Cricket

Jason Holder appointed Windies ODI captain

HOLDER… highly regarded in his native Barbados and the wider Caribbean as possessing an astute cricketing mind and desirable
leadership qualities

ST JOHN'S, Antigua - The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) yesterday announced that all-rounder Jason Holder has been appointed West Indies One Day International captain. The 23-year-old Holder takes over from Dwayne Bravo. The WICB thanked Bravo for his service to West Indies cricket in the capaci ... Read More

South African bowler Dale Steyn
(left) celebrates the wicket of West
Indies batsman Shivnarine
Chanderpaul (foreground) during
the fourth day of the first Test
match at SuperSport Park in
Centurion, yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP Windies capitulate to heavy defeat
CENTURION, South Africa (CMC) — West Indies suffered their heaviest ever defeat in South Afric ... Read More

West Indies bowler Kemar Roach unsuccesfully
appeals for the wicket of South African batsman
AB De Villiers (background) during the first day of
the first Test match at the Supersport Park in
Centurion, South Africa. (PHOTO: AFP) Peters, Cummins in mix to replace injured Roach
CENTURION, South Africa (CMC) -- Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters or fast bowler Miguel Cummins could b ... Read More

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom — England’s Eoin Morgan catches Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Kulasekara during the fifth One-Day
International at Old Trafford.(Photo: AFP) Eoin Morgan replaces Cook as England ODI skipper
LONDON, England (AFP) — Eoin Morgan has replaced the out-of-form Alastair Cook as England's Wo ... Read More

Deonarine replaces Fudadin in Test squad

Sunday, December 21, 2014    

Deonarine...to replace Fudadin in second Test

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) - In-form Guyana left-hander Narsingh Deonarine has been named to replace fellow countryman Assad Fudadin on the West Indies tour of South Africa. Fudadin, also a left-hander, fractured a finger during warm-ups on the opening day of the first Test at Centurion last Wednesday and was ruled out of the series. He was forced to undergo surgery that same day. Deonarine has been rewarded for his good form in the early rounds of the WICB Professional Cricket League where he ... Read More

South African 'keeper in race against time to be fit for World Cup

Sunday, December 21, 2014    

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh — South
African cricketer Wayne Parnell (left),
celebrates with teammate Quinton de Kock the
dismissal of England's Moeen Ali during their ICC
Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match.

CENTURION, South Africa (AFP) -- Quinton de Kock, South Africa's rising wicketkeeping star, faces a battle to be fit for the 2015 World Cup after being ruled out of the remaining Test and limited overs matches against the West Indies. De Kock injured his left ankle while warming up before play on the third day of the first Test. A scan revealed a torn ligament. Team manager and doctor Mohammed Moosajee said the recovery period could be between six and 12 weeks. "In terms of the World Cup, our ... Read More

Australia grab 2-0 series lead over India

Sunday, December 21, 2014    

Australia’s Shane Watson (third left) walks off the field as paceman Ishant
Sharma (third right) celebrates his dismissal with teammates on the fourth
day of the second cricket Test match against India at Gabba in Brisbane,
yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) — Mitchell Johnson inspired Australia to a four-wicket win over India to take a 2-0 series lead with a day to spare in the second Gabba Test yesterday. The ICC Cricketer of the Year condemned India to defeat with a hostile spell of three for 10 in the space of 11 balls, ripping the heart out of the tourists' top order in the morning session. Johnson snared four wickets for 61 off 17.3 overs as Australia dismissed India for 224 and were left needing 128 runs for ... Read More

Wasteful Windies batsmen must do better, says Johnson

Saturday, December 20, 2014    

West Indies batsman Leon Johnson plays a shot against South Africa during the third day of the first Test match at SuperSport Park in Centurion yesterday.
(PHOTO: AFP)

CENTURION, South Africa (CMC) — Rookie left-hander Leon Johnson yesterday lamented the West Indies' wastefulness, after their batsmen wasted good starts to be knocked over cheaply on the third day of the opening Test against South Africa. The top five batsmen all passed 20 but none managed to convert their innings into a major score as West Indies tumbled for 201 in their first innings, in reply to South Africa's mammoth 552 for five declared. Following on by 351 runs, the tourists battl ... Read More

Defeat Looms!

Saturday, December 20, 2014    

Stumps fly as South African bowler Morne Merkel (right) takes the wicket of West Indies batsman Sheldon Cottrell during the third day of the first Test match at
SuperSport Park in Centurion yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

CENTURION, South Africa (AFP) — Vernon Philander was the main destroyer as the West Indian batting crumbled on the third day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park yesterday. Philander took four for 29 as the West Indies were bowled out for 201 and forced to follow on, 351 runs behind South Africa's first innings total of 552 for five declared. Philander struck again early in the second innings when he dismissed Devon Smith for the second time in the day. West Indies w ... Read More

Windies relying on openers to lead fightback

Friday, December 19, 2014    

BRAITHWAITE

CENTURION, South Africa (CMC) — West Indies assistant manager Andre Coley says his openers will need to occupy the crease for a considerable period in mounting a serious fightback against South Africa when the first Test enters its third day today. Coley is banking on a solid start from openers Kraigg Braithwaite and Devon Smith to help turn things around for the visitors after two miserable days in the field. A double century from captain Hashim Amla and centuries from AB de Villiers an ... Read More

Dwayne Smith pulls out, again

Friday, December 19, 2014    

Dwayne Smith

The aggressive Barbadian batsman was Sydney Sixers' big signing for the season, but his absence is a major blow to their batting order. Smith was signed by Perth Scorchers last season, but failed to make his scheduled flight to Australia for personal reasons. "While we were aware of Dwayne's personal issues we received assurances from his management that he would be available for this season with the Sixers," said the club's general manager Dom Remond. "Unfortunately, Dwayne has had a relapse ... Read More

Shoulder injury forces Badree out of Big Bash

Friday, December 19, 2014    

Samuel Badree

BRISBANE, Australia (CMC) -- West Indies legspinner Samuel Badree has been ruled out of the Big Bash League due to a shoulder injury. The Trinidad and Tobago cricketer, who will undergo surgery, was set to turn out for Brisbane Heat in the Australian Twenty20 league, which began yesterday. "It is very unfortunate for Samuel, who was looking forward to playing in the BBL with us and would have been an exciting player to watch for our fans," said Heat general manager Andrew Blucher. "We wish hi ... Read More

Amla, de Villiers blast tons as South Africa floor impotent Windies

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

West Indies cricketer Kemar Roach (right) delivers a ball to South Africa's AB de Villiers on
day one of the first Test match at Supersport Park in Centurion, South Africa, yesterday.

CENTURION, South Africa (CMC) — Unbeaten centuries from AB de Villiers and captain Hashim Amla squashed a brief flicker of resistance from West Indies, as South Africa dominated the opening day of the first Test here yesterday. Asked to bat in bowler friendly conditions at SuperSport Park, South Africa slumped to 57 for three just after the first hour, but recovered through the brilliance of de Villiers and Amla, who dominated the last two sessions to propel the hosts to 340 for three at ... Read More

Nervous wait

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

ROACH... sustained an
injury to his right ankle
(OBSERVER FILE PHOTO)

CENTURION, South Africa (CMC) -- West Indies have been left sweating on the fitness of front-line fast bowler Kemar Roach after he pulled up with an ankle injury during the first day of the opening Test against South Africa here yesterday. The 26-year-old sustained an injury to his right ankle while running into bowl his 16th over, in the evening session with the hosts in command at SuperSport Park here. Roach was treated on the field by physio CJ Clark and then taken to a medical facility in ... Read More



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