West Indies

West Indies National Cricket Team

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Fri May 1 - Tue May 5
14:00 GMT
10:00 local
West Indies vs England
England - West Indies Series, 3rd Test
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
BBC Radio 5 Live Extra, Ten Cricket UAE, Willow TV Live 

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  • Reports of the death of West Indies cricket have been greatly exaggerated - The Guardian (blog)
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The Guardian (blog)Reports of the death of West Indies cricket have been greatly exaggeratedThe Guardian (blog)The recurrent plot-points in West Indies' cricketing saga – an overlong spell of defeat; frustration with the way the game is run; the problematic management of egotistical players – are all things England has experienced not just recently but ...
  • Brathwaite ton stiffens West Indies' resolve - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comBrathwaite ton stiffens West Indies' resolveESPNcricinfo.comThe game was moving on, which increased the pressure on West Indies' batsmen, who faced the prospect of having to bat another four sessions, as they had done to draw the Antigua Test. Neither Brathwaite nor Bravo contributed significantly to that ...West Indies v England: James Anderson inspires victoryBBC SportWest Indies v England, second Test - day five: as it happenedTelegraph.co.ukWest Indies vs England: Hosts end on 202-2 as Alastair Cook's men prepare for ...
  • 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 ...
  • First Test, Antigua; West Indies won toss - BBC Sport
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comFirst Test, Antigua; West Indies won tossBBC SportThat's about it for today - I'm sure it's nearly your bedtime - but if you can't get enough of your cricket, it all starts again (in a domestic sense) at 11:00 BST tomorrow with ball-by-ball commentary on every county game. If you're off on your ...
  • West Indies v England, first Test - day five: James Anderson breaks Ian Botham ... - Telegraph.co.uk
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Telegraph.co.ukWest Indies v England, first Test - day five: James Anderson breaks Ian Botham ...
  • Cricket needs a strong West Indies team, says Mani - Wisden India
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">IBNLiveCricket needs a strong West Indies team, says ManiWisden IndiaEhsan Mani, the former International Cricket Council president, has expressed grave fears about cricket's future, saying he is “more concerned about the health of the game today than I have ever been”. Mani criticised the world governing body's ...
  • Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott ease England through warm-up - BBC Sport
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The GuardianAlastair Cook and Jonathan Trott ease England through warm-upBBC SportStokes said: "He's been out of the game for a while so to come in and look like the one of the best batsmen in the world, like he once was, was great." This is the first of two two-day warm-up games before the first Test against West Indies starts in ...
  • Fears of new split in world cricket after 'rival' boards are registered - The Guardian
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The GuardianFears of new split in world cricket after 'rival' boards are registeredThe GuardianSuch moves by Essel, whose rebel ICL tournament ran from 2007 until its collapse in 2009, and Ten Sports, the host broadcaster for home international matches played by West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe, have left cricket ...
  • West Indies will find Australia impossible to beat: Brian Lara - IBNLive
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">IBNLiveWest Indies will find Australia impossible to beat: Brian LaraIBNLive"I think it's going to be tough for us, obviously we're playing the world champions, they're full of confidence, even though it's in another form of the game. In Test cricket, the West Indies tend to struggle a bit," Lara was quoted as saying by ...
  • Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Holding - The Hindu
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The HinduFast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: HoldingThe HinduWest Indian legend Michael Holding has been impressed with the growth of fast bowling India but rued the decline of the art in world cricket due to an overkill of the game. “I was very impressed with Indian fast bowlers, especially Mohit Sharma and ...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.