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WI have all eyes on the Irish

Chandigarh, India, CMC – With a week between matches, the West Indies have ensured there would be no complacency in their ICC Cricket World Cup quest as they turned in a three-hour training session here Monday.

The Caribbean lads focussed mainly on fitness and fielding drills as they went through their paces at the Sector 16 Cricket Ground under the care of Head Coach Ottis Gibson and Fitness Trainer Hector Martinez Charles.

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Windies rise after Bangladesh win

Mumbai, India, CMC – West Indies have returned to Number 8 in the ICC One-Day International team rankings following their historic crushing of Bangladesh last Friday.

The Caribbean side entered the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ninth after losing 2-0 in their three-match series to Sri Lanka, and were overtaken by the Bangladeshis.

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Canada beat Kenya in Associates clash

Delhi, India – Canada overcame some early jitters with the bat to eventually win the battle of the Associates by beating Kenya by five wickets and register their first win in the ICC World Cup 2011 on Monday at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Right-hander Jimmy Hansra (70) and captain Ashish Bagai (64 not out) stitched together a 132-run partnership for the fourth wicket that sealed the Group A match for the Canadians.

Roach focusing on wickets not speed

Dhaka, Bangladesh – West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach spoke to the local and international media on Wednesday at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium and the question on everyone lips was how could a small man bowl so fast.

Roach, who stands just five-feet-eight-inches and weighs less than 180 lbs is not what many term “the ideal fast bowler”. He ambles up to the wicket, but has the ability to generate pace with a quick arm-action. He generates pace of over 150 mph.

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Proteas hammer Dutch by 231 runs

Mohali, India – Brilliant batting by AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla helped South Africa script a 231-run victory – the fourth-biggest in ICC Cricket World Cup history – over the Netherlands in their Group B match on Thursday.

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