New Zealand v West Indies, 4th ODI, Nelson January 4, 2014

Big win for New Zealand in Nelson debut

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New Zealand 285 for 6 (Guptill 81) beat West Indies 134 for 5 by 58 runs (D/L method)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Worries over the weather spoiling the first ever ODI in Nelson were eased when the sell-out crowd was greeted by blue skies and bright sunshine on Saturday morning. The rain did arrive, but only after the match was well out of West Indies' reach and ended up curtailing a massive mismatch, the sort of ODI which cries out for shortening.

New Zealand finished on 285, two more than what they plundered in Queenstown, though this time they had the full 50 overs and produced a more conventionally paced innings. It was a combined effort from New Zealand's batsmen, with each of the top four making 47 or more, though only Martin Guptill went on to a half-century, top scoring with 81.

It's hard to see how an injury-hit West Indies squad could compete in this series. They already have a lengthy list of sidelined players, and there was an addition today when Ravi Rampaul was ruled out with a finger injury. That meant the visitors are without at least six first-choice players and were down to 12 available players.

While the bowling, at least, is of international standard, the current batting does not measure up. Chadwick Walton, a man with a List A batting average of 16, opened the innings today and was promptly run-out for a duck in the first over. Even with Walton absurdly high in the order, Dwayne Bravo came out at No. 5 - at least one, and possibly two, spots higher than he would in a strong line-up. Lendl Simmons is the only player with an average above 30, and the rest of the specialist batsmen have little international experience.

It was two of their most experienced players, however, who put down two sitters off Jesse Ryder early in the innings, Jason Holder the unlucky bowler on both occasions. First, Denesh Ramdin somehow missed the most straightforward of chances for a wicketkeeper and a couple of overs later, the captain Bravo - on his day, one of the most electric fielders in the world - let through a simple chance above shoulder height at slip.

Even with those basic fielding mistakes, West Indies did a reasonable job early on. Holder gave nothing away, conceding only nine off his five-over spell, including two maidens to a struggling Guptill, who plodded to 2 off 29 deliveries as he searched for form.

At the other end, Tino Best was mostly wayward, and received some punishment from Ryder, who played a range of flamboyant strokes in a chance-filled 47 at nearly a run-a-ball.

Guptill started to grow in confidence after spending time in the middle, and the release finally came when he pummelled Bravo over long-off for a six in the 17th over. He had been 8 off 40 before that shot. With the spinners coming on, Guptill and new batsman Kane Williamson worked the bowling to score above five an over without taking much risk. Williamson used his feet adeptly, regularly moving across the stumps to manoeuvre the ball around.

By the time Williamson was dismissed in the 32nd over, top-edging a pull to the keeper, New Zealand had moved to 144 for 2, setting the stage for the lengthy list of power-hitters to follow. Ross Taylor & Co. weren't at their absolute best but had the freedom to swing the bat around without worrying about the wickets column, which led to 92 being scored in the final 10 overs.

West Indies' chase began with Walton's run-out in the first over, and took another hit when the other opener, Johnson Charles, also fell for a duck, flicking to fine leg. Simmons and Kirk Edwards briefly kept West Indies in it, but Edwards' run-out sucked the momentum out of the chase.

With a drizzle arriving around the 15th over, New Zealand turned to their spinners to quickly get through to the 20-over point. They hastened the speed of the game, but lowered the pace of scoring and when Simmons holed out to midwicket for 43 in the 22nd over, the chase was essentially lost. West Indies pottered around for 12 more overs, before the rain became heavy enough to quicken what would have been a drawn-out defeat.

Siddarth Ravindran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY adreanal on | January 5, 2014, 20:10 GMT

    please fire some of the players. They are an embarresment to the world.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 5, 2014, 20:05 GMT

    Ronchi keeps coming in with two overs to go. He will get his chance to plays some good innings and will. Best keeper in the country by the way! Needs more than 6 balls to build an innings. He was electric when given time on Sri Lanka. Latham is an average keeper who opens . How does that make sense in this team . No good having him at 7 he's cant hit from ball one like ronchi.and he is no show of bumping Ryder and guptill. Wattling could only bat seven and exact story. Do you want wattling coming in with five overs to go he will just get pushed down and down the order. Balance people balance.

