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CRICKET: No more prima donnas in West Indies teams

By February 12, 2020

Last week Monday, Cricket West Indies’ selection panel released the names of the 15-member squad for the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) Series in Sri Lanka. It was not the routine formal announcement of a group of names but rather a statement to the international cricketing world to ‘sit up and take notice,’ that West Indies cricket is serious business once again.

Evin Lewis, the most outstanding batsman in the recent home series against Ireland, and the young Guyanese batsman, Shimron Hetmyer were the surprising omissions from the team for the Sri Lankan tour. According to Roger Harper, the Chairman of the Selection Committee, they “missed out due to the fact that they came up short in the fitness test.” Apparently, there are now new minimum fitness standards.

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Cricket West Indies Announces Squad for 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

Cricket West Indies announces the 15-man squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

.From May 30 to July 14, 2019 in England and Wales.

Opening batsman Chris Gayle is the most experienced player in the side in what could be his fifth and final World Cup, but the majority of players will be newcomers.

Andre Russell, who has been tearing up the Indian Premier League, pacer Kemar Roach and batsman Darren Bravo will all be in their third World Cup, while it will be the second for captain Jason Holder and Sheldon Cottrell.          Continue reading

Cricket: Samuels, openers spark Windies to big win over Australia

Samuels, openers spark Windies to big win over Australia

Marlon Samuels

Marlon Samuels

A rollicking opening stand and a Marlon Samuels special lifted West Indies to their second victory of the triangular series over an uncharacteristically sloppy Australian side in St Kitts.From the strong platform of 139 for 1 after 27 overs the visitors’ innings lost momentum, and the target of 266 was vulnerable to an early assault on the short boundaries of Warner Park.

Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher duly hurled themselves at a bowling attack, which was missing Mitchell Starc, and were helped by a pair of dropped catches from Usman Khawaja.   Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies defeat England in 3rd Test – draw series 1-1

West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Barbados, 3rd day

Windies defeat England, draw series 1-1

Darren Bravo

Darren Bravo

BRIDGETOWN, (Reuters) – A century partnership between Darren Bravo and Jermaine helped West Indies to win the third and final test against England at Barbados’ Kensington Oval by five wickets today to draw the series 1-1.

Set a target of 192 to win on the third day, after bowling England out for 123, the home side knocked off the total thanks mainly to a 108 run fifth wicket partnership between Bravo (82) and Blackwood (47 not out). Continue reading

West Indies beats Pakistan by 37 runs – 2nd ODI in Guyana

West Indies v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Providence

Narine and Bravo brothers level series

West Indies 232 for 8 (Darren Bravo 54) beat Pakistan 195 (Jamshed 54, Akmal 50, Narine 4-26) by 37 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

West Indies were unusually generous in the field but their batting showed signs of returning to form and Sunil Narine roared back to his best as they overcame Pakistan in Providence to level the series at one-each. West Indies themselves had been helped by a sloppy effort from Pakistan’s bowlers, who conceded a whopping 38 extras in a low-scoring game.

Darren Bravo provided the stability at the top of the order and, though Pakistan’s naggingly accurate trio of spinners choked the scoring in the middle overs, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard played some big shots towards the end of the innings to lift West Indies to a competitive 232 on a slow surface  [read more]

West Indies Roach, Darren Bravo in Top 20 of Test rankings

West Indies Roach, Darren Bravo move into top 20 of Test rankings
Published on April 21, 2012 Caribbean News Now
ROSEAU, Dominica — West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach and left-handed batsman Darren Bravo are both delighted following significant moves up the International Cricket Council’s Test match rankings.
The two 23-year-olds, who are expected to form part of the future of West Indies cricket, have broken into the top 20 in bowling and batting, according to the official rankings released on Friday by the ICC after the drawn second Digicel Test at Queen’s Park Oval.     Continue reading
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