WEST INDIES

  • Australia seeking momentum for Ashes on Caribbean tour 9 hours 9 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia will resist the temptation to tinker with their team on tour against West Indies and plan to field their best 11 in a bid to sweep the two-test series and build momentum for the Ashes, selector Rod Marsh has said. Australia's attention has turned to dominating with the red...
  • After World Cup triumph, Michael Clarke wants Australia to top Test rankings 11 hours 32 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his next target after winning the World Cup in his last one-day international was to take his team back to the top of the Test rankings. Clarke hit 74 as Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a...
  • West Indies pacer Fidel Edwards joins Hampshire Yesterday

    London: English county cricket club Hampshire have signed West Indian fast bowler Fidel Edwards for the second part of the 2015 season. The 33-year-old, who will be available for all the three formats, it was announced in an England and wales Cricket Board (ECB) release on Monday. Edwards said: "I'm delighted to...
  • Cricket Australia to announce Ashes, West Indies squad Yesterday

    Melbourne: Two days after earning a fifth World Cup victory, Australia's best one-day cricketers will find out if they're in the mix for a five-Test Ashes tour later this year. On Tuesday, Cricket Australia will announce their squad for a two-Test tour to the West Indies beginning June 5. Those players...
  • Wahab Riaz invites West Indies legend Brian Lara to Pakistan 6 days ago

    Floored by the praise showered on him by Brian Lara, pacer Wahab Riaz has invited the West Indian legend to Pakistan. Riaz, who was one of Pakistan's few standout performers in a failed World Cup campaign, said on his Twitter account that he felt 'honoured' to know that Lara wants to...
  • Windies announce squad for training camp ahead of England Test series 6 days ago

    St. John's(Antigua): Four uncapped players have been included in a 20- man West Indies squad for a training camp in Antigua ahead of the home Test series against England starting next month. The uncapped quartet is Carlos Brathwaite, fellow fast bowler Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich and fellow wicketkeeper/batsman Shai Hope, reports...
  • World Cup 2015: Martin Crowe hails 'courageous' Guptill March 23, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand great Martin Crowe on Monday praised Martin Guptill's record-breaking World Cup feats after helping the batsman reinvent himself late in his career. Crowe, who is battling terminal cancer, also tipped another of his proteges Ross Taylor to come good for the Black Caps, who face South Africa on...
  • World Cup 2015: Batsmen scaling new heights and it's good for the game March 23, 2015

    To start with, I would like to congratulate Martin Guptill for a magnificent innings. Such a knock in a quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup deserves a lot of credit. He was dropped early in his innings, when on four, but he did not look back after that. And...
  • World Cup: Holding criticizes West Indies captain Jason Holder March 22, 2015

    Dwayne Bravo would have made a huge difference to West Indies' campaign, feels Michael Holding. ...
  • World Cup: Guptill's innings greatest in ODI history by a New Zealand player March 22, 2015

    It is easy to throw around superlatives to describe and categorise Martin Guptill's monumental 237 not out against West Indies in the World Cup quarterfinal in Wellington on Saturday (March 21). But there is no question in my mind that it is the greatest limited-overs innings in history by a New...
  • Chris Gayle ruled out of England Test series due to back problem March 22, 2015

    West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has ruled himself out of the home Test series against England next month in order to allow a back injury to settle down but he has ruled out retiring from internationals. The 35-year-old top-scored for his side with 61 in their World Cup quarter-final defeat...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Not retiring from any format, says Chris Gayle March 21, 2015

    Wellington: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Saturday made it clear that he is not retiring from any form of the game, but a recurring back injury will keep him out of upcoming Test series against England. "I'm actually out of the Test series, the back won't hold up for that...
  • World Cup 2015: Knock has not sunk in yet, says Martin Guptill March 21, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who smashed an unbeaten 237 off 163 balls against the West Indies in the cricket World Cup quarter-final here on Saturday, said his innings has not sunk in yet. The 28-year-old hammered his way to the highest World Cup individual score and the second highest...
  • World Cup: Would like to remain West Indies captain, says Jason Holder March 21, 2015

    Wellington: Newly-appointed West Indies skipper Jason Holder said that he would like to keep leading the Caribbean side despite losing the World Cup quarter-final to New Zealand at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday. New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs to enter the semi-finals of the mega event where...
  • World Cup: New Zealand victory march rolls over West Indies to enter semis March 21, 2015

