West Indies

West Indies National Cricket Team

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West Indies vs Australia
West Indies - Australia Tour, 1st Test
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West Indies Fixtures and Results

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May 1, 2015 2:00pm West Indies vs England (189/10 - 257/10) England - West Indies Series
Jun 3, 2015 2:00pm West Indies vs Australia West Indies - Australia Tour

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  • Curtly Ambrose Wants Consistency From West Indies - NDTVSports.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">NDTVSports.comCurtly Ambrose Wants Consistency From West IndiesNDTVSports.com... Legendary fast bowler and current bowling coach of the West Indies Curtly Ambrose believes they should focus in the short term on a top three spot in world cricket, instead of concerning themselves with trying to return to the pinnacle of the ...
  • Ray of Sunshine for West Indies Cricket - Wall Street Journal
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Wall Street JournalRay of Sunshine for West Indies CricketWall Street JournalThis was an entertaining, closely fought series despite pitches for the first two games, in Antigua and Grenada, that threatened to drain all life from it. The Barbados pitch, by contrast, produced fascinating cricket. The West Indies Cricket Board ...
  • West Indies cricket board to address issues in town-hall meet - Zee News
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Jamaica ObserverWest Indies cricket board to address issues in town-hall meetZee News"We are looking to engage in open, honest dialogue with the public, so we encourage all to attend and actively participate, as we seek to rebuild West Indies cricket together." Barbados will host the first town-hall on Friday, at the UWI Cave Hill ...
  • West Indies v England: third Test, day three – as it happened - The Guardian
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The GuardianWest Indies v England: third Test, day three – as it happenedThe GuardianMoeen Ali serves up a very hittable opening delivery that Bravo very much hits, sending it back down the ground for six. There's also a single off the last, 19 runs from the last two overs, and the game is over now, barring some kind of miracle. West ...
  • Beating England Gives West Indies Fresh Belief, Claims Skipper Denesh Ramdin - NDTVSports.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">NDTVSports.comBeating England Gives West Indies Fresh Belief, Claims Skipper Denesh RamdinNDTVSports.comBridgetown (Barbados): West Indies cricket captain Denesh Ramdin believes the drawn series against World No.3 England has injected a new level of confidence and belief into the Caribbean outfit. (Blackwood Shines as Windies Stun England). The Windies ...
  • Watson's Test availability uncertain - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comWatson's Test availability uncertainESPNcricinfo.com"Coming off playing Twenty20 cricket, and then it's a long flight and recovering from a long flight into a Test match, I'm going to have to have a decent enough sort of lead-up anyway to be right to go. "There is no doubt there ... Fast bowler Ryan ...
  • Jason Holder starts to turn the tide for West Indies - Telegraph.co.uk
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Telegraph.co.ukJason Holder starts to turn the tide for West IndiesTelegraph.co.ukBy the time of the 2010 Youth World Cup, he was not West Indies' official captain but he led them in a game or two, and played against Joe Root and Ben Stokes. Part of the seaweed choking West Indies cricket is this poaching by American sports.and more »
  • Bouncier pitches will boost West Indies - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comBouncier pitches will boost West IndiesESPNcricinfo.comMoreover the West Indies not showing any inclination towards application and determination to stay at the wicket as much as can this applies particularly to their batsman and cricket lovers are just fed up with West Indies show in all departments of ...
  • How England won the Test - BBC Sport
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comHow England won the TestBBC SportWest Indies captain Denesh Ramdin: "We fought hard but that one session where we lost six wickets really cost us the Test match. That spell from James Anderson this morning really took it away from us. Brathwaite batted well but it would be good if he ...
  • Sri Lanka and West Indies lock horns in ICC Women's Championship - International Cricket Council
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">International Cricket CouncilSri Lanka and West Indies lock horns in ICC Women's ChampionshipInternational Cricket CouncilThe girls are coming off the domestic season in the West Indies and are ready and rearing to go. Although we have some of our experienced players absent due to injury, the players who have replaced them have all been in the team before and have fit ...

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.