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newscricket6 months ago

West Indies pick uncapped Jeremy Solozano for Sri Lanka Tests, Shannon Gabriel recalled

Uncapped opener Jeremy Solozano has been named in West Indies’ 15-member squad for the two-match Test series in Sri Lanka, beginning November 21. Right-arm quick Shannon Gabriel made a return from hamstring injury, while opener Kieran Powell and pacemen Alzarri Joseph and Chemar Holder missed out.
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newscricketa year ago

WI vs SL | Pretty docile wicket where we have to find ways to motivate ourselves, expresses Jason Holder

Jason Holder, following day two’s action, has expressed that it has been a pretty docile wicket in Antigua and added that the team has to find ways to motivate themselves throughout the game. While adding that the game is pretty evens-stevens, Holder wasn’t still sure about the umpire’s decision.
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newscricketa year ago

WI vs SL | Kraigg Brathwaite hints at batting promotion for Rahkeem Cornwall

In the wake of Rahkeem Cornwall’s performances with the bat, 61 and 43*, Kraigg Brathwaite has hinted that the all-rounder could get a batting promotion in the Windies playing XI. He also added that the first session on day two would be crucial to the hosts’ chances of tilting the Test match.
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newscricketa year ago

WI vs SL | Just backed myself to bat well; wanted to score some runs for West Indies, admits Rahkeem Cornwall

Rahkeem Cornwall, who scored his career-best, with an unbeaten 60 against Sri Lanka, has admitted that he just backed himself to bat well on day two and wanted to score runs for West Indies. He also added that Windies are now in a good position but will have to be wary of day three’s first hour.
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newscricketa year ago

WI vs SL | Nice to have different guys step up and win games for us, credits Kieron Pollard

Following an emphatic series win over Sri Lanka, Kieron Pollard credited the series win as a team effort, insisting that it was nice to have different guys step up as match-winners. He also admitted that bowling in the death is something that they have to look at, with their bowling variations.
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newscricketa year ago

WI vs SL | Dimuth Karunaratne returns to Sri Lanka Test squad for Windies series

After being ruled out of the England series, Dimuth Karunaratne has marked his return as the skipper of the Island nation for the series against the West Indies. Alongside Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva has also returned to the squad while familiar faces making a comeback following the home loss.
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newscricketa year ago

WI vs SL | Getting the opportunity to score six sixes was fantastic, opines Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard, after scoring six sixes off Akila Dananjaya’s over, opined that it was fantastic to get the opportunity to score six sixes and join the elite league, especially in international cricket. He also credited Dwayne Bravo and Jason Holder for showing their experience during the run chase.
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newscricketa year ago

WI vs SL | Micky Arthur and Lahiru Thirimanne test positive for COVID; SLC may reschedule the tour 

Sri Lanka head coach Micky Arthur and batsman Lahiru Thirimanne have tested positive for COVID-19 in tests conducted for the provisional squad set to tour West Indies. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in a statement have stated that they might possibly reschedule the tour in light of recent developments. 
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newscricket2 years ago

West Indies' John Campbell suspended from bowling for illegal action

John Campbell and Peat Salmon have been suspended from bowling in domestic cricket by Cricket West Indies after their action was found to be illegal by independent assessors at Loughborough University. Campbell, a part-time spinner, has represented West Indies in six Tests, six ODIs and two T20s.
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newscricket2 years ago

SL vs WI | West Indies fined 40 percent of match fee for slow over-rate

West Indies have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Colombo on Saturday. On-field umpires Paul Wilson and Ruchira Palliyaguruge, third umpire Marais Erasmus and fourth official Lyndon Hannibal levelled the charges.
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