Cricket is a cruel game: Carlos Brathwaite offers sympathies to Ben Stokes after ICC World T20 final
Brathwaite smashed four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes to steer his team to a four-wicket triumph in the final against England, a feat which propelled him to instant stardom.
World T20: Ben Stokes had a meltdown in final vs West Indies but his shot at redemption won't be far away
his gives Stokes the chance to chart his own recovery. His road to redemption – whenever that happens in the future – has already begun at the Eden Gardens on a humid Sunday night in April 2016.
Marlon Samuels 'dedicated' his Man of the Match award in the World T20 final to old foe Warne, adding that he let his bat do the talking and not the mic.
Why did Sammy lay into West Indies board soon after winning ICC World T20 title: All you need to know
It is obvious that West Indies cricket is still not out of turmoil. The triple success, including World T20 triumph is a tremendous fillip to the game in the Caribbean. But will the present vicious environment allow WICB to capitalise on it?
World T20 Final: As 'champions' West Indies celebrate, man-of-the-moment Marlon Samuels deserves a salute
However, Samuels gets into a different zone while batting. He stands up on big occasions when his team requires him the most.
World T20 and beyond: Nothing against Rahul Dravid but leave Ravi Shastri alone, he’s done well by India
Nothing against Rahul Dravid. But Ravi Shastri has moulded a mood, jelled a team, given it a non-official togetherness that creates a player to player togetherness, not an official to minion equation as has often been the case.
ICC World T20: Kudos to Samuels and Brathwaite but West Indies won because their bowlers were more disciplined
The bowlers were the critical difference between the two sides. Those of West Indies were far more disciplined than their English counterparts.
World T20: Three titles in 2016 — men's, women's & Under-19 — and you thought West Indies cricket is dying!
With 19 required from the game's last over, young Carlos rattled off the necessary runs in four clean, successive strikes that took the West Indies to the title.
World T20 Final: England were deservedly second best, but Morgan's men have made significant strides
Throughout the 2016 ICC World T20, the two teams that were the most thrilling to watch were the two teams that competed in the final
World T20 Final: Riding on wings of history, West Indies hope to make England dance to the Calypso tune
This is as focused a West Indies side as there has been in years. The victors of 1979 were among the Caribbean’s most talented ever; the vintage of 2004 among the most spirited. The 2016 crop is an impressive mixture.
World T20 Final vs West Indies: One more win and England will turn champions from laughing stock — a remarkable turnaround
Words mean nothing, actions are what count. England have said what they would do and then done it. Win or lose they have proved a point about their commitment to white-ball cricket, but victory would be like an exclamation mark that is 100 feet tall.
ICC World T20 Final: Declaration from West Indies, Chris Gayle's century and England’s 1-run loss — the crystal ball prediction
Being an off spinner, Gayle laughs but acknowledges his gesture. He alters his run up, Morgan sets himself for the final ball, Gayle releases his ‘leggy’, it pitches outside off, and absolutely rips through Morgan – CLEAN BOWLED!
In terms of all-rounders there’s difficult to find a mismatch, although those of the West Indies, including Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell and several part-timers such as Gayle appear more formidable
Gayle, whose marauding unbeaten innings in the Super 10 Group 1 game kept the crowd at the Wankhede Stadium on their feet throughout, had hit his first T20 International hundred during the 2007 World T20 in South Africa.
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