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Best hails Gibson for his help

Kingston, Jamaica — West Indies fast bowler Tino Best has praised Head Coach Ottis Gibson for his overall game improvement, and believes he is capable of cementing a place in the squad to take on New Zealand in the Digicel One-Day International series, which bowls off at Sabina Park on Thursday.

Best, who made his international debut back in 2003, had been out of the Windies line-up for several years. He is now back with the team and not only has his bowling skills improved, but also his batting.

Bravo backs Narine to shine

Kingston, Jamaica — West Indies Vice Captain Dwayne Bravo says the form off-spinner Sunil Narine will be a key factor against New Zealand as the two teams prepare for the Digicel One-Day International series.

“He's our trump card. He's a good bowler and we expect him to do very well. He had a good showing in Florida last weekend during the Twenty20 series and he is confident of doing the same in the ODI series,” Bravo said of Narine."

Black Caps lose Gillespie for Tests

CHRIST CHURCH, New Zealand, CMC – Fast bowler Mark Gillespie has been ruled out of the Test series against West Indies with injury. The 32-year-old suffered a severe sprain while jogging and has had to withdraw from the 15-man squad.

“Mark unfortunately has had to withdraw from the upcoming Test series against the West Indies having not responded to treatment in time to be fully fit,” national selection manager Kim Littlejohn said.

NZ hoping to "right the wrongs"

Kingston, Jamaica — New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is expecting an improved showing from his team in the Digicel One-Day International Series against West Indies, which starts on Thursday at Sabina Park in Kingston.

Williamson stands in for injured Taylor

Kingston, Jamaica — Kane Williamson believes he will be much better prepared to captain New Zealand in the opening Digicel One-Day International against West Indies after being thrust into the role at short notice for the second Digicel T20 on Sunday.

Williamson is confident New Zealand can bounce back from being soundly beaten 2-0 in the T20s at the Central Broward Regional Park in south Florida, despite ongoing injury concerns including the absence of their leader Ross Taylor.

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