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  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd ODI at The Wanderers January 18, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies won the toss and opted to field. West Indies playing XI: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn South Africa playing XI: Hashim...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st ODI January 16, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) South Africa and West Indies square up in five ODIs, starting at Kingsmead, in their final round of competitive matches before the World Cup starts in Australia and New Zealand next month. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, Faf du...
  • Windies consider resting big guns for final T20 against South Africa January 14, 2015

    Durban: Captain Darren Sammy is hoping to rest several players for the third and final Twenty20 International here on Wednesday with the series already wrapped up, but has impressed upon his unit the importance of making a clean sweep. The West Indies arrived here on Monday fresh from taking a winning...
  • West Indies have robbed World Cup of star power January 13, 2015

    The tumult in West Indies cricket has cost the upcoming World Cup two of limited-overs biggest stars. Dwayne Bravo and Keiron Pollard will not be there in Australia and New Zealand to showcase their all-round skills, as the games who's who assemble for the biggest spectacle. There are multiple theories doing...
  • Leaving Bravo, Pollard out of World Cup squad is ridiculous: Chris Gayle January 12, 2015

    Chris Gayle launched a scathing attack on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the Clive Lloyd-led selection panel for dropping the senior pair of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the World Cup squad. Gayle, talking at the post-match conference after his match winning performance over South Africa in...
  • Chris Gayle gears up for World Cup with six-hitting spectacle January 12, 2015

    Test cricket is the supreme test of technique and character and T20's are a bowler's nightmare with short boundaries and big willows. And when Chris Gayle is in his own zone in the shortest format of the game, he is a known marauder with a devil-may-care attitude towards bowlers. ...
  • South Africa submit to calypso music as Windies win series in world record T20 chase January 11, 2015

    Johannesburg: Chris Gayle powered the West Indies to the highest score by a team batting second in Twenty20 internationals on Sunday, sealing a 2-0 series win in South Africa. Gayle hammered 90 off 41 balls as West Indies made 236 for 6 in 19.2 overs to overhaul South Africa's 231 for...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd T20 at Wanderers January 11, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. Teams: South Africa: F du Plessis*, MN van Wyk†, RR Rossouw, DA Miller, JL Ontong, F Behardien, D Wiese, KJ Abbott, M de Lange, Imran Tahir, AM Phangiso West Indies: Darren...
  • 2nd T20: South Africa seek remedy for Gayle headache January 11, 2015

    It was Chris Gayle versus South Africa in the first T20 international on Friday, where a storm of 52 off 11 balls buried any hopes the young South African side entertained before conceding a four-wicket defeat. And Sunday may be no different. But mood in the West Indies dressing room could...
  • On track for World Cup, says Chris Gayle after smashing a 17-ball 50 January 10, 2015

    Cape Town: Chris Gayle believes success in the limited-overs series against South Africa in the coming weeks will stand the West Indies in good stead for the ICC cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand starting in February. The West Indies opened the three-match Twenty20 International series with a four-wicket...
  • 1st T20: Chris Gayle powers West Indies to 4-wicket win over SA January 10, 2015

    Cape Town: Chris Gayle blasted 77 off 31 balls as the West Indies beat South Africa by four wickets in the first Twenty20 international at Newlands on Friday. The big left-hander thrashed eight sixes and five fours in a brutal assault on the South African bowlers. His innings included an extraordinary...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chris Gayle returns for West Indies tour of South Africa November 13, 2014

    Hard-hitting left-hander Chris Gayle will return to the West Indies squad for their tour of South Africa after recovering from a back injury. Gayle was not involved in the ill-fated trip to India last month during which a dispute between players and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) led to the...
  • ICC to cancel players' T20 deals if they abandon international tours November 9, 2014

    Dubai: The representatives of ICC Board on Sunday expressed their deep disappointment at West Indies team's decision of abandoning their India tour mid-way, stating that a repeat of this kind from any team or players may lead to cancellation of their T20 contracts with their franchises. Top West Indies players like...
  • Gayle hopeful South Africa tour will go ahead November 3, 2014

