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Gabriel, Cummins warm up with impressive efforts
Fast bowlers shine as West Indians build on a solid batting show in the first innings

West Indies defend 182 comfortably to complete whitewash
Stafanie Taylor shows value with bat and ball, yet again

Hope, Chase, Brathwaite tune up with fifties
West Indies kicked off their tour of Zimbabwe with a solid batting performance, putting up 301 for 6 on the first day of their warm-up match in Bulawayo

Jacobs six-for makes short work of Sri Lanka A in emphatic win
The legspinner ran through the Sri Lanka A line-up to help West Indies wrap up a victory by an innings and 13 runs

Rampaul makes Derbyshire switch for 2018
Ravi Rampaul, the former West Indies quick, has signed for Derbyshire on a three-year contract

Spinners fire again to help West Indies wrap up series
Afy Fletcher, Anisa Mohammed, and Stafanie Taylor claimed combined figures of 29-3-71-7 to slice through Sri Lanka's batting line-up, after which West Indies chased down the target in 39.4 overs

Roach, Gabriel want West Indies to build on Leeds gains
The fast bowlers praised West Indies' spirit and recognised the need to alter their lengths on the slower, drier pitches in Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka A stumble around Dhananjaya de Silva ton
The visiting captain strokes 104 out off a total of 201 for 7

Zimbabwe to host World Cup qualifier in March 2018
The tournament will begin in March 2018, where ten teams play for the two spots left for the 2019 World Cup

Ambris century powers hosts to 364
Rain cut short the hosts' progress in Jamaica

Shakib inducted into MCC's World Cricket Committee
Suzie Bates, Ian Bishop and Kumar Dharmasena are the three other new members of the committee, which will now be chaired by Mike Gatting

West Indies spinners set up win in low-scoring match
Hayley Matthews, Afy Fletcher and Stafanie Taylor led the charge for West Indies as Sri Lanka collapsed from 63 for 1 to 136 all out

Ambris, Vishaul Singh give WI A solid foundation
Dearth of wickets for Sri Lanka A on a day when eight players had a bowl

What ails West Indies women in one-day cricket?
ODI cricket has been a tough stage of late for the women from the Caribbean. Two senior players tell us why that may be

Selman, Connell return to West Indies women squad
The two fast bowlers, who suffered injuries during the Women's World Cup in England, are back in the squad that will face Sri Lanka in three ODIs on October 11, 13 and 15 in Trinidad

West Indies looking for consistent batsmen and really fast bowlers
Spanning ten rounds, the Regional Four-Day Championship will have six regional franchises playing each other home and away, and West Indies' selectors are on the look out for talent

Gayle 'committed to West Indies cause' - Law
Stuart Law has suggested West Indies could show leniency in their selection policy towards senior players such as Chris Gayle because of the experience they bring

West Indies name unchanged squad for Zimbabwe tour
The selectors have gone with continuity, which means the likes of Kyle Hope and Shane Dowrich keep their places despite enduring a difficult time in England

Sammy, Pollard to lead teams in fundraiser for hurricane victims
A Caribbean Select XI will take on a Trinidad team on October 14 to help raise money for victims of the hurricanes that ravaged the Caribbean islands in September

Zimbabwe to host West Indies for two Tests in October
Zimbabwe likely to be strengthened by the inclusion of Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis for series starting October 21

Bairstow hundred sets up stroll to 4-0
Jonny Bairstow made his second century of the Royal London series to help England to a resounding victory over West Indies

Pride prime motivator in overshadowed finale
West Indies will be without Jason Holder and Evin Lewis as they seek to end their tour of England with a victory

Lewis, Joseph denied by England's late DLS dash
A late ram-raid of a sixth-wicket partnership between Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali enabled England to overcome a sensational innings from Evin Lewis and a maiden five-wicket all by Alzarri Joseph to claim the one-day series

Need to pace innings better - Law
Stuart Law has called on West Indies' batsmen to focus on getting their tempo right as he looks for improvements in the 50-over format

West Indies' chance to exploit rocked England
The fourth ODI is unlikely to be the major talking point at The Oval, but West Indies must win to give themselves something to play for at the end of the tour

