Category Archives: Prospects of Play – match previews

‘Relatively unknown Windies team have the talent to achieve ‘relative’ success’ – my 1st Test preview for First Post

21st July 2016

Prospects of Play – match previews

West Indies v India – 1st Test Match

For First Post during the West Indies v India Test series I will be providing comment pieces on the WIndies.

With the series getting underway today, I preview the West Indies team and look at what should be their realistic aim for success.

You can read my piece here.

And there are several more articles regarding the series, and related features here.

David Oram

‘Shining a light on the fresh faces of renewed hope in the WIndies Test team v India’ – my WI profile for First Post

20th July 2016

Prospects of Play – match previews

West Indies v India – 1st Test Match

For First Post during the West Indies v India Test series I will be providing comment pieces on the WIndies.

On the day before the 1st Test in Antigua, I look at the young and inexperienced WI side, and highlight some of the players that are fresh faces for the Indian audience.

You can read my piece here.

And there are several more articles regarding the series, and related features here.

David Oram

‘1979 & 2004: Former World-title battles of England v West Indies – WIndies in search of a hat-trick of triumphs; England hoping for third-time lucky’ – my match preview for First Post

3rd April 2016

Prospects of Play – match previews

The 2016 ICC World T20 tournament

For First Post during the T20 World Cup I am covering and reporting on the West Indies.

On the eve of the World T20 final, I look back at the two previous meetings of the sides in the finals of ICC events: the 1979 Prudential World Cup Final; and the 2004 Champions Trophy – both won by the West Indies.

You can read my match preview piece here.

And there are several more articles regarding the tournament, and features on many of the other sides here.

David Oram

‘More than just a World T20 semi-final: The Historical Significance of West Indies v India’ – my match preview for First Post

31st March 2016

Prospects of Play – match previews

The 2016 ICC World T20 tournament

For First Post during the T20 World Cup I am covering and reporting on the West Indies.

Ahead of the big semi-final between India and West Indies, I looked back at previous encounters between the two sides.

Contests in 1976 and 1983 were defining points in each’s sporting history – and shaped the future of of that nation’s cricket.

You can read my match preview piece here.

And there are several more articles regarding the tournament, and features on many of the other sides here.

David Oram

WIndies’ T20 World Cup Preview for First Post

9th March 2016

Prospects of Play – match previews

The 2016 ICC World T20 tournament

For First Post during the T20 World Cup I will be covering and reporting on the West Indies.

Earlier this week their website published my preview of the competition from the Caribbean perspective, in which I looked at WIndies’ prospects.

Since writing, T&T’s Lendl Simmons has also withdrawn from the WI squad, to be replaced by fellow-countryman, Evan Lewis.

You can read my piece here.

And there are several more articles regarding the tournament, and features on many of the other sides here.

David Oram