The West Indies Women are in confident mood as they prepare for a series of five Twenty20 Internationals against England Women which begins on 8th September.
The first two matches will be played ahead of the England-South Africa men's matches at Chester-le-Street and Old Trafford before Northampton, Hove and Arundel host the remaining matches.
Fit-again batsman Darren Bravo has been named as part of the West Indies' 15-man ICC World Twenty20 squad, having been sidelined due to injury since June.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have kept faith with the nucleus of the squad that defeated New Zealand 2-0 in the recent series in Florida as they bid to better their semi-final appearance of 2009.
Pakistan suffered defeat at the hands of West Indies in the fifth place play-off semi-final as the Under-19 World Cup continued in Queensland. The other match saw Sri Lanka record the expected comfortable victory over Ireland.
West Indies Women have named a 14-woman squad for the World Twenty20 and five-match series against England, which begin next month. All-rounder Britney Cooper has been recalled following her successful recovery from a fractured finger, while young wicket-keeper Kycia Knight and teenage leg-spinner Shaquana Quintyne are also included.
West Indies recorded a surprise victory over pre-tournament favourites India at Townsville. They restricted the Indians to just 166 for eight from their 50 overs after asking them to bat, with Kyle Mayers (two for 35), Ronsford Beaton (three for 33) and Jerome Jones (two for 23) doing the bulk of the damage.
For the first time since 2000, the West Indies clinched back-to-back Test victories at home with a five-wicket win over New Zealand in Kingston, Jamaica.
In a low-scoring game, the West Indies progressed from their overnight score of 135 for four to close on 206 for five, comfortably reaching their target to claim the series 2-0.
Kemar Roach has described the pitch on which he took four wickets yesterday as "not an easy [one] to bowl on." He and Tino Best took six wickets between them to help bowl New Zealand out for just 260 on the first day at Sabina Park.
Roach said, "I would rate today's effort as a good performance. It was not an easy pitch to bowl on. It offered some moisture in the early stages, but then it flattened out and made batting quite easy."
New Zealand have suffered a major blow ahead of the second Test against the West Indies, a match they must win to avoid defeat in the two-match series, after talismanic all-rounder Daniel Vettori was ruled out with a groin strain.
Ravi Rampaul has been ruled out of the second Test against New Zealand, which begins on Thursday, with a groin injury. He has been replaced in the 13-man squad by Fidel Edwards. Tino Best is the other fast-bowler included in the squad who didn't play during the hosts' nine-wicket win in the first Test in Antigua.
West Indies won the first Test against New Zealand by nine wickets with around an hour to spare on the final evening at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. They reached their target of 102 in the 20th over of their second innings after Kemar Roach had ended with five for 60 to help bowl New Zealand out for 272 in their second.
Fast-bowler Trent Boult and wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling have been ruled out of the New Zealand side for the first Test against West Indies, which begins tomorrow in Antigua. Both men were named in the Black Caps' original 15-man Test squad back in May, but have sustained quad muscle injuries and missed the drawn warm-up match against WICB President's XI.
West Indies have announced their 13-man squad for the first Test against New Zealand on Wednesday in Antigua. They have been forced to make at least one change from the side that played the third Test against England at Edgbaston in June, with Darren Bravo out injured.
West Indies are the latest team to announce their 30-man provisional squad for the World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka in September. They have included all the regulars in a squad that contains no real surprises.
The West Indies completed a 4-1 One-Day International series win over New Zealand with a 20-run win in the final match in Saint Kitts.
Half-centuries from Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo helped the West Indies post 241 for nine before a haul of five for 27 from Sunil Narine helped bowl New Zealand out for 221 in reply.
West Indies recovered from a dreadful start to win the fourth One-Day International against New Zealand by 24 runs and clinch the series with a match still to play in St Kitts.
Their captain Darren Sammy had chosen to bat in overcast conditions following a slightly delayed start and his openers struggled early on. Johnson Charles, in particular, found the going tricky and had made just one from his first 15 balls, before hitting his 16th to Kane Williamson at mid-off.
The West Indies have made one change to their squad for the final two One-Day Internationals against New Zealand. Devon Thomas, a 22 year-old graduate of the Sagicor High Performance Centre, will replace Denesh Ramdin behind the stumps. Ramdin has been granted time off for his wedding.
New Zealand comprehensively beat the West Indies by 88 runs in the third One-Day International in Saint Kitts to claim their first win of the series.
Half-centuries from Rob Nicol and Nathan McCullum helped them reach 249 for nine and despite four wickets and an innings of 42 not out from Andre Russell, the home side were well beaten when they were bowled out for 161.
The West Indies have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the third One-Day International against New Zealand, which takes place in Saint Kitts on 11th July.
Convincing performances in the opening two matches saw the home side win comfortably by nine wickets and 55 runs at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels both smashed centuries as West Indies took a commanding two-nil lead in the five-match series against New Zealand.
The home side were inserted by stand-in captain Kane Williamson and lost Lendl Simmons - who again struggled in making three from 17 balls - early on to Tim Southee. Fortunately for them Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle added 88 for the second wicket inside 15 overs, before the former was dismissed by Tarun Nethula for 24 from 36 balls.