You are forgiven for not having known Martin Gupill. He was your ordinary everyday neighbour who did his 9 to 5 job without any show of flamboyance & one fine day you see him in a superman suit. You are also forgiven for thinking that the suit doesn't fit him well - perhaps you feel he wasn't made for it. These were made for gladiators - the likes of Gayle, McCullum & ABD - weren't they? The problem is, even if men like Guptill & Amla do such spectacular things again & again, most of us wouldn't knight them & look at them with awe. We are used to appreciating gladiatoral strokeplay but a workmanlike onslaught hardly impresses us. Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained?
Find an over where Jerome Taylor was not spanked to the boundary.
Andre Russell discovers that 'well begun is not always half done'.
And West Indies did bat. They might as well have called off the chase in case Gayle 61 (33) weren't playing. West Indies haven't surprised anyone in the tournament. So much was expected of them. And now we have reached the stage where the best of the lot remain to fight it for the Cup of Glory. Oh .. And before we go, Don't forget a certain Mr. Guptill.