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Roach hails young fast-bowling trio as ‘X-factor’

Roach hails young fast-bowling trio as ‘X-factor’

Veteran seamer Kemar Roach has hailed the fast bowling trio of Jayden Seales, Alzarri Joseph and Shamar Joseph as the “X-factor” the Caribbean side needs in order to make an impact in the two-Test series against England this July. West Indies have not won a series on English soil in 36 years and have managed...

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Shamar Joseph extremely delighted to win ICC player of the month award

Shamar Joseph extremely delighted to win ICC player of the month award

Not many players have made a more impressive start to their international career than Shamar Joseph, with the West Indies quick rising from relative obscurity to the cusp of stardom after just two matches. Joseph’s introduction to international cricket was so eye-catching, that the right-armer beat out strong opposition from England batter Ollie Pope and...

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Shamar Joseph: an inspiration to the nation 

Shamar Joseph: an inspiration to the nation 

By Brandon Corlette Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Shamar Joseph is a testimony of a man filled with faith.  From Baracara, Berbice Guyana to Australia and beyond the world, Joseph has won the hearts of many after his lion-hearted 7-68 against the World champions Australia. ...

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Australia vs West Indies second Test hangs in balance after day two

Australia vs West Indies second Test hangs in balance after day two

The second Test between West Indies and Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane remains finely poised after a riveting second day’s play. At stumps, the West Indies, who scored 311 in their first innings, were 13 for 1, holding a slender lead of 35 runs after Australia declared their first innings reply on 289-9. The...

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Da Silva, Hodge lead West Indies’ recovery on see-saw day

Da Silva, Hodge lead West Indies’ recovery on see-saw day

West Indies 266 for 8 (Da Silva 79, Hodge 71, Starc 4-68) vs Australia A superb 149-run rearguard stand from Kavem Hodge and Joshua Da Silva pulled West Indies out of the mire after Mitchell Starc blew away their top order in a spell where he claimed his 350th Test match wicket on a day of momentum...

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Shamar Joseph claims five wickets but West Indies crumble with bat

Shamar Joseph claims five wickets but West Indies crumble with bat

Hazlewood cuts through West Indies after Head’s game-changing hundred West Indies 188 and 73 for 6 (McKenzie 26, Hazlewood 4-18, Lyon 1-4) trail Australia 283 (Head 119, Khawaja 45, S Joseph 5-94) by 22 runs Australia couldn’t quite complete a two-day victory in Adelaide, but are unlikely to be detained long in wrapping up a...

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Joseph shrugs off nerves as first-ball dreams come true

Joseph shrugs off nerves as first-ball dreams come true

West Indies debutant told teammates he would get a wicket with his first ball but never dreamt it would be Steve Smith Shamar Joseph might have grown up in a remote Guyanese village that was not connected to the internet or a phone network until long after Steve Smith was crowned world’s best Test batter,...