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West Indies announce 30-man probable squad for 2015 World Cup, Ravi Rampaul excluded
West Indies announce 30-man probable squad for 2015 World Cup, Ravi Rampaul excluded

Ravi Rampaul has been left out of the WI squad for the WC  West Indies have announced their 30-man probable squad for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, starting in February. Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul has not been named in the squad. He was part of the squad that withdrew mid-way through their tour of India in October. He had also not found a place in the Test squad that is set to take on South Africa in a three-

Dec 9 2014
Ravi Rampaul: Team spirit key to Barbados Tridents success in CLT20
Ravi Rampaul: Team spirit key to Barbados Tridents success in CLT20

Ravi Rampaul Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 12 (IANS/CMC) Seasoned international seamer Ravi Rampaul says Barbados Tridents will look to draw on their great team spirit when they launch their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 starting next week in India. Rampaul on Thursday said the strength of the squad was the unity which existed among their ranks and believes that despite the nature of the opposition in the tournament, the Tridents s

Sep 12 2014
CPL 2014: Jamaica Tallawahs defy Shoaib Malik, Ravi Rampaul to win again
CPL 2014: Jamaica Tallawahs defy Shoaib Malik, Ravi Rampaul to win again

Ravi Rampaul’s heroics with the ball went in vain Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 4 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica Tallawahs overcame a destructive spell from Ravi Rampaul followed by a thrilling, unbeaten half-century from Shoaib Malik to prevail over Barbados Tridents by 19 runs in the Caribbean Premier League on Sunday. Rampaul grabbed 4 for18 from his allotted four overs and fellow Trinidadian Rayad Emrit captured 3 for 35 from his four overs, a

Aug 4 2014
Chris Gayle admits he got 'carried away' after a stunning start against Kings X1 Punjab
Chris Gayle admits he got 'carried away' after a stunning start against Kings X1 Punjab

Chris Gayle When the West Indian big hitter Chris Gayle walked out, representing Royal Challengers Bangalore after a lengthy injury lay-off, to bat in his first match of the season against Kings X1 Punjab, the excitement among the fans both in the stadium and around the world was palpable. Much to their disappointment, it did not last for too long. Gayle took Glenn Maxwell to the cleaners in the very first over of the match, hitting two fours

Apr 29 2014
Conditions key to Windies' success: Ravi Rampaul
Conditions key to Windies' success: Ravi Rampaul

Dhaka, March 21 (IANS/CMC) West Indies pacer Ravi Rampaul believes smart usage of the conditions will be key to their success in defending the ICC World Twenty20 title. “The key is knowing the conditions, the kind of wickets you’re going to bowl on and the right variations you’re going to execute on the wicket. That will be the main thing,” the experienced seamer said. “The conditions here are basically the same.

Windies ready for World T20 title defence: Sammy
Windies ready for World T20 title defence: Sammy

Bridgetown (Barbados), March 15 (IANS/CMC) Captain Darren Sammy believes that the West Indies team that will defend the World Twenty20 cricket title in Bangladesh later this month is much better equipped than the one which lifted the trophy two years ago in Sri Lanka. Speaking here Friday hours before the squad’s departure, Sammy said his charges were now more experienced, confident and better able to deal with the pressure of internatio

Mar 15 2014
Joe Root injured, flies back home
Joe Root injured, flies back home

London, March 7 (IANS) England batsman Joe Root flew back to England after fracturing his thumb and is highly doubtful for the World T20 in Bangladesh from March 16-April 6. Root broke his right thumb during his century in the third and last One-Day International (ODI) against West Indies in Antigua Wednesday. Root, 23, will see a specialist in either London or Leeds over the next few days in the hope that some kind of quick fix can be mounte

Mar 7 2014
Root-Butler stand takes England to 303 for six
Root-Butler stand takes England to 303 for six

North Sound (Antigua), March 5 (IANS) Put in to bat, England recovered to score a defendable 303 for six in their 50 overs in the third and decisive One-Day International (ODI) against West Indies here at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium Wednesday. After losing the first two wickets for 37 runs and a third at 115 after a short rain interruption, England’s innings was revived by a 122-ball century (107, 7×4) by Joe Root and his 176-ru

Mar 6 2014
Bopara-Broad stand carries England to victory
Bopara-Broad stand carries England to victory

St. John’s (Antigua), March 3 (IANS/CMC) A decisive eighth-wicket partnership between Ravi Bopara and Stuart Broad has steered England to a three-wicket victory and to square the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here. The victory sets up a final and deciding match of the series, ahead of the three Twenty20 Internationals between the teams in Barbados, reported CMC. Bop

Mar 3 2014
Gayle included in Windies squad to play Ireland
Gayle included in Windies squad to play Ireland

St. John’s (Antingua), Feb 14 (IANS/CMC) Three of the West Indies’ leading cricketers, Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels, have been recalled to the side for the ODI and Twenty20 matches against Ireland starting next week. Gayle returns to the West Indies set-up after missing the New Zealand tour due to a hamstring injury, reports CMC. Sammy and Samuels also made comebacks to both squads after recovering from injuries w

Feb 16 2014
Stats: Worst career economy rate in T20 Internationals
Stats: Worst career economy rate in T20 Internationals

Jacob Oram heads the list of players having the worst economy rates in T20 Internationals. Only players who have bowled 50 overs or more in T20 Internationals are taken into consideration. Yusuf Pathan is the only Indian in the top 10 which features 3 bowlers from the West Indies and 2 bowlers from England.

Feb 2 2014
Gayle, Pollard included in Windies' provisional World T20 squad
Gayle, Pollard included in Windies' provisional World T20 squad

St. John’s, Jan 19 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has included Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard in a provisional 30-member squad for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh March-April. Both players missed out on the recent series against India and New Zealand. Gayle suffered a hamstring tear in India in November and Pollard was ruled out of the tour with a knee injury. Also named in the provisional list of players are Darren Sa

Jan 19 2014
Gibson expects better from Windies against Ireland and England
Gibson expects better from Windies against Ireland and England

Wellington, Jan 17 (IANS/CMC) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson says he believes his team will fare better at home against Ireland and England after disappointing tours to India and New Zealand. England will play three Twenty20s and three One-day Internationals in Antigua and Barbados from late February into March. Ireland will take on the West Indies in A limited-overs series – two T20 internationals and an ODI – in March following

Jan 17 2014
Injury rules out Windies T20 skipper Sammy
Injury rules out Windies T20 skipper Sammy

Hamilton (New Zealand), Jan 7 (IANS/CMC) A hamstring injury has ruled West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy out of the two-match T20 series against New Zealand Jan 11 (Auckland) and 15 (Wellington). Sammy suffered his injury when he was running around on a damp outfield in Queenstown before the third One-Day International (ODI) Jan 1. His place has been taken by left-arm spinner Nikita Miller. “Darren is undergoing treatment and sho

Jan 7 2014
Windies were caught 'off guard' says ODI captain Bravo
Windies were caught 'off guard' says ODI captain Bravo

Queenstown (New Zealand), Jan 2 (IANS/CMC) West Indies’ captain Dwayne Bravo says his players were caught “off guard” by the New Zealand batting assault in the third One Day International (ODI) Wednesday. New Zealand steamrolled over the West Indies to win the one-sided encounter by 159 runs and level the five-match series one-game each, reports CMC. The third ODI, was on the verge of being called off due to the weather, but

Jan 2 2014
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