West Indies

  • Kieron Pollard heartened by century after injury April 10, 2014

    Port of Spain West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard says he is heartened by his recent performance which earned him a century and propelled Trinidad and Tobago to within sight of title honours in the Regional Four Day tournament. Pollard's first innings knock of 111 powered T&T to a 145-run trouncing of...
  • Thunderstorm forecast during India's WT20 semi-final against SA April 4, 2014

    With the weather playing a spoilsport during Thursday's first ICC World T20 semi-final clash between Sri Lanka and the West Indies in Mirpur, cricket lovers would expect a rain-free day during the second semi-final between India and South Africa to be played at the same venue on Friday. However, as per...
  • Almighty wants Sangakkara, Mahela to win a World Cup: Darren Sammy April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: The affable Darren Sammy was graceful in defeat and said that may be God wants Sri Lankan legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara to get a chance to savour the taste of winning a World Championship trophy in their swansong T20 international event. "Today, there were two gentlemen (Sangakkara and...
  • Disappointing and sad to lose via Duckworth-Lewis method: Darren Sammy April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: A dejected West Indies captain Darren Sammy on Thursday said it was "disappointing" and "sad" for the defending champions to exit from the ICC World Twenty20 after losing to Sri Lanka via Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-marred semi-final at the Shere Bangla Stadium. A dominant Sri Lanka made it to...
  • Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 27 runs (D/L) to enter World T20 final April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: A dominant Sri Lanka on Thursday made it to the ICC World T20 final for the third time knocking out defending champions West Indies by 27 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method after thundershowers stopped proceedings in the 14th over of the second innings. Batting first in the first semi-final,...
  • As it happened: World Twenty20 semis, Sri Lanka vs West Indies April 3, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) In a bid to reach their second successive World T20 final, defending champions West Indies lock horns with Sri Lanka, who in turn would be hoping to avenge their loss in the last edition's summit clash. Both the sides boast of...
  • Top order has to fire against Sri Lanka: Ramdin April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin says the West Indies top order has to fire if the champions are to beat Sri Lanka in the first semi-finals of the ICC World T20 tournament on Thursday. The two teams meet at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in a re-match of the finals of the tournament held...
  • Shahid Afridi blames negative mindset for loss against Windies April 2, 2014

    Karachi: Senior all-rounder Shahid Afridi has blamed the negative mindset of the team for Pakistan's defeat at the hands of the West Indies in the must-win league match of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. The defeat to the West Indies knocked Pakistan out of the tournament with former players and...
  • Sri Lanka welcome 'lovely' spin headache ahead of semis April 2, 2014

    Dhaka: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath's magical spell against New Zealand have presented Sri Lanka with a "lovely headache" ahead of Thursday's World Twenty20 semi-final against West Indies, coach Paul Farbrace said on Wednesday. Picked ahead of spin colleague Ajantha Mendis who had proved expensive against England, Herath destroyed New Zealand in...
  • West Indies can make history at World T20, says Darren Sammy April 2, 2014

    Dhaka: Cricket's 20-over format is tailor-made for the powerful West Indians and there is no reason why they cannot become the first team to defend the World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, skipper Darren Sammy said on Wednesday. Currently ranked eighth both in Test and one-day internationals, West Indies have emerged as...
  • Pakistan chief cricket selector says picking seniors backfired April 2, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's new cricket chief selector Rashid Latif on Wednesday said relying on senior players had backfired after a familiar batting collapse saw the team crash out from the World Twenty20. The 2009 champions were crushed by the West Indies on Tuesday night, sliding to an 84-run loss after appearing...
  • Respect game and fellow cricketers: Bravo's message to Australia April 2, 2014

    Mirpur: Emphasising that cricketers have certain responsibilities towards their fans, especially the youth, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has advocated playing a sledging-free game. A James Faulkner's poor-in-taste jibe directed towards them pumped up the West Indians and the Caribbean team came out all guns blazing to topple the Australians en...
  • Sri Lanka eye revenge as West Indies aim for encore in WT20 semis April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: In a bid to reach their second successive World T20 final, defending champions West Indies will on Thursday lock horns with Sri Lanka, who in turn would be hoping to avenge their loss in the last edition's summit clash. One can expect a good encounter as both teams have a...
  • West Indies blew us in five overs, says Moin Khan April 2, 2014

    Dhaka: Pakistan team coach Moin Khan on Wednesday said his team was blown away in the last five overs by the West Indies, costing them a place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals. The West Indies blasted 82 runs in the last five overs to recover from a struggling 84 for...
  • Hafeez says sorry to fans for the shameful defeat April 1, 2014

