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Windies bat first against the Dutch

NEW DELHI, India, CMC – The Netherlands won the toss and chose to field against West Indies in their Group-B match of the World Cup on Monday at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

West Indies made one change to their line-up with Nikita Miller replacing the injured Dwayne Bravo, but Netherlands are unchanged. Bravo has been sidelined with a knee injury, and will need four weeks to recover, so he will miss the remainder of the tournament.

Bishoo nominated to replace Bravo

St John’s, Antigua– The West Indies Cricket Board Selection Committee has selected Guyanese leg spinner Devendra Bishoo to join the West Indies World Cup squad.

Pending the approval of the ICC Technical Committee, the 25 year old Bishoo will replace the injured all rounder Dwayne Bravo.

Bishoo was the Player of the Tournament of Caribbean Twenty20 2010 and took another 6 wickets in subsequent edition of the tournament in January last.

The aggressive leggie also took 10 wickets in the WICB Regional 50 Over Tournament last October.

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England and India in amazing tie

Bengaluru, India – England and India played to a dramatic tie in one of the greatest matches in ICC Cricket World Cup history on Sunday. The match, which saw the highest match aggregate in the tournament’s history, ended as England scored 13 runs off the final over to finish on 338-8 off their 50 overs. This was after the hosts were bowled out for 338 off 49.5 overs in front a sold out crowd at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. See full scoreboard at http://cricket.yahoo.com/postmatch-INDvsENG_23162_1

Windies inspired by Dwayne Bravo

New Delhi, India – West Indies will not have the services of Dwayne Bravo for the rest of the ICC Cricket World Cup, but the allrounder will be with the team in spirit.

Skipper Darren Sammy said on Sunday that the team will be taking “inspiration” from Bravo as they face the Netherlands in their second Group B match on Monday. First ball in the day/night match at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is 2.30 pm (5 am Eastern Caribbean Time/4 am Jamaica Time).

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Gibson: No slip up against Dutch

NEW DELHI, India, CMC – West Indies Head Coach Ottis Gibson said on Saturday that his can ill afford to slip-up against the Netherlands in the ICC Cricket World Cup on Monday.

The West Indies coach refused to describe the Dutch as “minnows”, and recognised this opponent had proved a point with a solid performance in their opening match against England, when all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate led them to 292-6 from their 50 overs, and Andrew Strauss’ side overhauled the total with just eight deliveries remaining.


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