  • POSTED BY on | January 5, 2014, 13:20 GMT

    @SL-USA-Lions...I agree with you that the current group of players are just not good enough. But the real problem for us is the fact that if you hold a regional tournament right now with all available West Indian talent playing, these same players with one or maybe two exceptions, will lead the list of run scorers and wicket takers. Case in point Nikita Miller. He is most often the leading wicket taker after each tournament year after year. At international level he can barely get a wicket.

  • POSTED BY cricketstats on | January 5, 2014, 5:07 GMT

    Question? Who is brutalanalyst,please examine your ill-thought point of view and keep them to yourself.Your writings if you can call it that makes no contribution to the development of West Indian cricket.

  • POSTED BY Roysingh1972 on | January 5, 2014, 3:29 GMT

    West Indies beat New Zealand at home, now New Zealand did the same! West Indies will bounce back, they have some of the best players in the world. The 50 overs and 4 day is about to start, they will come back strong, Dwayne Smith, Gayle, 2 Bravo's, Samuel, Pollard, Sammy, Holder, Rampaul, Roach, Narine, Chanderpaul, Simmons and Ramdin. This is the best team they have now! Out of this team 8 players is not here in New Zealand, and there was some good players who did not get pick from the India A team tour. Hope the selectors look at 2-4 new players to come in, some thing need to be done, two series lost and back to the islands to recuperate.

  • POSTED BY adkum on | January 5, 2014, 0:38 GMT

    WI continues to disappoint. The entire leadership needs revamping, from the board, selectors, coach, manager, captains. There definitely is a crisis on hand and the board seems to care less. Sad indeed. Time for the Caricom leaders to hold the WICB accountable for its disgraceful performance. How can anyone in his/her right senses justify these actions: i) Cameron was voted in front of legendary Clive Lloyd, who made himself available to WI the board, ii) after dismal stint as coach, Gibson was given another contract, iii) Sammy was given a long term contract and guaranteed a place in team despite his performance, iv) Sammy is good one day player and equally bad test player but he was replaced as one day captain and retained as test captain. There are no role models in the leadership to inspire any of the players. So, any surprise at what is happening? With so many players injured, barring accidents, is anyone asking the coach what's going on? Unity crisis? Is Tony Cozier right?

  • POSTED BY on | January 5, 2014, 0:07 GMT

    There's often lameting in cricket about bowlers not getting through overs quickly enough. This match showed that racing between deliveries to bowl an over in a couple of minutes can completely throw a batsman's concentration. Why is this not regularly used as a deliberate tactic to confuse the batting side?

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 23:11 GMT

    NZ cricket has been were the West Indies are now and took steps to fix it. It can be done.

    WI needs to take a simultaneous "top down - bottom up" approach.

    Top Down: Find the administration structure that supports the top level players. NZ went for a system that has large amounts player control and input as opposed to a coaching setup that has complete control. The captain, vice captain and senior players work with the coaching staff and have quite a bit of input. That might not suit all teams. Find the one that works best.

    Bottom Up: Fix the grounds and pitches. That is a must. Have a clear career path for a young player to follow. And have the people in place to guide them along that career path. And have the tournaments that support player growth in the areas you want to make strong. No use in having a fantastic T20 league and no four day tournament of note if you want to increase the strength of your test team. To many times it comes back to pitches.

    It's a work in progress.

  • POSTED BY SNIFFLEATHER on | January 4, 2014, 21:28 GMT

    Patently, any side missing so many players - Gayle, D.B.Bravo, Samuels, Pollard, Roach, Rampaul, Shillingford and Sammy are all probable starters for West Indies, would struggle. Have the fringe players let West Indies down? Certainly, that much is certain - but calls for West Indies to stop playing cricket is simply ridiculous and the reason of those without rational thought.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 4, 2014, 21:24 GMT

    Get Watling in the side, as many people have been mentioning, he can do the same role he has been in Tests. Apparently he isn't in the side because of his strike rate but that's a bit unfair, as he is capable of scoring quickly. He only does it when the situation requires quick runs, he's a smart cricketer who has more than earned the chance to represent his side/country in these shorter formats.

