Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cricket World Cup 2015 West Indies team preview and fixtures

West Indies is entering in to the Cricket with an inexperience side and with full pressure .Newly appointed captain Jason Holder will have big task to do with the team.

Group: Pool B
Captain: Jason Holder
Coach: Ottis Gibson
Squad
Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy Marlon Samuels, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin (wicket keeper), Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor.

Strengths
Experienced players like Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Darren Sammy are back bone to the team. Gayle and Sammy were known for their big hitting batting. Samuels, on the other hand, good with the bat and ball in crucial situations. Andrew Russell performance is also a key to their success.
Weakness
Inconsistency has been a big worry to their team. Almost all their players are capable but irregular to contribute. Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard absence in the team is also a big setback. Dwayne Smith, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo and Kemar Roach will need to help take the team forward.


Team past record and experience in world cups
They were the winners of 1975 and 1979 world cups. In 2011, they lost to South Africa, India and England, but wins over Netherlands, Bangladesh and Ireland took West Indies through to the quarter-final 2011 world cup edition
Fixtures
February 16: v Ireland, Venue: Nelson
February 21: v Pakistan, Venue: Christchurch
February 24: v Zimbabwe, Venue: Canberra
February 27: v South Africa, Venue: Sydney, Australia
March 06: v India, Venue: Perth, Australia
March 15: v UAE, Venue: Napier

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