Plunkett the game-squeezer takes pleasure in ruining the crowd's fun
In a run-laden ODI at Bristol, Liam Plunkett's figures stood out from the carnage - a career-best haul of 5 for 52 in 8.1 match-sealing overs

'I just had a slog and everything came off' - Moeen
Moeen Ali played down his record-breaking 53-ball hundred, but said that the confidence he has gleaned in the course of a phenomenal summer in international cricket allowed him to trust his instincts

Moeen's 53-ball onslaught sets up crushing England win
Moeen Ali produced one of the most breathtaking batting assaults in international history, a 53-ball hundred that included an incredible eight sixes in the space of 14 balls, as England withstood a withering riposte from the mighty Chris Gayle to seal an

Gayle fit as West Indies look for late-tour lift
England can take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the one-day series with victory at Bristol with fingers crossed that the weather allows a full match

Windies CEO still upbeat about World Cup qualification
Focus on white-ball needs as team builds towards qualification tournament in 2018

Law wants 'settled' team for World Cup qualifier
West Indies coach Stuart Law wants his players to focus on learning their roles in ODI cricket, ahead of next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup

Trent Bridge called off after just 2.2 overs
The second ODI at Trent Bridge was abandoned after just 2.2 overs when the rain refused to move away from Nottingham

Barbados named as venue for English season curtain-raisers
Both the North-South Series and the MCC's Champion County Match against Essex will be staged in Barbados next March

Root relieved to make amends for Gayle drop
Joe Root was grateful for the chance to redeem himself in spectacular style to prevent the West Indies opener from doing too much damage

England hold the aces but weather is the concern
England's comfortable victory in the first match ended West Indies' hopes of automatic World Cup qualification and they must lift themselves to stay in the series

Kraigg Brathwaite cleared to bowl in international cricket
ICC has cleared the part-time offspinner's action following independent assessment at the Loughborough testing centre

Cottrell, Thomas picked in West Indies A squad
Shamarh Brooks will lead the 13-member squad against Sri Lanka A for the first two four-day games

Sri Lanka secure World Cup berth after Windies defeat
It has looked likely for quite some time, but defeat at Old Trafford confirmed that West Indies will have to progress through next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup

Bairstow's maiden century sends WI into World Cup qualifiers
It has looked likely for quite some time, but defeat at Old Trafford confirmed that West Indies will have to progress through next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup

Bairstow to open as Windies big guns return
The return of some of West Indies' biggest stars, and the need for both teams to build towards the 2019 World Cup, adds intrigue to a five-match ODI series

Kent, Hampshire invited for WI Regional Super50
It would be the second year in a row that Kent have taken part in the Caribbean's domestic one-day competition

Durham begin investigation after spectator suffers broken leg
Three spectators suffered injuries, and a further 200 had to be moved to another part of the ground, following the partial collapse of a temporary stand at the Emirates Riverside during the T20I between England and West Indies

Gayle and Lewis set the agenda as West Indies outmuscle England
Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis set the agenda as West Indies withstood a chilly autumnal evening, and a spirited England fightback, to seal victory by 21 runs at Chester-le-Street

Sammy denies giving CWI president Cameron the snub
Sammy told ESPNcricinfo that he had rushed back to the dressing room for a toilet break and brushed away talks of him ignoring the CWI president. Other voices in the World-XI dressing room, though, think otherwise

Convincing West Indies players to visit Pakistan "challenging" - Dave Cameron
However, the Cricket West Indies president was personally quite satisfied by security arrangements in Lahore for the final match of the World XI series

A World T20 final re-run without Ben Stokes
The last time these two sides met in a T20, Carlos Brathwaite wrote himself a place in West Indies cricket history

Curran stays calm as T20 limelight beckons
For Tom Curran, the one-day series against West Indies could mark the start of something special, and potentially career-transforming

Bairstow hopeful of being handed one-day opportunity
Jonny Bairstow admits he is still unsure of his role in England's white-ball set-up, but hopes his Champions Trophy appearance will count in his favour

West Indies look to embrace rare day of superiority
Ireland and West Indies have taken different paths since they last met, but they find each other in familiar situations as they gear up for their one-off ODI

Fresh coaching staff for West Indies after dismal Women's World Cup
Hendy Springer will take over from Vasbert Drakes as head coach in an interim capacity, with Gus Logie named his assistant