    Ronchi is a good, destructive player and a fine wicket-keeper but I think he should be higher up the order. If they aren't going to do that thrn bring Watling in, simple.

  • POSTED BY adreanal on | January 5, 2014, 20:10 GMT

    please fire some of the players. They are an embarresment to the world.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 5, 2014, 20:05 GMT

    Ronchi keeps coming in with two overs to go. He will get his chance to plays some good innings and will. Best keeper in the country by the way! Needs more than 6 balls to build an innings. He was electric when given time on Sri Lanka. Latham is an average keeper who opens . How does that make sense in this team . No good having him at 7 he's cant hit from ball one like ronchi.and he is no show of bumping Ryder and guptill. Wattling could only bat seven and exact story. Do you want wattling coming in with five overs to go he will just get pushed down and down the order. Balance people balance.

  • POSTED BY on | January 5, 2014, 13:20 GMT

    @SL-USA-Lions...I agree with you that the current group of players are just not good enough. But the real problem for us is the fact that if you hold a regional tournament right now with all available West Indian talent playing, these same players with one or maybe two exceptions, will lead the list of run scorers and wicket takers. Case in point Nikita Miller. He is most often the leading wicket taker after each tournament year after year. At international level he can barely get a wicket.

  • POSTED BY cricketstats on | January 5, 2014, 5:07 GMT

    Question? Who is brutalanalyst,please examine your ill-thought point of view and keep them to yourself.Your writings if you can call it that makes no contribution to the development of West Indian cricket.

  • POSTED BY Roysingh1972 on | January 5, 2014, 3:29 GMT

    West Indies beat New Zealand at home, now New Zealand did the same! West Indies will bounce back, they have some of the best players in the world. The 50 overs and 4 day is about to start, they will come back strong, Dwayne Smith, Gayle, 2 Bravo's, Samuel, Pollard, Sammy, Holder, Rampaul, Roach, Narine, Chanderpaul, Simmons and Ramdin. This is the best team they have now! Out of this team 8 players is not here in New Zealand, and there was some good players who did not get pick from the India A team tour. Hope the selectors look at 2-4 new players to come in, some thing need to be done, two series lost and back to the islands to recuperate.

  • POSTED BY adkum on | January 5, 2014, 0:38 GMT

    WI continues to disappoint. The entire leadership needs revamping, from the board, selectors, coach, manager, captains. There definitely is a crisis on hand and the board seems to care less. Sad indeed. Time for the Caricom leaders to hold the WICB accountable for its disgraceful performance. How can anyone in his/her right senses justify these actions: i) Cameron was voted in front of legendary Clive Lloyd, who made himself available to WI the board, ii) after dismal stint as coach, Gibson was given another contract, iii) Sammy was given a long term contract and guaranteed a place in team despite his performance, iv) Sammy is good one day player and equally bad test player but he was replaced as one day captain and retained as test captain. There are no role models in the leadership to inspire any of the players. So, any surprise at what is happening? With so many players injured, barring accidents, is anyone asking the coach what's going on? Unity crisis? Is Tony Cozier right?

  • POSTED BY on | January 5, 2014, 0:07 GMT

    There's often lameting in cricket about bowlers not getting through overs quickly enough. This match showed that racing between deliveries to bowl an over in a couple of minutes can completely throw a batsman's concentration. Why is this not regularly used as a deliberate tactic to confuse the batting side?

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 23:11 GMT

    NZ cricket has been were the West Indies are now and took steps to fix it. It can be done.

    WI needs to take a simultaneous "top down - bottom up" approach.

    Top Down: Find the administration structure that supports the top level players. NZ went for a system that has large amounts player control and input as opposed to a coaching setup that has complete control. The captain, vice captain and senior players work with the coaching staff and have quite a bit of input. That might not suit all teams. Find the one that works best.

