West Indies

  • World Twenty20: Chris Gayle a threat as upbeat India run into West Indies March 23, 2014

    After a thumping win over Pakistan on Friday in their World Twenty20 opener, Team India will now have to brace up for the defending champions West Indies when the two teams square up against each other in Mirpur on Sunday. Add to that the threat of Chris Gayle that India...
  • Darren Sammy stonewalls Raina's 'can't rotate' jibe March 22, 2014

    West Indies captain Darren Sammy laughed off Indian batsman Suresh Raina's claim that the big-hitting Caribbean cricketers cannot rotate the strike and dared the Indians to stop his batsmen from hitting sixes in Sunday's World Twenty20 match. Having played against and with West Indies players in the Indian Premier League Twenty20...
  • West Indies don't know how to rotate strike against spinners: Raina March 22, 2014

    Mirpur: India's Suresh Raina says that most of the top-order West Indies batsmen prefer playing big shots rather than rotating strike against spinners, an area which he feels can be exploited by Amit Mishra and Co when the two teams square off in the ICC World T20 on Sunday. Asked about...
  • World Twenty20: What India need to do to beat West Indies March 22, 2014

    After registering a convincing seven-wicket victory over arch-rival Pakistan in World Twenty20 opener, India face again an uphill task when they take on West Indies on Sunday. Not to forget, West Indies are the defending champions and they play well in this format. Moreover, they have warmed-up well with wins in...
  • Conditions key to Windies' success: Rampaul March 21, 2014

    Dhaka: West Indies pacer Ravi Rampaul believes smart usage of the conditions will be key to their success in defending the ICC World Twenty20 title. "The key is knowing the conditions, the kind of wickets you're going to bowl on and the right variations you're going to execute on the wicket....
  • Windies offie Shillingford to make comeback with tweaked action March 20, 2014

    St.John's: Suspended West Indies spinner Shane Shillingford returns to action this weekend after undergoing remedial work on his bowling action. The 31-year-old off-spinner is set to appear for third-placed Windward Islands, when they face leaders Jamaica in the Regional 4-Day Tournament starting on Friday at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Shillingford was...
  • West Indies not carried away by World T20 warm-up showing March 20, 2014

    Mirpur: Allrounder Dwayne Bravo says defending champions West Indies would not get carried away by their streak of wins leading into the World T20 in Bangladesh. The West Indies registered convincing wins over Sri Lanka on Wednesday and England on Tuesday, in warm-up matches, as they prepare for the tournament which...
  • 'Teesra' is just a mindgame that spinners play, says Sunil Narine March 19, 2014

    Mirpur: West Indies' bowling mainstay Sunil Narine says that there is no variation called "teesra" like what Saeed Ajmal is believed to deliver and it is only about playing "mindgames" with the opposition batsmen. Asked whether there is a possibility of a "teesra" apart from traditional off-break and the "doosra" (wrong'un)...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs SL, World Twenty20 warm-up March 19, 2014

    (Australia beat New Zealand by three runs. Also, Sri Lanka lost to the defending champions West Indies by 33 runs at Dhaka. ) 6:05 p.m. ALL OVER! WEST INDIES BEAT SRI LANKA BY 33 RUNS. Dwayne Bravo takes the last wicket of Senanayake to earn a comprehensive win for his side. 6...
  • Sunil Narine ready for World T20 challenge March 18, 2014

    Dhaka: West Indies' off-spinner Sunil Narine knows he is a marked man but he has no plans to back down from any challenge thrown at him in the ongoing World Twenty20. For the last three years, he has tormented batsmen across the globe and he arrives here ranked as the number...
  • West Indies: Can the Caribbean giants do it twice in a row at WT20? March 18, 2014

    The defending champions warmed up for their World Twenty20 title defence beating England 2-1 in the three-match Twenty20 series at home. But before that was a reality check - a T20 loss to Ireland at home, which perhaps came at the right time to wake the Windies up to the...
  • Warning from Chris Gayle: I can hit a century in any conditions March 17, 2014

    Mirpur: Explosive batsman Chris Gayle on Monday sounded out a warning to the rival teams ahead of the World Twenty20 by declaring that he can score a hundred irrespective of the conditions. However, seconds after making the statement, the stylish left-hander contradicted himself by saying that conditions do play a role...
  • West Indies no one-man team, says Sammy March 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Captain Darren Sammy has reiterated that the West Indies are not a one-man team, and that it will take a team effort to successfully defend their title in the Twenty20 World Cup. Speaking after arriving here on Sunday, Sammy noted that despite the presence of big-hitting opener Chris Gayle, the...
  • West Indies ready for World Twenty20 title defence: Darren Sammy March 15, 2014