Cooper assault takes Knight Riders to second CPL title
Kevon Cooper blitzed 29 off 14 balls in a low-scoring thriller to lead Trinbago Knight Riders to a three-wicket win in the CPL final

Darren Bravo and Gayle on Test radar, but others 'not interested'
Jason Holder has said that while he has heard Chris Gayle's talk of a Test return he does not believe many of the absent West Indies' players are interested in the longest format

Lewis no-ball not intentional, says Pollard
The Barbados Tridents captain said he had overstepped while looking for the extra effort needed to send down a short ball

Anderson seven-for leads England to series
Lord's basked in sunshine on a cool September afternoon as England eased to a nine-wicket win in the third Investec Test

No new playing conditions for India-Australia, England-WI series
Since the revised playing conditions will come into effect midway through both series, the ICC has decided to let them go ahead as per the old rules

Roach feared for his international career
Following a shoulder injury in 2014, the West Indies fast bowler thought he would never play cricket again, but on Friday, he was holding the ball aloft at Lord's having taken a five-for

Anderson strikes after Stokes lays foundation
By the close on another rain-swept, shortened day, West Indies had wiped out the deficit for the loss of three wickets

West Indies hit back after Stokes stars with six-for
The first-ever September Test at Lord's served up 14 wickets on the opening day, as West Indies fought back from an Edgbaston-style collapse

West Indies ready for 'momentous' Lord's encounter
Jason Holder hopes West Indies can feed off their victory in the second Test and continue to defy expectations in the series decider at Lord's

The series showdown nobody saw coming
Toby Roland-Jones has been named in place of Chris Woakes, as England seek to bounce back after West Indies' stunning victory at Headingley

Brathwaite's Headingley runs help clinch short Yorkshire deal
The West Indies opener said playing county cricket had been one of his ambitions but was surprised at how quickly it happened

Shai Hope's hunger could make him great - Law
West Indies coach Stuart Law has revealed that Shai Hope was confident in victory at Headingley before the final day started

Bad light cuts short West Indies' bowling stint
Alzarri Joseph took the one wicket to fall as play was limited to 12.1 overs on the second day

Dowrich and Hetmyer take hundreds off Leicestershire
Three figure partnerships for the sixth wicket, between Kieran Powell and Shane Dowrich, and the seventh, between Dowrich and Shimron Hetmyer, saved the West Indies from potential embarrassment

West Indies pick Nurse for England T20
Offspinner Ashley Nurse has made a comeback into the West Indies T20 squad after more than two years

Being written off provided us with fire - Law
The West Indies head coach showers praise on his team for dealing with all the negativity so well and turning it around. He also tags Shai Hope a "man of stone"

'Elated' Hope revels in West Indies' fight
Ridiculed roundly after the innings defeat in Edgbaston, the team sat down to recognise what was needed of each player and the youngest of XI delivered a truly special performance

'Declaring was the positive approach' - Root
Joe Root joined a list of captains who've been thwarted after declaring at Headingley, but insisted he would stay positive despite defeat in the second Investec Test

Shai Hope the hero in thrilling West Indies win
Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope crafted an extraordinary tale for West Indies at Headingley, leading their side to a five-wicket win that helped them draw level in the series

Holder reprimanded for 'inappropriate comments'
The West Indies captain has been pulled up for venting his frustration during the 70th over of England's second innings, the same over when a catch went down off his bowling

West Indies set 322 after Moeen onslaught turns tables
It took until the final session of the fourth day, but this absorbing Test took a decisive swing as England's prolific lower order carried the lead away from West Indies

Stoneman 'feared the worst' after finger dislocation
Mark Stoneman feared a fractured finger, having being hit on the hand by Jason Holder shortly after tea on the third day at Headingley

Root and Stoneman help even the scales as all-round Holder shines
The second Test was delicately poised after a oscillating day with West Indies taking a lead of 169 before Mark Stoneman and Joe Root led England's reply

Brathwaite, Hope put the fight back into West Indies
Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope lived up to West Indies' promise to fight back after their humiliation at Edgbaston

Brathwaite and Shai Hope centuries hand West Indies control
A fourth-wicket stand of 246 gave West Indies control at Headingley, Shai Hope making an unbeaten 147 - his maiden Test hundred - on a memorable day for the visitors alongside Kraigg Brathwaite's sixth Test century

