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  • Amla and de Villiers flay West Indies - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Wall Street JournalAmla and de Villiers flay West IndiesESPNcricinfo.comWhen a third wicket fell in 15 balls during the morning session, possibilities for the opening day at Centurion abounded but the final outcome involved two very common sights: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers with hundreds to their name. The pair came ...No Escape Route for West Indies Cricket Team in South AfricaWall Street JournalLloyd bats for more warm-up gamesWisden IndiaWest Indies faces tough test in South AfricaTVNZGocricket.com -Eurosport -IBNLiveall 403 news articles »
  • One win, 45 defeats - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comOne win, 45 defeatsESPNcricinfo.comThat win in the Boxing Day Test in 2007 is, in fact, West Indies only Test win outside Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in the last 14 years, which illustrates just how badly West Indies cricket has slipped. In the 14 previous years before .... The issue is ...
  • Team history at Cricket World Cup - West Indies (1975-2011) - Sportskeeda
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">SportskeedaTeam history at Cricket World Cup - West Indies (1975-2011)SportskeedaAlthough he had an impeccable team at his command with some of the greatest names of the game in his line-up, his brilliant tactics as captain played a huge role in the dominance that West Indies cricket had on world cricket for a better part of 10 years.West Indies bosses, players blamed for India tour fiascoJamaica ObserverWest Indies players, administrators blamed for India tour pull-outCricket CountryWest Indies bosses and players blamed for India tour fiascogulfnews.comESPNcricinfo.comall 73 news articles »
  • Amla and De Villiers dominate West Indies - BDlive
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">BDliveAmla and De Villiers dominate West IndiesBDliveFor a while after lunch, Amla and De Villiers seemed to abandon the bigger picture of the match in favour of their own game who could play the most audacious stroke? ... Unless Roach returns, the West Indies' have little chance of staying in the game.Live Cricket Score of South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 at CenturionCricbuzzSA v West Indies, day 3The CitizenWest Indies fizzle out after Philander-Morkel showWisden IndiaIndependent Online -Reutersall 458 news articles »
  • Clive Lloyd blames lack of West Indies player development on cricket schedule - SkySports
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">SkySportsClive Lloyd blames lack of West Indies player development on cricket scheduleSkySportsThe Windies played a South Africa Invitational XI in a three-day game last week but the final day was lost due to rain. Lloyd, who was an inspirational captain during the West Indies heyday in the 1970s and 80s and is a former ICC cricket committee ...
  • Omar Phillips cleared of serious injury - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comOmar Phillips cleared of serious injuryESPNcricinfo.comBarbados batsman Omar Phillips, who was struck on the head by the ball at the non-striker's end on Friday in a West Indies first-class game, has been cleared of serious injury. A CT scan was done on Phillips after he had lost consciousness as a result ...
  • Devon Smith replaces injured Gayle for SA Tests - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comDevon Smith replaces injured Gayle for SA TestsESPNcricinfo.comSmith, whose last appearance for West Indies was back in July 2013, has been in fine form in first-class cricket, having stroked two half-centuries and a hundred in his last three games for Windward Islands in the Regional 4 Day Tournament. He has ...
  • West Indies legend Brian Lara believes Phillip Hughes injury will have major ... - Sydney Morning Herald
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Sydney Morning HeraldWest Indies legend Brian Lara believes Phillip Hughes injury will have major ...
  • Guyana's Crandon 'cannot believe' loss chasing 69 - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comGuyana's Crandon 'cannot believe' loss chasing 69ESPNcricinfo.comWe played three excellent days of cricket and then we lost the game in one session," Crandon told ESPNcricinfo. ... However Reon King, the former Guyana and West Indies fast bowler, who was the match referee, said he could not find any fault in the pitch.and more »
  • West Indies Captain Denesh Ramdin Expects Tough Tour vs South Africa - NDTVSports.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">NDTVSports.comWest Indies Captain Denesh Ramdin Expects Tough Tour vs South AfricaNDTVSports.comOn their last trip here seven years ago, the West Indies won the first game in Port Elizabeth but suffered heavy defeats in the next two Tests to concede the series. Ramdin said it ... We need to play some good cricket here but it is going to be tough ...

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.