WEST INDIES

  • Geoffrey Boycott warns against new England role for Andrew Strauss 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    London: England great Geoffrey Boycott said he feared "everything will stay the same" were Andrew Strauss put in charge of reviving the country's cricket fortunes, as speculation continued about a role in the national set-up for former Australia paceman Jason Gillespie. Former captain Strauss appears to be the front-runner to fill...
  • England slip to fourth place in Test rankings after losing to WI 7 hours 12 minutes ago

    Bangalore: England slipped one place on the International Cricket Council's Test rankings following their five-wicket defeat to West Indies in the third and final Test on May 3. England, who had entered the three-Test series with 104 points, now have 102 after the drawn series, one less than third-placed Pakistan, as...
  • England need a rethink, says Ian Botham 8 hours 22 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Ian Botham led the call for widespread changes to the England Test team after the five-wicket defeat at the hands of West Indies in Bridgetown on Sunday (May 3). The result meant the three-Test series ended on even terms at 1-1 after a draw in the first Test and...
  • Phil Simmons impressed with West Indies' determination 12 hours 46 minutes ago

    Phil Simmons praised the "determination" of the West Indies players after his side pulled off a come-from-behind win in their third Test against England at Bridgetown on Sunday (May 3) to level the three-Test series 1-1. West Indies were 68 runs behind England after the first innings but then bowled England...
  • England coach Peter Moores may face the music after Caribbean flop 13 hours 7 minutes ago

    England cricket captain Alastair Cook has denied there is any need for a review of the team's failure to win the test series against West Indies but coach Peter Moores may feel uneasy on the flight back from the Caribbean. Incoming board chairman Colin Graves promised in March there would be...
  • England need to find ruthless edge, says coach Moores 14 hours 37 minutes ago

    England coach Peter Moores said his team needed be more ruthless after they were beaten by West Indies in the third Test in Barbados and drew the three-match series 1-1. The tourists, who won the second test in Grenada, were on top in the opener in Antigua but West Indies held...
  • West Indies beat England by 5 wickets in 3rd Test to level series 1-1 17 hours 30 minutes ago

    Barbados: West Indies defied the odds and a wearing pitch to complete a series-levelling five-wicket victory over England on Day 3 of the third and final Test on Sunday. Set a daunting target of 192 after the tourists were dismissed for 123 in their second innings, a 108-run fifth-wicket partnership between...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3 Yesterday

    For ball-bay-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2, Round-up: England were wobbling at 39 for 5 in their second innings yet leading by what could be called a handy 107 runs after an extraordinary second day. Eighteen wickets tumbled for 245 runs at Kensington Oval. Never before in...
  • West Indies want quick end to England innings, says Jermaine Blackwood Yesterday

    Bridgetown: Middle-order batsman Jermaine Blackwood has said the West Indies are focused on wrapping up the England second innings early on Sunday, the third day of the third Test, as they chase a series-levelling victory at Kensington Oval. England finished the second day on Saturday tottering on 39 for five in...
  • 3rd Test: West Indies fight back against England as wickets tumble on Day 2 Yesterday

    Barbados: England were wobbling at 39 for 5 in their second innings yet leading by what could be called a handy 107 runs after an extraordinary second day of the third Test on Saturday. Eighteen wickets tumbled for 245 runs at Kensington Oval. Never before in 231 Tests in the West...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, Day 2 2 days ago

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2, Round-up: Alastair Cook's long overdue 26th Test hundred saved England from complete collapse as his side reached 240 for 7 at stumps on the opening day. Captain Cook was dismissed for a painstaking 105 off the last ball of the...
  • 3rd Test: West Indies on top despite Cook ton on Day 1 2 days ago

    Alastair Cook's long overdue 26th Test hundred saved England from complete collapse as his side reached 240 for 7 at stumps on the opening day of the third and final Test against the West Indies. Captain Cook was dismissed for a painstaking 105 off the last ball of the day...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, Day 1 3 days ago

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page. TOSS: England opted to bat against the West Indies. Playing XIs: West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (wk/capt), Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor, Shannon Gabriel, Veerasammy Permaul England: Alastair Cook (capt), Jonathan Trott, Gary Ballance,...
  • West Indies call-up Permaul as cover for injured Bishoo 3 days ago

    Bridgetown: Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul was on Thursday added to the West Indies squad for the third and final Test against England which gets underway at the Kensington Oval on Friday. Permaul was summoned to make up a 15-man squad after legspinner Devendra Bishoo suffered a cut to his ring finger...
  • 3rd Test: Ben Stokes a doubt for England, while WI sweat on pacers 4 days ago

