WEST INDIES

  • Change in slot helped Virat Kohli and team: MS Dhoni October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Lauding Virat Kohli for agreeing to drop a rung in the batting order for the team's sake, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the strategy used in the second ODI against the West Indies here could be continued as the batsman adjusted well to the change. Kohli (62), who...
  • India and Virat Kohli hit back October 12, 2014

    The struggle and turmoil of Virat Kohli seems to have abated after his 78-ball 62 against West Indies in the second one-dayer on Saturday at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Kohli has been struggling for form since the last tour of England, but at his home turf he stayed patient and was...
  • We didn't play to our potential, says MS Dhoni October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite staging a remarkable recovery act to level the series, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not at all satisfied with his team's effort as he feels that there are "few things missing" in their game and the boys need to "pull up their socks". "We have not played...
  • 2nd ODI: All-round India beat West Indies by 48 runs to level series 1-1 October 11, 2014

    After an embarrassing defeat in Kochi, India were once again on the verge of losing when the bowlers came to rescue and India registered an impressive 48-run win over West Indies at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi on Saturday. West Indies were once cruising at 170/3 in 35.4 overs...
  • West Indies players want WIPA disbanded October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Disgruntled with its Players Association due to an ongoing pay dispute, the West Indian team have sought the Cricket Board's "urgent intervention" to dissolve the body as it no longer had the "authority to speak" on the side's behalf. The Caribbean side, which is currently playing an ODI series...
  • West Indies cricketers continue to protest with black armband October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The West Indies team might have put off its 'strike' plan as of now, but the players continued to protest against the payment dispute with the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) by wearing black armbands in the second One-day International against India on Saturday. The Dwayne Bravo-led side had...
  • No possibility of shifting Vizag ODI due to cyclone 'Hudhud': BCCI October 11, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: There is little possibility of shifting the venue of the India-West Indies third ODI from Vizag despite the cyclone 'Hudhud' threat and the hosts Andhra Cricket Association hoped the match would be conducted smoothly on October 14, the BCCI said on Saturday. "It's difficult to shift the venue at such...
  • I am proud of the West Indies team: Viv Richards October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Relieved that the West Indies tour of India remains on track despite the players threatening to go on strike over a pay dispute, former captain Viv Richards said the visiting team made him proud by going about its job in the "best way possible" despite the distraction back...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI October 11, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After an embarrassing defeat in the first ODI at Kochi, India will look to hit the West Indies back hard at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Saturday to draw level in the five-match series. India looked complacent and surprised at...
  • 2nd ODI: Hurt India look to hit West Indies back at Kotla October 11, 2014

    After an embarrassing defeat in the first ODI at Kochi, India will look to hit the West Indies back hard at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Saturday to draw level in the five-match series. India looked complacent and surprised at Kochi, where the visitors put up a spirited all-round display...
  • Odisha Cricket Association to issue wristband to keep gatecrashers at bay October 10, 2014

    Cuttack: Odisha Cricket Association will issue a wrist band for VIP enclosure ticket buyers during the Twenty20 International match between India and West Indies on October 22 to stop gatecrashers from grabbing the complimentary dinner. "We are introducing this for the first time as it was necessitated to separate the chafe...
  • West Indies players in upbeat mood post pay dispute controversy October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After the unsavoury episode over a pay dispute with their Board before the first one-dayer against India in Kochi, things have changed for the better as far as West Indies team are concerned. The crushing win in Kochi has been like a morale booster for the Caribbeans as one...
  • Dhawan wishes success to Kohli; Bravo wants just opposite October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The age-old cliche that "You can either love him or hate him but you can't ignore him" fits aptly to Virat Kohli in the manner his peers and rivals look upto him even when he is going through one of the leanest patches in his international career. While the...
  • Team sticking together and has a must-win attitude: Bravo October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo had an embargo regarding any questions on their ongoing dispute with the WICB, but the allrounder said that the team stuck together in difficult times and maintained a "must-win attitude". "The good thing is that the team is sticking together and supporting each other...
  • Saw both success and failure in last one year: Dhawan October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After a dream Test debut, Shikhar Dhawan has seen tougher side of international cricket and the opening batsman says he has learnt to value failure as much as success in the last one year, having experienced both ups and downs in his career. Insisting that failures in England would...
  • 2nd ODI: India can't afford complacency against hungry West Indies October 10, 2014

