West Indies cricket team

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The West Indies men's cricket team, nicknamed The Windies,[10] is a men's cricket team representing the West Indies—a group of mainly English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean region—and administered by Cricket West Indies. The players on this composite team are selected from a chain of fifteen Caribbean nation-states and territories. As of 26 November 2022, the West Indies cricket team is ranked eighth in Tests, and tenth in ODIs and seventh in T20Is in the official ICC rankings.[11]

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West Indies
AssociationCricket West Indies
Test captainKraigg Brathwaite
One Day captainShai Hope
T20I captainRovman Powell
Test coachAndre Coley[1]
One Day coachDaren Sammy (Limited overs)[1]
Test status acquired1928
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull Member (1926)
ICC regionAmericas
ICC Rankings Current[2] Best-ever
Test 7th 1st (1 January 1964)
ODI 10th 1st (1 June 1981)
T20I 7th 1st (10 January 2016)[3]
First Testv. Flag_of_England.svg England at Lord's, London; 23–26 June 1928
Last Testv. Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg Australia at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide; 25–28 January 2024
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total[4] 575 183/210
(181 draws, 1 tie)
This year[5] 2 1/1 (0 draws)
World Test Championship appearances2 (first in 2019–2021)
Best result8th place (2019–2021, 2021–2023)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv. Flag_of_England.svg England at Headingley, Leeds; 5 September 1973
Last ODIv. Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg Australia at Manuka Oval, Sydney; 6 February 2024
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[6] 873 420/412
(11 ties, 30 no results)
This year[7] 3 0/3
(0 ties, 0 no results)
World Cup appearances12 (first in 1975)
Best resultChampions (1975, 1979)
World Cup Qualifier appearances2 (first in 2018)
Best resultRunners-up (2018)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv. Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland; 16 February 2006
Last T20Iv. Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg Australia at Perth Stadium, Perth; 13 February 2024
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[8] 192 80/99
(3 ties, 10 no results)
This year[9] 3 1/2
(0 ties, 0 no results)
T20 World Cup appearances8 (first in 2007)
Best resultChampions (2012, 2016)

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As of 13 February 2024

From the mid-late 1970s to the early 1990s, the West Indies team was the strongest in the world in both Test and One Day International cricket. A number of cricketers who were considered among the best in the world have hailed from the West Indies: Garfield Sobers, Lance Gibbs, George Headley, Brian Lara, Vivian Richards, Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall, Alvin Kallicharran, Andy Roberts, Rohan Kanhai, Frank Worrell, Gordon Greenidge, Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes, Curtly Ambrose, Desmond Haynes, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Joel Garner and Wes Hall have all been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.[12][13]

The West Indies have won the ICC Cricket World Cup twice (1975 and 1979, when it was styled the Prudential Cup), the ICC T20 World Cup twice (2012 and 2016, when it was styled World Twenty20), the ICC Champions Trophy once (2004), the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup once (2016), and have also finished as runners-up in the Cricket World Cup (1983), the Under 19 Cricket World Cup (2004), and the ICC Champions Trophy (2006). The West Indies appeared in three consecutive World Cup finals (1975, 1979 and 1983), and were the first team to win back-to-back World Cups (1975 and 1979), both of these records have been surpassed only by Australia, who appeared in 4 consecutive World Cup Finals (1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007) winning three consecutive World Cups (1999, 2003 and 2007).

The West Indies have hosted the 2007 Cricket World Cup and the 2010 ICC World Twenty20, and will co-host (with the United States of America) the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup.

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