West Indies v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Providence March 5, 2010

Gayle hauls up batting trio

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West Indies' two-run defeat to Zimbabwe in the one-day series opener, after the tourists won the one-off Twenty20, has left the captain Chris Gayle shaking his head at the dismissals of three key batsmen. West Indies, chasing 255, came up short by two runs after they lost Kieron Pollard and Dinesh Ramdin to loose shots and then Dwayne Smith in a double-wicket final over, and that left Gayle a frustrated leader.

"In the Australia series, I saw improvements in the likes of [Kieron] Pollard and Smith. To come here ... and the way they went about it, I must say I am very disappointed in those two guys and Ramdin,' Gayle said after the match. "Those guys were key for us and the way they went about it was a terrible display. It is very disappointing and sad to see how they went about it."

Smith was bowled by the debutant Shingirai Masakadza with four runs needed off the last three balls, while Pollard and Denesh Ramdin had succumbed to loose shots as Zimbabwe turned up the heat on West Indies. "When you do crap, it's definitely crap and there is no excuse," said Gayle. "Guys have to take responsibility out there in the middle. It is just sad and disappointing."

Gayle handed credit where it was due, aware that rankings - Zimbabwe sit below West Indies on the ICC's table - mattered little. "Zimbabwe are here to win. There is no way we can under estimate them. We saw what they have to offer in the Twenty20," he said. "Zimbabwe have beaten Australia. It is not a team that we are taking for granted. They are here to win just like us and credit must go to them. The way they pushed and ran hard between the wickets showed how hungry and determined they are."

Prosper Utseya, the Zimbabwe captain, was delighted with the result, but hoped that his side could sustain the form for the rest of the tour. "I'm very proud of the guys. It was a very good team effort, and it was important that we keep the momentum going.

"I said after we won the toss it was the average score when West Indies played here last year against England, so we just believed in ourselves that we could get 250, and with the way we're bowling at the moment it would be enough," Utseya said.

Despite inflicting two shock defeats on the hosts, Utseya was guarded against complacency. "West Indies are still a good side. We still respect them. For us to beat them, we need to make sure that we play hard, remain focussed, pay attention to the small things, and remain disciplined."

Zimbabwe found an unlikely hero in debutant Shingirai Masakadza who came back after going for ten runs off the first two balls of the final over to finish off in style, striking twice and conceding just one off the last three. Utseya was all praise for the youngster's composure in the tight finish.

"He managed to remain calm under pressure, and that was key, so he can learn from that going into the next game. Of course, he will have many more moments like this in his career," Utseya said.

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  • Professor_king44 on March 7, 2010, 17:38 GMT

    Wake up call. This is what the Zim victory is all about. West Indies cricket continues to spiral downhill, with no apparent light at the end of the tunnel. There yet remain to be a structure in place to curb the talents and develop the many talented youngsters that lives in the Caribbean. WI is not short of talent...the under 19 team always doing well... but there is no structure to transfer these young men into consistent and mature international players.

    Is Brendan Nash ill? He is a much better player than Flecther and Ramdin. Who said he is a test specialist? How would we know his ODI abilities if we don't play him? Or is it a colour thing? And Darren Bravo..... I am sure he can atleast make more runs in one match than the entire aggregate posted by Fletcher in the last 8 games. We need to start thinking clearly, and put the right Team out there.

  • East_West on March 6, 2010, 10:16 GMT

    Trinity08: thanks for the note. Before you jump into who I am, may be you should CHILL and browse this website and read my comments and might tell you what my nationality is. I don't have to fake it. Coming to Mahi is an all rounder, yeah he is but NOT the best, guess what they have one wicket keeper who has scored a century [most recently] while we were making fun of that guy as a kid! based on the rating, Shakib is the best allrounder in the world! my comment is on how we treat our own neighbors but complain when Australia does it us! we became number 1 nation in the rankings for tests and Well, we barely escaped the humiliation in the first test with Bangla! Have respect for others! Zaheer is not the most feared bowler, Sreesanth still doesen't know how to behave maturely, and ishant..is a flash and struggling....we have billion+ perople with lakksh who play cricket but can't produce a decent pair pace bowlers!

