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    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">International Business Times, India EditionSouth Africa vs West Indies Live Streaming Information: Watch 5th ODI OnlineInternational Business Times, India Edition"The bowling reserves did well in PE (Port Elizabeth) but you also have to give credit to the West Indies, they played well. It was a game of cricket that could have gone either way with nine wickets down." On the contrary, West Indies have not been ...
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  • Live Cricket Score of South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd ODI at Johannesburg - Cricbuzz
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  • Records tumble in South Africa v West Indies 2nd ODI - International Cricket Council
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">International Cricket CouncilRecords tumble in South Africa v West Indies 2nd ODIInternational Cricket CouncilA look at the vital numbers from the 2nd One-Day International between South Africa and West Indies where record-breaking performances led to a remarkable game of cricket with the World's No. 1-ranked ODI batsman, AB De Villiers, leading the way.As It Happened - South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd ODI at JohannesburgNDTVSports.comWanderers comes alive as Proteas beat West IndiesBDliveCricket: De Villiers shatters record and West Indies in second ODIChannel News AsiaBBC News -The Daily Telegraph -Bleacher Reportall 670 news articles »
  • West Indies seek revenge against SA at World Cup - BDlive
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  • De Kock could recover to face West Indies - ESPNcricinfo.com
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  • Harris likely to miss West Indies tour - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comHarris likely to miss West Indies tourESPNcricinfo.comAustralia fast bowler Ryan Harris is likely to miss the tour of the West Indies in June this year, as it will coincide with the birth of his first child. Harris ... He played three Tests against India recently, missing out on the game in Brisbane due ...
  • T20 has messed our cricket up - Lloyd - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comT20 has messed our cricket up - LloydESPNcricinfo.comSpeaking at the Annual New Year's lecture in Cape Town, which is also hosting the third Test between South Africa and West Indies, Lloyd said that the ICC needed to be stronger and that the game could not be ruled by only three countries - a reference ...
  • West Indies beat South Africa in record Twenty20 run chase - BBC Sport
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Cricket Country (blog)West Indies beat South Africa in record Twenty20 run chaseBBC SportWest Indies completed the highest run chase in Twenty20 history as they beat South Africa by four wickets in a thrilling game in Johannesburg. Skipper Faf du Plessis's 119 from 56 balls helped the hosts to 231-7, the fourth highest T20 international score.Live Cricket Score of South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd T20I at JohannesburgCricbuzzLive Cricket Score South Africa vs West Indies 2014-15, 2nd T20I at ...
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    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comBuoyant West Indies eye clean sweepESPNcricinfo.comAB, Amla, Faf Du Plessis, Steyn, Morkel, Tahir, Duminy (inj), De Kock (inj) will be watching tonights game, that kind of makes me happy, Cricket South Africa is showing the ICC the respect T20 cricket deserves. Morne Van Wyk, Ontong, Behardien lol, can ...

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.