    Star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle says he is hopeful that a tour to South Africa will go ahead despite a pay dispute. The West Indies cut short a tour to India last month, refusing to play the last of five one-day internationals, a Twenty20 match and three Tests over a...
  • Team sticking together and has a must-win attitude: Bravo October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo had an embargo regarding any questions on their ongoing dispute with the WICB, but the allrounder said that the team stuck together in difficult times and maintained a "must-win attitude". "The good thing is that the team is sticking together and supporting each other...
  • 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...
  • One has to fill-up void created by Gayle's absence: Kieron Pollard October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard feels that although Chris Gayle's absence in the ODI series will be a factor but someone in the team will have to stand up and be counted in crunch situations. "Of course (it will have an impact). Chris has been there for over 10 years...
  • Chris Gayle expects to recover in time for Tests in India September 30, 2014

    Kingston: Explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle believes he will overcome injury in time for the three-Test series in India which starts next month. The attacking left-hander was not considered for selection for the second Test against Bangladesh earlier this month or the one-day series in India starting next week, because...
  • Injured Chris Gayle out of ODI series against India September 24, 2014

    Still recovering from a hamstring injury, swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle was on Wednesday left out of the West Indies' 15-member squad for the one-day series against India scheduled next month. The 35-year-old Gayle was the most notable omission from the squad to be led by Dwayne Bravo in the five-match series...
  • Gayle unavailable for second Test against Bangladesh September 12, 2014

    Gros Islet (St. Lucia): The West Indies will have to do without talismanic opener Chris Gayle for the second and final Test against Bangladesh starting Saturday at the Beausejour Cricket Ground. The lefthander was not named in the 13man squad announced late Thursday, with Guyana lefthander Leon Johnson called up as...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st Test, Day 5 September 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Roundup: Captain Mushfiqur Rahim struck an unbeaten 70 on Monday as Bangladesh batted doggedly to reach 256 for 5 in their second innings on day four as they faced an uphill battle to save the first Test against...
  • 1st Test: Benn takes five as West Indies skittle Bangladesh for 182 on Day 3 September 8, 2014

    Leftarm spinner Sulieman Benn claimed 5 for 39 on Sunday as the West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 182 to take a first innings lead of 302 after three days of the first Test. The hosts are likely to enforce the followon for the fourth day on Monday. Benn got good support...
  • 1st Test: Brathwaite century puts West Indies in charge September 6, 2014

    Opener Kraigg Braithwaite's confident unbeaten 123 led West Indies to 264 for 3 at the close on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Kingstown, St. Vincent on Friday. Barbadian Brathwaite shared a commanding 116run opening partnership with Chris Gayle as the home side made a strong start...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies have won and have opted to bat first. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, AlAmin Hossain West Indies: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo,...
  • Kochi to host first WI ODI on Oct 8; Hyderabad gets 1st Test August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Kochi will be hosting the first One day International between India and West Indies on October 8 while Hyderabad will be hosting the first of three Test matches starting October 30. The tour that starts on October 8, will be followed by second match at Visakhapatnam on October 11....
  • CPL: Gayle lauds bowlers for Tallawahs winning home games August 6, 2014

    Kingston: Captain Chris Gayle has praised his teammates in Jamaica Tallawahs for achieving the goal of winning all three of their home matches in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Tallawahs made a clean sweep of matches in front their home crowd by beating the Antigua Hawksbills, Guyana Amazon Warriors and...
  • Chris Gayle's sexist remark leaves women's rights group fuming July 18, 2014

    Antigua: A women's rights group here has condemned as "sexist" remarks made by Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle to a female journalist at a media conference. And the group, Women Against Rape (WAR) headed by gender equity advocate Alexandrina Wong, has also criticised the response by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)...