Windies Mens Team

PREVIEW: Another thriller on the cards

Indore, India — For the second time in four days, West Indies face a crucial test of their mettle as they seek to win the fourth One-Day International against India on Thursday and stay alive in the five-match series.

The Caribbean side faced the same daunting task on Monday but came through with flying colours with a 16-run win Ahmedabad.
Now, they must lift themselves again physically and mentally, to face an India side anxious to close out the series after winning the first two games last week.

Windies fired up for "massive" Game 4

Indore, India — West Indies will look to make it two wins in a row when they meet India in the fourth One-Day International at the Holkar Stadium on Thursday. A victory for the Windies would see them draw level 2-2 in the five-match series.

Speaking on Wednesday, captain Darren Sammy said the 16-run victory over India at the Sardar Patel Gujarat in Ahmedabad on Monday night, provided a much needed boost for his young team.

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

Bravo to miss 4th ODI on Thursday

Indore, India -- West Indies will be without In-form batsman Darren Bravo who has been ruled out of Thursday’s penultimate One-Day International against India with a hamstring problem.

Captain Darren Sammy announced on Wednesday that the stylish left-hander Bravo, who retired hurt when on 26 during the third ODI in Ahmedabad on Monday, has not recovered in time. The West Indies won that match by 16 runs to stay alive in the series 2-1.

Irfan Pathan joins India squad

Indore, India — All-rounder Irfan Pathan has been drafted into the India squad for their two remaining One-Day Internationals against West Indies in place of pacer Umesh Yadav, who will leave for Australia early to get acclimatised for an upcoming tour.

Yadav will be among seven Indian cricketers leaving on Thursday for Australia for the four-Test series, starting at the MCG in Melbourne on December 26.

Rampaul stars with 4; Windies win by 16

Ahmedabad, India — Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul took a superb four-wicket haul as West Indies ended India's 11-game winning streak at home with a 16-run victory in the third One-Day International on Monday to keep the series alive.

The rampaging Rampaul took 4-57 to help bowl out India for 244 in 46.5 overs in reply to West Indies’ total of 260-5 at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium. It was the hosts' first ODI loss at home since going down to South Africa in the group stage of the World Cup in March.


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