West Indies

  • West Indies spirits high despite heavy defeat: Kemar Roach June 15, 2014

    Fast bowler Kemar Roach says the heavy loss to New Zealand in the first Test has not disrupted the mood in the West Indies camp. The Caribbean side suffered a 186-run loss to the Black Caps inside four days at Sabina Park on Wednesday, to fall behind 0-1 in the three-match...
  • Pitch and selection headaches for Black Caps June 15, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: New Zealand are mulling over the Queen's Park Oval pitch as they contemplate their final XI for the second Test against West Indies, starting on Monday. The tourists fielded two seamers and two spinners in the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica last week, coming away with an emphatic...
  • West Indies call up uncapped pair for second Test against New Zealand June 14, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies have made two changes to their batting line-up ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, beginning on Monday at Queen's Park Oval. Following the batting failures which contributed to a 186-run defeat inside four days in last week's first Test in Jamaica, the selectors...
  • Coach Gibson blasts batsmen for Kingston Test defeat June 13, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has blamed the side's batsmen for their 186-run defeat to New Zealand in the first Test match which ended in Kingston on Wednesday. Gibson has blasted the regional side's batting in the two innings as" bitterly disappointing" after they scored 262 and 216 with only...
  • 1st Test: Debutant Mark Craig stars as New Zealand defeat West Indies by 186 runs June 12, 2014

    Kingston: Debutant offspinner Mark Craig took 4 for 97 and legspinner Ish Sodhi added 3 for 42 as New Zealand completed victory against the West Indies by 186 runs late on day four Wednesday of the opening cricket Test. The West Indies, set an improbable 403 to win, were bowled out...
  • Jerome Taylor feels honoured to return to Windies setup June 11, 2014

    Kingston: Jamaican fast bowler Jerome Taylor feels honoured to have been recalled to the West Indies squad after an absence of nearly five years. Taylor, whose career has been plagued by a series of back-related injuries over the years, was recalled for the ongoing three Test series against New Zealand at...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand in command in Kingston against West Indies June 11, 2014

    Kingston: Experienced seamer Tim Southee and debutant offspinner Mark Craig shared the bowling honours as New Zealand dismissed the West Indies for 262 to take a potentially match-winning 246-run first innings lead late on the third day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Tuesday. By the...
  • 1st Test, WI vs NZ: Neesham, Watling put NZ on top on Day 2 June 10, 2014

    Allrounder Jimmy Neesham became the first New Zealander, and just the eighth player overall, to score centuries in each of his first two Tests as the tourists ended the second day of the first Test against West Indies with a huge first innings lead. Neesham, who scored 137 not out on...
  • Andre Russell's whirlwind century blows Bangladesh away June 9, 2014

    Bridgetown, Barbados: Andre Russell's astonishing 47-ball hundred has powered West Indies High Performance Centre (HPC) to an emphatic 117-run victory over Bangladesh A in the first one-dayer here. The all-rounder, already a senior West Indies player, finished unbeaten on 132 from a mere 56 deliveries, as HPC piled up 327 for...
  • 1st Test: Williamson ton puts NZ on top against West Indies June 9, 2014

    Kingston, Jamaica: Kane Williamson scored his sixth Test century Sunday to lead New Zealand to a satisfying 240-2 against the West Indies at the close of day one at Sabina Park. The Kiwi No. 3 cracked an undefeated 105 at Sabina Park in the first Test, spiced with 11 boundaries...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 1st Test, Day 1 at Kingston June 8, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bat against West Indies at Kingston. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Mark Craig, Trent Boult West Indies: Chris Gayle,...
  • Do it well twice, Darren Bravo urges batsmen June 7, 2014

    Kingston: Darren Bravo has called on the West Indies batting unit to deliver in both innings if they are to trounce New Zealand in the upcoming three-Test series. The Caribbean side have struggled with inconsistent batting in recent years, leading to nightmare results on tours of India and New Zealand last...
  • Patience will be key against NZ in Test series, says Samuels June 6, 2014

    Patience will be the key if West Indies are to beat New Zealand in the upcoming three-Test series, says stroke-maker Marlon Samuels. The elegant right-hander believes that with Caribbean pitches having become low and slow, batsmen will have to spend time grafting as there will be no easy runs available, reports...
  • Jamaican pacers spark Kiwi batting collapse June 4, 2014

    Trelawny, Jamaica: The Jamaican pace trio tore their way through New Zealand's second innings to send them tumbling in a spectacular late afternoon batting collapse here on the second day of their three-day practice game. Christopher Powell, Derval Green and Nicholson Gordon grabbed seven wickets as the visitors plunged to 65...
  • Fit-again Taylor, Roach back in West Indies Test squad June 3, 2014

    Barbados: Having recovered from their respective injuries, West Indies pacers Jerome Taylor and Kemar Roach have been included in the 13-man Test squad for the first match against New Zealand, starting June 8. Taylor, who last played for West Indies in November 2009, recently returned to competitive cricket for Jamaica in...
  • Providence Test shifted to Bridgetown June 3, 2014

