The Journey Of West Indies CricketThe West Indian cricket team, also referred to as The Windies, is one of the 8 international cricket teams with Test Status and is made up of the best cricket players from most of the Caribbean countries. West Indies Cricket enjoyed great success between the 1970s to the early 1990s. The West Indies cricket team were considered if not the strongest, one of the most formidable teams both in Tests and One Days.
In that era, The West Indies produced a lot of great cricketers, some being considered among the best in the world. Famous players like Brian Lara, who is the current world record holder for the highest individual Test score, Courtney Walsh, Curtley Ambrose, Sir Gary Sobers, Desmond Haynes, Gordon Greenidge, George Headley, Clive Lloyd, Lance Gibbs and Malcolm Marshall are only some of the players who were of high caliber. Many West Indian cricketers have been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
In terms of success, the Windies have won two ICC Cricket World Cups, one in 1975 and the other in 1979. They are also 2004 ICC Champions Trophy Champions. Other than the Champions Trophy in 2004, West Indies cricket has had nothing more to shout about in recent time, as their once glory has faded into a battle of survival.
The West Indies are currently going through harsh times, as a result of an ongoing dispute between the players, more so WIPA (West Indies Players Association) and the WICB ( West Indies Cricket Board). This feud is one of the main factors affecting West Indies Cricket and its development. Windies Online long for the day West Indies Cricket get back to the top and regain its former glory, but it doesn't seem possible, unless a lot of work and catching u is done.
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