Dale Steyn had bided his time while South Africa built a position of supremacy against West Indies, but when he stirred the effect was lethal. West Indies were blown away within 15.3 overs, their last seven wickets falling for 55 runs. It was a feeding frenzy and Steyn was the central figure, licking his lips over a morning spell of six for 31 in seven overs.
What ails West Indies? Are the Caribbean islands so locked into an instant world that they no longer have the wherewithal to play Test cricket? A Test between the sides ranked No 1 and 8 in the world always had the potential for a mismatch, and South Africa's victory by an innings and 220 runs
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that all-rounder Jason Holder has been appointed West Indies One Day International Captain. The 23-year-old Holder takes over from Dwayne Bravo.
WICB thanked Bravo for his service to West Indies cricket in the capacity of the ODI Captain after taking over from Darren Sammy a year ago. The recommendation for transition of the captaincy role was made by the Clive Lloyd chaired Selection Panel and was approved by the Board of Directors.
Lloyd said that Holder’s appointment was with an eye to the future.
“Jason is one of the good, young players who we believe will form part of the long-term future of West Indies Cricket. We expect him to be around for a very long time. He is a young man with a very bright future. We have invested in him. He was part of High Performance Centre and he also played for the West Indies Under-19 Team and the West Indies A Team,” Lloyd said.
“He has played ODIs for the West Indies before and has done well. We know he will continue to grow and demonstrate leadership. He has a very good cricketing brain and has the makings of a very good leader,” said the former legendary West Indies Captain as he gave the stamp of approval to Holder.
Lloyd added: “The selectors decided that now is the time to make the transition and Jason will have people around him to help and guide him. Some might say it’s close to the time of next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand but we know that we have a good One-Day team which can do very well.”
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – West Indies Cricket Board announced today that left-handed batsman Narsingh Deonarine will replace Assad Fudadin in the West Indies team for the ongoing three-match Test Series against South Africa.
Fudadin suffered a fracture of the right little finger during warm-up on the opening day of the first Test.
Deonarine, 31, is also a capable right-arm off-spin bowler. He has so far played 18 Test matches. He has been in good form recently in the West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional League Four-day Tournament with scores of 139 and 110 not out.
Deonarine will depart the Caribbean as soon as his UK in-transit visa is processed.
Fudadin ruled out of Test Series with finger injury
Thu, Dec 18, '14
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – West Indies Cricket Board announced today that left-handed batsman Assad Fudadin has been ruled out of the ongoing three-match Test Series against South Africa due to injury.
The 29-year-old suffered a fracture of the little finger on right hand during warm-up on the opening day of the first Test on Wednesday. He underwent surgery late Wednesday.
A replacement player will be named in the coming days.