WEST INDIES

  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers vs West Indies, a blow-by-blow account February 27, 2015

    AB de Villiers 162 not out off just 66 balls, including fastest ever ODI 150 in 64 balls, and then South Africa 408 for 5 - the Sydney crowd was treated to a feast in the ICC World Cup on Friday. If there ever was an exhibition on how to bat...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa must beat West Indies to breathe easy February 27, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Kings of Cricket Ricky Ponting and Kris Srikkanth preview the crucial Pool B encounter between South Africa and West Indies. ...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, Match 19 February 27, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their last...
  • World Cup 2015: Marlon Samuels escapes sanction over 'throat-slit' gesture February 26, 2015

    Sydney: West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels will not be sanctioned over a "throat-slitting" gesture he made in his team's World Cup win over Zimbabwe, a source told AFP on Thursday. Samuels appeared to run his thumb from one side of his throat to the other to mark his century in Tuesday's...
  • World Cup: Chris Gayle backs out of training but no problem, says West Indies February 26, 2015

    Sydney: West Indies captain Jason Holder on Thursday played down Chris Gayle's absence from training on the eve of the team's crunch World Cup Pool B match with South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Gayle, who has a chronic back complaint, hit the highest-ever individual World Cup score of 215,...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Pool B turning into 'Group of Death' February 26, 2015

    While many would sit back and wait for the knock-out stages to kick off, Ireland have certainly given the apex body more than something to think about. A lot of us sitting in our drawing rooms might have thought it would be a cake walk for the top Test nations...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa need to conquer jitters in West Indies clash February 26, 2015

    Sydney: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their last 18 matches. The only loss came at Port Elizabeth, in a...
  • World Cup 2015: Vernon Philander absence may test depth, balance but not result February 26, 2015

    Vernon Philander's hamstring injury will not only upset the balance of South Africa's attack against West Indies but also test their pace bowling depth when the two sides clash in their World Cup Pool B match in Sydney on Friday. The 29-year-old Philander limped out of South Africa's 130-run humbling by...
  • World Cup: South Africa have learnt their lessons, says Hashim Amla February 26, 2015

    Sydney: South Africa batsman Hashim Amla insisted his team won't panic despite their 130-run World Cup loss to defending champions India, while Friday's clash against a rejuvenated West Indies can't come round soon enough. The Proteas, widely-regarded as one of the favourites for a first world title, suffered a sobering wake-up...
  • Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge February 25, 2015

    One of the few persons to have witnessed Kapil Dev's historic 175* against Zimbabwe was the celebrated journalist Ashis Ray. He was in India and CNN-IBN's Cricket Editor, Sanjeeb Mukherjea caught up with him to talk about his book "Cricket World Cup - The Indian Challenge" and his documentary on...
  • World Cup 2015: Can India take on Chris Gayle? February 25, 2015

    Gayle became the first batsman to score a double century in a World Cup innings when he reached the landmark against Zimbabwe in a Pool B clash on Tuesday....
  • World Cup: Dale Steyn next in Chris Gayle's firing line February 25, 2015

    Struggling South African fast bowler Dale Steyn must find a way to contain record-breaking West Indian batsman Chris Gayle in Friday's crunch World Cup clash. Steyn's cutting edge has been blunted at the tournament so far with his two matches giving him total figures of two for 119 from a...
  • Cricket World Cup: Gayle, WI eye 300-plus against South Africa February 25, 2015

    Canberra: Record-breaking Chris Gayle says the West Indies will be looking to post their fourth total above 300 in Friday's crunch World Cup game with South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Gayle exploded back to form with a World Cup record 215 off 147 balls and put on a record...
  • Watch: The Gayle mayhem in Canberra, ICC World Cup, Day 11 highlights February 25, 2015

    Chris Gayle's 215 off 147 balls broke record after record as Zimbabwe were reduced to spectators watching sixes sail over them like aerial strikes. Watch highlights from an eventful Day 11 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: Chris Gayle must thank Jalandhar for historic double February 25, 2015

    You can count the metres those 16 Chris Gayle sixes travelled at the Manuka Oval on Monday but you can't discount the made-in-Jalandhar willow the Jamaican had in his grip to heap misery on Zimbabwe with a record-breaking 215 off 147 balls. The veteran West Indies opener is now the...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Gayle storm sinks spirited Zimbabwe February 24, 2015

