West IndiesRight-arm pacer Shamar Joseph will have an unforgettable first series of Tests in the Land Down Under. He is experiencing all sorts of things in the two-match series, which is expected to finish today at Brisbane’s Gabba Stadium. The second Test is a day-night match played with the pink ball in which the West Indies have made a convincing comeback.
Among the key players behind their dream comeback are not only batsmen like Joshua Da Silva, Kavem Hodge and Justin Greaves among others but also 24-year-old pacer Shamar Joseph, who is taking part in his first Test match for Pink Ball.
He made his debut in the first Test in Adelaide, picking the wicket of Steve Smith in what was his first international ball, and went on to pick up another 4 to complete a sensational 5-wicket debut. Although the visitors lost the match by a 10-wicket deficit, Shamar Joseph proved to be the one for the future of the West Indies Test.
In the second Test, as the West Indies were advancing due to his very good outing with the bat, Joseph suffered a very ugly and severe blow from Mitchell Starc who bowled a ferocious smashing yorker. Joseph retired injured after that and the first glimpses of his feet seemed very unfavorable for his return.
However, as the saying goes “Fortune favors the brave” and that turned out to be exactly the case for Shamar Joseph, who returned to the field to defend a target of 216. At first, it seemed like the target wouldn’t amount to much. a threat to Australians but José has made their lives very difficult.
He came back with a very strong mentality which was reflected in his bowling. Joseph has recorded his second consecutive 5-wicket haul and his performance has put West Indies in a very strong position. Shamar Joseph has taken some very important wickets from Cameron Green, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins.
He has bowled at fantastic pace and line length and the West Indies are counting on him for what could be a historic victory. Kraigg Brathwaite’s team needs just 2 wickets to win but Steve Smith is currently going strong with 75 and with him is Nathan Lyon.
These are some of the best Twitter reactions to Shamar Joseph’s splendid five-for-five:
I grew up hearing stories of the great Malcolm Marshall bowling and batting with a broken arm and winning games for the Windies.
Today, I have the privilege of witnessing a young man working flat out for the Windies with nothing less than a broken finger 🔥🔥
-Adi R (@aadityaraghav) January 28, 2024
– BetBarter (@BetBarteronline) January 28, 2024
He was struggling his way back to the locker room.
He then returned in the fourth innings and maintained his pace to break through the formidable Australian top order at the Gabba.
— SAPTAK SANYAL (@SAPTAKSANYAL2) January 28, 2024
– Ricky Simms (@ricky_simms) January 28, 2024
– Jimil Patel (@jimilpatel_) January 28, 2024
— Aamir shahzad (@AamirsumraPTI) January 28, 2024
#shamarjoseph I just sent Green & Head to the cabin in consecutive deliveries!
– Sanam Chitrakar (@ChitrakarSanam) January 28, 2024
Remember the name: “Shamar Joseph” 🎇😎
— Cricket TV (@thecrickettvX) January 28, 2024
Shamar Joseph plays with a broken finger and is about to make history and there is the shameless Amir who skips the cricket test to play ILT20 Fore money😉#AUSvWI #shamarjoseph #ShaheenShahAfridi #amir #INDvsENG #TryCricket pic.twitter.com/NK3YHvBWSw
– Schrödinger (@schrodinger100) January 28, 2024
7 over Shamar Joseph’s spell after an injury. He took 5 key wickets and even in his 7th over, he touched 147 kmh.
– Ahmer Najeeb Satti (@AhmerNajeeb) January 28, 2024