No easing up
DESPITE THE dominance of the West Indies over the touring Zimbabwe cricketers in two formats of the game so far, Darren Sammy’s men will not be easing the pressure as they start the two-Test series at Kensington Oval tomorrow.
Led by Dwayne Bravo while regular skipper Sammy was given a rest, West Indies powered to victory 3-0 in the ODI series before Sammy returned to pilot the Twenty20 World Champions to a convincing 2-0 triumph in the shortest of all formats.
Now Sammy stands ready to lead his team in the form of cricket still most respected by players and fans alike but with a decided psychological advantage, given the recent results.
It will be the first time Zimbabwe will be playing a Test match in the Caribbean in over a decade and with only limited experience in the longest version of cricket since a lengthy break from the international arena, the pressure will be on the visitors to keep pace with a home side currently on a four-match winning streak in Tests.