Prayers inspire revival of West Indies cricket

May 27th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by admin  

Melbourne, May 27 (IANS) It is the daily prayer routine introduced by former West Indian wicketkeeper David Williams, who is now the assistant coach, which has led to the revival of Caribbean team, feels all-rounder Dwayne Bravo. “One thing that stands out is that the team have been praying three times a day,” Bravo was quoted as saying in the Herald Sun.

“I think that is one of the reasons that we are seeing changes in everyone, as individuals and as a team. There is now a togetherness that wasn’t there before,” he added.

One of the other big changes has been the way the swagger has returned to the team’s cricket.

You could see it in the way that fast bowler Fidel Edwards gave Brett Lee some of his own chin music and wasn’t afraid to mouth off a few well-chosen words.

After being written off for years, players have suddenly discovered the confidence to talk themselves up.

“We have the same ability (as the Australians),” Bravo said.

The West Indies have also been enthusiastic and spectacular in the field, with several astonishing catches.

“In the field they may have saved 30 to 40 runs over the course of the Test match. Their speed across the ground is pretty phenomenal really,” Australian batsman Brad Hodge said. “I guess that’s an injection of youth, which they’ve got in their side now.”

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