WEST INDIES

  • 1st Test: New Zealand in command in Kingston against West Indies June 11, 2014

    Kingston: Experienced seamer Tim Southee and debutant offspinner Mark Craig shared the bowling honours as New Zealand dismissed the West Indies for 262 to take a potentially matchwinning 246run first innings lead late on the third day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Tuesday. By the...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, Day 3 June 10, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PreMatch: Allrounder Jimmy Neesham became the first New Zealander, and just the eighth player overall, to score centuries in each of his first two Tests as the tourists ended the second day of the first Test against West Indies with...
  • 1st Test, WI vs NZ: Neesham, Watling put NZ on top on Day 2 June 10, 2014

    Allrounder Jimmy Neesham became the first New Zealander, and just the eighth player overall, to score centuries in each of his first two Tests as the tourists ended the second day of the first Test against West Indies with a huge first innings lead. Neesham, who scored 137 not out on...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, Day 2 June 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: Kane Williamson scored his sixth Test century Sunday to lead New Zealand to a satisfying 240 for 2 against the West Indies at the close of Day 1. The Kiwi No. 3 cracked an undefeated 105 at Sabina Park...
  • Andre Russell's whirlwind century blows Bangladesh away June 9, 2014

    Bridgetown, Barbados: Andre Russell's astonishing 47ball hundred has powered West Indies High Performance Centre (HPC) to an emphatic 117run victory over Bangladesh A in the first onedayer here. The allrounder, already a senior West Indies player, finished unbeaten on 132 from a mere 56 deliveries, as HPC piled up 327 for...
  • 1st Test: Williamson ton puts NZ on top against West Indies June 9, 2014

    Kingston, Jamaica: Kane Williamson scored his sixth Test century Sunday to lead New Zealand to a satisfying 2402 against the West Indies at the close of day one at Sabina Park. The Kiwi No. 3 cracked an undefeated 105 at Sabina Park in the first Test, spiced with 11 boundaries...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1 June 8, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bat against West Indies at Kingston. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Mark Craig, Trent Boult West Indies: Chris Gayle,...
  • Do it well twice, Darren Bravo urges batsmen June 7, 2014

    Kingston: Darren Bravo has called on the West Indies batting unit to deliver in both innings if they are to trounce New Zealand in the upcoming threeTest series. The Caribbean side have struggled with inconsistent batting in recent years, leading to nightmare results on tours of India and New Zealand last...
  • Patience will be key against NZ in Test series, says Samuels June 6, 2014

    Patience will be the key if West Indies are to beat New Zealand in the upcoming threeTest series, says strokemaker Marlon Samuels. The elegant righthander believes that with Caribbean pitches having become low and slow, batsmen will have to spend time grafting as there will be no easy runs available, reports...
  • Jamaican pacers spark Kiwi batting collapse June 4, 2014

    Trelawny, Jamaica: The Jamaican pace trio tore their way through New Zealand's second innings to send them tumbling in a spectacular late afternoon batting collapse here on the second day of their threeday practice game. Christopher Powell, Derval Green and Nicholson Gordon grabbed seven wickets as the visitors plunged to 65...
  • Fitagain Taylor, Roach back in West Indies Test squad June 3, 2014

    Barbados: Having recovered from their respective injuries, West Indies pacers Jerome Taylor and Kemar Roach have been included in the 13man Test squad for the first match against New Zealand, starting June 8. Taylor, who last played for West Indies in November 2009, recently returned to competitive cricket for Jamaica in...
  • Providence Test shifted to Bridgetown June 3, 2014

    The Kensington Oval at Bridgetown in Barbados, will host the third Test in the upcoming series between West Indies and New Zealand. The match was pulled out of the National Stadium at Providence in Guyana over the weekend after the failure of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and government to...
  • West Indies board removes NZ Test match from Guyana June 3, 2014

    Georgetown, Guyana: Guyana has lost the third Test between the West Indies and New Zealand due to a dispute over who controls cricket in the South American country. The teams were scheduled to play the final Test at the Providence Stadium, Georgetown, from June 26 to 30. However, the West Indies...
  • Kraigg Brathwaite likely cover for Chris Gayle in West Indies squad June 2, 2014

    Opener Kraigg Brathwaite is likely to be called up to the West Indies squad as cover for Chris Gayle, as injury worries persists over the talismanic lefthander. The 21yearold Brathwaite has trained with the West Indies squad for the last few days of their camp in Barbados and was Sunday conspicuously...
  • West Indies Cricket Board removes New Zealand Test match from Guyana June 1, 2014

    Guyana: Guyana has lost the third Test between the West Indies and New Zealand due to a dispute over who controls cricket in the South American country. The teams were scheduled to play the final Test at the Providence Stadium, Georgetown, from June 26 to 30. However, the West Indies Cricket...
  • Skipper Denesh Ramdin wants bigger effort from batsmen June 1, 2014

