West Indies

Debutants To The Fore As Bangladesh Win First ODI

Half-centuries by Tamim Iqbal and Naeem Islam guided Bangladesh to a relatively comfortable seven-wicket win over the West Indies in the first One-Day International in Khulna. After Sohag Gazi had marked his debut with four wickets to help dismiss the West Indies for 199, Iqbal hit 58 and Naeem was unbeaten on 50 in 79 balls.
30 November 2012

Sammy Targets Clean Sweep To Improve ODI Ranking

A day prior to the first One-Day International against Bangladesh in Khulna West Indies captain Darren Sammy has again outlined his target for his team to win every game they play during the tour. They have completed the first part of the task by winning both Test matches to take a 2-0 series win and now Sammy targets a 5-0 win to improve their ODI ranking.
29 November 2012

WICB Provides West Indies Blind Team With Full Playing Kit

The West Indies Cricket Board has provided full playing kit for the West Indies Blind Cricket Team for their participation in the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup for the Blind. The team departed the Caribbean yesterday, November 28th for the tournament which will be played in Bangalore, India from December 1st to 13th.
29 November 2012

Zimbabwe Set To Tour West Indies In February And March

Zimbabwe will tour the West Indies to play two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals in February and March. The ODI series will see international cricket return to the Grenada National Stadium for the first time since 2009 and the Tests will be the first between the two sides since 2003.
27 November 2012

Ponting To Captain Prime Minister's XI In Canberra

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting will lead the Australian Prime Minister's XI in a one-day game against the touring West Indians in Canberra on 29th January. Manuka Oval will host the match and a capacity crowd is expected for the first ever match under floodlights at the ground.
27 November 2012

Bangladesh And West Indies Suffer Injury Setbacks Ahead Of ODIs

Bangladesh and West Indies have both suffered injury setbacks ahead of the forthcoming limited-overs matches in Khulna and Mirpur. Tino Best has been ruled out of both the five-match ODI series and the one-off T20 as a result of the hamstring injury that he picked up during the second Test, while Shakib Al Hasan will miss at least the first two matches in the ODI series after being diagnosed with a stress fracture of his right tibia.
25 November 2012

West Indies Wrap Up 2-0 Series Win

Bangladesh's lower-order didn't last long on the final morning, leaving West Indies a target of just 27 to wrap up victory in the two-match series 2-0. Tino Best took three of the wickets to fall to end with career-best figures of six for 40, while Nasir Hossain again fell just short of his maiden Test century.
25 November 2012

Shakib Stars But West Indies Close In On Win

Only Shakib Al Hasan stood between West Indies and a series clean sweep on day four in Khulna. If it hadn't been for his four wickets in the morning and subsequent 97, then the match would probably already be over with the tourists victors by an innings and plenty. Nonetheless, they should still wrap up the win early tomorrow as Shakib fell to the final ball of the day to leave Bangladesh still 35 runs adrift with only four wickets remaining.
24 November 2012

Samuels Disappointed Not To Make Triple-Century

West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels says he has mixed feelings after hitting a career-best score of 260 on day three of the second Test against Bangladesh in Khulna. He more than doubled his previous best effort to lead his side to stumps on 564 for three, replying to Bangladesh's 387, but feels he could have scored more runs.
23 November 2012

Bangladesh Name Squad For First Two ODIs

Bangladesh have named their 14-man squad for the first two One-Day Internationals against the West Indies which will take place on 30th November and 1st December in Khulna. Off-spinner Sohag Gazi and fast bowler Abul Hasan have been rewarded for their performances in the Test series with call-ups and are both in line to make their ODI debuts.
23 November 2012

West Indies March On Towards Series Victory

Any lingering hopes that Bangladesh had of squaring the two-match series against the West Indies evaporated on the third morning as Marlon Samuels cut loose after an edgy start and plundered 82 off 81 deliveries. At the other end, Darren Bravo had brought up his fourth Test century, while Shivnarine Chanderpaul would complete his 27th in the final session as the tourists' lead stretched to 177.
23 November 2012

'We Have To Exercise Our Patience' - Sammy

West Indies captain Darren Sammy is perfectly content with the speed in which his side is progressing after day two of the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Khulna. After dismissing their hosts for 387 on a slow pitch, the West Indies made steady progress to 241 for two at stumps thanks to innings of 85 from Darren Bravo and 109 from Marlon Samuels.
22 November 2012

West Indies Name 18-Strong Women's Training Squad

The West Indies selectors and coaching team will take a look at two new players at a training camp ahead of their women's series against South Africa in January. Kyshonna Knight - twin sister of Kycia - and Shemilia Connell are the new players in the 18-strong squad which will be working in Barbados for four weeks.
21 November 2012

Sammy Eyeing Another Win And Clean Sweep

West Indies captain Darren Sammy says that his team are going into the second and final Test against Bangladesh looking to wrap up the series 2-0 and extend their winning run. They are also targeting a clean sweep of wins in every match on tour and this ambition will drive the team once the match gets underway in Khulna.
20 November 2012

Boost For Bangladesh As Tamim Iqbal Declared Fit

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been declared fit to play in the second Test against the West Indies, which begins in Khulna tomorrow (21st November). He suffered an elbow injury during the first Test but has been given the all-clear by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) medical team.
20 November 2012

Roach Returns As Permaul Called Up For One-Dayers

Off-spinner Veerasammy Permaul is the only uncapped player in a 15-man squad named by the West Indies for the limited overs leg of their tour of Bangladesh. The teams play five One-Day Internationals between 30th November and 8th December before a solitary Twenty20 International on 10th December, which will be the West Indies' first match since winning the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
18 November 2012

Best Roars West Indies To Victory

Ultimately it wasn't to be for Bangladesh as their batting line-up crumbled when faced with a gettable target on the final afternoon in Mirpur. Tino Best tore through their middle-order after Sohag Gazi had removed the West Indies lower-order to end with the best figures by a Bangladeshi on debut.
17 November 2012

Gibson Not Surprised By Bangladesh Fightback

Bangladesh's stirring fightback on day three of the opening Test in Mirpur came as no surprise to West Indies coach Ottis Gibson, who says he knew his bowlers were in for a challenge due to the nature of the pitch. Bangladesh closed the day on 455 for six, replying to the West Indies' score of 527 for four declared to trail by 72 runs thanks to a maiden century from Naeem Islam and 89 from Shakib Al Hasan.
15 November 2012

Chanderpaul Plays Down Comparisons With Sobers

The legendary Sir Garfield Sobers managed to score 26 centuries for the West Indies, a figure which has just been reached by Shivnarine Chanderpaul during the course of the opening Test against Bangladesh. Chanderpaul equalled his previous best Test score of 203 not out when Darren Sammy declared with his team on an imposing 527 for four.
14 November 2012

Rampaul Confident Quicks Can Deliver

Despite expecting to be faced with pitches that are likely to be unresponsive for quick bowlers West Indian pacer Ravi Rampaul is still hopeful of playing a role for his side in Bangladesh. He knows that he and fellow fast bowlers Tino Best and Fidel Edwards will have to adjust their gameplan to suit subcontinental conditions.
12 November 2012


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