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  • Windies brought game into disrepute: ICC - cricket.com.au
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">cricket.com.auWindies brought game into disrepute: ICCcricket.com.auThe International Cricket Council has publicly criticised the West Indies team for their conduct after winning the World Twenty20 tournament in India, saying it had considered bringing disciplinary charges against the players. West Indies beat England ...
  • Badree calls for unity in West Indies cricket - Trinidad Guardian
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Trinidad GuardianBadree calls for unity in West Indies cricketTrinidad GuardianBadree played a key role in the West Indies men's team lifting their second World T20 title recently in India. At the end of the game, West Indies captain Darren Sammy had some choiced words for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and since then other ...The dawn of an Aussie golden agecricket.com.auThe Prince of West Indies: Revisiting Brian Lara's lofty peaksSportskeedaall 14 news articles »
  • Bravo's band changing rules of international game - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comBravo's band changing rules of international gameESPNcricinfo.comAt the time the scene looked faintly absurd: a West Indian cricketer, his Test team in between hidings, dropping his own name and that of Chris Gayle alongside a galaxy of Caribbean, African and American high achievers. They included the musicians ...
  • Top-Notch cricket for Queens?…•West Indies, New Zealand, Sri Lanka to tour Zim - Chronicle
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ChronicleTop-Notch cricket for Queens?…•West Indies, New Zealand, Sri Lanka to tour ZimChronicleMukuhlani said New Zealand would be coming in July, while Sri Lanka arrives in October and the West Indies in November. However, chances are that all the games would be played in Harare as Mukuhlani could not commit himself to which country ...and more »
  • Ramnaresh Sarwan Slams Board for West Indies Cricket's Decline - The New Indian Express
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The New Indian ExpressRamnaresh Sarwan Slams Board for West Indies Cricket's DeclineThe New Indian ExpressThe 35-year-old Guyanese, who led the West Indies in four Tests and five One-Dayers, said the region possessed plenty of talent but administrators had failed to manage the game properly, and this has led to the team's slump internationally, reports CMC.and more »
  • An Indian victory that changed the course of West Indies cricket history - Cricbuzz
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">CricbuzzAn Indian victory that changed the course of West Indies cricket historyCricbuzzTo fully exploit the turn that was likely to be on offer, West indies went into the game with three front-line spinners - Albert Padmore, Imtiaz Ali and Raphick Jumadeen. A surface that, by then, had grown very slow nullified Holding's sting, and none ...
  • Not here to destroy the game, I am for the good of West Indian cricket: Dave Cameron - Cricbuzz
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">CricbuzzNot here to destroy the game, I am for the good of West Indian cricket: Dave CameronCricbuzzResponding to the recent widespread criticism for his leadership of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron, the president of the board, defended himself saying his heart was with the Caribbean. Cameron came under scrutiny after Darren ...Garner questions proposed dissolution of WICBESPNcricinfo.comJoel Garner unhappy with politics interfering within West Indies CricketCricket CountryHolding: West Indies cricket no better for T20 titles *Trinidad & Tobago ExpressJamaica Observer -Trinidad Guardian -The Indian Expressall 269 news articles »
  • ICC slams Windies behaviour! - Stabroek News
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Stabroek NewsICC slams Windies behaviour!Stabroek NewsWest Indies captain Darren Sammy also stunned many by openly criticising the West Indies Cricket Board during the official post-game interview and highlighting the players' ongoing pay dispute, which had marred the build-up to the tournament.The brave world of Stafanie TaylorESPNcricinfo.comSir Vivian Richards slams ICC, accuses them of bias towards the Indian cricket teamInternational Business Times UKICC has one rule for West Indies, another for India: Viv RichardsThe Indian ExpressBarbados Today -DunyaNews Pakistan -Cricbuzzall 62 news articles »
  • Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard should be in West Indies ODI team: Brian Lara - Oneindia
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">OneindiaDwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard should be in West Indies ODI team: Brian LaraOneindia"And hopefully we can have the likes of Pollard and Bravo - some guys who have not played that form of the game (recently) - back in the team because they are integral of any West Indies team." "Just to have them for the T20 version I think is doing a ...
  • World champs Windies crash to third in ICC rankings - Jamaica Observer
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Jamaica ObserverWorld champs Windies crash to third in ICC rankingsJamaica ObserverDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies have slumped to third spot in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Twenty20 rankings, just a month after emphatically winning the Twenty20 World Cup in India. They have been bizarrely overtaken by ...

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.