always be at number #1 . it its just a normal T20 match, Trinidad would win ten out of ten times. but in a big tournament, Guyana would beat Trinidad 9 out of 10 times, because the can handle one thing ... PRESSURE.

  • on August 4, 2010, 14:32 GMT

    last time i check the best always win but guess what u guys loose

  • on August 4, 2010, 14:30 GMT

    Dawyne Bravo is in denial Guyana is the only team to be trinidad in T20's in the caribbean and its no fluke. Both teams play a similar kind of cricket and possess spinners, who plays better on the day will win. I hope Bravo can bat half as good for the WI as how he batted in that game. Otherwise he should only play for trinindad.

  • Silva-Surfa on August 4, 2010, 12:42 GMT

    In any sporting competition, you might see the best teams on paper, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you're going to win it all the time. I would still say that T&T are the strongest collectively at T20, in the Caribbean, but that shouldn't take away the credit from Guyana. Many congratulations to them and i wish them all the luck in the Champions League.

  • Vivek.Bhandari on August 4, 2010, 12:38 GMT

    There is a workaround if a player is eligible to play for both a foreign team and his home team, in which the foreign teams compensates the home team and all that. What about players like D.Bravo and others whose home team (T&T) has not qualified and two other foreign teams are in the fray...???

  • on August 4, 2010, 12:37 GMT

    I think it has always been a close call between Trinidad and Guyana to be the BETTER T20 side in the Caribbean. If we are to do a complete research on Bravo's statement I feel Guyana will have an edge over Trinidad. The two team have a lot of similarities, Trinidad shock me me by leaving out Rampal and Emrit,that was the big difference.

    Ganga made a lot of mistake in his captaincy, while Sarwan did a degree bit more.

    T20 does have a fix champion, it could go any where.

    As a Guyanese, I gave Trinidad my fulll support at the last edition of the Champion league since that was the side representing the Caribbean. As a Sportsman, Bravo throw in our support for Guyana to be successful instead of crying like a baby "T&T STILL THE BEST T20 SIDE IN THE CARIBBEAN"

  • Metman on August 4, 2010, 12:35 GMT

    It is a matter of opinion,Bravo!Dwayne Smith would probally say Barbados is the better team,and Dowlin,the Guyana team.What I can say,is that Guyana WAS the luckiest team,and you need luck at the right time in cricket!One bad selection in the final,and poor field placings in the last 4 overs,cost Bdos the final.As usual,TT was the better prepared team, having fully understand all the aspects of T20 cricket long before all the other teams,,however, bad team selection and poor captaincy caused them a place in the semis.Other teams,especially Bdos,are now only beginning to understand fully the aspects of T20 cricket,and as I said before the start of the series,only the Leewards,CCC and Canada didnt stand a chance.Bdos and TT had the best all round teams in the competition,and I had them to meet in the final.Guyana"s bowling is weak,and Jamaica needs a T20 team.The Windwards have a good team on paper,but captaincy problems and understanding fully T20 cricket,needs to be ironed out.

  • Matronze on August 4, 2010, 12:21 GMT

    Bravo, I think you are right in saying that TNT are the best T20 team in the Caribbean. Now can you promise me to be the best all rounder in the world.Can you promise me that Dwayne?

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  • Matronze on August 4, 2010, 12:21 GMT

    Bravo, I think you are right in saying that TNT are the best T20 team in the Caribbean. Now can you promise me to be the best all rounder in the world.Can you promise me that Dwayne?

  • Metman on August 4, 2010, 12:35 GMT

    It is a matter of opinion,Bravo!Dwayne Smith would probally say Barbados is the better team,and Dowlin,the Guyana team.What I can say,is that Guyana WAS the luckiest team,and you need luck at the right time in cricket!One bad selection in the final,and poor field placings in the last 4 overs,cost Bdos the final.As usual,TT was the better prepared team, having fully understand all the aspects of T20 cricket long before all the other teams,,however, bad team selection and poor captaincy caused them a place in the semis.Other teams,especially Bdos,are now only beginning to understand fully the aspects of T20 cricket,and as I said before the start of the series,only the Leewards,CCC and Canada didnt stand a chance.Bdos and TT had the best all round teams in the competition,and I had them to meet in the final.Guyana"s bowling is weak,and Jamaica needs a T20 team.The Windwards have a good team on paper,but captaincy problems and understanding fully T20 cricket,needs to be ironed out.

