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Feb 3, 2016 3:00am West Indies vs Zimbabwe ODI
Feb 8, 2016 3:00am Pakistan vs West Indies ICC U-19 World Cup 2012

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  • West Indies clinch U19 win over Zimbabwe amid 'Mankad' controversy - The Guardian
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The GuardianWest Indies clinch U19 win over Zimbabwe amid 'Mankad' controversyThe GuardianHetmyer, the West Indies captain, admitted his side may have contravened the spirit of the game but was delighted with his side's victory. “Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties,” he said: “We've seen this in cricket before.It's probably not in ...
  • Imlach, Hetmeyer steer West Indies into semi-finals - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comImlach, Hetmeyer steer West Indies into semi-finalsESPNcricinfo.comWest Indies didn't help their cause with two runs out that left the game on an even keel, until Shamar Springer's run-a-ball 37 brought the target to inside 40, which was wiped ou by Jyd Goolie and Keemo Paul as West Indies cruised home with plenty to ...
  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul quits international cricket - after 22 years at the top - Telegraph.co.uk
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Telegraph.co.ukShivnarine Chanderpaul quits international cricket - after 22 years at the topTelegraph.co.ukThe left-hander, known for his unorthodox and ungainly style, has been the mainstay of the West Indies side for the last 22 years, making 164 Test appearances and he finishes seventh in the all-time Test runs scorers list with 11,867. Chanderpaul was ...
  • Narine's return vital to West Indies' World T20 chances - Cricbuzz
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">CricbuzzNarine's return vital to West Indies' World T20 chancesCricbuzzEasily one of the most effective bowlers in cricket's briefest version, Narine has contributed massively to every team he has ever represented in 20-over cricket. His consistency has been nothing short of phenomenal. In 34 games for the West Indies he ...
  • Deonarine hails retired WI legend Chanderpaul's intellect, humility - IBNLive
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">SportskeedaDeonarine hails retired WI legend Chanderpaul's intellect, humilityIBNLivePort of Spain: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force batsman Narsingh Deonarine has praised the recently retired Shivnarine Chanderpaul as a cricketer with great intellect and humility, and who was always willing to help younger players. ... "Sometimes I would ...
  • West Indies batsmen defy Umair Masood ton to reach semis - Cricbuzz
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">CricbuzzWest Indies batsmen defy Umair Masood ton to reach semisCricbuzzWest Indies batsmen nullified Umair Masood's innings-building century (113 off 114), one of the best knocks of the Under-19 World Cup 2016, and resisted a late collapse to record a five-wicket victory over Pakistan at the Fatullah Osmani stadium in ...
  • Chris Gayle: Somerset sign West Indies batsman for T20 - BBC Sport
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">BBC SportChris Gayle: Somerset sign West Indies batsman for T20BBC SportSomerset's director of cricket Matt Maynard previously described Gayle as "box office" and suggested Somerset sold out their seven T20 Blast games last year "essentially on the back of him signing". The left-hander hit a 12-ball half-century to equal ...
  • Real challenge awaits players after Under-19 World Cup: Rahul Dravid - Cricbuzz
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">International Cricket CouncilReal challenge awaits players after Under-19 World Cup: Rahul DravidCricbuzzOn the eve of India's semifinal clash against Sri Lanka in the Under-19 World Cup 2016 in Dhaka, Rahul Dravid, the head coach, on Monday (February 8) spoke to the media about the team's next opponents, the welcome success of teams like Fiji and ...Media Releases, 3 hours ago India, Sri Lanka set for exciting semi-finalInternational Cricket CouncilIndia vs Sri Lanka: Want Raina to bat No 4 keeping World T20 in mind: DhoniFirstpostIndia faces Sri Lanka in semi-final of U-19 WCNewsxSport360° -Sportinglife.com -Wisden Indiaall 307 news articles »
  • Cricket smashes NRL, union in ratings - dailytelegraph.com.au
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">dailytelegraph.com.auCricket smashes NRL, union in ratingsdailytelegraph.com.auSaturday's one-day win over the Kiwis in Usman Khawaja's comeback game remarkably attracted an audience FIVE times bigger than the rugby union world series in Sydney on Fox Sports. The cricketers also rated almost 90,000 more viewers than the NRL Nines ...
  • Lord's to host 2017 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup final as venues announced - The Guardian
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The GuardianLord's to host 2017 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup final as venues announcedThe Guardian... Women's World Cup in 2017, the International Cricket Council has announced. World Cup matches will be hosted by Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Somerset and Lord's from 26 June to 23 July. The 28-day tournament will feature 31 games.and more »

West Indies ICC World Cup 2011 Profile

West Indies won two consecutive World Cup tournaments (1975 and 1979) in their glory days.
West Indies won two consecutive World Cup tournaments (1975 and 1979) in their glory days.

Strength

West Indies is not only of the strongest sides around but their flair and style is one that keeps the crowds interested. The batting has a lot of colour to it and batsmen like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo hold the ability to change things around with the bat in their hand.

 

Weakness

Over the period of time, the lack of unity in the ranks has been their biggest weakness. The West Indies cricket is run by a cricket board which is mired in politics and mistrust and that has begun to show in their on-field performances. Ever since winning the first two editions of the World Cup and then finishing runner-up in the third, West Indies have never got to the final of another one and the deterioration has been brought about by their lack of professionalism, on and off the field.

Opportunity

West Indies have a new captain after a reluctant Chris Gayle was shown the door and Darren Sammy brought in. Usually, such a change, so close to the World Cup could have spelt doom but for a side like West Indies, the last thing one needed was a captain who was more interested in the monies of the IPL and the likes. Sammy should bring in a fresh perspective and help gelling the side together.

Threat

West Indies will find it difficult to adjust to the Indian sub-continental tracks more than most of the rest of the teams because of their lack of experience here. Some of the players from the sides like Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka have been a part of the IPL and hence shouldn’t have issues in adapting to the conditions but not too many West Indians have been here before. Without a quality spinner in their ranks, things could become even more difficult for the team and that will make it tough for the Caribbean team.

Previous Record

West Indies had won the first two editions of the World Cups and they were mesmerizing in the two tournaments. Both the World Cups were won without dropping a game and they had gone into the third one in 1983 as favourites. India had upset the West Indian applecart in the final and since then the West Indian side has struggled. They failed to get to the semi-finals of the 1987 and 1992 edition of the tournament and while in 1996, they fell to Australia in a close game. They failed again in 1999, 2003 and their home World Cup in 2007 and will look to at least get to the final four stage this time.

Expected Captain

Their current captain is Darren Sammy but it remains to be seen how this one pans out.

Players to look out for

West Indies will depend heavily on Gayle, Bravo and Pollard but will also need Shivnarine Chanderpaul to act as a senior partner through most part of the tournament. The side will also need a fit couple of pace bowlers in Jermaine Lawson and Jerome Taylor to have any chance of making it through.