West Indies Cricket
West Indies cricket team holds a very important place in the hearts of almost every cricket fan.
There were a few teams who dominated the game specifically in the 1980s and 1970s. That era records the remarkable performance of all the world-class WI cricket players.
History Of West Indies National Cricket Team
In the year 1975, the WI cricket team participated in the inaugural World Cup. They became the first team to win back-to-back World Cups in 1975 and 1979. Also, they are among the few teams to win the Champions Trophy, World T20, and the World Cup.
Throughout their history, the cricket players of the West Indies have acquired an important place in the international area.
West Indies Squad
|Nkrumah Bonner||31||All-rounder||Right Handed|
|Jason Holder||29||All-rounder||Right Handed|
|Kraigg Brathwaite||28||Opening Batsman||Right Handed|
|Rahkeem Cornwall||27||Bowler||Right Arm Off-Spin|
|Chemar Holder||22||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam|
|Roston Chase||28||Middle Order Batsman||Right Handed|
|Alzarri Joseph||24||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam|
|Sharmarh Brooks||32||Batsman||Right Handed|
|Shai Hope||27||Batsman||Right Handed|
|Kemar Roach||32||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam|
|Shane Dowrich||29||Wicket Keeper||Right Handed|
|Jermaine Blackwood||29||Batsman||Right Handed|
- Brian Lara
- Chris Gayle
Cricket West Indies
CWI or Cricket West Indies regulates cricket in the West Indies. Previously, it was known as the WICB or West Indies Cricket Board. The board was formed in the early 1930s and their name was changed to the West Indies Cricket Board in the year 1996.
In November 2015, the Board renamed itself as Cricket West Indies. Over the last few years, they have undergone a very tough time with various players selecting stints in the domestic T20 leagues.
Coach And Captain
- One Day captain: Kieron Pollard
- Test captain: Jason Holder
- T20I captain: Kieron Pollard
- Coach: Phil Simmons
Interesting Facts About The Team
- The list of the West Indies cricket players includes some of the great players such as Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Brian Lara, Viv Richards, Malcolm Marshall, and Sir Garry Sobers.
- Brian Lara is the holder of national records for most of the runs in ODIs and Tests. He is the only West Indies player to have over 10,000 runs in the format. He is also considered to be the 7th best batsman in the history of the game.
- Shivnarine Chanderpaul holds the national record for most of the test caps, whereas, Brian Lara holds the ODI record. In terms of most of the wins as captain. Clive Lloyd has the test records whereas Sir Viv Richards is the holder of the ODI record.
- Courtney Walsh possesses a monopoly of the bowling records as he is the leading wicket-taker for West Indies in ODIs and Tests. Along with Malcolm Marshall and Curtly Ambrose, he holds the records for most 5 wicket hauls.
- On the 19th of October, 2006, Jerome Taylor made an ODI hat trick performance at Mumbai. This match (ICC Champions Trophy) was played against Australia.
- Kemar Roach is known to be the 6th bowler to achieve a World Cup hat trick at the ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup against the Netherlands.
|2004||1||ICC Champions Trophy|
|2012, 2016||2||ICC T20 World Cup|
|1975, 1979||2||Cricket World Cup|
West Indies Cricket Team Roster, 2020
Ireland tour of West Indies
7th of January: West Indies vs Ireland (1st ODI) in Barbados
9th of January: West Indies vs Ireland (2nd ODI) in Barbados
12th of January: West Indies vs Ireland (3rd ODI) in Grenada
15th of January: West Indies vs Ireland (1st T20I) in Grenada
18th of January: West Indies vs Ireland (2nd T20I) in St. Kitts
19th of January: West Indies vs Ireland (3rd T20I) in St. Kitts
West Indies tour of Sri Lanka
February: West Indies vs Sri Lanka (3 ODIs and 2 T20Is)
West Indies tour of England – h3
4th to 8th of June: England vs West Indies (1st Test) in London
12th to 16th of June: England vs West Indies (2nd Test) in Birmingham
25th to 29th of June: England vs West Indies (3rd Test) in London
West Indies tour of Netherlands
July: West Indies vs Netherlands (3 ODIs)
New Zealand tour of West Indies – h3
8th of July: West Indies vs New Zealand (1st ODI) in Antigua
10th of July: West Indies vs New Zealand (2nd ODI) in Antigua
13th of July: West Indies vs New Zealand (3rd ODI) in Dominica
15th of July: West Indies vs New Zealand (1st T20I) in Dominica
18th of July: West Indies vs New Zealand (2nd T20I) in Guyana
19th of July: West Indies vs New Zealand (3rd T20I) in Guyana
South Africa tour of West Indies
South Africa vs West Indies
23rd to 27th of July: West Indies vs South Africa (1st Test) in Trinidad
31st of July to 4th of August: West Indies vs South Africa (2nd Test) in St Lucia
8th of August: West Indies vs South Africa (1st T20I) in Florida
9th of August: West Indies vs South Africa (2nd T20I) in Florida
12th of August: West Indies vs South Africa (3rd T20I) in Jamaica
15th of August: West Indies vs South Africa (4th T20I) in Jamaica
16th of August: West Indies vs South Africa (5th T20I) in Jamaica
West Indies tour of Australia
October: West Indies vs Australia (3 T20Is)
ICC T20 World Cup – h3
25th of October: New Zealand vs West Indies (16th Match) in Melbourne
28th of October: Australia vs West Indies (21st Match) in Perth
30th of October: TBC vs West Indies (25th Match) in Perth
3rd of November: Pakistan vs West Indies (32nd Match) in Adelaide
7th of November: West Indies vs TBC (40th Match) in Melbourne
West Indies tour of New Zealand
December: West Indies vs New Zealand (3 Tests under the ICC World Test Championship)
Fan Following Of The Team
A large part of the population show interest in watching and attending their matches whenever an international cricket game is scheduled in the country.