    Bridgetown: Captain Darren Sammy believes that the West Indies team that will defend the World Twenty20 cricket title in Bangladesh later this month is much better equipped than the one which lifted the trophy two years ago in Sri Lanka. Speaking here on Friday hours before the squad's departure, Sammy said...
  • World T20: Full schedule, India vs Pakistan to kick off main round March 14, 2014

    Rarely does it happen but within a month the cricket world will witness a face-off between India and Pakistan for the second time, and though the venue will be the same, stakes will be a lot higher at the ICC World Twenty20 2014 encounter. Bangladesh will host the fifth edition of...
  • 3rd T20: England end series with thrilling win over WI March 14, 2014

    England survived a late onslaught from the tail-end batsmen of West Indies to win a thrilling third and final Twenty20 by five runs in Barbados on Thursday. The home team had a chance to make it a 3-0 victory in the series but captain Darren Sammy was unable to hit the...
  • India, West Indies favourites at World T20: Michael Vaughan March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has picked India and defending champions West Indies to win the World Twenty20 beginning in Bangladesh March 16. "I am going for India or West Indies... Both have power and plenty of good spin options... But it's always worth a tipple on Pakistan at...
  • 3rd T20: England search face-saving win in WI before World Twenty20 March 13, 2014

    The reigning World Twenty20 champions West Indies have proved to be a tough catch for England in the T20 series in the Caribbean, which the visitors have already conceded after defeats in the first two matches. That leaves the final game on Thursday as nothing but a chance for England...
  • England need to find the right T20 formula, says Giles March 13, 2014

    England limited-overs coach Ashley Giles is searching for the right "formula" ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh after his side suffered a series defeat against the West Indies. England have been below par during the three-match Twenty20 series in the Caribbean, with the West Indies comfortably wrapping things up...
  • West Indies defeat England by 5 wickets, win Twenty20 series March 12, 2014

    Barbados: Medium-pacer Krishmar Santokie claimed 4 for 21 to limit England and captain Darren Sammy slammed an unbeaten 30 off nine balls to power West Indies home by five wickets in the second Twenty20 on Tuesday. The West Indies took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series with the final...
  • World Twenty20 title defence tough, but Windies ready: Sammy March 11, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies captain Darren Sammy says that it will be a challenging task to defend their World Twenty20 title but they are prepared to work hard for it later this month. Sammy, who was at the helm when the West Indies beat hosts Sri Lanka in the final two years...
  • West Indies ready for England fightback in 2nd T20 March 11, 2014

    Bridgetown: The West Indies are bracing for a backlash from England when the two teams square off in the second Twenty20 International of the three-match series at Kensington Oval here. The Caribbean side played superbly to pull off a convincing 27-run victory in Sunday's opener, outplaying the visitors in every aspect...
  • Narine cleared for selection ahead of 2nd T20 against England March 11, 2014

    Bridgetown: Injury fears surrounding West Indies' offspinner Sunil Narine were put to rest when he was declared fit to face England in the second Twenty20 International at the Kensington Oval here. Narine appeared to jar his knee badly in attempting a sliding save at third man in the seventh over of...
  • Sammy, Samuels, and Bopara fined for altercation March 11, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies captain Darren Sammy is one of three players fined by the International Cricket Council, following an altercation during Sunday's first Twenty20 International against England. Sammy, along with teammate Marlon Samuels and England's Ravi Bopara, were slapped with level one breach of the ICC Code of Conduct, after being...
  • Stuart Broad to miss rest of T20 series against West Indies March 10, 2014

    Bridgetown: England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad admitted on Sunday that he will sit out the rest of the West Indies tour to rest a knee injury. After his side lost Sunday's opening game of a three-match T20 series by 27 runs, Broad said he wanted to be fully recovered in time...
  • 1st T20: Samuels leads West Indies to 27-run victory March 10, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies returned to winning ways in the shortest variety, defeating England by 27 runs in the first T20 International of a three-match series at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Sunday. Marlon Samuels, the star when the Caribbean side defeated Sri Lanka in the final of the last World...
  • T20 World champions confident of beating England March 9, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson is confident his side can come away with a valuable series against England in the build-up to the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh later this month. The West Indies face England in the first Twenty20 International of their three-match series here Sunday, reports...
  • West Indies face tough T20 title defence, says Gayle March 10, 2014

    West Indies batsman Chris Gayle believes West Indies have a realistic shot at defending their World Twenty20 title, but admits the regional side will face a tough challenge. The big-hitting left-hander was a key member of the side which lifted the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka two years ago, and...