  • on March 6, 2010, 0:06 GMT

    Every time the West Indies lose like this I die a little bit inside. It's been happening for a while now, so I must be some sort of zombie. Is that why I now have a craving for blood and human flesh? Come on Windies. Stop this foolishness. Sort out yourselves and get back to playing quality cricket!! Do it for the region. Or at least do it for me, a loyal zombie who wants to live again.

  • SAMMOS on March 5, 2010, 23:32 GMT

    Sarwan,Dwayne &DarrenBravo,,even Simmonds should be reintroduced and another fast bowler to support Kemar Roach are my suggestions for a chance at avoiding further embarrassing defeats to Zimbabwe in the short term but for us to start back on the road to recovery all the players need to be worked with for a prolonged period to try and improve fitness,technique and mental preparedness.Working with young upcoming talent on a continuous basis is necessary.It`s costly to have 50 -75 players in camp for 6 months or so each year but there seems to be no other way out of this abyss in which we find ourselves.Players must also be held accountable and be axed temporarily for their failures irregardless of seniority in the team and be made to improve to regain their place in the team when axed.Batting,bowling,fielding and fitnesses coaches need to be permanently assigned to the team.Fitness coaches said players complained about the rigorous routine and they had to tone down practice sessions.

  • SAMMOS on March 5, 2010, 23:12 GMT

    W.I. cricket is hurting badly and needs a serious overhaul.Radical changes need to be made from the top down-from the administrative level right down to the players.Stop-gap measures such as simply changing and chopping players has not shown to be the solution as we continue to be disgraced for the past 10 plus years.An occasional victory every few years is not enough.This present failure against Zimbabwe highlights the fact that the gangrene has spread and its time to cut out the affected parts-administration,underacheiving players,coaches,selectors et-al.Otis Gibson cannot be blamed as he just started his job a week ago so we will have to wait to see what innovative plans he has to halt the decline.Captaincy is not the issue as we have continued to fail under all captains for the past 15 years.Players physical and mental preparation needs to be addressed.Then we may see less injuries occurring.

  • tommyhawk on March 5, 2010, 22:04 GMT

    I'm glad Chris Gayle can finally criticise individuals and talk about "crap". I hope that when the time comes he can criticise himself too! The team has been failing for years largely because he can't set a good, consistent example! Look at Tendulkar who just scored 200 and said he wants to carry his bat more often. That's the kind of thing Gayle should be doing and saying. He is too crappy and too inconsistent!

    Remember when he said he was going to select the team himself in Australia? What happened? Gayle must take more personal responsibility for himself and the team and get all the players to see the need for proper fitness.

  • GregFF on March 5, 2010, 18:07 GMT

    Why do we keep talking about west indies cricket. From board members to players, its all about the profile, the first class tickets the upscale hotels the women and the clubs. Please poeple of the caribbean,,its 2010, its time enough, its now time to forgt this team. Lets move on to something else.

  • odaine on March 5, 2010, 17:29 GMT

    ok. i understand that they lost a game that they shouldn't have lost , but you guys seem to be blaming gayle:s. fire gayle? AND WESt INDIES WOULD GO WHERE? let's not forget how vauable gayle is to this siide plus, i dont see any1 blaming the likes of pollard who still haven't proven himself in international cricket . for him to be offered so much money to play in da IPL and can't play a good innings for his home side is a shame, there's no focus there. i thought the top order did a good job, gayle and chanderpaul both did a good job scoring 50s,also i must say young barath is doing well for himself too, he doesnt seem to have the EGO problem like the likes of pollard and others. the middle order needs some work :pollard,smith,fletcher, and ramdin all batted like they dont have any brain. miller , the tail ender batted better than all the "batsman" in the middle order and would have won the game if dwyane smith didnt get the strike.

