Photo: West Indies Captain Jason Holder
When both team met earlier this year in the Caribbean, it was a clean sweep for the touring side as Australia won 2-0, but the tour down under that will get on its way on Wednesday grants the West Indies team an opportunity for redemption.
Captain Jason Holder is expecting a more consistent performance from his team in the upcoming three-match Test series against Australia.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – With the increased demand for information regarding the value of cricket events to the Caribbean economy, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) commissioned an economic impact evaluation on the 2015 England tour of the Caribbean. The information garnered focused on the three islands where the Test Matches were hosted Antigua, Barbados and Grenada.
Photo: Sunil Narine playing for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)
Another West Indiies player in Sunil Narine, has been reported for bowling with a suspect action during the final ODI against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.
Narine's action had in the past been questioned during domestic competitions, such as the Indian Premier League, but this was the first time he has been reported in an international match.
WICB Photo: Marlon Samuels
Jamaica and West Indies allrounder Marlon Samuels, has been relieved of bowling duties pending an ICC assessment of his current bowling actions, that was reported in the final Test on the tour to Sri Lanka.
The West Indian has allowed the 14 day period, post reporting of his action, in which an assessment could have been done, to elapse.
This assessment would provide eligibility for him to continue to bowl in international cricket. The cut date was on November 1, 2015, having been reported on October 19, 2015.
The suspension of the head coach, the naming of a squad with new young faces, the pleas of past cricketing greats, the recurrent suspicion of one of our bowlers, crashing to an two nil Test series defeat are some of the latest episodes in the drama called "West Indies cricket" within the last month.
Above all, is the latter, the Test series loss to Sri Lanka, which is of greatest cause for concern.
There is new Caribbean held view that there is slow passing away of Test cricket in the West Indies.
Jamaican and West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels bowling has been once again called scrutiny after he was reported for a suspect action during the 1st Test match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies in Galle.
This is the third time in his career that he is brought under scrutiny.
On the two previous occasions, 2008 when his action saw him being suspended from bowling for two years and again he was reported in November 2013; cleared in December, but banned from bowling quicker deliveries.
Photo: West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron speaking at the breakfast for the Jamaica Tallawahs put on by sponsors Foska Oats at the Melbourne Cricket Club on Tuesday.
President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Dave Cameron, speaking at the Melbourne Cricket Club where the Jamaica Tallawahs team had breakfast courtesy of sponsors, Foska Oats on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, commended the company for their continued support of the Jamaican franchise, the Jamaica Tallawahs, in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Photo: Steven Smith scored 199 and 54 not out to set up the massive Australia win by 277 runs over the West Indies at Sabina Park inside four days as the tourists ran out 2-0 series winners.
Australia won the second Test against the West Indies by a margin of 277 runs, inside four days at Sabina Park to win the series 2-0 and retain the Sir Frank Worrell Trophy.