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Jonathan AgnewAGNEW'S POST-TOURNAMENT VERDICT on West Indies
Carl Hooper
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In 1999 Ridley Jacobs became the only man to carry his bat at the World Cup

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West Indies imageCoach: Roger Harper
Captain: Carl Hooper


The West Indies return home without disgrace - they have been unlucky by default.

And it is a great shame that politics and the weather conspired against one of the tournament's more colourful and entertaining teams.

New Zealand's decision not to go to Kenya scuppered the Windies.

That and the rain against Bangladesh, a team they would have undoubtedly beaten, will leave Carl Hooper and his team chuntering about what might have been.

Their unexpected victory over South Africa was a wonderful start to the World Cup and one of the highs of the group stage.

Brian Lara made a lovely hundred and there were strong showings from a number of their players as the campaign went on.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Ricardo Powell and Mervyn Dillon are all players who can help the West Indies develop in the future.


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