On 11 December, Australia completed a 419-run victory before dinner in their second Test (a day-night match), to complete the series win.
It was Australia’s biggest-ever win over West Indies, And the Caribbean’s second innings total of 77 was their second-lowest against Australia.
If West Indies cricket is to bounce back, West Indies cricket needs a massive dose of reality anyway, and an even bigger overhaul and overhaul. The Australians won the first test by 164 runs.
Ricky Skerritt, the president of Cricket West Indies (CWI) told to sunday newspaper after the series defeat in Australia,
“I was aware of the fact that we hadn’t won a Test match in Australia for the past 25 years. So, I was hoping for a fighting performance, even if we lost.”
The CWI president who commented further said that although the regional team performed very well in the two training matches but he was disappointed with the performance in the second test match.
“What I saw was a good fight and an encouraging performance in the two warm-up games and the first Test match. I was disappointed with the fall-off in the performance in the second Test. However, there is no bigger Test match pressure than playing in Australia.”
Ricky Skerrit took over the West Indies cricket leadership promising to rescue the game in the region and return it to its former glory. He is heading into four years as president of CWI.
This month’s Test series debacle followed the West Indies being humiliatingly turfed out of the T20 Cricket World Cup, after failing to make the cut in a preliminary contest among the sport’s minnows.
Skerritt, later blamed poor shot selection by the batsmen for the discredit the team put on their supporters. He promised a “full post-mortem” of the tournament.
Also, his CEO proposed a comprehensive review of sports in the region. However, they did not say exactly what it was.
Earlier, the Caribbean team was eliminated from the preliminary round of the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia and after that embarrassment, Skerritt stated,
“West Indies cricket is bigger than any one individual or event, and continues to need the input and support of all stakeholders.” he concluded