Tag Archives: Marlon Samuels

‘Egged on by captain Kohli, and aided by scrambled minds, India’s bowlers have West Indies’ batsmen on toast’ – my report on Day 5 of the 3rd Test for First Post

14th August 2016

Behind the Bowler’s Arm – match reports

West Indies v India – 3rd Test Match

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

After the final day’s play of the third Test in St Lucia, I wrote a scathing report on WIndies’ abject capitulation.

You can read my piece here.

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

David Oram

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The Willow in the WIndies – innings no. 29

1st May 2016

The Caribbean cricket podcast

Episode 29 – The ICC Reprimands the West Indies players

Welcome to edition no. 29 of The Willow in the WIndies.

Reds are I kicked off by discussing the ICC’s press release which condemned the West Indies players for their behaviour after the T20 World Cup final. Sir Viv Richards accused the ICC of double standards; while Philo Wallace on the Line & Length show endorsed the reprimand.

Presumably, Marlon Samuels was one of those the ICC had in mind in its comments; and this week Ben Stokes suggested Samuels should have been more magnanimous in victory. Meanwhile, Andre Russell said that Samuels was ‘a little different’ from his team-mates.

Much of the West Indies players’ disquiet arises from their stand-off with the WICB, in which they have appeared to have been supported by the Prime Ministers of Caricom. However, Barbados PM, Freundel Stuart seemed to distance himself from his fellow outspoken PMs who have called for the Board’s immediate dissolution. Clearly, the Caricom leaders are not unanimous in their opinions where the WICB is concerned.

Seemingly similar was Sir Andy Roberts (who was among the group of Legends supporting that call in Grenada recently), who seemed to backtrack in an interview with the Mason & Guests show. He said their call is for restructure, not dissolution.  Continue reading

The Willow in the WIndies – innings no. 27 (i)

16th April 2016

The Caribbean cricket podcast

Episode 27 (i) – A Look Back at WIndies Double T20 Triumph

Welcome to part one of edition no. 27 of The Willow in the WIndies.

After a two-week gap, due in the main to the sudden, untimely death of my computer, Reds and I reunite to record a pair of programmes to bring us back up to date.

In Part One we focus upon West Indies’ wonderful victories in the ICC World T20 competitons, for both the men and the women.

We began with the ladies, and reviewed their progress through the tournament – and looked at how they’ve potentially done a great deal to spread interest in the women’s game throughout the Caribbean.

The men’s triumph was sealed by Carlos Brathwaite, but the Man of the Match in the final was Marlon Samuels – who Reds would not have included in the WIndies’ squad! They lost to Afghanistan (which I had predicted before the competition) – but won every other game.  Continue reading

‘Breathless Brathwaite Applies Ferocious Finishing Touch’ – my match analysis of the World T20 Final between WIndies and England for First Post

4th April 2016

When the Sawdust Settles – match reviews

The 2016 ICC World T20 tournament

For First Post during the T20 World Cup I covered and reported on the West Indies.

So West Indies did it. An astonishing final was ended in an incredible manner as Carlos Brathwaite clouted four successive sixes to seal the victory for the West Indies; while for a second time, Marlon Samuels was Man-of-the-Match in a World T20 final.

It was a great game, and a splendid tournament.

Congratulations to the winners.

You can read my match analysis here.

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

David Oram

‘West Indies display their legendary generosity, but England are the biggest beneficiary’ – my match review of WI v SA for First Post

26th March 2016

When the Sawdust Settles – match reviews

The 2016 ICC World T20 tournament

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

West Indies booked their place in the semi-finals with a win over South Africa.

The WIndies’ excellent out-cricket restricted the Proteas to what appeared to be an insufficient total, but a stuttering performance with the bat left WI still needing 20 runs off the last 2 overs.

But they got over the line, and their win probably eliminates South Africa from the competition – and opens the door for England to follow them into the last four.

You can read my match analysis piece here.

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

David Oram