    Bridgetown: A sore back has put England allrounder Ben Stokes in doubt while the West Indies is confident two of its fast bowlers have recovered from injuries to be fit for the third and final cricket Test starting at Kensington Oval on Friday. Stokes is a hard-hitting, left-handed batsman and a...
  • Sunil Narine ban extends to international cricket too 4 days ago

    The future is looking increasingly cloudy for Sunil Narine, who was banned from bowling offbreaks in the Indian Premier League 2015 on Wednesday, after it emerged that the ban on the West Indian spinner extends to international cricket as well. Narine, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders, had sought a biomechanical...
  • Fidel Edwards replaces injured Jackson Bird at Hampshire 4 days ago

    Winchester: West Indies pacer Fidel Edwards will join English county side Hampshire earlier than planned after the withdrawal of Australian strike bowler Jackson Bird. Edwards was set to link up with the club in late July but will now be available for selection for Hampshire's Twenty20 friendly against Dorset this Monday....
  • Windies coach Phil Simmons pushes for change of mindset 5 days ago

    Bridgetown: New head coach of the West Indies cricket team, Phil Simmons says he was startled by his side's batting display against England on the morning of the final day of the second Test in Grenada. Resuming the final day on 202/2 with a lead of 37 runs, the West Indies...
  • Denesh Ramdin needs killer instinct: Viv Richards 5 days ago

    St. John's: Former West Indies captain Vivian Richards says current skipper Denesh Ramdin needs to lead the team with more aggression, following their loss to England in the second Test. Richards says Ramdin needs to develop a killer instinct, a lack of which he believes has worked against the home team...
  • Jason Holder's inclusion in West Indies XI to be decided later 6 days ago

    Bridgetown: A late decision will be made on seamer Jason Holder's fitness for the crucial third and final Test against England, starting here on Friday. The lanky six-footer injured his left ankle after tripping and falling during his delivery stride while bowling his second over during the second innings of the...
  • West Indies paid the price for batting collapse: Denesh Ramdin 1 week ago

    St. George's (Grenada): Skipper Denesh Ramdin said the West Indies paid the price for losing six wickets in the first session on the final day of the second Test against England. The home side mustered 84 runs in that unlucky first session on Saturday when wickets tumbled and they never recovered...
  • Denesh Ramdin confident Jason Holder will recover for Barbados test April 26, 2015

    West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin said he was hopeful that all-rounder Jason Holder will be fit for the third and final test against England in Barbados on Friday. Holder fell badly in his delivery stride, turning his left ankle, as West Indies slumped to a nine-wicket defeat to the tourists on...
  • Alastair Cook hails James Anderson after England victory April 26, 2015

    England captain Alastair Cook gave the credit for Saturday's second-Test win over West Indies to James Anderson after the seam bowler's blistering spell in the morning transformed the game. A draw looked the likeliest outcome when play resumed on the fifth and final day but Anderson removed three West Indies batsmen...
  • 2nd Test: England humble West Indies by 9 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 3-match series April 26, 2015

    England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday. Set a modest target of 143 after the home side folded for 307 in their second innings just after lunch, Gary...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 5 April 25, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Report: Kraigg Brathwaite's determined century led West Indies to 202 for 2 at the close of the fourth day of the second Test leaving the hosts with a lead of 37 runs. There is still plenty of work to...
  • Big effort needed on final day from Windies: Brathwaite April 25, 2015

    St. George's: Centurion Kraigg Brathwaite has warned the West Indies are not yet out of the woods, and that it will take a significant effort on Saturday's final day to avoid defeat in the second Test against England. The 22-year-old opener fashioned a superb, unbeaten 101 as the West Indies, behind...
  • 2nd Test: Kraigg Brathwaite's ton for Windies frustrates England April 25, 2015

    Kraigg Brathwaite's determined century led West Indies to 202 for 2 at the close of the fourth day of the second Test leaving the hosts with a lead of 37 runs. There is still plenty of work to do for the hosts to save the Test but England will have taken...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 4 April 24, 2015

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 3 round-up: Joe Root's sixth Test hundred piloted England to a position of control at 373 for 6 in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 299 at stumps on the third day of the second Test on...
  • Curtly Ambrose hails West Indies bowlers after tough grind April 24, 2015

    St. George's: The West Indies managed just six wickets on a gruelling third day of the second Test as England prospered, but team bowling consultant Curtly Ambrose praised the bowlers for sticking to their plans on a difficult pitch. England finished Thursday on 373 for 6 in their first innings in...
  • 2nd Test: Marlon Samuels gives a funny send-off to Ben Stokes April 24, 2015

    We have reached a stage where hurling abuses is a more common occurence on the cricket field than the age-old banters and funny on-field activities. Well, not for Marlon Samuels as he gave the most befitting reply to Ben Stokes without even uttering a word as the Englishman made his way...