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.
West Indian fast bowler Jerome Taylor today said the upcoming series against India would give him an opportunity to prove himself and help his career. "This might be a good series for me. If I give a good account of myself against one of the top ranking teams like India, that would actually boost my confidence and would help my career move forward," Taylor said in a media interaction.
West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day's play in the second Test against Bangladesh in St. Lucia.
Sulieman Benn claimed five wickets and Darren Bravo snared five catches as the West Indies routed Bangladesh for just 182 to take a 302-run first innings lead at stumps on the third day at Arnos Vale Stadium in St Vincent.
West Indies tightened their grip on the first Test against Bangladesh reducing the visitors to 105 for four, in reply to their first innings 484 for seven at tea on the third day at Arnos Vale Stadium on Sunday.
Debutant spinner Taijul Islam completed a five-wicket haul but veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul was left unbeaten on 85 as the West Indies declared at 484 for seven before lunch on the third day of the first Test against Bangladesh in St Vincent on Sunday.
Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo both scored centuries in a record-breaking third wicket partnership as West Indies crushed Bangladesh in Basseterre, Saint Kitts, on Monday to wrap-up a 3-0 one-day series win.
West Indies off spinner Sunil Narine has cautioned against taking Bangladesh lightly following his side`s crushing 177-run victory in the second One-Day International (ODI) here at the National Stadium.
Darren Bravo smashed a six off the final delivery of the game to lift Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to a sensational four-wicket victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors, in a thrilling encounter of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) here.
Andre Fletcher`s second half-century in as many days paired with Sheldon Cottrell`s incisive three-wicket burst, propelled West Indies to a 39-run victory over New Zealand and a share of the two-match Twenty20 series here Sunday.
Centuries by Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo put West Indies in control at 310 for five in reply to New Zealand`s first innings total of 221 at stumps on the second day of the second Test at Queen`s Park Oval on Tuesday.
The West Indies are hoping to take advantage of an exhausted New Zealand attack in the second Test starting Wednesday after the home side`s bowlers sent down more than 200 overs without a break in the series opener.
The West Indies have got a great escape in the first Test against New Zealand with the help of some rain showers as the hosts just needed 33 more runs to win after being set a target of 112 in the fourth innings, and the match being forced to end in a draw.