West Indies coach Phil Simmons expressed that Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine have shown how important they are for the team with their match-winning performances in the first game of the ongoing tri-nation series against South Africa.
Sunil Narine went on to register the best figures by a West Indian bowler against South Africa in a One-Day International while Kieron Pollard scored an unbeaten 67 to complete a four-wicket victory for the home side in the opening game of the tri-series in Guyana.
South African batsman Hashim Amla feels that the practice match against the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI in Trinidad was a handy outing for the Proteas even though the game ended in a tie due to unrelenting rain.
Hashim Amla scored a sublime 83-ball 92 in a rain-marred practice game for the South Africans against the West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI which ended as a tie as per the Duckworth-Lewis method.
Australian skipper Steven Smith has said that it will be an interesting experience to see how the pink ball will behave in the humid conditions at The Gabba in Brisbane during the day-night Test match against Pakistan.
West Indies spin bowler Sunil Narine and all-rounder Kieron Pollard have returned to the national squad which has been picked for the first four games of the ODI tri-series against Australia and South Africa.
Australia continue their reign at the top of the International Cricket Council One-Day International rankings while New Zealand have claimed the pole position in the shorter format of the game according to the latest update.