    Chris Gayle bludgeoned his way into the history books by becoming the first player to score a double century in the cricket World Cup. ...
  • World Cup: Elton Chigumbura bemoans Zimbabwe 'death' bowling February 24, 2015

    Canberra: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura has implored his team to improve their bowling at the 'death' in their World Cup matches. Zimbabwe could not withstand the West Indies acceleration of scoring late in their innings as Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels piled on a one-day record stand of 372 to take...
  • ICC World Cup: India's 'allround' show impresses Brian Lara February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara is mighty impressed with India's "allround" showing in their first two cricket World Cup matches and feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men need to keep up their good work in all three departments of the game if they intend to defend the title. India...
  • World Cup 2015: Never felt so much pressure, says Chris Gayle February 24, 2015

    Canberra: West Indies opener Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a World Cup double century on Tuesday and admitted he had never felt such pressure to perform. The giant 35-year-old Jamaican smashed a breathtaking 215 against Zimbabwe at Canberra's Manuka Oval for his first double century in 226 one-day...
  • Tendulkar, Gayle choose same day for ODI double ton February 24, 2015

    Canberra: While their batting styles may not be similar, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies' devastating opener Chris Gayle chose the same day - February 24 - to score their respective One-Day International (ODI) double-centuries. If on Feb 24, 2010, Tendulkar entered the records books by hitting the first ever...
  • Chris Gayle hits first double ton in World Cup as WI post big win February 24, 2015

    Canberra: Chris Gayle bludgeoned his way into the history books by becoming the first player to score a double century in the cricket World Cup as the West Indies rode on his record-equalling 16 sixes to notch up a massive 73-run win via D/L method against Zimbabwe on Monday. Gayle, who...
  • World Cup 2015: Gayle takes Zimbabwe to cleaners with double ton in West Indies' 73-run win February 24, 2015

    The records didn't just tumble at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday (February 24), they were smashed out of the park. The highest partnership in ODI history (372), putting Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid (331) in the shade. The most balls a pair has batted together (298), again displacing the same...
  • Damage list: Chris Gayle wreaks havoc in ICC World Cup 2015 February 24, 2015

    On Monday at the Manuka Oval, Chris Gayle held a placard - cliched but very true: Form is temporary, class is permanent. The six-hitting machine manufactured in Jamaica went into an overdrive, answering the critics who questioned its efficacy - in record-breaking in style. The swashbuckling West Indian is now...
  • Chris Gayle's 215 off 147 lights up the World Cup February 24, 2015

    On Monday at the Manuka Oval, Chris Gayle held a placard - cliched but very true: Form is temporary, class is permanent. The six-hitting machine manufactured in Jamaica went into an overdrive, answering the critics who questioned its efficacy - in record-breaking in style. You can tweet your love to...
  • Vernon Philander ruled out of South Africa's next World Cup match February 24, 2015

    Sydney: Paceman Vernon Philander has been ruled out of South Africa's next World Cup match against the West Indies due to a left hamstring injury he picked up during last weekend's loss to defending champion India. South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee released a statement on Tuesday saying medical scans in...
  • Timeline on Pakistan World Cup turmoil February 24, 2015

    Brisbane: Factfile on Pakistan's World Cup turmoil after chief selector Moin Khan was reportedly spotted in a casino in Christchurch hours before the team's defeat by the West Indies: February 12: Eight Pakistan players, including maverick former captain Shahid Afridi, fined for breaching a team curfew ahead of their crucial World...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Match 15 February 24, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to view the blog) Both Zimbabwe and West Indies have resurrected their World Cup campaigns after losing their opening matches. Zimbabwe weren't too impressive in seeing off the UAE, but West Indies had every reason to be satisfied with their 150-run demolition of a poor Pakistan side. Playing...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: PCB probes Moin Khan's casino visit February 23, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday launched an investigation into chief selector Moin Khan's alleged visit to a casino ahead of the team's World Cup clash against the West Indies. PCB chairman Shehryar Khan promised action if required but also assured that Moin Khan would get a fair probe. Pakistan suffered...