England claim commanding win over West Indies

England claim commanding win over West Indies

After nearly missing second round qualification all together, England have made a huge statement in St Lucia. The defending ICC Men’s T20 World Cup champions have smashed their way back into prominance, producing a clutch run chase to defeat the West Indies in Saint Lucia. It hands the co-hosts their first defeat of the tournament, who now find themselves in the bottom half of Group 2. They also face an injury concern to opener Brandon King, who suffered a side strain while batting. King and Johnson Charles were involved in a strong West Indies start, opening the Powerplay with authority....

West Indies’ history-making innings sets up dominant win over Afghanistan

West Indies’ history-making innings sets up dominant win over Afghanistan

The West Indies have firmly announced they’re a force to be reckoned with, as the first round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup comes to an end. Having already secured qualification in the Super Eight stage, the co-hosts were chasing form and momentum against Afghanistan, another undefeated Group C team, in Saint Lucia. The West Indies put any lingering doubt surrounding their title claims, producing an eye-catching performance that had historians scrambling. Rashid Khan won the toss and sent the West Indies in, targeting early breakthroughs at the run-happy Daren Sammy Cricket Ground venue. But there were ominous signs...

‘Pressure is always there when you’re playing a World Cup at home’ – Powell

‘Pressure is always there when you’re playing a World Cup at home’ – Powell

West Indies captain Rovman Powell has acknowledged the presence of pressure for his side given they are playing a World Cup at home. However, ahead of their final group game against Afghanistan at St.Lucia, Powell has also revealed that he is pleased with the progress West Indies have been making in this format over the last year or so. “I think pressure is always there, especially when you’re playing a World Cup at home,” Powell said. “Pressure is always there, but it’s for us as individuals to manage those pressures. And I think for me as captain, when I started...

West Indies qualify for Super Eights after Rutherford’s rescue act

West Indies qualify for Super Eights after Rutherford’s rescue act

Sherfane Rutherford hit an unbeaten 68 – including a staggering 37 from the final two overs – as West Indies reached the Super-8 stage at the T20 World Cup with a 13-run victory over New Zealand. The co-hosts looked to be on course for their first defeat of the tournament when they slipped to 22-4, Trent Boult finishing with a team-best 3-16 for the Black Caps. Rutherford had little support and initially made slow progress, only to dial it up in the dying stages, smashing three maximums off Daryl Mitchell in the 19th over then hitting two fours and another...

West Indies cruise to a massive win over Uganda in Guyana

West Indies cruise to a massive win over Uganda in Guyana

West Indies cruised to their sixth successive win in T20Is with a 134-run win against Uganda. West Indies were all over the Uganda batters with the ball early in the second innings. Akeal Hosein led the charge in the first Powerplay with three wickets in his three overs, even as Romario Shepherd and Andre Russell were among wickets as well. Akeal added fourth and fifth wickets in his remarkable spell during the seventh over, getting his first-ever T20I five-for in the process. Alzarri Joseph and Gudakesh Motie added their names to the wicket-pickers name in the coming overs, as Uganda...

Chanderpaul dropped as West Indies name Test squad for England tour

Chanderpaul dropped as West Indies name Test squad for England tour

The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Senior Men’s Selection Panel has unveiled the 15-member squad set to tour England for the three-Test Richards Botham series, which starts at Lord’s on Wednesday July 10 2024. Test matches between these two rivals date back to 1928 when the West Indies made their first trip to England.  The Teams now compete for the Richards Botham Trophy, named in honour of West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards and England great Lord Ian Botham. Captain Kraigg Brathwaite will continue his leadership role, with fast bowler Alzarri Joseph again serving as Vice-Captain. The team is scheduled to...

West Indies start T20 World Cup with win over PNG

West Indies start T20 World Cup with win over PNG

West Indies joined the United States in making a winning start to their home T20 World Cup campaign with a five-wicket victory over Papua New Guinea, though Andre Russell had to get them over the line after a major scare. The two-time world champions made a terrific start after putting their opponents in to bat in Guyana as Romario Shepherd and Akeal Hosein accounted for Tony Ura and Lega Siaka within three overs. However, Sese Bao steadied the ship for Papua New Guinea, smashing 50 runs off 48 deliveries including six fours and one maximum before Alzarri Joseph struck him...

West Indies pound nine-man Australia team in T20 World Cup warm-up

West Indies pound nine-man Australia team in T20 World Cup warm-up

Blistering half-centuries from Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell helped West Indies make a statement ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024 as they hammered an undermanned Australia in their final warm-up game in Trinidad. Australia fielded a team with just nine players and coaches for sub fielders again, as they did two days ago against Namibia. Pooran and Powell smashed 12 sixes between them with the left-hander cracking 75 from just 25 balls while the skipper thumped 52 from 25 as West Indies made 257 for 4 from their 20 overs. Sherfane Rutherford also pounded 47 not out from just...

Hayden Walsh set for T20 Blast debut in England

Hayden Walsh set for T20 Blast debut in England

Worcestershire Rapids have signed West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh for their upcoming T20 Blast campaign. The 32-year-old is a replacement for Pakistan spinner Usama Mir, who was unable to obtain the right paperwork for a planned stint at New Road. Walsh has played 39 T20 internationals for West Indies and 23 ODIs and is a handy lower-order batter. “I am thrilled to join Worcestershire and be part of such a prestigious club,” Walsh told the club website., external “It’s an exciting opportunity, and I can’t wait to get started.” The Rapids begin their T20 Blast campaign against Lancashire on Friday....

West Indies climb to fourth in T20I rankings

West Indies climb to fourth in T20I rankings

A thumping 3-0 T20 International series sweep over South Africa propelled West Indies up the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings into fourth place, ahead of the much-anticipated T20 World Cup. Despite missing a few big faces, West Indies managed to sweep the series, and that along with the rise in rankings should provide a significant boost to the confidence of the Darren Sammy-coached side heading into the June 1-29 showpiece to be hosted in the Caribbean and United States. With the series win, West Indies (254 rating points), the champions of the 2012 and 2016 editions of the T20 World...