    Bottom Up: Fix the grounds and pitches. That is a must. Have a clear career path for a young player to follow. And have the people in place to guide them along that career path. And have the tournaments that support player growth in the areas you want to make strong. No use in having a fantastic T20 league and no four day tournament of note if you want to increase the strength of your test team. To many times it comes back to pitches.

    It's a work in progress.

  • POSTED BY SNIFFLEATHER on | January 4, 2014, 21:28 GMT

    Patently, any side missing so many players - Gayle, D.B.Bravo, Samuels, Pollard, Roach, Rampaul, Shillingford and Sammy are all probable starters for West Indies, would struggle. Have the fringe players let West Indies down? Certainly, that much is certain - but calls for West Indies to stop playing cricket is simply ridiculous and the reason of those without rational thought.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 4, 2014, 21:24 GMT

    Get Watling in the side, as many people have been mentioning, he can do the same role he has been in Tests. Apparently he isn't in the side because of his strike rate but that's a bit unfair, as he is capable of scoring quickly. He only does it when the situation requires quick runs, he's a smart cricketer who has more than earned the chance to represent his side/country in these shorter formats.

    Ronchi is a good, destructive player and a fine wicket-keeper but I think he should be higher up the order. If they aren't going to do that thrn bring Watling in, simple.

  • POSTED BY cricketlover111 on | January 4, 2014, 20:30 GMT

    I think only a NZ supporter can begin to understand what the WI fans are going through at the moment. We have had years of failure, underperformance, injuries and complaints about too much cricket.

    However, NZ has never been a powerhouse in cricket like WI so us supporters don't have any lofty performance expectations. The thing that would really annoy me at the moment as a WI fan is the level of performance and prominence of your players in the IPL!! This is why I find the players complaints about the level of cricket laughable, they could have a couple of months of in April/May each year if they really wanted to. Understandable to chase the money, just don't complain about too much cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 20:23 GMT

    Only in the West Indies, we cant figure out how to create all the right conditions for our success. Poor youth resources, poor 1st class tournaments and poor selection process. Time to break up this nonsense, so each country can field their own teams..the colonial structure is over..time to move on..

  • POSTED BY SL-USA-Lions on | January 4, 2014, 20:22 GMT

    @ Everyone:

    Gibson is mulling the fact that the Players replacing the INJURED and NOT AVAILABLE for the match NOT GRASPING THE OPPORTUNITY GIVEN?!!

    Doesn't that tell you COACH & WI SELECTORS that The current Players are NOT GOOD ENOUGH? That there needs to be a CHANGE? That some YOUNG PLAYERS NEED TO BE PICKED UP AND NURTURED?

    US common fans could see it so WHY NOT YOU?

    This WI Selectors, Regional Administrators & Coaching Unit is a TOTAL JOKE.

    How much longer do I have to repeat myself over & over again?

    I'm a TRUE FAN of WI and that would never change but I'm simply tired of all the years we have lost.

    Seriously it's been TWO DACADES of sup par performances.

    IT's a hard fact to accept for a legion of fans with a RICH HERITAGE.

    I read how the WI Public stood up and made their voices heard when the Lloyd led WI unit was banned for playing World Series Cricket in AUS.

    I guess even the WI Public is tired to STAND UP.

    I'm not from WI. But a TRUE FAN Waiting for THE PHOENIX...

  • POSTED BY kiwicricketnut on | January 4, 2014, 20:06 GMT

    worst career move ronchi made was coming to nz, he should of stayed in oz, good on him for giving it a nudge but he just doesn't seem to have the goods, as much as i like watling, he's actually my favorite test player because he's so solid but i'd actually like to see latham get the odi job, he's a very good batter who can go big if needed not that watling can't i just don't like all our eggs in one basket. watling or latham, i don't really mind as long as once the windies go home its not ronchi anymore, he's been a constant let down.

  • POSTED BY kiwicricketnut on | January 4, 2014, 19:52 GMT

    @ t20superstars, you mean the same odi world champions that got flogged by south africa, the same team we beat 2-1 in their backyard yeah im shaking in my boots, oh thats right though we only minnow teams, we don't stand a chance, what a joke.