  • mukiwa on March 5, 2010, 17:25 GMT

    Congratulations to Zimbabwe on a great win. It's good to see the guys maturing and playing some "tough" cricket. We have finally turned the corner. Add Marillier, Ervine and Williams to the middle order and we will have a very strong side. Expect more victories from this Zimbabwe side!

  • hotice4ever on March 5, 2010, 17:08 GMT

    until we are able to put out our strongest 11 for at least 10 to 12 matches nothing will change they have to be fit and be selected. some people is calling for Ganga but i notice they gave him a full strength team or nearly full strength for Ganga cannot make the team as a batsman

  • Professor_king44 on March 7, 2010, 17:38 GMT

    Wake up call. This is what the Zim victory is all about. West Indies cricket continues to spiral downhill, with no apparent light at the end of the tunnel. There yet remain to be a structure in place to curb the talents and develop the many talented youngsters that lives in the Caribbean. WI is not short of talent...the under 19 team always doing well... but there is no structure to transfer these young men into consistent and mature international players.

    Is Brendan Nash ill? He is a much better player than Flecther and Ramdin. Who said he is a test specialist? How would we know his ODI abilities if we don't play him? Or is it a colour thing? And Darren Bravo..... I am sure he can atleast make more runs in one match than the entire aggregate posted by Fletcher in the last 8 games. We need to start thinking clearly, and put the right Team out there.

  • East_West on March 6, 2010, 10:16 GMT

    Trinity08: thanks for the note. Before you jump into who I am, may be you should CHILL and browse this website and read my comments and might tell you what my nationality is. I don't have to fake it. Coming to Mahi is an all rounder, yeah he is but NOT the best, guess what they have one wicket keeper who has scored a century [most recently] while we were making fun of that guy as a kid! based on the rating, Shakib is the best allrounder in the world! my comment is on how we treat our own neighbors but complain when Australia does it us! we became number 1 nation in the rankings for tests and Well, we barely escaped the humiliation in the first test with Bangla! Have respect for others! Zaheer is not the most feared bowler, Sreesanth still doesen't know how to behave maturely, and ishant..is a flash and struggling....we have billion+ perople with lakksh who play cricket but can't produce a decent pair pace bowlers!

  • on March 6, 2010, 0:06 GMT

    Every time the West Indies lose like this I die a little bit inside. It's been happening for a while now, so I must be some sort of zombie. Is that why I now have a craving for blood and human flesh? Come on Windies. Stop this foolishness. Sort out yourselves and get back to playing quality cricket!! Do it for the region. Or at least do it for me, a loyal zombie who wants to live again.

  • SAMMOS on March 5, 2010, 23:32 GMT

    Sarwan,Dwayne &DarrenBravo,,even Simmonds should be reintroduced and another fast bowler to support Kemar Roach are my suggestions for a chance at avoiding further embarrassing defeats to Zimbabwe in the short term but for us to start back on the road to recovery all the players need to be worked with for a prolonged period to try and improve fitness,technique and mental preparedness.Working with young upcoming talent on a continuous basis is necessary.It`s costly to have 50 -75 players in camp for 6 months or so each year but there seems to be no other way out of this abyss in which we find ourselves.Players must also be held accountable and be axed temporarily for their failures irregardless of seniority in the team and be made to improve to regain their place in the team when axed.Batting,bowling,fielding and fitnesses coaches need to be permanently assigned to the team.Fitness coaches said players complained about the rigorous routine and they had to tone down practice sessions.

  • SAMMOS on March 5, 2010, 23:12 GMT

    W.I. cricket is hurting badly and needs a serious overhaul.Radical changes need to be made from the top down-from the administrative level right down to the players.Stop-gap measures such as simply changing and chopping players has not shown to be the solution as we continue to be disgraced for the past 10 plus years.An occasional victory every few years is not enough.This present failure against Zimbabwe highlights the fact that the gangrene has spread and its time to cut out the affected parts-administration,underacheiving players,coaches,selectors et-al.Otis Gibson cannot be blamed as he just started his job a week ago so we will have to wait to see what innovative plans he has to halt the decline.Captaincy is not the issue as we have continued to fail under all captains for the past 15 years.Players physical and mental preparation needs to be addressed.Then we may see less injuries occurring.

