WEST INDIES

  • 1st Test: Philander shines as South Africa close in on victory against WI 5 hours 28 minutes ago

    Pretoria: Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings at the close of play on day three of the opening Test on Friday. West Indies require 275 runs to make South Africa bat again and...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 3 14 hours 17 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five at SuperSport Park. Amla declared half an hour before...
  • West Indies lose Assad Fudadin for South Africa series Yesterday

    Pretoria: West Indies batsman Assad Fudadin has been ruled out of the three-test tour of South Africa after fracturing a finger in fielding practice on Wednesday. The 29-year-old fractured the little finger on his right hand during the warm-ups on the opening morning of the first test in Pretoria which is...
  • Stiaan van Zyl answers with ton as opportunity knocks Yesterday

    Pretoria: South African Stiaan van Zyl waited a long time for his Test debut but made the most of the opportunity when it finally arrived with an unbeaten century on debut in the first test against West Indies on Thursday. Usually a number three with provincial side the Cobras, Van Zyl...
  • 1st Test: South Africa declare at 552/5 as rain forces stumps on Day 2 Yesterday

    Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park on Thursday. Amla declared half an hour...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back of some...
  • Windies sweating on Kemar Roach's injury Yesterday

    Centurion: West Indies have been left sweating on the fitness of frontline fast bowler Kemar Roach after he pulled up with an ankle injury during the first day of the opening Test against South Africa. The 26-year-old sustained an injury to his right ankle while running into bowl his 16th over,...
  • 1st Test: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers flatten West Indies on Day 1 2 days ago

    Centurion: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one of the first cricket Test at Centurion on Wednesday. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back of some morning rain, the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 1 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: West Indies opted to field against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers, Stiaan van Zyl, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Kyle Abbott West Indies:...
  • West Indies face tough test in South Africa 3 days ago

    Top-ranked South Africa play their first Test in five months when they face an unfamiliar West Indies in the opening contest of their three-match series in Pretoria on Wednesday. It will also be a first outing for islanders since they cut short their tour of India in October after a dispute...
  • India tour fiasco: WICB, players blamed for pull-out 4 days ago

    Port of Spain: The West Indies Cricket Board, players and its union have been blamed for the India series fiasco when the team dramatically pulled out midway into the tour over a payment dispute with the board and WIPA, according to a task force set up by WICB. The task force...
  • Clive Lloyd laments lack of preparation games on SA tour 4 days ago

    Centurion: West Indies chief selector Clive Lloyd has criticised the shortage of warm-up games on the current tour of South Africa, saying modern-day cricket itineraries left little room for player development. Lloyd, the outstanding former captain of the 1970s and '80s, was speaking ahead of Wednesday's start of the opening Test,...
  • Chanderpaul enters South Africa series under pressure in rankings 4 days ago

    Dubai: Veteran West Indies left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul will enter the opening Test against South Africa starting on Wednesday, with his top three spot in the world batting rankings under threat. In the latest rankings released on Sunday, Chanderpaul remained third but had Australian shot-maker David Warner breathing down his neck in...
  • WI turn attention to Centurion Test against South Africa 5 days ago

    Johannesburg: The West Indies will hold their first training session in Centurion Sunday, as they beef up preparations for the first Test against South Africa starting on Wednesday. The Caribbean side will be put through a full session at Supersport Park, the venue for the first Test, reported CMC. The West Indies...
  • Marlon Samuels eager to take new found confidence into Test series 1 week ago

    Benoni (South Africa): West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels says he has found renewed confidence approaching the start of the first Test match against South Africa that begins Wednesday. Samuels powered his way to a double century to lift the West Indies to a mammoth 508 in their first innings against...
  • Devon Smith aiming to continue prolific trend in South Africa 1 week ago

    Johannesburg: Prolific opening batsman Devon Smith is backing himself to be among the top scorers for the West Indies on their tour of South Africa after leaving the Caribbean as the leading scorer in the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL). Smith marked his comeback to the West Indies team with a...
  • West Indies set for challenging South Africa tour December 9, 2014

    After more than a week of preparation, the West Indies start what is likely to be a challenging tour of South Africa with a three-day match against a South African Invitation XI in Benoni on Wednesday. It has been seven years since the West Indies last toured South Africa - and...
  • Six uncapped players in West Indies World Cup provisional squad December 9, 2014

