Chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd said the West Indies are desperately missing the spin heroics of game-changer Sunil Narine to strengthen their campaign in the cricket World Cup underway in New Zealand and Australia.
Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said that the Indian cricket team is doing well because so far it has been a "batsman's World Cup" and they will continue to be a "big threat" when batting first.
West Indies great Vivian Richards has called Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side a "powerful force" but still feels that India will have trouble defending their cricket World Cup title due to their "inconsistent" bowling.
Cricketers and books may not be best buddies but the West Indies team does have a lot of avid readers, including current captain Jason Holder, and their favourite book is Nelson Mandela's autobiography.
Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne was on Thursday ruled out of the remainder of the cricket World Cup after suffering an injury to his little finger during the team's practice session ahead of Sunday's crucial tie against Australia.
Not too impressed with Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour towards a journalist recently, former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and V V S Laxman on Thursday called on the star batsman to resolve the row amicably with the concerned scribe.
Renowned British author and a former MP Jeffrey Archer on Wednesday said the current Indian cricket team puzzles him and compared the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side with Bollywood superstars, who according to him are famous for their inconsistencies in giving hit films.