Cricket was once synonymous to West Indies cricket team. Windies cricket team in the era of 80s is the best thing ever happened for the fans of fantasy cricket world.
West Indies cricket team was a team with unimaginable levels of excellence. What else? The fans of 11wickets App daily fantasy cricket find bustling energy, lethal fast bowling, terrific fielding skills and masterly batting talents in the team.
West Indies has a history of racial exploitation and colonization by the English men. Their history also adds an extra dimension to their story with the slaves expressing their dominance through a game invented by their masters. In short, Windies are the most loved team in the history of the online fantasy cricket game.
Here is a look through their rise and dominance over international cricket during the era of 1980s. Read on and play fantasy cricket India at 11Wickets.
West Indies was once a powerhouse of cricket! he all-dominating team that conquered all the teams pitted against them. Between 1976 and 1995, they 1played 137 tests, losing only 18 and winning 71. In the 1980s they went through a period when they did not lose a single test for 27 consecutive test matches (still a record). They went from 1980 – 1995 without losing a series.
The Early Years and the Rise to domination
Cricket in many places around the world was introduced to the local population by the ruling British. So was the case with the British colonies of the West Indies Federation. It was a collection of various British ruled islands such as Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, among others and British Guyana. Early matches involved touring British teams and the local sides. West Indies became the 4th test playing nation in 1928.
George Headley, the non-white West Indian player emerged as the best player of the team, when it was led by a white player. The locals took instant notice to Headley, who was called the Black Bradman. With time, there was rise of three Ws, Everton Weekes, Clyde Walcott and Frank Warrel along with the spin kings Sonny Ramadhin and Alf Valentine. These players began winning the test matches with their brilliant performances. The team were winning against all oppositions and in all countries.
During this time pressure for appointing non-white captain was growing and finally, in 1960, Frank Worrell was appointed as the first black captain of West Indies cricket team.
World Cup Participation and more
The team participated in the World Cup 1975 and became the world champion. During this period, also emerged fast bowlers like Michael Holding followed Joel Garner, Colin Croft and Malcolm Marshall soon after. With these men, West Indies had a fast bowling line up, never seen before and with Richards and Greenidge adding to the batting power.
The nation again won the world cup tournament of 1979 defeating England and re3ached the finals of WC 1983. Although it lost to India in 1983, its peak season came in 1984, when West Indies team defeated England in a test series. In a 5 match test series, West Indies cricket team whitewashed England. Lloyd retired in 1985, Richards succeeded him and the team continued in its winning ways. Garner and Holding retired in 87, but able replacements were found in Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh and Ian Bishop and in the batting department, Richie Richardson cemented his place in the side.
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