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Look out for Shian Brathwaite

Look out for Shian Brathwaite

Keep your eyes and ears out for another Brathwaite who is making a name for himself. And like two other Brathwaites, all of whom are unrelated, he is also from Combermere School. Over the last decade, Kraigg Brathwaite and Carlos Brathwaite gradually improved their game and have now become well known to the average cricket […]

Major fillip

Major fillip

Barbados’ cricket and its tourism product are set to receive a simultaneous boost next year. The island will host a festival of English cricket in 2018 with both the North-South Series and the MCC’s Champion County Match against Essex to break new ground in the Caribbean. The North-South Series, which was launched in Dubai and […]

Law putting right pieces together

Law putting right pieces together

West Indies coach Stuart Law has challenged his one-day squad to use the remainder of the series against England to prove they should be part of the team who will now need to contest the qualifying tournament next year to reach the 2019 World Cup. Defeat at Old Trafford in the opening match of the […]

Windies wasting 22 yards

Windies wasting 22 yards

Much has been made of the return of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels to West Indies’ one-day side but, while they give the batting line-up a stronger appearance, there is one aspect in which they don’t improve the team: running between the wickets. Neither of them is keen to put his body on the line […]

Round two

Round two

NOTTINGHAM, England – Seamer Kesrick Williams has underscored the importance of taking England out of their natural game as West Indies look to square the five-match series in the second One-Day International at Trent Bridge tomorrow morning. The Windies under-performed in all departments in Tuesday’s opening game at Old Trafford, crashing to a seven-wicket defeat […]

Hopes dashed

Hopes dashed

Jonny Bairstow hammered a maiden century today as England won their first ODI since their defeat to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals and ended West Indies hopes of qualifying automatically for the 2019 World Cup. Bairstow (100 not out from 97 balls) justified his selection ahead of Jason Roy at the top of […]

Gibson’s historic assignment

Gibson’s historic assignment

Former West Indies coach Ottis Gibson is aware that his new job as South Africa coach inherently comes with a lot of pressure, not least of all from being the first black coach of the once apartheid-divided nation. Gibson, the former West Indies all-rounder, is all too aware of the racial lines that in the […]

Mission impossible?

Mission impossible?

MANCHESTER, England – Unpredictable West Indies face the improbable task of whitewashing favourites England in their five-match One-Day International series starting tomorrow, as they chase a quickly dissipating dream of direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup. The Caribbean side’s recent poor form has seen them plunge to number nine in the ICC ODI rankings, […]

Round Two

Round Two

CHESTER-LE-STREET, England – Star-studded West Indies will face nemeses England for the first time in a Twenty20 International since the dramatic T20 World Cup final 17 months ago, when the two teams clash in a highly anticipated one-off match tomorrow. The reigning World champions boast the likes of superstars Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels […]

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