Cricket World Cup Preview :West Indies

Cricket World Cup

The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14-March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, here take a brief look at the current form and prospects of the competing teams:

Pool B .


– The champions of the first two editions in 1975 and 1979, the West Indies head for the 2015 World Cup in familiar turmoil.

The selectors’ decision to axe former ODI captain Dwayne Bravo as well as Kieron Pollard — two potential match-winners — sparked accusations of victimisation from superstar batsman Chris Gayle after the pair was pinpointed as ringleaders in the squad’s controversial decision to abandon the October tour of India over a pay dispute.

Jason Holder, the 23-year-old Barbados fast bowler, with just 21 ODIs under his belt, will skipper a side which has at least been buoyed by the return to fitness of strike bowler Kemar Roach as well as key spinner Sunil Narine despite questions raised over his action last year.

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