Opener Devon Smith says batting out the entire last day to save the first Test has further strengthened the West Indies’ self belief that they can compete against England in the ongoing three-Test series.
England worked themselves into a winning position despite strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves has described the West Indies Test side as "mediocre", adding there will be "some enquires" if England do not win the upcoming series in the Caribbean.
Opening batsman Johnson Charles says there is a growing sense of self-belief in the West Indies dressing room as the regional side trains its sight on the big quarter-final against joint hosts New Zealand.
West Indies captain Jason Holder expects Chris Gayle to be available for Saturday’s quarterfinal clash against New Zealand despite the talismanic opener missing the final Pool B game against the United Arab Emirates due to injury.
Riding high after demolishing Pakistan in their last encounter, an unpredictable West Indies eye another big win against perceived minnows Zimbabwe in their third pool B match of the cricket World Cup, here on Tuesday.
Darren Bravo will miss West Indies` third World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Canberra on Tuesday and remains in doubt for Friday`s match against South Africa with a low-grade hamstring tear, the team said on Monday.
As if being forced off with a painful hamstring injury and getting hit on the head during the West Indies` World Cup win over Pakistan weren`t bad enough for Darren Bravo, the batsman also found himself reprimanded for swearing.
Legendary fast bowler Michael Holding has chosen to empathise with the West Indies players for deciding to return home abruptly over a pay dispute while slamming the Caribbean cricket board for the sport's constant downfall in the region.