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CARIBBEAN - Test Match news

Guyana Chronicle / February 27th, 2004

KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) - England’s cricketers touched down at Norman Manley International Airport on Wednesday at the start of their 2½-month tour of the Caribbean, confident of justifying the tag of favourites.

Michael Vaughan’s side is looking to become the first English team to win a Test series in the Caribbean in 36 years and the captain is under no illusions about the enormity of the task that lies ahead.

“We are not afraid of any players in any team, but we have a huge respect for all the players that will be on the West Indies team,” Vaughan said.

“Their captain, Brian Lara, is a phenomenally great player and we realise they are going to be a tough team to beat, but we just want to concentrate on our own team. Vaughan said.

“We have an experienced batting line-up and a relatively inexperienced bowling attack, but we have a few firecrackers in there that hopefully will explode and put West Indies under some pressure.”

England play four Tests against West Indies at Kingston (March 11-15), Port of Spain (March 19-23), Bridgetown (April 1-5) and St John’s (April 10-14), as well as seven One-day Internationals during the tour that ends on May 5.

Although England ended their sequence of home series losses to West Indies during the series between the two sides four years ago, they have not won on Caribbean soil since Colin Cowdrey’s side eked out a 1-0 victory in a five-Test series.

England came with similar expectations on their last tour in 1998, but were convincingly beaten 3-1 in a six-Test series following some spectacular batting from Lara supported with skilful bowling by Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose.

This series will also be remembered for the sub-standard pitch at Sabina Park that forced the cancellation of a Test for the first time in history.

Compliments of the Barbados Nation News


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