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Apr 2, 2014

Sammy earns his stripes as West Indies skipper

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Since being thrust into West Indies captaincy in late 2010, Darren Sammy has been the subject of a constant debate with many questioning his place in the playing XI in the first place, let alone leading the side.

Back-to-back match-winning knocks in the World Twenty20 and two games away from defending the title he led West Indies to in Sri Lanka two years ago, the ever-smiling cricketer from St Lucia seemed to have finally settled the debate.

Apr 2, 2014

Darren Sammy earns his stripes as West Indies skipper

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Since being thrust into West Indies captaincy in late 2010, Darren Sammy has been the subject of a constant debate with many questioning his place in the playing XI in the first place, let alone leading the side.

Back-to-back match-winning knocks in the World Twenty20 and two games away from defending the title he led West Indies to in Sri Lanka two years ago, the ever-smiling cricketer from St Lucia seemed to have finally settled the debate.

Apr 2, 2014

Cricket-Sammy earns his stripes as West Indies skipper

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 2 (Reuters) – Since being thrust into West Indies captaincy in late 2010, Darren Sammy has been the subject of a constant debate with many questioning his place in the playing XI in the first place, let alone leading the side.

Back-to-back match-winning knocks in the World Twenty20 and two games away from defending the title he led West Indies to in Sri Lanka two years ago, the ever-smiling cricketer from St Lucia seemed to have finally settled the debate.

Apr 2, 2014

Sri Lanka welcome ‘lovely’ spin headache ahead of semis

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath’s magical spell against New Zealand have presented Sri Lanka with a “lovely headache” ahead of Thursday’s World Twenty20 semi-final against West Indies, coach Paul Farbrace said on Wednesday.

Picked ahead of spin colleague Ajantha Mendis who had proved expensive against England, Herath destroyed New Zealand in a 59-run romp in Chittagong on Monday.

Apr 2, 2014

Cricket-Sri Lanka welcome “lovely” spin headache ahead of semis

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 2 (Reuters) – Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath’s magical spell against New Zealand have presented Sri Lanka with a “lovely headache” ahead of Thursday’s World Twenty20 semi-final against West Indies, coach Paul Farbrace said on Wednesday.

Picked ahead of spin colleague Ajantha Mendis who had proved expensive against England, Herath destroyed New Zealand in a 59-run romp in Chittagong on Monday.

Apr 2, 2014

savvy Windies capable of defending world title – Sammy

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Cricket’s 20-over format is tailor-made for the powerful West Indians and there is no reason why they cannot become the first team to defend the World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, skipper Darren Sammy said on Wednesday.

Currently ranked eighth both in test and one-day internationals, West Indies have emerged as a stronger force in cricket’s latest and shortest format, winning the World Twenty20 crown in Sri Lanka two years ago.

Apr 2, 2014

Cricket-T20-savvy Windies capable of defending world title -Sammy

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 2 (Reuters) – Cricket’s 20-over format is tailor-made for the powerful West Indians and there is no reason why they cannot become the first team to defend the World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, skipper Darren Sammy said on Wednesday.

Currently ranked eighth both in test and one-day internationals, West Indies have emerged as a stronger force in cricket’s latest and shortest format, winning the World Twenty20 crown in Sri Lanka two years ago.

Apr 1, 2014

Bravo, Badree power West Indies to World T20 semis

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Holders West Indies sailed into the World Twenty20 semi-finals after Dwayne Bravo’s power-hitting and Samuel Badree’s lethal spin bowling fashioned their comprehensive 84-run victory over 2009 champions Pakistan on Tuesday.

Darren Sammy’s men overcome a wobbly start to post a strong 166 for six before returning to bowl out Pakistan for 82 runs in 17.5 overs and set up a semi-final clash with Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Apr 1, 2014

Cricket-Bravo, Badree power West Indies to World T20 semis

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, April 1 (Reuters) – Holders West Indies sailed into the World Twenty20 semi-finals after Dwayne Bravo’s power-hitting and Samuel Badree’s lethal spin bowling fashioned their comprehensive 84-run victory over 2009 champions Pakistan on Tuesday.

Darren Sammy’s men overcome a wobbly start to post a strong 166 for six before returning to bowl out Pakistan for 82 runs in 17.5 overs and set up a semi-final clash with Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Apr 1, 2014

Australia ease to consolation win over Bangladesh

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Australia signed off their dismal World Twenty20 campaign with a consolation win against Bangladesh after skipper George Bailey hit a six to seal their seven-wicket success against the hosts on Tuesday.

Smarting from a hat-trick of defeats in a tournament they began as one of the favourites, Australia’s only interest in their final Group Two game was to finish with a victory which they achieved with 15 balls to spare in chasing a target of 154.