  • tommyhawk on March 5, 2010, 22:04 GMT

    I'm glad Chris Gayle can finally criticise individuals and talk about "crap". I hope that when the time comes he can criticise himself too! The team has been failing for years largely because he can't set a good, consistent example! Look at Tendulkar who just scored 200 and said he wants to carry his bat more often. That's the kind of thing Gayle should be doing and saying. He is too crappy and too inconsistent!

    Remember when he said he was going to select the team himself in Australia? What happened? Gayle must take more personal responsibility for himself and the team and get all the players to see the need for proper fitness.

  • GregFF on March 5, 2010, 18:07 GMT

    Why do we keep talking about west indies cricket. From board members to players, its all about the profile, the first class tickets the upscale hotels the women and the clubs. Please poeple of the caribbean,,its 2010, its time enough, its now time to forgt this team. Lets move on to something else.

  • odaine on March 5, 2010, 17:29 GMT

    ok. i understand that they lost a game that they shouldn't have lost , but you guys seem to be blaming gayle:s. fire gayle? AND WESt INDIES WOULD GO WHERE? let's not forget how vauable gayle is to this siide plus, i dont see any1 blaming the likes of pollard who still haven't proven himself in international cricket . for him to be offered so much money to play in da IPL and can't play a good innings for his home side is a shame, there's no focus there. i thought the top order did a good job, gayle and chanderpaul both did a good job scoring 50s,also i must say young barath is doing well for himself too, he doesnt seem to have the EGO problem like the likes of pollard and others. the middle order needs some work :pollard,smith,fletcher, and ramdin all batted like they dont have any brain. miller , the tail ender batted better than all the "batsman" in the middle order and would have won the game if dwyane smith didnt get the strike.

  • mukiwa on March 5, 2010, 17:25 GMT

    Congratulations to Zimbabwe on a great win. It's good to see the guys maturing and playing some "tough" cricket. We have finally turned the corner. Add Marillier, Ervine and Williams to the middle order and we will have a very strong side. Expect more victories from this Zimbabwe side!

  • hotice4ever on March 5, 2010, 17:08 GMT

    until we are able to put out our strongest 11 for at least 10 to 12 matches nothing will change they have to be fit and be selected. some people is calling for Ganga but i notice they gave him a full strength team or nearly full strength for Ganga cannot make the team as a batsman

  • santhoshkudva on March 5, 2010, 16:49 GMT

    somebody out there got it right: bring back ganga, and make him the captain. ganga's batting record does not reflect his abilities. he is a much better batsman and a cricketer than what his record suggests. and he proved it in the champions trophy that he is capable of being a good captain.

  • windiescricetfan on March 5, 2010, 16:36 GMT

    And who would you have as keeper rayfanatics? Carlton Baugh? Patrick Browne? We tried those and they failed with a captial F miserably. Please. Ramdin is the best keeper in the west indies by a country mile. Insularity and the me-first mentality is ruining west indies cricket. T&T cricket under Darren Ganga just showed the world at the 20/20 Champions League what a good team well prepared with inspiring leadership from the West Indies can do, and Chris Gayle is also showing the world what a team from the West Indies can do. When Lara was captain, there would have been numerous calls for his head already if the West Indies had suffered the defeats they have in the past weeks under Gayle. But because Gayle is a Jamaican there is silence.

    FIRE GAYLE NOW. He is a symbol of everything that is wrong with West Indies cricket. Put Ganga and give him the opportunity to work with the players. Perhaps we need Zim to whitewash us and the ICC to take away our Test Status before we remove Gayle

  • AceB on March 5, 2010, 16:33 GMT

    I agree with calypsocricket 100% ,why does a cricketer need a wristwatch on the field????? To show that he's playing for the windies!!!!!! A bigger bunch of NUMPTIES will be hard to find....Can someone ...anyone pleeease get these guys to check out cricinfo and read.. I'm hoping they can... aceB....

