Published: Tue, August 22, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Windies' Brathwaite reported for suspect action

Windies' Brathwaite reported for suspect action

The 24-year-old did not take a wicket in this country's inaugural day-night Test but did record the unusual figures of 6-0-6-0 while England piled up 514 for eight declared on their way to a mammoth innings victory which put them 1-0 up with two matches to play.

That Broad is aiming to face Australia again on home soil in 2019 should come as no surprise.

Brathwaite has taken 12 wickets in his 38-Test career, half of which came in his career-best six for 29 against Sri Lanka in Colombo nearly two years ago.

West Indies' occasional off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite is to have his suspect action scrutinised by the International Cricket Council after being reported during the Edgbaston Test.

Bell said: 'This is the right time for me to stand down as captain, to focus on my batting and scoring runs, which will be the best thing for the team'. "At 31 I've hopefully, touch wood, got a few more miles in the tank".

'I'll be 33 in 2019.

'This winter is a hugely exciting one, ' he said.

"I obviously believe [we can win]".

"They add up pretty quickly", Broad said.

"I think consistently for that seven-over period it was probably the most I made batsmen play a forward-defensive at me all summer". "Fielding at mid-on and mid-off to him, I feel like he is in the game all the time".

Muttiah Muralitharan, the leading wicket-taker in Test history, 800 all by himself, somewhat dwarfing Chaminda Vaas' impressive haul of 355 and perhaps because of Murali's brilliance and the traditional dominance of spin bowling on sub-continent pitches, the role of Vaas can be overlooked and the partnership is far less heralded than those touched on above.

How long can he continue?

The resistance was short-lived as Hope tried to force the pace too much and only managed to drag a ball from Toby Roland-Jones onto his stumps for 15.

Legendary former paceman Curtly Ambrose has labelled West Indies' annihilation at the hands of England in the first Test "embarrassing" and "pathetic".

Stuart Broad can sense when he is about to start one of his unstoppable spells of bowling. "You don't know if you'll have luck with injuries, for example".

"I'll play as long as that competitive spirit and drive is there because that's what gets me up in the morning, the theatre of trying to get out a batsman".

"It's unusual. I feel light in my run-up".

"I think we are certainly best at the Twenty20 format", Grave told Sky Sports during Saturday s tea interval. "As soon as that goes, I'm gone".

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

Johnny Grave, an Englishman who was formerly the commercial director of the UK-based Professional Cricketers Association, was chosen to guide West Indian cricket into a fearless new future after being appointed CEO of the board in January. I'm happy for him as Moeen and myself are very close friends. In the past couple of years he has spent more and more time in the changing room and the guys really listen to him.

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