Superhero one day, supervillain the next
Superhero one day, supervillain the next

There are great ruthless destructive fast bowlers. Then there is Dennis Lillee

The Kenyan lion roars long and loud
The Kenyan lion roars long and loud

© 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

And now for the big one
And now for the big one

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

The West Indies doing better than expected
The West Indies doing better than expected

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

West Indies should win handily
West Indies should win handily

What a difference a week makes

A result likely at Port of Spain
A result likely at Port of Spain

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

The West Indies could upset Indian calculations
The West Indies could upset Indian calculations

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

Colin Croft: There will never be another like Courtney Walsh
Colin Croft: There will never be another like Courtney Walsh

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

Courtney's swansong an emotional moment
Courtney's swansong an emotional moment

There are times, very seldom, when I become very emotional

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

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

Great chance for West Indies to recover some pride
Great chance for West Indies to recover some pride

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

West Indies name 14 man squad for one-day series
West Indies name 14 man squad for one-day series

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

At last the West Indies look like a team
At last the West Indies look like a team

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

West Indies woefully lacking in cricket sense
West Indies woefully lacking in cricket sense

The West Indies continue to stumble from farce to funny to fantasy

Garrick a late inclusion in WI Test XI
Garrick a late inclusion in WI Test XI

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

A new mindset required for the West Indies
A new mindset required for the West Indies

The West Indies lost the fourth and crucial Test match with the very first decision made in the game

To the victors, the kudos
To the victors, the kudos

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

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

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

Fourth Test becomes war of attrition
Fourth Test becomes war of attrition

The third day of this fourth Test match has turned the game into something of a war of attrition

West Indies batsmen have to know their limitations
West Indies batsmen have to know their limitations

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