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Spinners will have key role for Windies

Colombo – West Indies captain Darren Sammy shares the view that spin bowling will play a major role in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup.

Speaking after the Windies second warm-up match against Sri Lanka, Sammy backed his slow bowlers to perform on the big stage.

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Windies lose warm-up to Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, CMC – West Indies went down to Sri Lanka by four wickets in their second ICC Cricket World Cup match on Tuesday night. Batting first after winning the toss on a placid pitch, the Windies rattled up 281-9 off their 20 overs – their highest score on tour so far. The bowlers were however unable to limit the Sri Lanka batsmen who reached 282-6 to win with 15 balls remaining at the refurbished R Premadasa Stadium.

Gayle on fire as Windies off to flyer

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Chris Gayle blasted a superb 58 off 38 balls to get the West Indies off to a flying start.

The Windies won the toss and decided to bat first in their ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up match against Sri Lanka and Gayle was on song with his new 333 Special Edition bat.

PREVIEW: WI face SL in daynighter

Colombo: West Indies will be hoping all members of the squad get into the World Cup groove when they face Sri Lanka in the second official ICC Cricket World Cup match at R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday.

First ball in the day/night match is 2.30 pm (5 am Eastern Caribbean Time/4 am Jamaica Time).

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Lions trump Barbados in runfest

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados suffered another setback in the WICB Regional first-class championship on Monday, when James Taylor stroked his seventh first-class hundred to lead England Lions to first innings points in their drawn match.

The Barbadian bowling again lacked teeth on a hard, easy-paced Kensington Oval pitch and Man-of-the-Match Taylor gathered 186, as the Lions were dismissed for 538, replying to Barbados’ first innings total of 471, on the final day of their second round match.

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