    Still licking their wounds after a sound thrashing in the lung opener, India will have to regroup quickly and plug the loopholes when they take on a determined West Indies in the second cricket one-dayer in New Delhi on Saturday. Starting the series as overwhelming favourites, India's inept batting in the...
  • Ishant Sharma replaces injured Mohit for West Indies ODIs October 10, 2014

    Pacer Ishant Sharma has been picked as a replacement for injured medium-pacer Mohit Sharma in India squad for the remainder of the one-day international series against West Indies. India lost the first ODI at Kochi by 124 runs and are trailing 0-1 in the five-match series. "Mohit Sharma has aggravated his...
  • Hinds refuses to resign as WIPA president October 10, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) president Wavell Hinds said he will not resign in the wake of a fall-out with the cricketers who are currently on tour to India. The players, led by skipper Dwayne Bravo, have demanded Hinds' resignation with other WIPA officials because of conflict of interest,...
  • Virat Kohli's loss of form is a huge cause of concern, says Sunil Gavaskar October 9, 2014

    Expressing concern over Virat Kohli's prolonged loss of form, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that the talented batsman needs to be dropped down the order to get him back to his run-making ways. Kohli made his ninth single-digit score in his last 16 innings when he managed just...
  • No threat to ODI series, trying to resolve West Indies pay dispute: BCCI October 9, 2014

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday assured the West Indies team that it will speak to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to resolve the pay dispute that led to the Windies threatening a strike ahead of the ODI series against India. "I want to...
  • India took 'beating West Indies' as a given October 9, 2014

    The normally 'sorted at home' India were found in all sorts of tangles against the West Indies on Wednesday, when the celebrated hosts and world champions were tamed by their visitors in a fashion that shouldn't please Ravi Shastri, MS Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher - in that order. The sting...
  • Stat Attack: Kohli's poor run and Jadeja's marathon delivery in ODIs October 9, 2014

    India's 124-run defeat to West Indies came as a surprise to those who thought a 5-0 drubbing for the visitors was a given. Instead, it turned out to be a wake-up call for those day-dreamers while throwing the series wide open - at least until the fourth ODI now. Chasing a...
  • MS Dhoni backs his mediocre bowlers, says they did a decent job October 9, 2014

    Kochi: Barring Bhuvneshwar Kumar all the Indian bowlers leaked runs in the first ODI against West Indies, but home team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has backed his underfire bowling attack despite crashing to an embarrassing 124-run loss in the series opener. India paid the price for some mediocre bowling as the...
  • Chat with Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards gave me confidence: Marlon Samuels October 9, 2014

    Kochi: All-rounder Marlon Samuels, who smashed a match-winning century against India in the first ODI, said a chat with legendary Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards a day before the match gave him confidence and helped him to score his career-best equalling unbeaten 126-run knock here. The Caribbeans, who were on the...
  • West Indies Cricket Board thanks its players for showing professionalism October 9, 2014

    St John's (Antigua): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has thanked and congratulated the Dwayne Bravo-led side for showing professionalism and their sterling performance in the first ODI against India in Kochi. The touring West Indies team put behind an acrimonious pay dispute with their Board to spank number one ranked...
  • West Indies Cricket Board confirms pay row with players October 9, 2014

    St John's: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) confirmed that it is aware of a looming strike by its players who are currently touring India. The West Indies are scheduled to play India in five One-Day Internationals (ODI), one Twenty20 International and three Tests, starting Wednesday, reports CMC. A WICB statement issued...
  • Wake-up call for rusty India after big loss in series opener October 8, 2014

    The five-match ODI series against West Indies before its start was considered as India's first step towards World Cup preparation, but the humiliating defeat of 124 runs in the Kochi opener is a wake-up call for the hosts. After putting West Indies in to bat, India did well till the middle...
  • Dhoni rues batting failure on good pitch, says 322-run target was gettable October 8, 2014

    Kochi: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday rued his team's batting failure on a good wicket to lose the first one-dayer against the West Indies by 124 runs but said that the visiting side were a tough team to beat. Dhoni said that a target of 322 for a win...
  • 1st ODI: All-round Marlon Samuels takes West Indies to a thumping victory over India October 8, 2014

    Kochi: Riding on Marlon Samuels all-round performance, West Indies thrashed India by 124 runs in the first one-dayer to lead the five-match series 1-0. Chasing 322, India were all out for 197 in 41 overs with Shikhar Dhawan being the top-scorer for the hosts with 68 runs, while Ravi Rampaul, Dwayne...