NEWS-VIEWS-PREP For Series Against WI
This is probably going to be the biggest event of BD Cricket in this year. This is a complete series with 3 test, 5 ODIs and 1 T20 against an ICC top 8 Team. Considering that they are the team just ahead of us in Ranking, this should prove where we stand. We have the home advantage and that should even out the difference between these two teams.
Expecting a good contest against WI in this series. WI players are quiet focused and have already started talking about the series immediately after winning the T20 WC beating Srilanka.
Are we taking it, that seriously? Our coach is on leave, as we hear that he is stopping whatever spin bowling practices the team planned. We aren't yet hearing,when the team will start practicing, the NCL doesn't look to be starting as planned on 14 oct. if we are caught un-aware by WI in this series, if we fail to compete in tests and ODIs against WI, we will surely have tough time justifying our progress that we all had been almost certain after the Asia Cup. So this series will also confirm if our Asia Cup performance was fluke or genuine.
And we shouldn't forget that the last time we visited WI while the WI players were on strike and we won convincingly against them. Many of us felt that we could have won it even if their players weren't on strike. It was said to be Gayle the only difference. Now they have shown in the final that they can win even a WC final without Gayle. The same guy (Sammy) who captained that team, will still be their captain. We have to win and compete in this series, if we want to earn any respect from the world, if we have to count our previous wins respectfully and if we want to get rid of that Minnow tag.
In that context, This is going to be the most important series after we received our test status. All the other series against g8 teams, we could cover up as learning process, but this series is more about proving our ability than just learning. Many are sitting out there watching, to justify their negative views on us and teams like Ireland and Sco, if not Afg, are waiting too, to extract maximum benefits & favors of ICC out of our bad performance in this series.
So this series is very very important for us to justify a lot and to prove a lot to every cricket fan, players, Journalists and administrators all over the cricketing world. A thrashing by WI in this series will throw us into the Dark ages once more. Do you see us being able to prove ourselves here?
Please do post any news and views you have or come across that might have an impact on this series.
Last edited by BANFAN; October 8, 2012 at 04:44 PM.