  • Trinity08 on March 5, 2010, 16:23 GMT

    Hey East_West: chill man. You must be surely joking: Mortaza better than Zaheer, Shakib better than Dhoni (yes Dhoni is an all rounder if you know anything about cricket)?!?! You must be crazy. I think you are a Bangla fan trying to pass yourself as an Indian. Bangladesh cricket team is crap - they have been given a lot of chances, but without flashes in the pan, they havent delivered at all. Sure they will beat teams like India, Aus, SA in the future but what are the chances of that? In test matches, they will not be able beat any of the other Test playing nations unless they have a 3rd level team like Windies had. I agree totally with Anuj that test status should be withdrawn from Bangladesh. It was just a business decision by ICC to grant them Test status so as to tap into the sub continent cricket market. But enough is enough.

  • skyrank on March 5, 2010, 16:06 GMT

    West Indies cricket is a big concern right now, The bowling department sucks..Kemar Roach isn't a good fiery fearful bowler, He need more killer instinct in order to put fear into batsmen. He's going to be paid all that money from the IPL, he is not showing the world that he is a wicket taker..Pollar he too got to step up to the plate and deliver..these guys need to play hard core cricket so fans can full the stadium again...hope they can get it going soon.

  • Shaneblack on March 5, 2010, 15:45 GMT

    I am very patriatic i love cricket but am disappointed in the west indies those three batsmen especially smith throw away there wickets at i think that should cause the their spot in the next game those guys not serious about this thing we have other players who want to play seriuos cricket and cannot get a chance. love west indies anyway.

  • East_West on March 5, 2010, 15:23 GMT

    anuj_panchal: your statements on"who should or shoudln't have test status is ridiculous! Who are you to say that Bangla is no good! THis is one of the reasons why our neighbors don't give respect to INDIA! They are improving lot better and hell they have an allrounder in Shakib who is better than any allrounder India has! They have Mortaza who is faster and credible than our own fast bowlers! So take it easy! Tamim has been whipping us pretty good, so don't put down any team just because India is in a better postion/status than others! Statemets of Sehawag is still immature, first I thought Sehwag is giving an indirect inspiration to Bangla by saying that they are ORDINARY but after taking 18 wickets, Sehwag still says they haven't taken 20. This tells that one day Bangla can whip India good! Watch out! Remeber to be Humble! Is that tought to ask from our fellow indians!!

  • Vnott on March 5, 2010, 14:56 GMT

    Till Gayle is in the helm there is little hope for Windies. Bring on Ganga. He has tightened up his batting. Has terrific leadership skills and finally he would never make the kind of crap statements gayle is making. Pollard was the saving grace in Australia so what if he choked in one match. With a line up like Gayle, Berath, Dowlin, Sarwan, Chanderpaul, Ganga, Deonaraine, Ramdin, Pollard and if and when they return Edwards, Taylor, Roach, Benn Windies can not only be winning but they can be world beaters. but with gayle at the helm they will choke, crap and die.

  • zamil7d on March 5, 2010, 14:44 GMT

    the major problems at the moment with west indies cricket is that the selectors are not doing a good job also there is not alot of unity in the team and this makes it very difficult for them to win. For instance Andre Fletcher is being picked as a specialist batsman despite the number of ducks he has gotten in his last international games also they have only one fast ball that is really striking at the moment and that is roach they have young batsmen like kraig brathwaite that they should invest in early also they should at liest give brendan nash a run or even give david bernard a game in expence of another all rounder in the team. Key players are injured at the moment as well so this will obviously be a difficult period them.