    Six uncapped players were named in the West Indies' 30-man provisional squad on Tuesday for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters, 30-year-old leg-spinner Imran Khan, off-spinner Ashley Nurse, teenage fast bowler Marquino Mindley, and left-handed batsmen Evin Lewis and Jonathan Carter are the...
  • Lack of unity could cost West Indies at World Cup, says Lara December 9, 2014

    West Indies batting great Brian Lara expects the side to struggle at the World Cup if they are unable to forge a unified team, the former skipper insisting a split between players and administrators was just one of their problems. Caribbean cricket was plunged into crisis when a player revolt over...
  • West Indies will come out swinging against South Africa, warns Assistant coach Williams December 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: With pundits already writing off the West Indies' chances against World No.1 Test team South Africa, assistant coach Stuart Williams has warned that the Caribbean side will not simply roll over and play dead. The West Indies languish at number eight in the Test team rankings and have been given...
  • Chris Gayle 'injured' for SA tour, but fit to play T20s December 4, 2014

    Cape Town: West Indies opener Chris Gayle will continue to play for South African franchise Highveld Lions in the Ram Slam Twenty20 League, despite pulling out of the Test tour starting later this month. Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana confirmed that Gayle would suit up for Sunday's semi-final against Knights, and if...
  • West Indies past contracts crisis: Richie Richardson December 4, 2014

    Johannesburg: Team manager Richie Richardson says the West Indies have moved beyond the recent controversial impasse with their union and board and are fully focussed on the upcoming cricket Test series against South Africa. The Caribbean side are touring in the wake of the one-day team's controversial decision to abandon the...
  • Ramdin anticipates challenging tour against South Africa December 4, 2014

    Johannesburg: West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin made it clear he was under no illusions about the huge task facing his side in the three-Test series against World No.1 South Africa. "It's going to be a tough tour for us," added the wicketkeeper, who took over the helmin June, reports CMC. "Our...
  • SA name speedster Rababa in squad for West Indies December 2, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa have named teenage speedster Kagiso Rabada in a 14-man squad for their three-match home test series against West Indies, Cricket South Africa announced on Tuesday. The 19-year-old, selected along with uncapped Lions team mate Temba Bavuma, is seen as a raw talent but one with a bright...
  • Devon Smith replaces injured Chris Gayle for South Africa tour December 2, 2014

    Opening batsman Chris Gayle is out of this month's West Indies tour of South Africa because of injury, with Devon Smith called up to replace him. Gayle has not featured on the international stage since September and has struggled with a back injury although he recently played in South Africa's 'Ram...
  • West Indies leave for South Africa after controversial India tour December 1, 2014

    Antigua: For the first time since the controversial tour of India, a West Indies cricket squad left the Caribbean for an international assignment, when the Test team headed to South Africa for a three-match series. Group of players departed from St. Lucia, Barbados and Jamaica on Sunday evening and will assemble...
  • Assad Fudadin to replace Darren Bravo in Windies Test squad November 22, 2014

    St. John's: Guyana left-hander Assad Fudadin will replace Darren Bravo in the 15-man Test squad for the tour of South Africa, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The 29-year-old Fudadin played three Tests in 2012 and has mainly campaigned with West Indies A since then. He made his debut against...
  • West Indies have got to stop airing laundry in public: Brian Lara November 21, 2014

    Sympathising with the West Indies players for their India tour pull-out after a fallout with the WICB, Caribbean legend Brian Lara said that communication between the players and the board is key and its time to stop making internal issues a public matter. "Players in India playing cricket without a contract...
  • India tour pull-out: Windies task force begins probe November 21, 2014

    Bridgetown: A task force set-up to probe the circumstances that led to the controversial pull-out of the West Indies team from its tour of India has begun its work, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The task force comprising chairman Michael Gordon and members Wes Hall and Richard Cheltenham held...
  • West Indies confirm 14 players picked for SA tour sign contracts November 19, 2014

    St. John's: A month after a pay dispute controversially derailed its tour to India, the West Indies Cricket Board has confirmed that 14 top-flight players have signed contracts committing them to a three-Test series in South Africa. The Board of Control for Cricket in India, the most powerful stakeholder in the...