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Captain Pollard Defends Gayle’s Pick

Although Christopher ‘Universe Boss’ Gayle has taken a lot of flak for his utterances in the press recently and unending criticisms for selection to the Windies T20 World Cup team, captain Pollard is backing the ‘Universe Boss” to do well in the World Cup. That said, Gayle’s paltry returns with the bat over the past year or more have not […]

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Dwayne Bravo Will Soon Leave Behind A Legacy In West Indies Cricket

He is often the player with the biggest smile on the cricket pitch. He celebrates every wicket with his trademark airplane hand-movement. After big victories, he is the life of the party and can be seen dancing in exhilaration. However, despite his bubbly personality, make no mistake about it, Dwayne Bravo was a player who took his cricket seriously. It […]

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Windies Team Selection For The Upcoming T-20 World Cup Fallout

In less than a month, the West Indies will begin their quest towards back-to-back T-20 World Championships when they face England on October 23. The team’s title defense was laid out on September 9 when the Selection Panel revealed their 15-man squad for the tournament. As a reminder, the fifteen-man squad includes Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran (Vice-Captain), Fabian Allen, […]

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Some Players Have Ruled Themselves Out — Roland Butcher

Former Barbadian-born Test batsman, Roland Butcher, does not believe the Cricket West Indies (CWI) panel of selectors deserves all the vitriol that it has received following its announcement of the West Indies T20 squad for the World Cup. The decisions to include Chris Gayle, omit Jason Holder from the final 15, and the inclusion of veteran fast bowler Ravi Rampaul […]

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Rain Left Windies vs. Pakistan Test Match In A Spot Of Bother

No ball was bowled on the second day of the second Test match between West Indies and Pakistan, as the weather had the last say in a game already filled with drama and suspension. The region in its hurricane season experienced a heavy downpour of rain on Saturday, and conditions in Jamaica, in particular, made it unsuitable for cricket. Pakistan […]

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Windies Name 17- Member Provisional Squad For Test Series Against Pakistan

Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel has announced a 17-member provisional squad for the Betway Test Series against Pakistan, starting on Thursday, August 12. The panel has recalled fast bowler Chemar Holder and middle-order batsman Shamarh Brooks. Holder made his Test debut in New Zealand last year but has not featured since then. Brooks last played in New Zealand and […]

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West Indies vs. Australia CGI Insurance ODI Series — Review

The West Indies fan base has been treated to a rollercoaster summer of cricket from the Men in Maroon. It started with a demoralizing test series loss to the Proteas and then there was a deflating narrow loss to the same opposition in the T-20 series. The team rebounded in the T-20 series against the Aussies with a dominant series […]

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Windies Flunk ODI Test Against Australia

Australia’s bowling attack was in a no-holds-bar mood when they took out the Windies in the decisive third and final match of the CG Insurance ODI Series. The visitors bowled with a lot of smarts to out the home team for a paltry 152 runs from only 45.1 overs. The team from down under then brushed aside the target making […]

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Windies Bounce Back Against Australia In Grudge Match

Jason Holder and Nicholas Pooran batted brilliantly to give the Windies a spectacular win in the second CG Insurance ODI on Saturday night. Holder batting on his home ground made 52 with shots all over the ground including a superb pull over square leg for six. Meanwhile, Pooran showed discipline in a controlled innings which saw him leading the team […]