  • on March 5, 2010, 14:40 GMT

    That performance is exactly why WI cannot even fill a cricket grounds for an ODI or T20. No one wants to feel like they're wasting money. And then whenever you guys happen to win a match or come close (like the 2nd Australia test) you're quick to claim WI is "turning the corner" Gimme a BREAK!!! Dont piss on me and tell me its raining man!! The entire team need to be revamped....and by team I include the selectors. Why is Andre Fletcher even there? Anyway, I just wanted to voice my disgust. Congrats on Zim. playing god cricket

  • jmo220 on March 5, 2010, 14:32 GMT

    West Indies SUCKS. How can we support a team that loose every match? They all sucks. God help us. They should take time off from international cricket until they build a team that is competitive enough to enter the arena again.

  • windiescricetfan on March 5, 2010, 14:14 GMT

    I said after the 20/20 defeat that West Indies cricket is dead. It has just been buried.

    You mean to tell me that a west indies squad of

    Gayle, Barath, Sarwan, Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Pollard, Ramdin, Taylor, Edwards, Roach, Benn, Miller, Sammy, Darren Bravo, Simmons, Rampaul, Dwayne Smith, Nash, Brathwaite and Carriah cannot put up a good fight in international cricket?

    FIRE Gayle. Bring in Ganga

  • rayfanatics on March 5, 2010, 14:11 GMT

    I don't know what a 3rd grade cricketer like Denesh Ramdin is doing in the team. He has been there long enough, has never contributed to a single team victory and due to politics has been appointed vice-captain. When the wicketkeepers of other teams are setting new standards with their all-round value to their teams, West Indies persist with Ramdin. It is time for a change.

  • calypsocricket on March 5, 2010, 14:08 GMT

    Hello Mr. Gibson, where are you??? I doubt whether you knew what you were walking into. A bunch of guys who think tooooo muchhhhh of themselves and not enough of what they are being paid to do. What is the difference between this team and the one that replaced them not too long ago? The answer is a big "nothing." Drop the whole bunch for the exception of Chanderpaul, and play the younger guys who is not that much into themselves. Check this out: this team is made up of guys who sports more earrings than women in a fashion pagent and wears the kinds of sun glasses,gold chains,and wrist watches on the field, that would make the participants in the Toronto gay parade blush.

  • apache31 on March 5, 2010, 13:58 GMT

    They are more capable batsmen out there than the likes of Devon Smith , the dependable Brendan Nash for example who can also bowl tight.

  • halberdierv2 on March 5, 2010, 13:32 GMT

    west indies, you make me numb. at least your recent exploits have increased my interest in the Premier League.

  • LM10Arg on March 5, 2010, 13:21 GMT

    To anuj_panchal, how come zim is better than BD? Last yr, BD beat zim 4-1 both home and away. BD also beat wi 3-0 in wi even though it was a 2nd string team. Back up ur comment with facts mr.

  • Matronze on March 5, 2010, 12:44 GMT

    I am a big West Indian fan; but you guys are simply pathetic. No other words to describe the misery and eye sore you guys have brought to this game. The likes of Malcolm Marshall and others may be rolling over in their graves now, for the shambles that WI are in rite now. Something is fundamentally wrong with these crop of players. God help us! Shame on you all !

  • on March 5, 2010, 12:40 GMT

    I dont think its proper for Chris Gayle to blame his two guys for the defeat. The fact of the matter is that you were outplayed by Zim...

  • NBRADEE on March 5, 2010, 12:33 GMT

    At the point when the run rate went to seven per over with over thirteen overs left, I knew the Windies had already lost - their ability to fight when 'behind the eight-ball' is pathetic under all captains since Clive Lloyd (that's including Viv, eh!). Gayle's captaincy shows little of the self-belief that was evident when he scored heavily in the Test series, a fact that might make him want to question what is his own state of mind currently. Still, in the abscence of all the things that must take place to re-structure Windies cricket, employment of Rudi Webster et al of that ilk until the end of the first round of the World T20 may actually reverse the fortunes of this team for whom the leader has very little belief in right now. The public ribbing of the players that failed yesterday will do little to encourage their own fight now. I wear my maroon colours resolutely, and hope that some foreign group of individuals can come run our affairs now as there is no hope otherwise!!!

