Thursday, June 12, 2008
Australians in Caribbean Isles
Two tests gone , all that I can say is the Windies are yet to find their best bowling quartet to trouble any side. Their openers seem to be more shaky than the trees in the Caribbean backyard. The return of Gayle should add some strength at the top of the order. The dependence on Sarwan and Chanderpaul is increasing beyond measures, and should be controlled, though they did save the 2nd test, after having surrendered the first to the visitors.
Aussies seem to be enjoying the northern summer at Jamaica, and for most of the time at Antigua. Lee is in good form and is reversing the ball well. With Clark and Johnson supplementing him, the bowlers are finding it easy to penetrate the West Indian line up. As for their batting, Jacques and Katich are just able to manage well in the absence of the big man, Hayden , who returned home due to injury. Ponting returned to excellent form in good time, and the middle order strength in Symonds and Clarke added to Aussie prowess.