  • POSTED BY german1 on | January 4, 2014, 19:52 GMT

    The NFL in america had what was called "black monday" a few says ago where drive NFL coaches were fired after not producing results. Some were fired after just one or two seasons. This would never happen in WI cricket because of the politics that exist in the cricket structure. The only way for those responsible to be held accountable is to change the entire structure and adopt something like in the USA where the fans have a bigger say. And the way fans have a saw is by not going to the games. WI people should boycott the games leaving the stands empty until change is made.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | January 4, 2014, 19:44 GMT

    Looking at the England and WI teams, it's getting blurry and difficult to realize which team is which. Two mediocre teams struggling to get a hold on anything they do. I feel sorry for the sets of WI and English fans who continue to dream big and yearn for the "Promised Land".

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | January 4, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    WI needs fresh start! Hope someone that matters in their cricket setup realizes this fact and shakeup the entire setup. They can't get any worse than this! May be losses to associate teams like Ireland, Canada, Afghanistan, Kenya, Namibia, etc. might wake them up!

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 17:08 GMT

    WI should take a break from playing cricket. They are the worst team currently playing cricket. Their game give sore eyes and make star of average performance (read Rohit Sharma). These bunch of useless, lazy and uncommitted WI cricketers are only interested in private cash rich T20 tournaments like IPL, Big bash. There is no unity in their team and all players play only for themselves. It would be better for the sport, if they are suspended for some time.

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    When the best of Best is not good enough, why keep on persisting with him? There are many better pace bowlers in WI. The first name which comes to my mind is Ravi Rampaul...

  • POSTED BY SkyCutter on | January 4, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    It seems that WI will have to bowl exceptionally well in the last ODI if they want to draw the series. Must WIN situation for them.

  • POSTED BY unbeleaveable on | January 4, 2014, 13:18 GMT

    I agree with changing the wicketkeeper but I believe it would be a good chance to put Latham in at 7 and wicketkeeper because it keeps him getting international experience, he is definitely runs wise up to it. I believe he could be a future test opener with bit more experience. Yes bring on India we need a test in our own conditions and see how they do in our conditions, I think NZ are ready for it.

  • POSTED BY CodandChips on | January 4, 2014, 13:10 GMT

    Johnson Charles must be the worst opening batsman in the history of international cricket. First class average of 17!

  • POSTED BY IPSY on | January 4, 2014, 12:07 GMT

    The WI has the worst bowling attack in the world; inclusive of Bang and Zim! The batting isn't better! As a result, we see cricket practitioners taking advantage of the situation for one purpose or the other. NZ is the latest beneficiaries to be climbing the cricket ranks on their weak backs! In fact, everybody wants a piece of the WI to look good, when they can't manage any other team! There's no quick solution to the problem right now! People who should know better talk about the wealth of talent that we have, but I disagree 100%! Our cupboard is bare, saving the old guard who've already proven themselves. The error they continue to make is to mix up mediocrity with class! So, Chanderpaul is the only batsman in the WI who is a better batsman than Sarwan; yet, they continue to keep him out based on form issues! But an out-of-form Sarwan is 10 times better than any of the mediocre youngsters they keep pushing! He should be a permanent fixture in this weak team; maybe captain too!

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 11:44 GMT

    Unfortunately WI has passed crisis stage, critical intervention is currently required. The team was a poorly selected one in the frist instance to India and New Zealand. The structure of WI cricket needs to be revisited for no way it fould survive in its present form. Sad to see that a team with a great history and great players in the past could reach at this crisis state. The manager,coach and selectors need to removed and removed fast , for urgeng actions are required.

