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Ian Bishop warns other teams from this team ahead of T20 World Cup 2024

Heaping praise on Sherfane Rutherford, former cricketer Ian Bishop has said that West Indies will be a problem for other teams in this year’s T20 World Cup 2024. The highly-anticipated T20 World Cup 2024 is scheduled to be played in June this year and will be co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States […]

West Indies National Cricket Team Details

Team West Indies
Nickname The Windies
Governing body Cricket West Indies (CWI)
Captain Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Rovman Powell
Coach Andre Coley, Daren Sammy
First Test v. England at Lord’s, London; 23–26 June 1928
First ODI v. England at Headingley, Leeds; 5 September 1973
First T20I v.  New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland; 16 February 2006

The West Indies National Cricket Team represents the mainly English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean region in men’s international cricket. The West Indies Cricket team is administered by Cricket West Indies (CWI).

The CWI consists of the six cricket associations of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, the Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Windward Islands. West Indies is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and plays all three formats.

West Indies National Cricket Team History:

  • The journey of the West Indies cricket team began in the 1890s when representative sides were selected to play visiting English teams.
  • In 1926, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) joined the Imperial Cricket Conference.
  • West Indies played their first official international match with Test status in 1928 and became the fourth Test-playing nation.
  • West Indies defeated England for the first time at Lord’s on June 29, 1950.
  • The West Indies teams of the 1970s and 1980s are widely regarded as some of the most dominating sides in the history of cricket.
  • As far as the flag of the West Indies cricket team is concerned, the West Indies Cricket Board developed an insignia representing a palm tree and cricket stumps on a maroon background. The anthem for ICC tournaments is “Rally ‘Round the West Indies” by David Rudder.
  • Before 1999, the team used a flag featuring a cabbage palm tree and an island, designed in 1923.

West Indies National Cricket Team ICC World Cup record:

West Indies won the first two editions of the ICC ODI World Cup in 1975 and 1979. They were just one win away from winning the third edition of the World Cup too but lost the final against India. Since then, the Caribbean outfit has not won the World Cup. They have also not been able to make it to the final of the competition since 1983.

Year Round Position GP W L T NR
1975 Champions 1/8 5 5 0 0 0
1979 Champions 1/8 5 4 0 0 1
1983 Runners-up 2/8 8 6 2 0 0
1987 Round 1 5/8 6 3 3 0 0
1992 Round 1 6/9 8 4 4 0 0
1996 Semi-finals 4/12 7 3 4 0 0
1999 Round 1 7/12 5 3 2 0 0
2003 Round 1 7/14 6 3 2 0 1
2007 Super 8 6/16 10 5 5 0 0
2011 Quarter-finals 8/14 7 3 4 0 0
2015 Quarter-finals 8/14 7 3 4 0 0
2019 Group stage 9/10 9 2 6 0 1

West Indies National Cricket Team ICC T20 World Cup record:

The West Indies cricket team has won the T20 World Cup twice. They won it for the first time in 2012. In 2016, they became the first team to win the competition twice. 

Year Round Position GP W L T NR
2007 Group stage 11/12 2 0 2 0 0
2009 Semi-finals 4/12 6 3 3 0 0
2010 Super 8 6/12 5 3 2 0 0
2012 Champions 1/12 7 3 2 1 1
2014 Semi-finals 3/16 5 3 2 0 0
2016 Champions 1/16 6 5 1 0 0
2021 Super 12’s 9/16 5 1 4 0 0
2022 Group Stage 15/16 3 1 2 0 0

West Indies National Cricket Team ICC Champions Trophy record:

West Indies were the runners-up in the first edition of the Champions Trophy in 1998 before winning it in 2004. They finished runners-up again in 2006 before making a first-round exit in 2009 and 2013. West Indies did not qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy and failed to book a spot for the 2025 edition too.

Year Round Position GP W L T NR
1998 Runners-up 2/9 3 2 1 0 0
2000 Round 1 11/11 1 0 1 0 0
2002 Round 1 7/12 2 1 1 0 0
2004 Champions 1/12 4 4 0 0 0
2006 Runners-up 2/10 8 5 3 0 0
2009 Round 1 8/8 3 0 3 0 0
2013 Round 1 6/8 3 1 1 1 0

West Indies Team Today/Current West Indies cricket team:

Here is the list of prominent players who are part of the current West Indies team: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Gudakesh Motie, Akeal Hosein, Oshane Thomas, Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Matthew Forde, Kraigg Brathwaite, Alzarri Joseph, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Joshua DaSilva, Akeem Jordan, Kemar Roach, Kevin Sinclair, Tevin Imlach, Shamar Joseph, Zachary McCaskie.

Current West Indies Cricket Team FAQs:

Who is leading the West Indies side currently?

Currently, the skipper of the West Indies Cricket Team is Shai Hope (in Tests & ODIs) and Rovman Powell in the T20Is.

How many ODI World Cups have been won by the West Indies Cricket Team in the history of cricket?

West Indies have won a total of two titles first in 1975, and then in 1979 in the history of cricket.

How many T20I World Cups have been won by the West Indies Cricket Team in the history of cricket?

West Indies have won a total of two T20I World Cup titles, first in 2012, and then in 2016 in the history of cricket.

Is the West Indies Cricket Team participating in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023?

No, the West Indies Cricket Team is not playing the 2023 edition of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 as they were not able to qualify.