James Anderson, Stuart Broad hungry for more despite ageing

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 22, 2017

But the fact such comments have been made for the best part of two decades, and not exclusively after the West Indies' innings and 209-run defeat by England in the first Test at Edgbaston, tells its own story.

Besides stating that this side isn't the right team to play against before the England side takes on Australia in the Ashes, Boycott wrote in The Daily Telegraph: "This West Indies lot are the worst Test match team I have seen in more than 50 years of watching, playing and commentating on cricket", he wrote in The Telegraph.

He is second only to new-ball partner James Anderson on the all-time list of England wicket-takers and is in no mood to think about the upcoming Ashes being his final battle against Australia.

As the plane with the Windies players landed in England for this three-Test series, Holder would have known the last time West Indies won a Test match in England was in 2000, and the last time we won a Test series in England was in 1988.

With a callow visiting team looking helpless in the absence of their best players and losing 19 wickets in one woeful day on Saturday, the overwhelming feeling was summed up by former England captain Michael Vaughan, who worries about yet more humiliation for the visitors.

The second Test of the three-match series is due to start at Headingley in Leeds on Friday (August 25). Given some of the inept performances we saw from England during the 1990s, that's quite a statement.

"We were relentless with the way we bowled too".

"I will be politely suggesting that I will have sufficient rest in September and October to be available for the next two Tests against West Indies", said Broad.

Meanwhile, the privately run Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament is continuing at home while a three-Test tour of England is in progress.

The Barbadian, the team's vice-captain and first choice opener, sent down six overs during the England first innings of 514 for eight declared, finishing wicket-less. "What have we got?'"

Kraigg Brathwaite (40) resisted for 107 minutes before he was lbw on review to off-spinner Moeen Ali to leave West Indies 76 for four at tea.

Behind wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow: one, two, three helmets, all lined up like trophies.

He believes the squad in England comprises the best the region has to offer and said this is as a result of a lack of incentives for regional cricketers to play the longest format of the game.

Botham, who watched Broad pass his tally from the Sky Sports commentary box, described it as an "absolutely brilliant" moment.

Much was made about the first day/night Test match at Edgbaston.

Only Jermaine Blackwood came out of the debacle with much credit for the West Indies with his laudable, counter-attacking 79 not out in the first innings amid the carnage.

His adversary? Alzarri Joseph, the 20-year-old whose fast bowling was widely panned at Edgbaston but looked like the brightest young thing on show in Bangladesh. The innings ended when last man Miguel Cummins was run out by Tom Westley's throw from midwicket as Blackwood tried to keep the strike.

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