West Indies

West Indies National Cricket Team

TV Schedules and Online Streams

Date/Time Match/Program Channels Live
Fri Jun 3
17:00 GMT
13:00 local
West Indies vs South Africa
Tri-Nation - West Indies Series, 1st Match
Providence Stadium, Guyana
Fox Sports 4 Australia Live 
Sun Jun 5
17:00 GMT
13:00 local
West Indies vs Australia
Tri-Nation - West Indies Series, 2nd Match
Providence Stadium, Guyana
Fox Sports 4 Australia Live 

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  • Hope, Phillips help down Windies in warm-up game - Jamaica Observer
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Hope, Phillips help down Windies in warm-up gameJamaica ObserverBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Test batsman Shai Hope and former West Indies opener Omar Phillips stroked half-centuries as a Barbados Select XI dealt West Indies a 50-run defeat in the first of two warm-up matches here Wednesday night.and more »
  • Tony Cozier, voice of West Indies cricket, dies at 75 - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comTony Cozier, voice of West Indies cricket, dies at 75ESPNcricinfo.comThe WICB's tribute hailed Cozier's service to the game: "The lifelong work of Tony Cozier centred around West Indies cricket and he made a lasting contribution to the game. He ensured that West Indies cricket fans all around the world received ...
  • Hope, Warrican to face Windies in warm-up games - Stabroek News
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Hope, Warrican to face Windies in warm-up gamesStabroek NewsBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Current Test players Shai Hope and Jomel Warrican will feature for Barbados when a Select XI take on West Indies in two day/night 50-over games today and Friday here this week. The two matches are part of the ongoing ...and more »
  • West Indies tri-series to be played under lights - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comWest Indies tri-series to be played under lightsESPNcricinfo.comI have been requesting information for the past month, from the West Indies Cricket Board, the Guyana Cricket Board and any-one who have anything to do with West Indies Cricket, including the late great Tony Cozier, regarding the sale of game tickets ...
  • Former Windies cricketers say high-level coaching will boost the sport in the region - Jamaica Observer
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Jamaica ObserverFormer Windies cricketers say high-level coaching will boost the sport in the regionJamaica ObserverI love this aspect of the game and I enjoy my role. I'm happy to give back to the game. Cricket wasn't my first love, but I was good at the game and I enjoyed my playing time; now the time has come for me to contribute in another way to West Indies ...
  • 'I brought middle-order stability to West Indies' limited-overs teams' - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.com'I brought middle-order stability to West Indies' limited-overs teams'ESPNcricinfo.comEvery game, he wants to get a hundred. If someone else gets a hundred and you don't, the next game, make sure it is you raising the bat. Hopefully T20 will get more people into the game in the West Indies. T20 is popular, but people still like Test ...
  • England could host first day-night Test against West Indies next summer - Evening Standard
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Evening StandardEngland could host first day-night Test against West Indies next summerEvening StandardThe first day-night Test in England may take place as early as next year, with the series against West Indies in late summer identified as the possible moment to make history. ECB chairman Colin Graves wishes see Test cricket played under lights in ...
  • The Windies doyen - Dhaka Tribune
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Dhaka TribuneThe Windies doyenDhaka TribuneI first heard Cozier's beautiful Caribbean English on Radio Australia during the famous 1975-76 series between WI and Australia; even though the Windies were pummeled 1-5 by the Aussies, Clive Lloyd made the epoch-creating choice of playing four fast ...
  • Proteas' new era begins in the West Indies - Independent Online
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Independent OnlineProteas' new era begins in the West IndiesIndependent OnlineJohannesburg - The initial phase of a new era for the South African side starts in the balmy climes of Guyana, where the West Indies and Australia will test a side who have drawn a line under what was a disastrous 2015/16 season. ... ”They are a proud ...
  • Chris Gayle, West Indies Cricket Board and more - Cricket Country
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Cricket CountryChris Gayle, West Indies Cricket Board and moreCricket CountryInternal problems between West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and players were exposed to the world. WICB roped in younger, inexperienced players to avoid more controversies but it only resulted in degrading the standard of West Indies cricket a few times ...

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.