Instantly after their 269-run loss to hosts England, the West Indies Cricket crew issued an enormous discover to a whole bunch and 1000’s of followers that obtained everybody speaking.
Giving due consideration to their technical prowess in batting- or the dearth of it- West Indies made it official that any more, they’d be referred to as the Leg Earlier than Wicket Cricket Workforce; and never by some other identify.
And maintained the stated consideration needs to be thought of with fast impact by the honorable ICC: keepers and protectors of the sport.
However dazed and confused by the suddenness of their resolution, followers jumped to a cesspool of Tweets and Fb posts asking captain Holder, batting coach Floyd Reifer and total coach Phil Simmons concerning the puzzling resolution.
To this, they have been knowledgeable courtesy a press release issued on Windies Cricket Board web site, “Given the penchant of our cricket crew to stay to their most popular mode of dismissal on this English tour, the choice was taken in full consciousness with the gamers and members of the squad in the suitable senses.”
You have been compelled to pinch your self: what the hell, what on earth is that this?
However when you have been to step except for the reasonably weird identify, maybe it is sensible.
In spite of everything, within the three Check matches (6 batting outings), with a number of modes of dismissal accessible to the batsmen, they selected to stay with LBW. Nothing else.
It appeared the Windies forgot extra artistic methods of getting out. As an example- being timed out? Did any batsman consider that? Simply don’t stroll out to bat on time. Simple when you like. Saves you the embarrassment of being trapped plumb in entrance.
However that is West Indies cricket in spite of everything; there’s nothing untoward of their technique, a crew that backs performances based mostly on large numbers.
Keep in mind Lara‘s 400?
That was fifteen summers in the past. On this tour, nonetheless, West Indies batsmen did stick to nice consistency being out leg earlier than on 19 events in 30 makes an attempt.
Wish to see consistency in Check match cricket? Suppose past Rahul Dravid.
Transfer away from Shiv Chanderpaul.
You’ve gotten his crew: the West Indies, oh, sorry the Leg earlier than wicket crew.
Takes time, you see.
Furthermore, there’s one other nice purpose to imagine West Indies caught with the suitable alternative on this event.
Of their 19 LBW dismissals on this tour, they discovered a approach to get out LBW on eight events in simply 1 Check match.
They even discovered a approach to get out LBW to a selected English bowler, denying others the distinguished honor to catch their batsmen vision-less and naturally, minus any footwork.
Stuart Broad wasn’t complaining, for positive. The Windies followers have been, maybe slapping themselves seeing a batting efficiency that will give the upcoming crew from Burkina Faso that they will outperform West Indies within the very sport they as soon as dominated.
Within the first inning, at Third Check (Manchester), Chase, Holder, and Cornwall selected Broad to dismiss them leg earlier than. Subsequent inning, Holder and Cornwall picked Chris Woakes as a substitute as if he have been some beer with higher lager. That they had Dowrich for firm.
Three batsmen out LBW in every inning. General, four in 10 batsmen have been out LBW within the closing West Indian inning.
However all stated, gladly the collection was titled Wisden, not Knowledge.
For the style through which Holder’s crew betrayed the religion of those that backed the aspect to retain the trophy would’ve urged Windies followers completely lacked all knowledge. Maybe they do.
Nonetheless, what’s the following collection the Leg Earlier than Wicket crew are contesting in?
Disclaimer: that is cricketing satire, please don’t problem your self or take this text critically!