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Darren Bravo calm ahead of battle

Kingstown, St Vincent — West Indies middle order batsman Darren Bravo was ice cool, calm and relaxed on Thursday as he put in the final preparations to face Australia in the opening match of the Digicel One-Day International Series.

Gonsalves welcomes teams to St Vincent

Kingstown, St Vincent – The West Indies and Australia cricket teams got a warm and friendly welcome to the island of St Vincent at the official launch of the Digicel Series on Tuesday night.

The two teams were special guests at the function hosted by Dr Julian Hunte, President of the West Indies Cricket Board. The event was held at official residence of the Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, who was joint host.

Narine feels up to the challenge

Bridgetown, Barbados — West Indies slow bowler Sunil Narine believes he is in the right mental and physical shape as he prepares to face Australia in the upcoming Digicel One-Day International Series.

The 23-year-old took four wickets in the space of 10 balls in brilliant second spell on Saturday as the West Indies players had a second warm-up match at the 3Ws Oval. He ended with 4-19 off 8.5 overs to bowl out Darren Sammy’s XI for 159 in 39.5 overs. The topscore came from Darren Bravo with 37 off 45 balls.

Best recalled, Charles gets nod for ODIs

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Fiery fast bowler Tino Best has been recalled to the West Indies side for the first three Digicel One-Day Internationals against Australia starting later this month.

The 30-year-old, who has not worn maroon colours in almost three years, was named on Tuesday in a 13-man squad which will be captained by Darren Sammy. Wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin has been appointed vice-captain.

Cummins’ Caribbean dream hurt by injury

MELBOURNE, Australia, CMC – An injury setback has ruined Australian teenaged fast bowling sensation Pat Cummins’s dream of touring the Caribbean starting next month.

The 18-year-old was thought to be recovering from bone bruising in his heel when doctors discovered he was actually suffering with a fracture. He will now be out of action for a few months, ruling him out of any role on Australia’s Test and one-day series against West Indies.

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