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 11:06 GMT

    Get Watling in the side for Ronchi, can do a similar job as he does in tests - if everything goes south he can steady the ship and the hitters below him, N.McCullum, Southee and co and play around him. Get him in and that is a sweet top 7!! Retain Ronchi for T20. He's had too many opportunities now in the ODI's and we need Watling against India. Also, so good to finally see some consistency. I know the Windies have been awful but still good to build confidence before the big boys arrive.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | January 4, 2014, 10:49 GMT

    Why is Ramdin in the team if he can't even take regulation catches W.I should give Simmons the gloves in the short formats right now they have 3 keepers in the 11 who can't bat. Dwayne Smith should be in the side and so should Shiv it is down to management that these guys aren't here especially Shiv after the Test series why ddin't he stay knowing they have so many guys out ? it's just pathetic state of affairs all-round.

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    Can anyone tell us truly why Darren Bravo abandoned his brother who is the captain and went home in a hurry. Is his wife/girl friend expecting or parents sick?

    Dwayne Bravo do not know what to do to break a partnership; he has no experience or cannot set a trap or proper field placing.

    New Zealand was not supposed to reach 250 runs.

    Fast bowlers are losing it after getting hit for a four or a six.

    This would never happened to a team led by Worrell, Sobers, Kanhai, Lloyd, Richards, Richardson, Lara or Hooper. Captaincy and the experience that comes with it is unbecoming.

    How many opportunities does Chadwick and Deonarine needs to score some runs to at least clear their names as cricketers.

    Selectors please, for the remaining of the year please look at the regional matches seriously before you decide who can represent the WI down the road.

  • POSTED BY pietime on | January 4, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    Another Watling fan here. He may not have slog capabilities but he is a solid batsman. Quite excited about this NZ team. This is nearly the same top five we had a few years back when Williamson started out and there was talk of potential but we were losing a lot. Now that the same top five are back together and have a few years behind them, it seems results might start coming our way. I don't think there has ever been a top five in NZ history in ODI where players have averages above 35 excluding McCullum. Top five averages nearly totalling 180 is not bad at all for NZ. Throw in the all rounders and keeper and your looking 250+ combined averages. I'm sure W.I will get us back for the return tour in their conditions and with Roach, Gayle, Smith(if selected) and the other bunch of good but injured players. I still rate the Windies. Holder can bowl pretty good, theirs some good talent there. Goodluck

  • POSTED BY t20superstars on | January 4, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    New zealand can win only against minnow teams like west indies. Their next assignment is against india. Wait and watch new zealand are gonna get butchered at their home by the world champions. Hey new zealand, the world champions are on their way, Beware!

  • POSTED BY iceaxe on | January 4, 2014, 8:37 GMT

    Wondered what Guptil was doing early on, but he did redeem himself somewhat.

    Another vote to bring back Watling in place of Ronchi.

  • POSTED BY Toyohashi on | January 4, 2014, 6:37 GMT

    Agree with Adam Sarten regarding Ronchi. Specialist sloggers are dime a dozen in NZ it seems, while a player of Watling's calibre is a rarity. People often forget that 50 overs is quite a long time, where wickets in hand play a vital role. On that note, really glad to see Guptill bearing through his initial difficulties and picking up the SR as he went. His persistence allowed both Ryder and Williamson to play a free-flowing game. WI didn't actually do too badly today, besides the dropped catches. In batting, two of their wickets were from run-outs, so only 3 off NZ's bowling. Ramdin and Bravo both had starts when the rain came. Imagine if they'd put on a quick partnership into the later overs.. it could've actually been quite close! Good win NZ. Looking forward to sealing the series in Hamilton.

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 5:32 GMT

    Need to get Watling in there. Ronchi isn't doing the job. Other than that, rest of the side is performing very well. Good signs for the future.

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 5:23 GMT

    those who wonder why these players are picked - WI only have 12 fit players for rest of tour - it must be a financial decision not to fly anyone in - especially with only 3 games to go and 2 of them are at risk of being rained out.

  • POSTED BY Johnny_129 on | January 4, 2014, 5:07 GMT

    Were Duckworth & Lewis born in NZ?

  • POSTED BY kiwicricketnut on | January 4, 2014, 4:55 GMT

    good signs when the entire top order contribute like that, even a guy totally out of sorts can top score with 80 odd by playing through the tough stuff and cashing in later instead of just hitting out when in trouble, very good to see the maturity in our batting line up, finally. i know the windies havn't been much chop but we have the making of a very good team, not too many weaknesses at all.