    Newly appointed West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin has expressed concern over his side's batting, and wants to see a bigger effort before the first Test against New Zealand which starts in eight days. The West Indies batsmen generally struggled in a threeday match against a Barbados Select XI which ended Wednesday,...
  • Sunil Narine opts for IPL over Windies' Tests May 31, 2014

    West Indies' offspinner Sunil Narine has opted to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final and as a result will miss the forthcoming Tests against New Zealand, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Friday. Narine wanted to play for Kolkata Knight Riders in Sunday's IPL 2014 final, and...
  • Garfield Sobers, Curtly Ambrose give tips to West Indies cricketers May 29, 2014

    West Indies cricket team's head coach Ottis Gibson says the presence of legends Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Curtly Ambrose will be an asset to the team's preparation ahead of the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. Sobers, arguably the greatest allrounder in the game's history will work with the West...
  • West Indies coach Ottis Gibson banking on home advantage to beat New Zealand May 28, 2014

    Bridgetown: The West Indies are banking on home advantage to give them the edge over New Zealand in the upcoming threeTest series. The regional side swept the Black Caps in a twoTest series in the Caribbean two years ago but were then handed a thrashing on the road last year, losing...
  • New Zealand offspinner Mark Craig backs himself against Chris Gayle May 23, 2014

    New Zealand's rookie offspinner Mark Craig said he was not intimidated by the prospect of bowling at aggressive West Indies opener Chris Gayle in the upcoming series between the two countries. The 27yearold was one of two uncapped players named in New Zealand's 15man squad for the threeTest tour of the...
  • IPL stars missing from West Indies camp for NZ Tests May 23, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies opened a training camp here on Friday in preparation for the New Zealand Test series but will be without three of their Indian Premier League (IPL) stars. Opening batsman Chris Gayle, fast bowler Jason Holder and offspinner Sunil Narine, who have all been included in the squad for...
  • Don't expect much help from Caribbean pitches: Trent Boult May 22, 2014

    Wellington: Pacer Trent Boult says he is not expecting wickets friendly to fast bowlers in the Caribbean when New Zealand take on the West Indies in a threeTest series starting next month. The Black Caps depart on Saturday, heading to Jamaica's Montego Bay for a 10day camp, which includes two warmup...
  • Dwayne Bravo says he is close to full recovery May 22, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo says he is close to making a full recovery from injury as he heads to Barbados on Thursday to join a training camp ahead of the home series against New Zealand which bowls off next month. The One Day International (ODI) skipper, who...
  • Fitagain Kemar Roach eyeing New Zealand comeback May 20, 2014

    West Indies speedster Kemar Roach is eyeing a return from injury against the touring New Zealand team next month. The 25yearold has not played international cricket in nearly a year after being sidelined with a shoulder injury that required surgery last November, reports CMC. He had been picked for the tour...
  • Simmons supports Ramdin as West Indies skipper May 17, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies opener Lendl Simmons believes newly appointed Test captain Denesh Ramdin will readily adapt to the challenges of his new role. Ramdin was last Friday elevated to the post after the West Indies Cricket Board sacked allrounder Darren Sammy, as reported. "I have been playing with Denesh since...
  • Change of captain no guarantee for West Indies' success: Mike Findlay May 12, 2014

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies chairman of selectors Mike Findlay says there is no guarantee the change of captain will result in a turnaround in the team's Test fortunes. Longstanding captain Darren Sammy was axed last Friday in favour of wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, with the West Indies Cricket Board noting...
  • I was no longer needed for Tests, says Darren Sammy May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: West Indies' Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy says his decision to quit Test cricket came after the selectors conveyed to him that they didn't have any plans for him as player or captain in the team. Sammy retired from Tests on Friday evening and the announcement came just hours after...
  • Denesh Ramdin ready for challenges as West Indies captain May 11, 2014

    Port of Spain: Newlyinstalled West Indies skipper Denesh Ramdin is anticipating a myriad of challenges when he takes over at the helm of the regional side but says he is ready for the learning curve the role will present. The 29yearold was on Friday named by the West Indies Cricket Board...
  • Darren Sammy retires from Tests after Ramdin given WI captaincy May 10, 2014

    West Indies allrounder Darren Sammy announced his retirement from Test cricket on Friday after he was replaced as captain by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin. The 30yearold Sammy, who played in 38 Tests and all but eight of them as skipper, remains the captain of the West Indies Twenty20 team and also...
  • Denesh Ramdin replaces Darren Sammy as West Indies Test captain May 9, 2014

    Denesh Ramdin was on Friday appointed captain of the West Indies Test side in place of Darren Sammy and the wicketkeeperbatsman's first assignment will be the home series against New Zealand beginning next month. However, Sammy will continue to be the T20 captain which means the West Indies have separate skippers...