  • on August 4, 2010, 12:37 GMT

    I think it has always been a close call between Trinidad and Guyana to be the BETTER T20 side in the Caribbean. If we are to do a complete research on Bravo's statement I feel Guyana will have an edge over Trinidad. The two team have a lot of similarities, Trinidad shock me me by leaving out Rampal and Emrit,that was the big difference.

    Ganga made a lot of mistake in his captaincy, while Sarwan did a degree bit more.

    T20 does have a fix champion, it could go any where.

    As a Guyanese, I gave Trinidad my fulll support at the last edition of the Champion league since that was the side representing the Caribbean. As a Sportsman, Bravo throw in our support for Guyana to be successful instead of crying like a baby "T&T STILL THE BEST T20 SIDE IN THE CARIBBEAN"

  • Vivek.Bhandari on August 4, 2010, 12:38 GMT

    There is a workaround if a player is eligible to play for both a foreign team and his home team, in which the foreign teams compensates the home team and all that. What about players like D.Bravo and others whose home team (T&T) has not qualified and two other foreign teams are in the fray...???

  • Silva-Surfa on August 4, 2010, 12:42 GMT

    In any sporting competition, you might see the best teams on paper, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you're going to win it all the time. I would still say that T&T are the strongest collectively at T20, in the Caribbean, but that shouldn't take away the credit from Guyana. Many congratulations to them and i wish them all the luck in the Champions League.

  • on August 4, 2010, 14:30 GMT

    Dawyne Bravo is in denial Guyana is the only team to be trinidad in T20's in the caribbean and its no fluke. Both teams play a similar kind of cricket and possess spinners, who plays better on the day will win. I hope Bravo can bat half as good for the WI as how he batted in that game. Otherwise he should only play for trinindad.

  • on August 4, 2010, 14:32 GMT

    last time i check the best always win but guess what u guys loose

  • Silverstar on August 4, 2010, 16:25 GMT

    if my memory serves me correctly... the inaugural standford 20/20 tournament, wasnt it Guyana who beat Trinidad? the second tournament they lost to trinidad? no jamaica ( which they should have won and would have beat Trinidad AGAIN) ... Now the Inaugural Caribbean T20 tournament who did we beat again? yea Trinidad! .... i would give it to them that they have a better allround team on paper. but if we were to go by that only. Brazil would always be at number #1 . it its just a normal T20 match, Trinidad would win ten out of ten times. but in a big tournament, Guyana would beat Trinidad 9 out of 10 times, because the can handle one thing ... PRESSURE.

  • on August 4, 2010, 16:35 GMT

    Sorry Bravo, but both times Guyana has played T&T in a T20 match, Guyana has won... simple and true. Whatever happened to giving respect and congratulating the winner? By the way, several Guyanese players are your long time team mates on the Windies side, remember? We need unity in the region, not ignorance!

  • theocrat on August 4, 2010, 17:05 GMT

    Congrats to guyana! They played decent cricket and I wish them the best in South Africa, any side representing Windies has my support. But are you all for real? Is there any doubt that T&t is at least the best t20 side in the caribbean? Dowlin, sarwan, chattergoon and deonarine are all average t20 players, and they're guyana's best, esuan crandon is too inconsistant with the ball and disapointing with the bat, their 2 quality players are obviously Foo and Bishoo with his spin. I still feel they'll probably do well if they play as a team thats what got them there, and sarwan's captaincy.Please stop with this "on paper" T&t has shown it on the field thats why they loved us in the champions league. And just to add Rampaul was injured. All the best guyana make us proud.