    The name Martin is synonymous with New Zealand cricket in general, and batting excellence in particular, and the man who made it so, Crowe, would not have begrudged the fact that it was another who caused the name to ring around Wellington's Cake Tin with the kind of exuberant reverence...
  • Kings of Cricket: Guptill's double ton powers NZ to 393 vs WI March 21, 2015

    Martin Guptill's record-breaking double century saw New Zealand pile up a colossal 393 for six against the West Indies in their World Cup quarter-final at Wellington Stadium. ...
  • World Cup: Guptill schools West Indies with 237 not out off 163 balls March 21, 2015

    New Zealand opener Martin Guptill joined an elite list on a Super Saturday in Wellington, becoming the first Kiwi and only the fifth batsman ever to score a score an ODI double hundred. And doing that in a knockout match made it even more special. The right-hander smashed West Indies bowlers...
  • World Cup: Twitter flooded after double-centurion Guptill's miraculous knock March 21, 2015

    New Zealand opener, Martin Guptill scored second double century of the World Cup, when he smashed West Indies bowlers all across the park in the fourth quarter-finals of the World Cup 2015 at the Regional Stadium in Wellington on Saturday. His 200 came off just 152 deliveries including 21 fours and...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, semi-finals March 21, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) A much-anticipated pulsating battle between New Zealand's bowlers and two-time champions West Indies' big hitters may well decide the fourth quarter-final of the World Cup. Co-hosts New Zealand are high on confidence after romping into the knock-out stage with an all-win record in...
  • West Indies name Phil Simmons as coach March 20, 2015

    West Indies have named former opening batsman Phil Simmons as their head coach on a three-year contract, the West Indies Cricket Board said on Friday. Simmons, 51, will take charge of the team for next month's three-Test home series against England facing the huge task of returning the once dominant force...
  • World Cup: Jason Holder has skills to lead Windies, says Richard Hadlee March 20, 2015

    Wellington: Fast bowling great Richard Hadlee has given Jason Holder a ringing endorsement, saying he is impressed with the cricketing skills and leadership of the young West Indies captain. "I like the look of captain Jason Holder. He seems very calm for someone so young and someone carrying so much responsibility,"...
  • World Cup: West Indies needs a collective performance, says Viv Richards March 20, 2015

    The quarter-final stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is upon us and this marks the business end of the tournament. It is my belief that form goes out of the window at this juncture and luck plays a crucial part. You can come to the quarter-finals with a...
  • World Cup: Confidence booming in West Indies camp, says Johnson Charles March 20, 2015

    Wellington: Opening batsman Johnson Charles says there is a growing sense of self-belief in the West Indies dressing room as the regional side trains its sight on the big quarter-final against joint hosts New Zealand. The weather has been cold and chilly by Caribbean standards, with the temperature dipping to 15...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies' road to quarter-finals March 20, 2015

    West Indies, who will face the co-hosts New Zealand in the fourth and the last quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup on Saturday, can consider themselves somewhat lucky to reach the knockout stage. While the Kiwis were clinical and won all their six pool matches, West Indies struggled and were...
  • World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum confident ahead of West Indies match March 20, 2015

    Brendon McCullum also said that New Zealand will try to play an entertaining and attacking brand of cricket. ...
  • West Indies out to end New Zealand's World Cup dream March 20, 2015

    Wellington: There is a burning intensity to the New Zealand Cricket team at the moment. And it is the incandescent Brendon McCullum who is fanning the flames, having poured the fuel and lit the fire just in time for the World Cup. A team that usually flies well under the...
  • West Indies wind up pressure on New Zealand ahead of World Cup quarters March 20, 2015

    Wellington: The West Indies' gamesmanship in the lead-up to Saturday's Cricket World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand proves the adage that many a true word is spoken in jest. The tone of the West Indies' trash talk has been that unbeaten New Zealand, unbeaten and riding a growing wave of expectation,...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand, West Indies game will be intriguing March 20, 2015

    Fire and ice. Oil and water. Call it what you like but New Zealand's ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-final against the West Indies is an intriguing clash of styles. It is the drill and discipline of a host nation on a golden run of form - admittedly with a fair...
  • World Cup 2015: Win over favourites NZ would be huge for Windies, says Jason Holder March 20, 2015

    A victory for West Indies against New Zealand in their cricket World Cup quarter-final on Saturday would be "huge" for fans back in the Caribbean eager to put months of controversy behind them, according to captain Jason Holder. West Indies, who looked unlikely quarter-finalists at the start of the World Cup,...