Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Cricket often has some strange and unexplained phenomenon, for example:
- How Ajit Agarkar can get a century at Lords.
- How Michael Yardy was allowed to play international cricket.
- Why somebody would pay Glenn "The Big Show" Maxwell one million bucks.
But there is one cricketing mystery that continuously trumps them all, one team that can truly define the term enigma in their consistently baffling pursuits on the cricket pitch. This is none other than the West Indies.
Rewind about 30 years and these guys used to be absolutely unstoppable. They practically invented swagger, power cricket and tasteful arrogance. Some stonewalled all day while, others bludgeoned bowlers for fun, and they had a seemingly never ending assembly line of fast bowlers and swashbucklers.
Most teams around the world are right on top or consistently crap, but how many can slide from one to the other in the very same match? There is no doubt that the West Indies are the undisputed king of collapses. Lets take a look back and analyse the concept of "The Calypso Collapso".