West Indies captain Jason Holder praised his team`s effort in the do-or-die clash against United Arab Emirates on Sunday and will next look to target the batting of likely World Cup quarter-final opponents New Zealand in Wellington next week.
Twice world champions West Indies temporarily revived memories of their glory days when their opening bowlers swept aside the Pakistan top order to set up a 150-run victory in the World Cup Pool B match in Christchurch on Saturday.
Pakistan suffered their second consecutive loss as they were handed a crushing 150-run defeat by the West Indies who rode on Andre Russell's all-round show in a completely one-sided cricket World Cup match here on Saturday.
After Friday's record breaking New Zealand-England clash, it's the turn of Pakistan and West Indies players to keep the trend alive, with Australia's chance of thrashing seemed to have washed out thanks to cyclone Marcia.
Faf du Plessis completed his fourth Test century and was dismissed immediately afterwards on a rain-hit second morning of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies at St George`s Park on Saturday.
Barbados all-rounder Jason Holder was named as the new captain of the West Indies one-day squad on Saturday, taking over from Dwayne Bravo who has been axed after his high-profile role in October`s India tour fiasco.
India relied on their bowlers to stage a remarkable recovery scripting a comfortable 48-run win in the second cricket One-day international against the West Indies to level the five-match series 1-1, here on Saturday.
Veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra and talented youngster Unmukt Chand put up impressive performances as India A made short work of the touring West Indies side in the first of the two warm-up one dayers here on Friday.
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.
Riding on his two match-winning knocks against Bangladesh in the second Test, West Indies' veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul leapfrogged Angelo Mathews and David Warner to be positioned third in the latest ICC Test rankings released Wednesday.
Spinner Sulieman Benn took five wickets and Jerome Taylor reached the milestone of 100 Test wickets as Bangladesh crumbled to a 296-run defeat late on the fourth day of the second and final Test against the West Indies at the Beausejour Stadium on Tuesday.