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Woeful West Indies thumped by England in first test

Woeful West Indies thumped by England in first test

West Indies captain Jason Holder challenged his side to "look themselves in the mirror" after they suffered an innings and 209-run thrashing by England in the first Test at Edgbaston. He has gone past Ian Botham tlly of 383 wickets and now second on England's all-time wicket-takers list.

Former England opener-turned-celebrated commentator Geoff Boycott termed the current West Indies team as the worst he has ever seen after their capitulation in the opening Test against England at Edgbaston, where the touring side lost 19 wickets in a day. "I love batsmen playing forward defensives at me because it means that if I get any nibble either way, I bring both sides in".

For the past few years, this tall seamer had been the architect of several of England's Test victories and alongside James Anderson, he has become a force to reckon with in England's bowling line-up.

7 - Number of times West Indies have been asked to follow-on in the last four years, the most for any team.

The mission now is to ensure this generation is not lost obscurity and poor regional coaching before they are ready for senior global cricket.

The visitors had resumed on 44 for one, with Kieran Powell on 18 and Test debutant Kyle Hope on 25.

Broad has had a steady rather than remarkable summer so far, with 16 wickets in five Tests.

'He's going to be crucial for our chances this winter for sure, ' he said of Anderson.

There are certainly plenty more to come in the final two Tests against a febrile West Indies, with England naming an unchanged squad for next match at Headingley starting on Friday.

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"I never saw any aggression from the West Indies players throughout the three days".

"To be fair, Jimmy is bowling as well as I've seen him bowl", said Broad.

Botham reserved some of his most outstanding performances for Australia, notably during the 1981 Ashes series where he starred with both bat and ball, while Broad took his Test-best figures against the same opponents with a remarkable return of 8 for 15 that set up an Ashes-clinching win at his Trent Bridge home ground two years ago.

It was a minor surprise even that, after equalling Botham with two wickets in two balls, Broad's latest hat-trick bid was foiled by the tail-end defence of Kemar Roach as he again homed in on the stumps.

He added: "I'll be 33 in 2019".

It was inexplicable to me that Broad once went through a spell where England considered him their "enforcer" and wanted him to bombard the batsmen with short deliveries.

Incidentally, Broad's strike rate is identical to Botham's, 56.9.

Johnny Grave, the English chief executive of what is now Cricket West Indies, accepted an "awful" amount of work was required to restore the team s Test fortunes.

Making the pink ball game look easy, Alastair Cook scored a fourth double-century and passed 11,500 career runs in England's innings.


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