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...

West Indies whitewash South Africa 3-0 in T20I series

West Indies whitewash South Africa 3-0 in T20I series

Their bowlers set it up, a nd their batting, led by a Player-of-the-Match innings from Johnson Charles, formalised an eight-wicket win yesterday in Jamaica as hosts West Indies swept South Africa in a Twenty20 International series for the first time. The 35-year-old St. Lucian opener cracked nine fours and five sixes in the top score of 69 from 26 balls, and the Caribbean side gained a boost of confidence before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup starts next week when they comfortably chased down 164 to clinch the series, exclusively played at Sabina Park, 3-0. Charles, a member of the...

McCoy replaces injured Holder in WI T20 World Cup squad

McCoy replaces injured Holder in WI T20 World Cup squad

Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announces a key update to the West Indies squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Jason Holder has been ruled out of the tournament due to an injury and left-arm fast bowler Obed McCoy has been named as his replacement. While Jason Holder’s absence is notable, CWI is confident that the team remains strong and competitive with the inclusion of McCoy. Holder’s injury, sustained during the County Championship 2024, will require a recovery period, and the team’s medical staff will provide all necessary support to ensure his swift and complete recovery. Dr. The...

West Indies seal T20I series against South Africa

West Indies seal T20I series against South Africa

All-rounder Roston Chase blasted a career-best, unbeaten fifty in a Man-of-the-Match effort, and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie followed up with a box-office spell as the West Indies held their nerve superbly to trounce South Africa by 16 runs and seal the three-match series yesterday. Opting to bat first in the second Twenty20 International at Sabina Park, the home side rattled up an impressive 207 for seven off their 20 overs, with the 32-year-old Chase top scoring with a scintillating 38-ball 67 not out – his maiden half-century in the shortest format. In reply, South Africa raced to 81 without loss...

USA eying upsets at T20 World Cup after beating Bangladesh in T20 series

USA eying upsets at T20 World Cup after beating Bangladesh in T20 series

Fast bowler Ali Khan has said that USA winning the T20I series against Bangladesh was “no fluke”, adding that his side were confident of causing upsets at the T20 World Cup as well. “We [USA] are hungry, and are going to try to eat whoever comes in our way,” Khan said. “This is a time where we can make some changes and adjust. Team looks balanced, and all the guys are hungry. I am sure USA will do some upset [in the T20 World Cup]. “We need to put USA out there on the world cricket map. Sometimes when you...

King and Motie set up opening win for Windies against Proteas

King and Motie set up opening win for Windies against Proteas

ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup co-hosts West Indies drew first blood in their warm-up series against South Africa with a 28-run win on Thursday in Jamaica after Player-of-the-Match batting from their interim captain Brandon King and steady bowling from left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie set them up. King, leading the Caribbean side because fellow Jamaican and regular captain Rovman Powell is involved in the knockout stages of the Indian Premier League, hit six sixes and six fours in an electrifying 79 from 45 balls, and the hosts reached 175 for eight after they were put in to bat in the first...

Bravo joins Afghanistan as bowling consultant for T20 World Cup

Bravo joins Afghanistan as bowling consultant for T20 World Cup

The Afghanistan Cricket Board has appointed former West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo as their bowling consultant for the 2024 T20 World Cup, to be held in the Caribbean and the USA from June 1-29. Afghanistan have already arrived in St Kitts and Nevis and are expected to begin a ten-day preparatory camp, during which Bravo will join the team. Bravo, part of the two-time T20 World Cup-winning West Indies side, retired from international cricket after the 2021 T20 World Cup but continues to play in T20 leagues around the world. Earlier this year, he featured for eventual champions MI Emirates...

King to lead West Indies team for South Africa T20 series in Jamaica

King to lead West Indies team for South Africa T20 series in Jamaica

The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel has announced the squad for the upcoming T20 International (T20I) Series against South Africa. This significant series, preceding the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, starts on Thursday, 23 May, at the iconic Sabina Park. The squad has been gearing up for this exciting and highly anticipated series with a training camp held at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. The Selection Panel has confirmed that Brandon King will be the interim Captain for this series and Roston Chase as the interim Vice-Captain. King was set to lead the West Indies A-Team on the...

T20 World Cup: West Indies to play warm-up against Australia

T20 World Cup: West Indies to play warm-up against Australia

-Trinidad, USA venues selected only ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup organisers have unveiled the schedule for the official warm-up matches leading into the tournament – and only venues in Trinidad and the United States will stage them. The 16-match schedule announced on Wednesday by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the world organising body for the sport, showed the matches will be split equally between venues in Trinidad and the United States. Queen’s Park Oval and Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad will stage matches, and the three approved international venues in the United States, Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill...

Holder falls in love with sport again during England county stint

Holder falls in love with sport again during England county stint

West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder said his five-match spell with Worcestershire in the English County Championship has sparked his love for the sport again. The 32-year-old Barbadian said he enjoyed his spell with the club and will consider returning to New Road for another stint in the future – but he was excited about returning to England with West Indies for their three-Test series after trying to help the Caribbean side win the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup to be staged next month in the Caribbean and the United States. “It has been unbelievable, a hell of an experience,” Holder...