Tag: West Indies

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South Africa Clinch Series Decider As West Indies Fall Short

Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram paved the way for South Africa to claim their first Twenty20 series win since March 2019 as they held off West Indies to secure a 25-run victory. Having decided to bat first in Grenada, Temba Bavuma’s side went on to seal a decisive triumph to round off a 3-2 series success. De Kock’s 60 […]

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The Different Shades Of Marlon Samuels’ Cricket Career

When Caribbean cricket lovers hear the name Marlon Samuels, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the brash and flamboyant batsman that delivered match-winning knocks on the biggest stage? Or is it the hot-tempered batsman that stirred up controversy both on and off the field? In this article, I will review the good, the bad, and […]

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Assessing The Positives And Negatives Of Jayden Seales In His Test Debut

Caribbean cricket lovers have longed for the return of the glory days when the West Indies dominated world cricket for nearly two decades. The backbone of the team was having a quartet of dominant fast bowlers. In the 1970s to 1980s, there were bowlers like Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Andy Roberts, and Collin Croft. The 1990s were dominated […]

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Top 5 West Indies Fast Bowlers Of All-time

The West Indies cricket team was a dominant force in the gentleman’s game for more than two decades. Observers feel that what contributed to the team’s dominance was the region’s innate ability to produce young, athletic, and menacing fast bowling talent. The bowlers were able to consistently seam the ball in both directions, astute in short-pitch bowling, and able to […]

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The Controversial Retainer Contracts Fallout

On May 5, 2021, Caribbean sports media outlets and cricket lovers were greeted with the news that Cricket West Indies had issued 18 retainer contracts to the men’s team for the 2021-2022 season. The contracts would run from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The contracts were awarded based on performances during the period of April 1, 2020 to […]

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Windies Announces 13 Man Squad For 1st Betway Test Match Against South Africa

Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel today named the West Indies Men’s 13-member squad for the first Betway Test Match against South Africa. The Test squad includes one newcomer in Jayden Seales, the exciting 19-year-old fast bowler from Trinidad & Tobago and former member of West Indies Under-19 World Cup squad in 2020, who has been very impressive since he […]

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‘Gayle Has Slowed Down A Bit But Can Still Win A Match’

Former West Indies fast bowler turned analyst, Richard ‘Prof’ Edwards, believes veteran batsman Chris Gayle could still add plenty of value as an x-factor, with the team set to continue preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The big-hitting left-handed was included in the 18-man squad for a flurry of upcoming T20 matches, in the Caribbean, which will include series […]

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West Indies Selection Panel Announces Provisional 18-man Squad

The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel, in a press release, has announced a provisional 18-man squad ahead of the three back-to-back five-match T20 International (T20I) Series against South Africa, Australia, and Pakistan. The expanded squad maintains the blend of experienced players with exciting young talent as the West Indies continues preparations in the build-up to defending their ICC T20 […]

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Take-Aways From West Indies vs Sri Lanka Home Series

Rally round the West Indies is the anthem in support of the West Indies Cricket team for nearly thirty years. It was a fitting song that became the team’s anthem when it was released in 1993. In the past twenty years, it has been tough to rally around the West Indies. However, the recent series against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka […]