By: D. Victor
Big-hitters in cricket are always crowd pleasers. They aim to whack the cricket ball all over cricket venues- whether large or small. Their motto appeared to be "hit out or get out". Ricardo Powell was one such character. The aggressive former West Indies batsman hardly...
By: D. Victor
One of the spin-pretenders of the West Indies; Mahendra "Nagas" Nagamootoo could have been classified as a right-arm slow bowler instead of a Leg break googly bowler. His short approach to the crease and cocking of the arms at the delivery point conformed to the...
By: D. Victor
A broad-rimmed white or maroon cap would typically be worn by Keith Arthurton- the former West Indies and Leeward Islands batsman- as he strode to the crease. Born on the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis in 1965, Arthurton developed into a stroke-playing left-handed batsman and...
By: D. Victor
Phil Simmons- the physically imposing former West Indies opener- was just as imposing with his stroke-play. "Big Phil" was described as an explosive all-rounder; a description that suits him well; except for his typically gentle medium-pace bowling. He played competitive cricket at the senior level...
By: D. Victor
Gus Logie is a former right-handed, middle-order batsman for the West Indies. A diminutive player and exceptional outfielder, Logie played for the West Indies from 1983 to 1991- when they were a champion team. When the team fielded, Logie usually provided a safe pair of...
By: D. Victor
He was known as 'Mr. Dependable' for the stodgy batting that often saved the West Indies batting line-up from collapse. Hilary Angelo Gomes- better known as Larry Gomes- often acted as a good foil for his more illustrious batting partners. He was the type of...
By: D. Victor
With an ability to generate bounce using his ample height of 6 feet and 6 inches, Anthony 'Tony' Gray was a fast bowler who was difficult to negotiate. The former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago fast-bowler was able to bowl consistently at high speeds...
By: D. Victor
A more competent cricketer than his comical nickname "Belly" suggests; Ian Ronald Bell is an actually an accomplished batsman with a good record in international matches. Whether it's a Test match, First-class match, ODI or 20/20 game, Bell has proved to be versatile and adaptable...
Cricket player profiles: Ryan Sidebottom
By: D. Victor
Bounding into the crease and hurling seaming deliveries at a nippy pace is the only thing routine about Ryan Jay Sidebottom. This English fast bowler has an unenviable surname and a unique hairstyle to accompany it. His long and floppy hair usually bobs buoyantly with...
By: D. Victor
Height, stature and a mean streak are some of the typical prerequisites for being a fast bowler in cricket. Marlon Ian Black was tall and burly- although he lacked a truly menacing demeanour. He would go about his bowling with a quiet focus that belied...

 

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