Monday, May 21, 2012

Rally Round The West Indies Tonight At Lords!!!!!!

Fairy tales....we all have heard them bore witness to them and indeed when fortunate enough lived them with the happily ever after ending or the dragon awakening from its slumber and burning down ones house conclusion...

That is the scenario we are on the cusp of as the conclusion to the England versus West Indies 1st Test at Lords concludes tonight...A Captivating stage of Lords, the home of cricket was meant to see a literal Christians thrown to Lions affair with the English mauling a Windies Team that has been in the Cricketing wilderness for decades, and tragically raped and pillaged by the sleazy IPL to the point of Cricketing oblivion.

Sport tends to buy into these remarkable stages and guides the fickle hands of the Fates in the under dogs favour. We saw that in South Africa recently when a battered, beaten and cruelly ridiculed Sri Lankan Team rose from the depths of despair to upend the proteas in a win that will make Grand-dads eyes light up as they tell the tale to captivated youngsters.

So can the Windies replicate this miracle??????????????????

Well, why the Hell not when they threatened to embarrass the rejuvenated Aussies recently only to be stymied by them not know how to adequately deliver the killer blow needed after years of defeats robbing them of that killers instinct...

At present they have England 2 down needing 181 to win on a pitch that is still playing beautifully for the batsmen.

Duly the odds are stacked heavily in favour of an England win, and more than likely a comfortable win.....

But we are not sold are we after witnessing this English side we judged as peerless be made to look very fallible against Pakistan in a recent chase...

Admittedly that was facilitated by the Pakistani master spinners victimising the English batsmens Blind Freddy ability in playing spin, and there is no spinner donning the famous Windies Cap tonight to prey on that weakness.

But what the tourist can take out of that was how averse the English batsmen were to a bit of heat being applied to them in terms of pressure. Believe me as play starts tonight the blow torch will be on the English big time which could be a huge factor in a miracle happening.

With the West Indies in a sense playing with house money and free to play without fear of consequences which could be a God sent to the perpetually frustrating like Fidel Edwards to live his 15 minutes of Fame....

Throw in one of the best young fast bowlers going around in Kemar Roach then beware England!!!



Also lets pray for a bit of magic from the past in the guise of Shannon Gabriel, who is the spitting image of Colin Croft actually being that fearsome quick with all his menace for today....

Oh yes....forgot Darrin Sammy, who is the patriots of patriots for the West Indies- you know he will bleed tonight to win it for his Team.....

Let it happen, please let it happen for Test Cricket will be eternally grateful!!!!


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