Kingston: The period lasting from the late 1970s to the mid-'90s was undoubtedly the golden age of West Indies cricket. The hallmark of this era was, of course, the pace quartet that a succession of West Indies captains could call upon to demolish opposition batting line-ups.
In recent times, spin has dominated the bowling statistics in the Caribbean, and it's exciting to see Sunil Narine achieve some success at the Test level. On the slow pitches at home, he has been an asset both as a stock bowler and a wicket-taker.
But to have four formidable fast men operate in tandem was and still is, in many ways, a paradigm shift, as few teams can boast of having more than two or three genuine quick bowlers in their ranks.