Few West Indian bowlers have managed to bowl with the control that Sammy has displayed in his career so far. And the West Indian skipper provides one element that has been lacking drastically in bowling attacks from the Caribbean ever since Courtney Walsh hung up his boots. He bowls long spells, rarely short of eight or nine overs at a stretch, and despite not being as incisive as others before him, the lanky St Lucian can choke up the scoring. Not only has he led from the front so far in the series, having bowled the most number of overs, with 29 maidens he has also kept one end quiet, allowing his aggressive bowling partners the opportunity to attack.
Dustin Silgardo is a former sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo