South Africa vs West Indies: Vernon Philander shines as Proteas close in on victory
South Africa vs West Indies: Vernon Philander shines as Proteas close in on victory

Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings at the close of play on day three of the opening test on Friday.

Clive Lloyd laments lack of preparation games, crammed tours
Clive Lloyd laments lack of preparation games, crammed tours

West Indies chief selector Clive Lloyd has criticised the shortage of warm-up games on the current tour of South Africa, saying modern-day cricket itineraries left little room for player development.

South Africa vs West Indies: Marlon Samuels, Devon Smith confident ahead of Tests
South Africa vs West Indies: Marlon Samuels, Devon Smith confident ahead of Tests

West Indian batsmen Marlon Samuels and Devon Smith both expressed confidence on Friday after the third and final day of the tourists` match against a South African Invitation XI at Willowmoore Park was abandoned without a ball bowled because of rain.

Marlon Samuels eager to take new found confidence into Test series against South Africa
Marlon Samuels eager to take new found confidence into Test series against South Africa

West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels says he has found renewed confidence approaching the start of the first Test match against South Africa that begins Wednesday.

West Indies tour of South Africa: Assad Fudadin in for Darren Bravo
West Indies tour of South Africa: Assad Fudadin in for Darren Bravo

Left-handed batsman Assad Fudadin on Friday was called up to replace Darren Bravo in the West Indies Test squad to tour South Africa.

Players' meeting with WICB, WIPA termed "fruitful"
Players' meeting with WICB, WIPA termed "fruitful"

The West Indies cricketers' meeting to resolve the contracts and pay dispute issue with their players union (WIPA) and the national cricket board (WICB) has turned out to be "cordial, positive and fruitful".

Marlon Samuels maintains he wasn't in favour of India tour pull out
Marlon Samuels maintains he wasn't in favour of India tour pull out

All is not well between West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels with the middle order batsman yet again insisting that he was not a part of the decision to abandon the tour of India, and said he was in favour of solving the problem after finishing the series.

Dwayne Bravo hits back, says Marlon Samuels an "interested party"
Dwayne Bravo hits back, says Marlon Samuels an "interested party"

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has hit back at Marlon Samuels for claiming that he was not part of the ODI team's plan to abandon the troubled tour of India, saying that his team-mate was an "interested party" and spoke "vigorously" during the meetings he attended.

Marlon Samuels wanted to continue tour of India: Reports
Marlon Samuels wanted to continue tour of India: Reports

West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels was not part of the ODI team's plan to abandon the tour of India and he stayed away from most of the players' meetings on the troubled tour, according to media reports here.

Virat Kohli ton seals curtailed series for India
Virat Kohli ton seals curtailed series for India

 Virat Kohli struck a rollicking 127 as India fashioned a 59-run win over the West Indies here on Friday, effectively sealing the ODI series 2-1 after the visitors dramatically pulled out from the remainder of the tour over an acrimonious pay dispute with their board.

2nd ODI: India vs West Indies - Preview
2nd ODI: India vs West Indies - Preview

Still licking their wounds after a sound thrashing in the lung opener, India will have to regroup quickly and plug the loopholes when they take on a determined West Indies in the second cricket one-dayer here on Saturday.

2nd ODI: Ticket sales for the India versus Windies ODI in capital begins
2nd ODI: Ticket sales for the India versus Windies ODI in capital begins

 The ticket sales for the second ODI between India and West Indies commenced here on Thursday with prices ranging between Rs 500 to Rs 8000.

1st ODI: India vs West Indies - Statistical highlights
1st ODI: India vs West Indies - Statistical highlights

 Statistical highlights of the opening ODI between India and West Indies here.

Chat with Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards gave me confidence: Marlon Samuels
Chat with Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards gave me confidence: Marlon Samuels

All-rounder Marlon Samuels, who smashed a match-winning century against India in the first ODI, said a chat with legendary Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards a day before the match gave him confidence and helped him to score his career-best equalling unbeaten 126-run knock here.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni backs his mediocre bowlers, says they did a decent job
Mahendra Singh Dhoni backs his mediocre bowlers, says they did a decent job

Barring Bhuvneshwar Kumar all the Indian bowlers leaked runs in the first ODI against West Indies, but home team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has backed his underfire bowling attack despite crashing to an embarrassing 124-run loss in the series opener here.

1st ODI: MS Dhoni rues batting failure on good pitch
1st ODI: MS Dhoni rues batting failure on good pitch

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday rued his team's batting failure on a good wicket to lose the first one-dayer against the West Indies by 124 runs here but said that the visiting side were a tough team to beat.

1st ODI: Crisis-hit West Indies crush India by 124 runs
1st ODI: Crisis-hit West Indies crush India by 124 runs

West Indies put behind an acrimonious pay dispute with their Board to spank number one ranked India by a huge margin of 124 runs in the first one-dayer to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here on Wednesday.

1st ODI: India vs West Indies - As it happened...
1st ODI: India vs West Indies - As it happened...

Live updates from the first ODI match between India and West Indies being played at Nehru Stadium, Kochi.

Unmukt Chand scores ton, India A beat West Indies by 16 runs
Unmukt Chand scores ton, India A beat West Indies by 16 runs

Wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin's century went in vain as West Indies slumped to a 16-run loss against India A in their second and final warm-up 50-over match ahead of the five-match ODI series against India at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.

Unmukt, Mishra shine as India A crush West Indies in warm-up opener
Unmukt, Mishra shine as India A crush West Indies in warm-up opener

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.