West Indies

West Indies National Cricket Team

West Indies Fixtures and Results

No fixtures found.

West Indies Cricket Videos

» More West Indies Videos

West Indies Cricket Team News

  • Forget Mitchell Johnson, remember when West Indies truly ruled by pace - The Guardian (blog)
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The Guardian (blog)Forget Mitchell Johnson, remember when West Indies truly ruled by paceThe Guardian (blog)Now, inspired he says on the cover by Riley's film, he has fleshed out the idea further with a book that carries the same name and a subtitle 'How the West Indies cricket team brought a people to its feet'. My eye was drawn to an endorsement on the ...
  • Has Test cricket in West Indies become irrelevant? - Sportskeeda
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">SportskeedaHas Test cricket in West Indies become irrelevant?SportskeedaWest Indies have won just six while they have lost 11 of the 20 Test matches they have played since the start of 2013. A deeper look into this stat shows that they have lost all their eight Test matches abroad while they have won just half of their ...
  • "Test cricket is slowly dying": Michael Holding fears for the future of the ... - Mirror.co.uk
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Mirror.co.uk"Test cricket is slowly dying": Michael Holding fears for the future of the ...
  • Domestic disorder costing West Indies on ODI front - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comDomestic disorder costing West Indies on ODI frontESPNcricinfo.comAs tenuous as it has become and as demeaning as it is for a team that that once utterly dominated the international game, West Indies value their status among the top eight international teams more than ever. To be absent in .... WI should focus ...
  • CPL and the future of West Indies cricket - Jamaica Observer
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Jamaica ObserverCPL and the future of West Indies cricketJamaica ObserverMembers of the Jamaica Tallawahs team (from left) Rusty Theron, Mahela Jayawardene, Andre Russell, and Chris Gayle celebrate a wicket during the Caribbean Premier League game against Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel at Sabina Park last Thursday ...and more »
  • West Indies still seeking the fast track to success - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comWest Indies still seeking the fast track to successESPNcricinfo.comAt their meeting in Barbados last weekend, WICB directors charged the cricket committee to have another go at coming up with suggestions of how "to prioritise the development of fast bowlers in the region and for the West Indies team, recognising that ...
  • Tony Becca: Wake up West Indies, or else! - Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)Tony Becca: Wake up West Indies, or else!Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)For a long time, however, I have been talking about the problems of West Indies cricket and Jamaica's cricket, about the players' need to dedicate themselves to the game, to train and practice individually more often and longer in order to improve ...
  • War between West Indies Board and players damaging Caribbean cricket - Mid-Day
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Mid-DayWar between West Indies Board and players damaging Caribbean cricketMid-DayThe more tenuous it has become and as demeaning as it is for a team that that once utterly dominated the international game, West Indies value their status among the top eight international teams more than ever. To be absent in England two years hence ...Champions Trophy qualification: Pakistan keen to avoid triple troubleThe Express TribunePakistan, West Indies qualifying chances for ICC Champions TrophyNews TribeWatch Sri Lanka Vs. Pakistan 5th ODI Cricket Live Online: Champions Trophy ...
  • Back surgery to sideline Gayle till December - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comBack surgery to sideline Gayle till DecemberESPNcricinfo.comSpeaking after Jamaica Tallawah's loss 27-run loss to Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel in the Caribbean Premier League, Gayle said: "I have a charity game on the 2nd, but after that I will be out of cricket for two to three months. I am going to do a ...
  • Government should act urgently to resolve the cricket crisis - Stabroek News
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Government should act urgently to resolve the cricket crisisStabroek NewsIn this regard, I am extremely concerned about the state of cricket, our national game, and the evident laissez-faire approach towards the administration of the game by the previous administration. Since 2009 there have ... The results of this have ...

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.