I don't know cricket. I probably say that every time I write a post about the sport. I do know that their is a bias against small island players in the sport. For years I have been hearing of how Shane Shillingford like other Dominicans before him, has been denied a spot on the West Indies Cricket Team. Well, he is finally there and guess what??? His first test match he is already making a name for himself and pulling up the team from their blistering, losing streak.

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According to DigicelCricket.com

Debutant off spinner Shane Shillingford made the best of a rain curtailed and soggy first day of the First Digicel Test at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. The tall Dominican enjoyed a fine start to his international career in grim conditions, as he extracted the two South African openers at a cost of five miserly runs from a six over spell.
The Proteas – the second highest ranking Test team in the world – closed the day in the uncomfortable position of 70 for 3, with veteran batting maestro Jacques Kallis on 6 and nightwatchman Paul Harris not yet off the mark.

Shillingford, delivering with a bounding run up and sprightly action, accounted for Alviro Petersen via the lbw route for 31 and Captain Graeme Smith was caught at first slip by his nemesis Dwayne Bravo for 23.

The day’s proceedings left the West Indies in the unfamiliar position of a slight ascendency on the opening day of a Test match against a top ranked side.

Yes, my boy. Do your thing. Make DA proud!!!!

check out this video below of the people of Dublac celebrating his Windies debut!

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