A dogged refusal to buckle has long been a characteristic of the man who has been appointed the the new England coach
There was one obvious reason for the disappointing climax to an otherwise heartening Digicel Series for the West Indies on Friday. It was that Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul contributed 36 runs between them
England bounced back admirably after trailing 1-2 in the contest and captain Andrew Strauss said he was "delighted" with how his team "handled the pressure"
Whatever happens, the West Indies have earned a comfortable pass mark for their efforts on the field so far at home in 2009
Over the last seven-odd years, conditions at most venues have become overly favourable for batsmen, but some grounds still retain their venom and spice
There's something the matter with KP, and it's not really to do with runs
Reading between the unambiguous lines of their latest statements and media releases, it is obvious that the each side has run out of patience
The shortest format has well and truly come into its own and can no longer be sneered at