WEST INDIES

  • World Cup 2015: Michael Holding unhappy with West Indies attitude March 16, 2015

    West Indies will be hoping that Chris Gayle will be fit for the quarter-finals, and his battle against Tim Southee and Trent Boult will be an interesting contest, said Michael Holding. ...
  • ICC Annual Conference to take place in Barbados March 16, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday that its annual conference will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados from June 22 to June 26. "This will be the first time the ICC's annual meetings have taken place in the West Indies and with delegates from over 50 ICC Members expected...
  • Watch: Pakistan, WI qualify for quarters, ICC World Cup, Day 29 highlights March 16, 2015

    Sarfraz Ahmed scored Pakistan's first World Cup century since 2007 to lead them into the quarters while bowlers starred for Windies to help them beat UAE. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Jason Holder survives trial by fire as WI captain March 16, 2015

    Wellington: Amid the many excitements and plot twists of the pool stage of the Cricket World Cup, a small but compelling drama has played out off-stage that may reach its climax during the quarterfinals. Jason Holder's personal battle to establish himself as the captain of a West Indies team dogged by...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies confident of Gayle's fitness for NZ clash March 16, 2015

    Wellington: West Indies believe Chris Gayle will have a major impact on Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand even if he's only half fit. Gayle missed Sunday's six-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in Napier, which secured the West Indies' place in the last eight, after failing to...
  • World Cup: New Zealand won't curb aggressive game for knockout rounds March 16, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand will not be shelving the aggressive game that has taken them through the pool stage at the World Cup unbeaten despite the stakes now being that much higher in the knock-out rounds, batsman Kane Williamson said on Monday. The co-hosts will enter Saturday's quarter-final in Wellington as raging...
  • World Cup: Pakistan ensure a spot for West Indies in quarters March 15, 2015

    A win against UAE was not good enough for the Caribbean side to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the World Cup as they had to wait for the match between Pakistan and Ireland to finish. The first job was done as West Indies got the better of UAE and...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: No rift in West Indies team, says Jason Holder March 15, 2015

    Napier: West Indies skipper Jason Holder dismissed talk of a rift in the ranks on Sunday as he led his side to a likely World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand. Holder, a surprise choice to lead the West Indies to the World Cup, appeared to be involved in an on-field argument...
  • ICC World Cup Quarterfinals: SL v SA, IND v BAN, AUS v PAK, NZ v WI March 15, 2015

    It was a nervous Sunday in Pakistan and the Caribbean islands. A World Cup quarter-final place was at stake; more so, an embarrassing first-round exit hung like an axe centimetres away from the neck. Will the day end with heads hanging in shame or sunk peacefully on a pillow with an...
  • One catch could have changed our World Cup: Mohammad Tauqir March 15, 2015

    United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir was able to reflect with some pride on a World Cup campaign that ended on Sunday without a win but he felt one dropped catch could have changed the complexion of their tournament. Tauqir's side lost to West Indies by six wickets at McLean Park...
  • World Cup: West Indies stay alive for quarters after hammering UAE March 15, 2015

    "If we can wrap it up as quickly as possible, that's a plus for us. I can't play the weather. If it comes, it comes. If it doesn't, we just need to do what's required of us." With the threatening Cyclone Pam looming large over Match 41 of the 2015 World...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs Pakistan , World Cup, Match 42 March 15, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) "I'm not going to say that they'll close the gap soon. There were extenuating circumstances today. It was a grassy pitch, and the toss was important. But I'm fully in favour of 16 teams. Playing against such teams can be a banana-skin,...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs UAE, World Cup 2015, Match 41 March 15, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) On Sunday (March 15), the final day of the 2015 World Cup group stages, different permutations and combinations will come into play to decide which two of West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland progress to the knockouts. West Indies are expected to unleash...
  • World Cup Scenarios: West Indies, Pakistan on the edge in last two pool games March 14, 2015

    The World Cup enters its final day of pool games with former champions Pakistan and West Indies facing either early flights home or a last-gasp places in the quarter-finals. Six of the eight quarter-finalists are already known - New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from Pool A and defending champions...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies to face UAE in a must-win game in Napier March 14, 2015

