Fans hail WI fighting spirit

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – West Indies fans attending the first Digicel Test against Australia at Kensington Oval seemed generally satisfied with the way their side had performed in the Digicel 2012 Series.

West Indies tied the five-match Digicel One-day International series 2-2, earned a 1-1 draw in the two-match Digicel Twenty20 International series, and were making the early running in the first Digicel Test.

Junior, a young volunteer, said the players looked like they were playing as a team again.

“I think the players are being coached really well and I think we are getting there, but we are not the finished product yet,” he said.

“I think we, the fans, have to be a little bit more patient. We will win a few games, but we will lose a few, and we just need to bare with them because winning is a habit and they have to get into that habit.”

Mac said he was happy to see the way West Indies had fought throughout the series.

“This is what we have been urging them to do for a very long time,” he said. “They are beginning to make us proud to be West Indies fans again.

“To be so competitive against a side as ruthless as Australia is wonderful. We hope that they can carry this on for the duration of the Test series.”

Tony said he hoped they could continue to play well for the remainder of the series and looked forward to the side taking one of the three Digicel Tests off the Aussies.

“I think the Test series will be close just like the Digicel ODIs and Digicel T20Is,” he said.

“But I am hoping that they can go all the way and win a Test, and hopefully we can play well enough to defend it and win the series.”

The first Digicel Test ends on Wednesday here, the second Digicel Test begins on Sunday at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad before the third and final Digicel Test opens on Monday, April 22.

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 17:01