    The Kensington Oval at Bridgetown in Barbados, will host the third Test in the upcoming series between West Indies and New Zealand. The match was pulled out of the National Stadium at Providence in Guyana over the weekend after the failure of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and government to...
  • West Indies board removes NZ Test match from Guyana June 3, 2014

    Georgetown, Guyana: Guyana has lost the third Test between the West Indies and New Zealand due to a dispute over who controls cricket in the South American country. The teams were scheduled to play the final Test at the Providence Stadium, Georgetown, from June 26 to 30. However, the West Indies...
  • Kraigg Brathwaite likely cover for Chris Gayle in West Indies squad June 2, 2014

    Opener Kraigg Brathwaite is likely to be called up to the West Indies squad as cover for Chris Gayle, as injury worries persists over the talismanic left-hander. The 21-year-old Brathwaite has trained with the West Indies squad for the last few days of their camp in Barbados and was Sunday conspicuously...
  • West Indies Cricket Board removes New Zealand Test match from Guyana June 1, 2014

    Guyana: Guyana has lost the third Test between the West Indies and New Zealand due to a dispute over who controls cricket in the South American country. The teams were scheduled to play the final Test at the Providence Stadium, Georgetown, from June 26 to 30. However, the West Indies Cricket...
  • Skipper Denesh Ramdin wants bigger effort from batsmen June 1, 2014

    Newly appointed West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin has expressed concern over his side's batting, and wants to see a bigger effort before the first Test against New Zealand which starts in eight days. The West Indies batsmen generally struggled in a three-day match against a Barbados Select XI which ended Wednesday,...
  • Sunil Narine opts for IPL over Windies' Tests May 31, 2014

    West Indies' offspinner Sunil Narine has opted to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final and as a result will miss the forthcoming Tests against New Zealand, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Friday. Narine wanted to play for Kolkata Knight Riders in Sunday's IPL 2014 final, and...
  • Garfield Sobers, Curtly Ambrose give tips to West Indies cricketers May 29, 2014

    West Indies cricket team's head coach Ottis Gibson says the presence of legends Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Curtly Ambrose will be an asset to the team's preparation ahead of the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. Sobers, arguably the greatest all-rounder in the game's history will work with the West...
  • West Indies coach Ottis Gibson banking on home advantage to beat New Zealand May 28, 2014

    Bridgetown: The West Indies are banking on home advantage to give them the edge over New Zealand in the upcoming three-Test series. The regional side swept the Black Caps in a two-Test series in the Caribbean two years ago but were then handed a thrashing on the road last year, losing...
  • New Zealand offspinner Mark Craig backs himself against Chris Gayle May 23, 2014

    New Zealand's rookie offspinner Mark Craig said he was not intimidated by the prospect of bowling at aggressive West Indies opener Chris Gayle in the upcoming series between the two countries. The 27-year-old was one of two uncapped players named in New Zealand's 15-man squad for the three-Test tour of the...
  • IPL stars missing from West Indies camp for NZ Tests May 23, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies opened a training camp here on Friday in preparation for the New Zealand Test series but will be without three of their Indian Premier League (IPL) stars. Opening batsman Chris Gayle, fast bowler Jason Holder and offspinner Sunil Narine, who have all been included in the squad for...
  • Don't expect much help from Caribbean pitches: Trent Boult May 22, 2014

    Wellington: Pacer Trent Boult says he is not expecting wickets friendly to fast bowlers in the Caribbean when New Zealand take on the West Indies in a three-Test series starting next month. The Black Caps depart on Saturday, heading to Jamaica's Montego Bay for a 10-day camp, which includes two warm-up...
  • Dwayne Bravo says he is close to full recovery May 22, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo says he is close to making a full recovery from injury as he heads to Barbados on Thursday to join a training camp ahead of the home series against New Zealand which bowls off next month. The One Day International (ODI) skipper, who...
  • Fit-again Kemar Roach eyeing New Zealand comeback May 20, 2014

    West Indies speedster Kemar Roach is eyeing a return from injury against the touring New Zealand team next month. The 25-year-old has not played international cricket in nearly a year after being sidelined with a shoulder injury that required surgery last November, reports CMC. He had been picked for the tour...
  • Simmons supports Ramdin as West Indies skipper May 17, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies opener Lendl Simmons believes newly appointed Test captain Denesh Ramdin will readily adapt to the challenges of his new role. Ramdin was last Friday elevated to the post after the West Indies Cricket Board sacked allrounder Darren Sammy, as reported. "I have been playing with Denesh since...
  • Change of captain no guarantee for West Indies' success: Mike Findlay May 12, 2014

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies chairman of selectors Mike Findlay says there is no guarantee the change of captain will result in a turnaround in the team's Test fortunes. Long-standing captain Darren Sammy was axed last Friday in favour of wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, with the West Indies Cricket Board noting...