West Indies – All you should know!

The team is famously known for its fast bowling attack and power hitting.

History

West Indies also nicked as the windies cricket team formed in the 1890s. England visited the west indies in 1926 under the formation of the Imperial cricket conference. As the ruling body but the International match was played in 1928. Becoming the fourth test nation in 1930, it played its last test match against England in 1939 before the second world war. since 11 years break MCC first toured windies later in the same year England played, Wilfred Ferguson 1st west Indian to take 10 wickets in a match 11/229 who is a leg spinner only a spinner can take 10, no never the efforts gave price the fast bowler Hines Johnson 10/96 against the same. Read about a similar story on SA Cricket.

The startling success of the team came from the 1950s winning the match at lords and come to take the series 3-1 on oval the team went to built own Empire in 1970 and 1980s went on to win against the England team win 11 straight test wins with the help of fast bowling attack whitewashing 5-0 in a series, due to economical reason the team and the board had a setback but letting the hope down went on to win the champions trophy in 2004 runner up in 2006 Twenty world cup winner in 2012 and 2016.  

West Indies women played only 11 test matches in 1975-76 and against Pakistan in 2003-04. The United women windies formed to play in 1979 than in the world cup 1993 as the importance was not given to women’s than men since 2013. The team went to win the women twenty 20 world cup in 2016.

The country has no separate flag like the other due to the number of independent states there is no customary flag. Read about CPL, West Indies Franchise cricket.

Grounds 

13 grounds around the west indies with some famous and memorable venues some are

Kensington oval Bridgetown Barbados

2007 cricket world cup final, 2010 T20 final

Queens park inaugurated its first test match in 1930 and a stadium to witness more test matches with a capacity of 18000.

Records

Test

Brian Lara’s 400* runs in an innings against England in 2003 are still an unbeatable record and leading run-scorer for the west indies in test format of 11953 runs.

CA Walsh leading wicket-taker for the west indies with 519 from 1984-2001.

ODI

Chris Gayle 10480 runs the highest run-scorer and his 215 runs in an innings is best for windies.

CA Walsh 227 wickets in his career were the leading wicket-taker for windies.

WW Davis 51/7 best bowling figure in an ODI inning.

T20

Chris Gayle was 1899 leading run-getter for the west indies, with 124 sixes in his career.

DJ Bravo leading wicket-taker with 78 wickets in a career 

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