    It's math camp. On Sunday (March 15), the final day of the 2015 World Cup group stages, different permutations and combinations will come into play to decide which two of West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland progress to the knockouts. In the middle of it all are United Arab Emirates, with...
  • World Cup: West Indies captain in knots over weather, NRR worries March 14, 2015

    With a storm threatening to play a part in Napier on Sunday, Jason Holder, the West Indies captain, said that it was imperative, for more reasons than one, that West Indies to beat United Arab Emirates in as little time as possible. Unlike UAE, who have nothing to lose, West Indies'...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: UAE say no favours for West Indies March 14, 2015

    Napier: There won`t be any favours for the West Indies in their must-win World Cup clash against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, with UAE skipper Mohammad Tauqir saying they want to knock the former champions out of the tourmament. The West Indies, the 1975 and 1979 winners, are locked in...
  • World Cup: Brian Lara backs rookie West Indies skipper Jason Holder March 13, 2015

    Sydney: Former West Indies captain Brian Lara says he is impressed with current skipper Jason Holder who is leading the regional outfit on a desperate campaign to secure a quarter-final berth in the cricket World Cup. Batting legend Lara said he is impressed with the potential of the young all-rounder and...
  • West Indies hoping to avoid cyclone at World Cup March 13, 2015

    The West Indies is anxiously watching weather forecasts as it prepares for a pivotal Cricket World Cup match against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday. Tropical Cyclone Pam, currently a category five superstorm, is bearing down on New Zealand's east coast, bringing gale force winds and rain, but is not expected...
  • World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle doubtful for West Indies' do-or-die clash March 12, 2015

    Napier: Chris Gayle is a doubt for the West Indies do-or-die World Cup duel against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday after struggling with a back injury. The veteran opener did not train with the rest of the squad at Napier's McLean Park on Wednesday, remaining at the team hotel...
  • World Cup: Consistency key against UAE, stresses West Indies coach March 12, 2015

    Napier: Coach Stuart Williams says the West Indies will be focused on delivering a consistent performance when they face the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their crucial World Cup Pool A fixture on Sunday. The Caribbean side is battling for a spot in the quarter-finals and need to beat the UAE...
  • Kieron Pollard quits first class cricket March 10, 2015

    Port-of-Spain: West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard is to take an "indefinite break" from first class cricket, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Cricket officials have confirmed. The confirmation came shortly after Pollard took 5 for 36 on Monday for T&T in a 175-run loss against the Windward Islands in the WICB Professional Cricket...
  • World Cup: West Indies skipper Jason Holder forced to play waiting game March 10, 2015

    West Indies captain Jason Holder already had one of the toughest jobs at the World Cup but this week faces the hardest assignment for any sportsman -- waiting to see if other results will send his team into the quarter-finals. The 23-year-old fast bowling all-rounder was a shock selection as captain...
  • ICC World Cup: India's Mohit Sharma wary of 'slog overs' pressure March 9, 2015

    Hamilton: India seamer Mohit Sharma warned on Monday that the defending World Cup champions' razor-sharp attack will only be judged fully once they are exposed to a desperate, late innings assault. India have already qualified for the quarter-finals after seeing off Pakistan, South Africa, the UAE and West Indies and a...
  • World Cup 2015: Mohammad Shami thanks Shoaib Akhtar for advice March 8, 2015

    Perth: Crediting Shoaib Akhtar for bringing back rhythm in his bowling, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami has said the former Pakistan speedster advised him to shorten his run-up, which has helped him increase his pace. "The recent change in run-up has surely increased my pace. So I am continuing with it and...
  • ICC World Cup: Dhoni needed runs more than anyone else March 8, 2015

    Perth: "Everyone says I don't feel the pressure. But even I feel the same pressure as others. It's just that I have been in those situations many times, and so I know how to get out of that situation." That was Mahendra Singh Dhoni, not long after steadying a rocking ship...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies should have bowled first against India March 7, 2015

    First of all, I would like to congratulate India on a thrilling win against the West Indies in Perth. Chasing 180-odd, when Virat Kohli was batting, I was smiling as he looked in so much control. He was certainly happy with the low target. It brings me to the first point....
  • World Cup: India showed lot of resolve against WI, says Rohan Gavaskar March 7, 2015

    India could have easily lost this match but they didn't. Moreover in this game, we did saw a different kind of MS Dhoni, feels Rohan Gavaskar. ...