Corlette’s perspective: T20 World Cup featuring Hurricane Beryl

Corlette’s perspective: T20 World Cup featuring Hurricane Beryl

By Brandon Corlette in Barbados  The T20 World Cup final in Barbados will be remembered as a groundbreaking day for India, as they defeated South Africa in front of an IPL-like crowd at the Kensington Oval. A day after the final, it was Hurricane Beryl’s time to party. On the eve of the final, the weather system was upgraded to Tropical Storm Beryl. That weather update did not stop the thousands of Indian fans. In fact, on the day of the semi-final in Guyana, which was held on June 27, Indian fans arrived in Barbados, in their bold blue and...

Despite elimination, Powell commends team’s tremendous progress

Despite elimination, Powell commends team’s tremendous progress

West Indies’ ICC Men’s T20 World Cup campaign came to an end on June 23, when the co-hosts suffered a narrow defeat to South Africa in their final Super Eights fixture. After an exceptional start in the first round, having gathered all eight points from their four matches to top Group D, and making into the Super Eights as a serious title contender, West Indies witnessed a dip in form against England, and South Africa. This cost them their semi-final berth. Still, captain Powell is proud of how the team progressed throughout the year, moving up the ladder to third...

West Indies impress against USA in Barbados to stay in semi-final race

West Indies impress against USA in Barbados to stay in semi-final race

The West Indies have stayed in the race for a semi-final berth at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with an impressive nine-wicket victory over USA in Barbados on Friday. Roston Chase (3/19) and Andre Russell (3/31) were in good touch with the ball as the USA were dismissed for just 128 and an unbeaten 82* from Shai Hope ensured the victory target was achieved within 11 overs at Kensington Oval. The triumph was the West Indies first of the Super Eights phase of the tournament and leaves them in contention for a place in the final four should they...

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...