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For many years the West Indies team ruled the cricket world, playing undefeated in a Test series for over 15 years. Recently the West Indies team has suffered several losses but with the emergence of new high-calibre players the future for the West Indies cricket team looks very good!

West Indians are passionate about their cricket, quick to cheer when the team performs well but also quick to criticize a poor performance. Thousands of West Indians always turn out to watch their team play .... and hopefully win!

Cricket is seen as a unifying force in the West Indies, bringing together players (and supporters) from across the region. This gentleman's game has brought considerable exposure to the islands of the Caribbean, with the West Indian cricketers being remembered not only for their incredible talent and skills but also for their deportment and sense of fair play.

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West Indies spinner Devendra Bishoo knew he would play a big part in the first Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo after watching the home team's slow-bowlers dominate on Day One. Bishoo ended up taking five wickets in the first innings and four in the second to claim the man-of-the-match award as the Caribbean side beat the hosts by 117 runs at the
  ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies advised on Wednesday that it has approved a change in venues for two of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ home matches in the Digicel Regional 4-Day Championship. The change will impact on the third and fifth round matches against the Guyana Jaguars and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force respectively. Hur
Contributed by Mail! An Avid English Cricket Fan. Alvin Kallicharran made batting look easy. He was graceful, stroking the cricket ball with effortless ease….such exquisite timing. Although well capable of clearing the boundary when the opportunity presented itself, he will remain in my memory for his grace, elegance and the simplicity he applied
At the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, Shoaib Akhtar bowled the fastest recorded ball in the history of cricket. The sixth and final ball of his second over was bowled at Nick Knight, and was recorded at 161.3km/h or 100.2mph. This remains the fastest ball ever recorded, and would seem to give Shoaib some claim as the fastest bowler of all time. Ho
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, CMC – Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo sliced through Zimbabwe to end with a nine-wicket match haul as West Indies easily brushed aside the hosts by 117 runs inside four days, to take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series here Tuesday. Having set the African side an improbable target of 434 on the turner at Queens Sports Club, the Windie
(Reuters) - Devendra Bishoo provided an excellent display of leg spin to grab four wickets as West Indies eased to a 117-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first test in Bulawayo on Tuesday. Bishoo took four for 105 in Zimbabwe’s second innings as the hosts were bowled out for 316, taking his haul for the match to nine for 184. Zimbabwe had earlier b
Zimbabwe slumped to 316 all out in the final session on the fourth day to give West Indies a 117-run victory in the first Test in Bulawayo on Tuesday. Set a target of 434 after bowling the Windies out for 373 in the second innings, the home team were given a solid start by opening pair Hamilton Masakadza (57) and Solomon Mire (47), who put on 99. H
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) might confirm the team's schedule for its tour to Pakistan for a short series in a few days, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi told DawnNews on Monday. The series is expected to be held in the latter half of November, Sethi said. He added that he is "hopeful" WICB will share tour details and date
Kraigg Brathwaite's 86 and Roston Chase's unbeaten 91 forming the backbone of their 369 for 8. With the Hope brothers and Devendra Bishoo also chipping in with handy runs, West Indies extended their lead to 429 runs by stumps. With two full days remaining, Zimbabwe have a mountain to climb. The most remarkable aspect of West Indies performance in t
First published by guyanagraphic.com Roger Harper, arguably the best fielder of his era, was born on March 17, 1963. Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at a fine all-rounder who would have had a longer career, had his career not coincided with the West Indies at their peak. The run out It was the MCC Bicentenary match at Lord’s, and the tie involved an
  BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Leg spinner Devendra Bishoo took five wickets as West Indies took control on the second day of the first test against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club on Sunday to go to the close with a 148-run lead and nine second-innings wickets remaining. The tourists are 88 for one after Bishoo’s five for 79 had earlier
  "I just try to simplify it as much as I can, playing the ball late" - Hope © Getty (CRICBUZZ)Shai Hope, who has compiled two centuries and two fifties in his last five Test innings, admitted that Windies' first innings total of 219 in the first Test in Bulawayo was 'under par'. However, he added that run-scoring wasn't easy and the visitors
FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies A failed with the bat for the second time in as many days, after left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara claimed a 12-wicket match haul to send them crashing to a heavy 280-run loss inside three days, in the second four-day “Test” here yesterday. Asked to chase an improbable target of 425 at the Trelawny Mult
Cricketer Chris Gayle NSW Chris Gayle’s defamation case to hinge on Australian masseuse BRENDEN HILLS, The Sunday Telegraph October 21, 2017 9:00am   THE woman at the centre of star West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle’s defamation case can now be named as Leanne Russell. Ms Russell will be the star witness in the case, scheduled to begin in the
By: Reuters | Bulawayo | Updated: October 21, 2017 9:59 pm Graeme Cremer (4/64) was the pick of the bowlers with his leg-breaks on a turning wicket. (AP Photo) Captain Graeme Cremer took four wickets as Zimbabwe restricted West Indies to 219 all out on the opening day of the first test at the Queens Sports Club on Saturday. Zimbabwe reached 19 for
Shai Hope batted responsibly for windies on the first day at Queens Sports Club as Zimbabwe's bowlers chipped consistently away to bowl West Indies out for 219 and ensure the hosts had the upper hand at the close. For most of the day West Indies and Zimbabwe both battled in an engaging back-and-forth contest, but the Zimbabwean spinners came to the
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC): The Brian Lara Stadium will become the region's newest first-class venue when it hosts three of Trinidad and Tobago Red Force's home matches in the regional first-class campaign, which bowls off next week. Cricket West Indies (CWI) said yesterday that it had approved the change for the second, fourth, and seventh-round mat
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: Batsman Brendan Taylor and fast bowler Kyle Jarvis will make their returns to international cricket on Saturday when Zimbabwe take on the West Indies in the first of two Tests in Bulawayo. Jarvis has not played for Zimbabwe since signing a Kolpak deal with English county side Lancashire in 2013, while Taylor followed suit in 201
cricket365 - October 20th, 2017 The West Indies will be looking to make optimum use of the conditions during an upcoming two-Test series against Zimbabwe, knowing they will be visiting the country again in March for the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018. Picking up that valuable experience in the two Tests in Bulawayo, as well as the chance for
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