India’s wicket keeper, Rishabh Pant fi elds a shot played by West Indies’ Shamarh Brooks during day four of the
second Test cricket match at Sabina Park cricket ground in Kingston, Jamaica Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Associated Press / Ricardo Mazalan
Caribbean L 42 ife, Sept. 6, 2019 BQ
the top position.
Holder is the highest-ranked
West Indian in the bowling charts at
number eight, while fellow Barbadian
fast bowler Kemar Roach has also
retained his 11th place ranking.
Speedster Shannon Gabriel is the
other West Indies bowler in the top
20 at number 12.
Australian pacer Pat Cummings
sits on the top bowling rankings.
In the batting rankings, West
Indies opener Kraigg Braithwaite is
the highest-ranked Caribbean player
at 36th with Holder popping up at
India Captain Virat Kholi tops the
charts with Australian Steve Smith
having climbed to second spot.
bados matched Belize with seven points
in Group C, but had to give way to the
Central Americans on goal difference.
Belize, with whom hosts Barbados
had played to a draw in the opening
game at the Wildey, AstroTurf, proved
more prolific in scoring 10 goals
while conceding only four. Barbados
on the other hand managed just three
goals in the three matches while taking
in one goal.
This means that Belize goes on to
the 2020 CONCACAF championship.
The qualifiers tournament for the
16 lowest ranked Caribbean teams
were split into four groups of four
teams each, with group playoffs being
hosted in Barbados, Honduras, Cayman
Islands, and Curacao.
Guyana and the Cayman Islands
were the only other Caribbean teams
qualifying for next year’s tournament.
Caribbean teams already in the
championship by virtue of being in
the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 top 16
ranking are Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad
and Tobago, Cuba, Dominican Republic
Batting in the second innings the
regional team lost their last four wickets
for 33 runs about 40 minutes after
Resuming the day on 45 for two
requiring a miracle to overhaul their
mammoth target of 468, West Indies
collapsed in their second innings for
210. India’s fast bowling and spin bowling
attack caused the Windies to fold up
with a day to spare.
The Windies had made a paltry 100
in their first innings. India’s fast bowler
Jasprit Bumrah was the star bowler taking
six wickets for seven runs in West
Indies first innings.
Scores were India 416 and 168 for 4
declared. West Indies second innings
target was 468 runs.
Top-scorer for the West Indies was
debutant Shamarh Brooks who was
dismissed for his maiden half century
in the second innings.
The defeat means another clean
sweep for West Indies after they were
beaten by 318 runs also inside four days
in Antigua a week before.
Captain Jason Holder said: “I’m disappointed.
We haven’t been able to play
a complete cricket game in either of the
last two Test matches.”
The West Indies will take a break
from Test cricket for the Caribbean
Premier League (CPL) which bowled
off last Wednesday night in Trinidad.
They will then return to India for a
one-off Test against Afghanistan later
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Barbados Captain Olianna Bishop
(L) close-marks USVI’s forward
Tania Weyland in a qualifi er march
that the Bajans won 1-0.
Photo by George Alleyne
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INDIA SWEEPS TEST SERIES
CONCACAF U-17 championship
By Azad Ali
Antigua and Barbuda will play
hosts to the West Indies Women’s
International Home Series against
Australia later this month.
This will be the West Indies women’s
first home series since their
semi-final defeat to Australia in the
Women’s World Twenty20.
The series will open with three
Colonial Medical Insurance One-Day
Internationals (ODIs) in Antigua, part
of the ICC Women’s Championship.
The West Indies Women will be
looking to get the better of the Aussies
who eliminated them in the
semi-finals of the ICC Women’s T20
The first ODI will be played at the
Coolidge Cricket Ground on Sept. 5,
while the second will be played at the
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on September
8 and 11 respectively.
Six vital ICC Women’s Championship
points will be up for grabs during
the series and the West Indies
Women are keen to earn the maximum
on home turf.
The West Indies Women are currently
on seventh position with 11
points, three behind New Zealand.
Following the One-Day International
Series, the West Indies Women
will focus on the Twenty20 International
format with three games
in five days at the Kensington Oval,
Barbados from Sept. 14-18.
These games are vital in terms of
team development and preparation
in the buildup for next year’s ICC
Twenty20 World Cup to be played
from Feb. 18 to March 5, in Australia
where they will be aiming to reclaim
the title they lost to Australia in