Monday, February 19, 2007

Big Bird bites back

Ever since England won that sensational game at Lord's against the West Indies in 2000, I've always been mystified as to the demise of cricket in the Caribbean.

The dearth of fast bowling is obviously one of the major reasons but has there really been a lack of talent?

Tino Best, Fidel Edwards, Ian Bradshaw, Corey Corrymore etc have all shown spark but haven't been able to show the kind of bowling so feared by the world's opening batsmen in the 70s and 80s.

And Joel Garner phrases it brilliantly in the Jamaica Observer when he suggests that it's all down to an "indifferent work atitude". Burgeoning talent in Barbados obviously needs Big Bird to get them all up running at 4am if they are to succeed.