  • gudolerhum on March 5, 2010, 12:30 GMT

    Well done ZIM, very poor cricket WI. I am not proud of it but I predicted Smith's dismissal immediately before he imploded. He just does not get it. His head is purely for a hat. After all the experience he has gained this should be his last selection for the remainder of the season. Discipline must mean something. What will the selectors do next? What must Ottis be thinking? He left a position where he could get some job satisfaction for this? But he knew what he was undertaking, he has witnessed it all before. Now the reality must be setting in. This WI team does not have problems, they are the problem! Why does nearly everyone think that world cricket cannot survive and flourish without them? They are happy as they are, well paid for doing little. I hope they recover but I will not hold my breath.

  • missy19 on March 5, 2010, 11:32 GMT

    "the selecting panel is now independant and transparent"

    Nice one dashee... that really made my day, you actually made me laugh out loud with that comment. You really are living in cloud cuckoo land.

  • Rheza on March 5, 2010, 11:14 GMT

    The display by WI is totally unacceptable. Zimbabwe played a good game but I would still think the WI would win the series. It's more a mental thing with WI. I guess when they sort that out and play like they played in the test series in Australia (the last two tests that is), they would comprehensively beat ZIM. Till then it is unacceptable how they have been playing and things need to be sorted out and fast!

  • anuj_panchal on March 5, 2010, 11:09 GMT

    one thing is sure zim is far better team than bangladesh an deserve the test status more than them....and if they get some of their good players like blignaut an vermuleum they will definately give a stiff competetion to the best of the team....good luck zim..go for the series win

  • on March 5, 2010, 10:41 GMT

    Now Mr. Gayle, you will know how frustrated Mr. Lara the great, would have been to be shepherding the likes of Ganga, Campbell, Adams and a lot of others who will show a little bit of occasional talent every now and then, which will vanish all of a sudden for no reason. In my humble opinion, even Sarwan is a let down. These guys cannot become Mr.Chanderpaul (or even close to being relaible). I know it is very frustrating (to get that sort of a comment from a cool guy like you), but get a piece of advice from Lara on how to deal with it. I guess he has been doing that for ages. Just concentrate on your cricket and IPL, cause at the end of the day you have to just get practical and keep scoring runs. People hated you for saying that you will beat Aussies 4-1 (did they expect you to say that windies will loose by 5-0?, idiots), accusing you of being a big mouth, but I think that's just a lesson of where Windies cricket stands in reality for you, Sir.

  • on March 5, 2010, 10:38 GMT

    I loveeeeeeeeeeeee gayleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • RamaBasa on March 5, 2010, 10:23 GMT

    Common Gayle grow up man..you might be a dangerous batsman but a captain u r never..4-1 prediction against AUS lol and how times change, he now predicts WI to lose to ZIM 5-0 lol lol I wish that happens!! Keep playing well ZIM

  • mandi on March 5, 2010, 10:13 GMT

    very sad that indies loosing run not come to a end.very disappointing

  • Isam8432 on March 5, 2010, 9:17 GMT

    Gayle doesn't have the moral standpoint to give anyone 'crap'. Why was he big-mouthing Australia when his team lost 4-0???

  • on March 5, 2010, 8:33 GMT

    I don't know how did they(WI) put themselves in such a situation...after their show in Australia in the test series last year I was expecting them to do well in one day series as well in Australia but not only did they lose their quite miserably but they have got even worse against Zim in their own backyard...Awful display by WI

  • dashee on March 5, 2010, 8:31 GMT

    ohh yeah zim means business, and there are not the weeping boys anymore, furthermore we hve more better players at home like sean ervines, blignaut, marriller etc who can come and boost the squad and hey we will see more things from zim since the selecting panel is now independant and transparent. we want to take on every1 on our way now, but am excited that we bit the powerful westindies