'Not one of our best batting days' - Stokes
England's top-order plays the same familiar refrain, as West Indies' best day of the series doesn't quite finish with them in command

Stokes shares honours with Gabriel, Roach hauls
West Indies' new-ball bowlers took four wickets apiece as England were bowled out for 258, a total centered around Ben Stokes' sixth Test century

Root still in need of a few answers, but Holder has the biggest problems
Joe Root will be cheered on by his home crowd at Headingley while for his opposite number the challenge is to make England work harder than last week

Headingley history does not bode well for West Indies
Chris Woakes has been recalled by England as they hunt a fourth victory in a row and one that would wrap up the series against West Indies

'We have been very honest' - Stuart Law
Stuart Law, West Indies' head coach, has backed his players to give a better account of themselves in the second Investec Test, after their innings defeat at Edgbaston led to a barrage of criticism from former players and pundits

Bangladesh's tour of West Indies likely to be pushed to July
The World Cup Qualifiers, scheduled for next March, could force the delay; West Indies, currently ranked ninth in ODIs, are likely to feature in the tournament

Boycott apologises for racist knighthood joke
Geoffrey Boycott, the former England batsman and Test Match Special summariser, has made an "unreserved apology" after suggesting that he'd have a better chance of getting a knighthood if he "blacked up"

Gayle, Samuels return to ODI squad
Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been picked in West Indies' ODI squad for the series in England. Gayle last played an ODI in March 2015, and Samuels in October 2016

Brathwaite reported for suspect action
Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported for a suspect bowling action following the first Test against England at Edgbaston

Embattled Holder calls on West Indies to front up
Jason Holder, West Indies' captain, has challenged his players to "look themselves in the mirror" and find a way to fight back into the series after crushing defeat at Edgbaston

Eight out twice in a day

Miserly Narine hands Warriors fifth loss
After Sunil Narine set things up with the ball, Brendon McCullum's steady half-century helped Trinbago Knight Riders seal their sixth successful chase this season

Abject West Indies tumble to humiliating innings defeat
A historic Test match was dealt a humiliating conclusion under the Edgbaston floodlights, as West Indies crumbled to one of the most spineless defeats in their long and once-proud history

Cook double-century leaves WI with no place to hide
Alastair Cook made a gargantuan 243 from 407 balls as England declared their first innings on 514 for 8 but West Indies lost just one wicket in reply before rain ended play early

SL need two wins against India for direct World Cup entry
Two wins for Sri Lanka will leave West Indies outside the top eight even if they win their remaining six matches before the September 30 cut-off

Cook and Root cast West Indies into the darkness
As day turned to night a familiar figure made light of the creeping darkness to leave England in the pink

West Indies to open U-19 World Cup against New Zealand
The 22-day tournament will feature 16 teams and will be played between January 13 and February 3

'I don't know what the strength of West Indies cricket is'
Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts has questioned the fitness of the current pace attack on the eve of the first Test against England at Edgbaston

England gears up for pink-ball bow
West Indies are "huge underdogs", in the words of their captain Jason Holder, but they cannot be counted out, given their form during the warm-ups, the uncertainty of what the pink ball might do at Edgbaston, and the inexperience in England's top order

'Let's rewrite history' - Law's call to West Indies
Stuart Law believes West Indies can "exploit the weaknesses" in the England side and prove their critics wrong

When is tea, how are ticket sales? Edgbaston day-night Test FAQs
What you need to know about the first Test in England's home series against West Indies

Joel Garner warns hosts against underestimating West Indies
The West Indies' team manager said anyone who writes off the no. 8 ranked side does so "at their peril"

Broad wary as England 'step into the unknown'
England will play their first day-night Test against West Indies this week, a side who have been able to prepare with a warm-up match and have previous pink-ball Test experience

Powell strolls to hundred in untaxing warm-up
West Indies' batsmen looked in good order and Kieran Powell struck a century as a less-than-testing warm-up against a weakened Derbyshire side ended in a tame draw

Root shoulders the demands of the England captaincy
Joe Root is discovering the relentless demands made on an England captain - and that is even before he begins to think about the Ashes

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