    Mirpur: Pakistan skipper Mohammed Hafeez apologised to the fans for not showing enough stomach for fight against the West Indies as they crashed to a huge 84-run defeat to make an exit from the ICC World Twenty20, here on Tuesday. It is first time that Pakistan have not made it to...
  • World T20: Clinical West Indies thrash Pakistan to seal semis spot April 1, 2014

    Mirpur: Defending champions West Indies pummelled a listless Pakistan by 84 runs to set up the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final clash against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Dwayne Bravo (46) and skipper Darren Sammy (42 not out) pulverised a decent looking bowling in the final three overs as West Indies put up...
  • World T20, Pak vs WI Match 32: as it happened April 1, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and Team news: West Indies have won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan. Both the teams are unchanged. It will be a battle between two world-class off-spinners as defending champions West Indies meet Pakistan in a 'Do-or-Die'...
  • Saqlain Mushtaq says modern-day batsmen lack strategy against spin March 31, 2014

    Mirpur: A lack of strategy in batting against spin has contributed to slow-bowling success at the World Twenty20, former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq said Monday. "The tactics are changing and the batsmen don't seem to have the kind of strategy they used to have to face spin bowling," said Saqlain, a...
  • Confident West Indies face upbeat Pakistan in final group game March 31, 2014

    Mirpur: It will be a battle between two world-class off-spinners as defending champions West Indies meet Pakistan in a 'Do-or-Die' final group league encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 on Tuesday. Both teams are on four points each and it will be a virtual quarter-final clash to decide on the second...
  • Our IPL experience helped us clinch the Australia match: Dwayne Bravo March 30, 2014

    Mirpur: West Indies all rounder Dwayne Bravo credited their experience of playing in the IPL for their stupendous victory over Australia, saying playing the T20 league has prepared them well to handle pressure situations. Bravo had scored an unbeaten 27 off only 12 balls in that thrilling chase of 179 but...
  • Chris Gayle savouring sweet win over Australia March 30, 2014

    Dhaka: There was absolutely no doubt that Chris Gayle thoroughly enjoyed the West Indies' thrilling victory over Australia in their ICC World Twenty20 Group 2 clash. When captain Darren Sammy belted the fourth ball of the final over from James Faulkner back overhead for a six to seal the win...
  • Saqlain's presence in West Indies camp makes Pakistan uneasy March 29, 2014

    Karachi: The presence of former Pakistan spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq in the West Indies camp has made the Pakistan management and players uneasy ahead of a clash between the two teams in the World T20 which is expected to decide the semi-finals line up. Saqlain, 37, who took 208 Test and 288...
  • Kevin Pietersen to play in Caribbean Premier League March 28, 2014

    Jettisoned England batsman Kevin Pietersen has added another payday to his diary with the announcement that he will play in the Caribbean Premier League in July and August after his commitments in India. Pietersen, literally available to the highest bidder after being shunned by England, was picked up by the Delhi...
  • West Indies' aggressive celebration was for chirpy James Faulkner March 28, 2014

    Mirpur: West Indies captain Darren Sammy got a rousing applause from members of the media as he entered the conference arena with his pads still on, before coming up with this retort: It feels better to hit a guy, who was talking a lot. This was in response to Australian James...
  • Darren Sammy storm buries Australia at World Twenty20 March 28, 2014

    Mirpur: Chris Gayle started with flair while Darren Sammy finished with a flourish as West Indies got the better of Australia by six wickets in an exciting Group 2 League encounter of the ICC World T20 here today. Opting to bat, Australia scored a competitive 178 for eight in 20 overs,...
  • Windies' Kieron Pollard set for return after injury March 28, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard will make a return to first class cricket after being out of action for nearly six months with a knee injury. Pollard has been picked in the Trinidad and Tobago squad which will face Combined Campuses and Colleges athe the Queen's Park Oval...
  • As it happened: Australia vs West Indies, WT20, Match 23 March 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sammy came on to score 34* in 13 balls, including two sixes in the final over, to help West Indies edge Australia by 6 wickets at Mirpur. TOSS: Australia won the toss and opted to bat against West Indies....
  • Sammy hopes to silence chirpy Australians in crucial game March 27, 2014

    West Indies captain Darren Sammy wants his team to silence the chirpy Australians in Friday's World Twenty20 match, the outcome of which will likely determine the fate of both teams in the tournament. India top Group Two having won the first two matches and hope to consolidate their position with a...