The confounding West Indies
The confounding West Indies

Wouldn't it be wonderful though for us to get carried away, however briefly, on the wings of victory today?

A win is a win
A win is a win

The success against Pakistan is not necessarily an indication of brighter times ahead for West Indies cricket, but it needs to be savoured

A Barbados classic
A Barbados classic

When Walsh brought home the match, with a little help from Lara

West Indians need something to celebrate
West Indians need something to celebrate

The West Indian supporters are desperate for something to cheer from its cricketers, but are WIPA and the WICB listening?

Nothing short of a disgrace
Nothing short of a disgrace

What solution do we have for the chronic blindness on both sides to the reality of the increasing irrelevance of West Indies cricket?

People of extremes
People of extremes

It is the quintessential Caribbean way in the face of any challenge, whether great or small, to either shrug your shoulders, cuss or wave your arms all over the place in frustration, and then move on

Windies need a new leader
Windies need a new leader

So long as a premium is placed on Test cricket, West Indies are in need of a captain who endorses its primacy

Hard and fast
Hard and fast

Take no prisoners, show no mercy. So what if you've got to wear pink on occasion?

Planning, the Windies way
Planning, the Windies way

Chris Gayle's stated lack of interest in the traditional form of the game has obviously been adopted as the team mantra

No respect for West Indies
No respect for West Indies

Fazeer Mohammed says that England are still not showing West Indies enough respect

West Indies must make use of long warm-up
West Indies must make use of long warm-up

West Indies cricketers better be down to business from ball one this morning in Leicester if they are to make the most of the busiest lead-in to a Test series away from home for nine years

Forget the excuses
Forget the excuses

Blaming the weather for Trinidad and Tobago's unsuccessful campaign this season is not only factually inaccurate, but shies away from addressing some of the more fundamental issues affecting the team

Passing grade for Windies
Passing grade for Windies

Whatever happens, the West Indies have earned a comfortable pass mark for their efforts on the field so far at home in 2009

To strike or not to strike?
To strike or not to strike?

How are West Indians and fans of West Indies cricket supposed to feel right now? Elated that their team is enjoying considerable success against England, or worried that all of this renewed optimism will inevitably come to nothing

Take nothing for granted
Take nothing for granted

Take nothing for granted. That was the mantra being chanted by increasingly anxious West Indians during the lunch interval at the Queen's Park Oval on Tuesday

Sarwan's finest hour
Sarwan's finest hour

Don't let anger at the official from Down Under distract from appreciating the batting of the man from Wakenaam Island

Backyard Blues
Backyard Blues

To say Kensington Oval has not been a happy hunting ground for West Indies recently is putting it mildly

ARG: A home away from home
ARG: A home away from home

The Antigua Recreation Ground is what an established Test cricket venue really is: a home away from home

Queen's Park stands up for Simmo
Queen's Park stands up for Simmo

An old-timer steps into the ring again, and is greeted with due respect

It's only one step forward
It's only one step forward

Only after the series will we know whether the patient, who has been ailing for so long, is really accelerating his recuperation