Headingley and after
Headingley and after

West Indies hit a thrilling high in 2017, and then slumped at the tail end of the year

Three steps forward, three steps back
Three steps forward, three steps back

West Indies' year began brightly with a trio of world titles, but then predictable bad blood between players and administrators affected results

West Indies' unpredictable transformation
West Indies' unpredictable transformation

Their performance in the Tests in the UAE was almost miraculous, given their recent struggles. Will they be able to build on it?

A sacking the WICB could have done without
A sacking the WICB could have done without

Getting rid of Phil Simmons as coach for not toeing the line was an inappropriate move by the board, which needed to fix its administration first

The year from hell
The year from hell

Even by their depressing standards of recent times, 2015 was a shocker for West Indies

West Indies in need of redemption song
West Indies in need of redemption song

West Indies come into the World Cup looking to redeem a reputation tarnished by the events of 2014 but the absence of key players, and a new leadership, still pose a challenge

Trouble behind closed doors
Trouble behind closed doors

The fallout of the withdrawal from the India tour, captaincy changes, and lack of clarity on the future of some senior players made it a bleak year for West Indies

Players' player Hinds needs to win back trust
Players' player Hinds needs to win back trust

The lack of clarity from the WIPA president is at odds with his reputation for being a sounding board for his team-mates while he was a player

WICB must tread on eggshells with care
WICB must tread on eggshells with care

The WICB statement should cool down emotions and allow all parties involved to take the next step forward

Soggy end betrays smart start
Soggy end betrays smart start

The second edition of the CPL had crowds and runs aplenty, but concluded with an anti-climax

No backbone in West Indies' batting
No backbone in West Indies' batting

Apart from the 21-year-old Kraigg Brathwaite, no other batsman showed much promise in the series against New Zealand

Time to sober up
Time to sober up

West Indies' batting has been on a wobbly course, and five defeats in the last six T20 internationals have underlined it

One stride forward, three back
One stride forward, three back

West Indies were mostly sloppy and lacked the resilient spirit that had come to define their cricket in 2012

A no-show by West Indies
A no-show by West Indies

All the apparent progress they made last year amounted to nothing when they faced India

Sidekicks' chance to steal the show
Sidekicks' chance to steal the show

It might be Tendulkar's farewell party, but the hastily arranged two-Test series gives the boys from the Caribbean a chance to play with freedom and score points for themselves

The T&T force
The T&T force

The Caribbean side has always attracted plenty of attention in the Champions League and populated several IPL franchises. But perhaps that's where its problems lay

The people's festival
The people's festival

The Caribbean Premier League has been received with enthusiasm. West Indies cricket has lessons to learn from the tournament

A Caribbean party with question marks
A Caribbean party with question marks

The CPL started off with a bang, but it remains to be seen how much money it can bring in for West Indies cricket and what it will do to its future

West Indies remain consistently inconsistent
West Indies remain consistently inconsistent

A combination of faulty technique and temperament meant they didn't make it to the final of their own tri-series

West Indies' ball-beaters are too unreliable
West Indies' ball-beaters are too unreliable

They may be the star attractions of a Twenty20 slog-fest, but in the Champions Trophy, West Indies' batsmen have been disappointingly inconsistent