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    West Indies cricket has been all over the place for far too line with no hint of a silver lining behind all the dark clouds, but my biggest issue is with the selectors who seem unable to justify their selectees who have been making a career of failing there are far too many mediocre cricketers wearing qualifying to play for WI. Seymour Nurse if only you could have been in these times...

  • POSTED BY german1 on | January 4, 2014, 4:32 GMT

    WI need to pack up and go home. And stop embarrassing themselves.

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 4:11 GMT

    Where are the so called specialist batsmen that is worthy of replacing Sammy. Sammy stared in WI last two and only victories lately. He is a true match winner unlike most of the others who score here and there when it really doesn't matter. The selectors should be fired, there are three wicket keepers on tour. Devon smith is still one of the few genuine batsmen left in the Caribbean. Can someone tell where the weakness lies in this balance West Indies team.

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 3:51 GMT

    I really dont know what west indies doing with chadwick walton and narsingh deonarine on their team they are failing us miserably i need dwayne smith to me he always got a pick on any side

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 4, 2014, 3:50 GMT

    rampaul actually got hit on the finger by narine!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 3:49 GMT

    Why do they keep selecting Deonarine?

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 3:41 GMT

    West Indies cricketers has no pride. Look at our openers, no technique whatsoever.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 4, 2014, 2:33 GMT

    For those who were calling for Walton...that is what u get !! With a few exceptions this a WI 3rd XI

  • POSTED BY Rally_Windies on | January 4, 2014, 1:07 GMT

    1st Bravo, Now Rampaul ? More net session bouncers ?

    this is incredible ...

    If the coach is allowing the the targeting of players he does not want on the team...

    the coach should be fired...

    or jailed !

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 0:50 GMT

    Holder could have had a five-for today. Alot of dropped catches today. Lets see if the WI batsmen step up in later.

  • POSTED BY vajresh1981 on | January 4, 2014, 0:28 GMT

    NZ can even score 350+ from here on...

  • POSTED BY german1 on | January 3, 2014, 23:42 GMT

    Its funny how WI players are getting injured during practice sessions. They are a rare bunch.

  • POSTED BY german1 on | January 3, 2014, 22:52 GMT

    WI players minds are on Carnival back home. They all seem to be thinking about how much partying they will be doing once then get back. Get injured and go home. This series should be called off.

  • POSTED BY adkum on | January 3, 2014, 22:43 GMT

    Here is the opportunity for some players who did not get selected earlier to make a mark, Let"s see how they perform.

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  • POSTED BY adkum on | January 3, 2014, 22:43 GMT

    Here is the opportunity for some players who did not get selected earlier to make a mark, Let"s see how they perform.

  • POSTED BY german1 on | January 3, 2014, 22:52 GMT

    WI players minds are on Carnival back home. They all seem to be thinking about how much partying they will be doing once then get back. Get injured and go home. This series should be called off.

  • POSTED BY german1 on | January 3, 2014, 23:42 GMT

    Its funny how WI players are getting injured during practice sessions. They are a rare bunch.

  • POSTED BY vajresh1981 on | January 4, 2014, 0:28 GMT

    NZ can even score 350+ from here on...

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 0:50 GMT

    Holder could have had a five-for today. Alot of dropped catches today. Lets see if the WI batsmen step up in later.

  • POSTED BY Rally_Windies on | January 4, 2014, 1:07 GMT

    1st Bravo, Now Rampaul ? More net session bouncers ?

    this is incredible ...

    If the coach is allowing the the targeting of players he does not want on the team...

    the coach should be fired...

    or jailed !

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | January 4, 2014, 2:33 GMT

    For those who were calling for Walton...that is what u get !! With a few exceptions this a WI 3rd XI

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 3:41 GMT

    West Indies cricketers has no pride. Look at our openers, no technique whatsoever.

  • POSTED BY on | January 4, 2014, 3:49 GMT

    Why do they keep selecting Deonarine?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | January 4, 2014, 3:50 GMT

    rampaul actually got hit on the finger by narine!!!!!