  • RamaBasa on March 5, 2010, 8:21 GMT

    Terrific Performance ZIM..keep it up guys..the way they fought was great to see..almost every time a wicket falls they kept tightening the screws on the WI batsman which put lot of pressure that they couldn't handle..their fielding was quite superb and supported their bowlers very well..I would love to see ZIM Win the Series ;)

  • on March 5, 2010, 8:09 GMT

    Though I am happy to see Zim winning again and I support Zim to return to test cricket . But I am equally disappointed with WI. I am big fan of WI flair and passion . We need WI cricket to improve and back to top teams in world

  • L.Pearce on March 5, 2010, 7:42 GMT

    Good on Zimbabwe, its great to see this kind of cricket from them but they must continue going about their cricket in the manner that is such. With ICC WT20 and CWC around the corner as well as much talk of readmission to tests this period of next 12 months is pivotal in the progression and success for ZIM cricket.

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  • L.Pearce on March 5, 2010, 7:42 GMT

    Good on Zimbabwe, its great to see this kind of cricket from them but they must continue going about their cricket in the manner that is such. With ICC WT20 and CWC around the corner as well as much talk of readmission to tests this period of next 12 months is pivotal in the progression and success for ZIM cricket.

  • on March 5, 2010, 8:09 GMT

    Though I am happy to see Zim winning again and I support Zim to return to test cricket . But I am equally disappointed with WI. I am big fan of WI flair and passion . We need WI cricket to improve and back to top teams in world

  • RamaBasa on March 5, 2010, 8:21 GMT

    Terrific Performance ZIM..keep it up guys..the way they fought was great to see..almost every time a wicket falls they kept tightening the screws on the WI batsman which put lot of pressure that they couldn't handle..their fielding was quite superb and supported their bowlers very well..I would love to see ZIM Win the Series ;)

  • dashee on March 5, 2010, 8:31 GMT

    ohh yeah zim means business, and there are not the weeping boys anymore, furthermore we hve more better players at home like sean ervines, blignaut, marriller etc who can come and boost the squad and hey we will see more things from zim since the selecting panel is now independant and transparent. we want to take on every1 on our way now, but am excited that we bit the powerful westindies

  • on March 5, 2010, 8:33 GMT

    I don't know how did they(WI) put themselves in such a situation...after their show in Australia in the test series last year I was expecting them to do well in one day series as well in Australia but not only did they lose their quite miserably but they have got even worse against Zim in their own backyard...Awful display by WI

  • Isam8432 on March 5, 2010, 9:17 GMT

    Gayle doesn't have the moral standpoint to give anyone 'crap'. Why was he big-mouthing Australia when his team lost 4-0???

  • mandi on March 5, 2010, 10:13 GMT

    very sad that indies loosing run not come to a end.very disappointing

  • RamaBasa on March 5, 2010, 10:23 GMT

    Common Gayle grow up man..you might be a dangerous batsman but a captain u r never..4-1 prediction against AUS lol and how times change, he now predicts WI to lose to ZIM 5-0 lol lol I wish that happens!! Keep playing well ZIM

  • on March 5, 2010, 10:38 GMT

    I loveeeeeeeeeeeee gayleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • on March 5, 2010, 10:41 GMT

    Now Mr. Gayle, you will know how frustrated Mr. Lara the great, would have been to be shepherding the likes of Ganga, Campbell, Adams and a lot of others who will show a little bit of occasional talent every now and then, which will vanish all of a sudden for no reason. In my humble opinion, even Sarwan is a let down. These guys cannot become Mr.Chanderpaul (or even close to being relaible). I know it is very frustrating (to get that sort of a comment from a cool guy like you), but get a piece of advice from Lara on how to deal with it. I guess he has been doing that for ages. Just concentrate on your cricket and IPL, cause at the end of the day you have to just get practical and keep scoring runs. People hated you for saying that you will beat Aussies 4-1 (did they expect you to say that windies will loose by 5-0?, idiots), accusing you of being a big mouth, but I think that's just a lesson of where Windies cricket stands in reality for you, Sir.