Windies Mens Team

Pravenn Kumar to miss ODIs

Cuttack, India - India pacer Praveen Kumar has been ruled out of the first three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against West Indies because of a chest injury.

Abhimanyu Mithun, 22, will replace him in the squad for the opening three games, India’s cricket board said in a statement on Monday.

Cuttack hosts the first match on Tuesday followed by games in Visakhapatnam (December 2), Ahmedabad (December 5), Indore (December 8) and Chennai (December 11).

Bravo up 14 spots in rankings

Mumbai, India -- West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has moved up 14 places in the ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen following the third and final Test against India at the Wankhede Stadium.

The 22-year-old Trinidad & Tobago left-hander now sits just outside the top 20 in 21st position, thanks to his knocks of 166 and 48 in the match, which ended in a thrilling draw on Saturday.

Dottin breaks into ICC Top10

Dhaka, Bangladesh -- West Indies’ Deandra Dottin has broken into the top ten of the Reliance ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for batters for the first time after the 20-year-old from Barbados scored a career-best 95 against Pakistan in the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2011 (WWCQ) at Mirpur on Saturday.

Dottin is now occupying seventh place in the table, which is topped by India’s Mithali Raj, but team-mate Stafanie Taylor is fast closing in on Mithali’s position.

Aguilleira: We can win 2013 World Cup

Dhaka, Bangladesh, CMC – A thrilled West Indies Women’s captain Merissa Aguilleira said on Saturday she was pleased with the way her side had executed in playing unbeaten to win the ICC Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament.

They beat Pakistan Women by 130 runs in the final on Saturday, a victory that saw them move to fifth in the International Cricket Council rankings.

“It is truly fantastic to walk away with the tournament trophy, to be undefeated at that, and to also know we have improved on the global rankings,” Aguilleira said.

Sammy: Oh what a day!

Mumbai, India – West Indies captain Darren Sammy has rued his side’s missed chance in the third and final Test against India here Saturday but said he was buoyed by their fighting spirit in earning a draw.

West Indies managed to secure a dramatic stalemate on the final day of the contest at the Wankhede Stadium, after limiting India to two of the three runs they needed off the tense last over.


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