“Rubbish” West Indies slammed by cricket followers

The West Indies cricket team are coming under heavy fire following one of their worst Test performances, and rightly so.

Beaten by Australia to the tune of an innings and 212 runs in Hobart, West Indies Cricket have come under heavy criticism from the moment the series began last Thursday.

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell said that the current state of the West Indies side made him feel depressed and labelled the side a “load of rubbish” after a poor opening day to the first Test.

Prior to the Test beginning, a former West Indian Cricket Director said that the side may be disbanded by 2025.

The West Indies recently performed badly during the 2015 Cricket World Cup, and Chris Gayle has come under heavy fire for his lifestyle outside of the game, a story that continues to overshadow the national side.

The current run of form on the international stage makes a mockery of the once great cricketing nation that is the West Indies.

The great West Indian cricket legend Brian Lara has remained silent on the matter and perhaps this is the greatest example of all.

The sport of cricket on the islands of the Caribbean is in a state of complete decay. 20 years of under achievement may finally be coming home to roost.

Ireland add more misery to West Indies Cricket

It didn’t take Ireland long to cause an upset at the Cricket World Cup as the green machine stuffed out the West Indies by a comfortable margin of 4 wickets this afternoon.

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It wasn’t as if Ireland chased down a mediocre score to win either.

The West Indies set a total of 304, and the Irish chased it down with relative ease.

The West Indies were in trouble early, but like other teams have shown already at this CWC, managed to use a couple of batsmen to work their way to a good strong total.

Ireland in their reply batted what could be called almost the perfect run chase.

All the batsmen put in solid scores, including a brilliant knock of 92 by opener Paul Stirling in an effort which saw Ireland heading towards a potential at the midway point.

A well balanced 84 by Ed Joyce anchored the Irish towards a convincing victory.

Middle order batsmen Niall Anderson smashed the ball to all areas of Nelson’s Saxton Oval, ending on an beaten 74.

The West Indies have been poor right through their CWC buildup, and their opening performance in the tournament proper wasn’t any better.

Ireland beat one more big time cricketing outfit and are surely now one step closer to being serious contenders to a top tier cricketing nation.