WEST INDIES

  • 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...
  • Defiant West Indies agree to play in Kochi, but demands stay October 8, 2014

    Clouds hanging over the first ODI between India and West Indies cleared hours before the series opener in Kochi on Wednesday after the visiting players agreed to play without backing down on their demands in the long-standing payment row with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The first signs of revolt...
  • 1st ODI, India vs West Indies: as it happened October 8, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sunil Narine fish-hooked by WICB. Chris Gayle busy tweeting images of recuperation. Virat Kohli looking forward to home comfort. And Kuldeep Yadav an exciting, unusual option. These and an eye on sorting out their World Cup options will be the...
  • India-West Indies series in doubt: reports October 8, 2014

    Huge dispute between West Indies players and WICB over player contracts has erupted on the eve of the first ODI against India, which is scheduled to be held in Kochi later today. West Indies players claim their fees have been slashed by 75% by their board and that can lead...
  • West Indies threaten to boycott India ODI series opener October 8, 2014

    A strike could hit West Indies' tour opener against India on Wednesday due to a row between leading West Indies players and their own union. The match in Kochi, where the teams are already assembled, is the first of five one-day internationals to be followed by three Test matches and a...
  • 1st ODI: India, West Indies begin series amid ISL buzz October 8, 2014

    Sunil Narine fish-hooked by WICB. Chris Gayle busy tweeting images of recuperation. Virat Kohli looking forward to home comfort. And Kuldeep Yadav an exciting, unusual option. These and an eye on sorting out their World Cup options will be the talking points for India and West Indies over the next...
  • West Indies create a stir by missing press briefing October 7, 2014

    Kochi: The West Indies cricket team on Tuesday skipped their final pre-match practice session and the press conference that was to follow, creating quite a stir ahead of the first One-day International against India on Wednesday. Hosts India and the West Indies will commence the five-match ODI series from Wednesday. Even as...
  • Crucial World Cup preparations begin, says MS Dhoni October 7, 2014

    Kochi: India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said the toss is going to be very crucial for the first ODI against the West Indies to be played on Wednesday. "The toss is going to be crucial, so is the weather and hence bowling second would be very tough for...
  • India begin World Cup preparations with West Indies ODIs October 7, 2014

    Kochi: India will seek to reaffirm their supremacy in the shorter version of the game as they go into a five-match ODI series against an under-strength West Indies here on Wednesday with the prime focus of preparing for the upcoming cricket World Cup. With five series victories against the Caribbean side,...
  • Ravi Shastri against too many bilateral ODI, T20 games October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: India's team director Ravi Shastri on Monday agreed with former captain Rahul Dravid's views on not having too many bilateral ODI and T20 matches and said there should be more emphasis on the World Cup for the limited overs formats of the game. "If you look at cricket per say,...
  • Brave decision to pick Kuldeep Yadav but he'll do well: Sourav Ganguly October 7, 2014

    There may be surprise over the inclusion of chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav for the ODIs against the visiting West Indies, but the talented spinner has got the backing of none other than Sourav Ganguly who as a captain is remembered for pushing raw talent. Even as Ganguly admitted that inclusion of...
  • I want Raina back in Test fold, ready for Kuldeep gamble: Ravi Shastri October 6, 2014

    Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri, who is currently the national team director, on Monday said it would be his endeavour to get left-handed batsman Suresh Raina back in the Test side. Raina once again gave ample display of his talent by smashing a strokeful century in Chennai Super Kings' triumph in...
  • Narine will emerge as a better bowler, says Gautam Gambhir October 6, 2014

    Kolkata Knight Riders' captain Gautam Gambhir hopes that teammate and West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine will emerge a "better bowler and a stronger individual" from his ban due to chucking. Narine has been reported twice for a suspect bowling action during the Champions League T20 (CLT20) cricket tournament. He has been...
  • Rain threatens first India-West Indies ODI in Kochi October 6, 2014

    Kochi: The threat of rain looms large over the first ODI of the five-match series even as Indian and West Indies cricketers started to arrive in batches for the day-night encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium on Wednesday. The meteorological department has forecast scattered rain in Kerala for the next...
  • Who is Kuldeep Yadav - the latest entry to Team India? October 6, 2014

    Chinaman bowlers are a rarity in India, perhaps that's what fast-tracked the growth of Kuldeep Yadav who, despite no List A or First Class experience, finds himself in India's squad for the ODIs against West Indies. But Kuldeep didn't start as a spinner. He wanted to be a fast bowler and...