Yashasvi, Tilak earn maiden call-up as India name T20I squad for West Indies
Both Yashasvi and Varma had impressive IPL 2023 season with the bat for Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indian respectively. Meanwhile, wicket-keeper batter Sanju Samson also returned to the squad, which was picked by the senior men's selection committee led by Ajit Agarkar.
Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph leave World Cup qualifier to manage workload ahead of Test series vs India
West Indies' aspirations of securing a spot in the ODI World Cup, scheduled to be held in India in October-November, were shattered following their defeat to Scotland in a Super Six match of the Qualifiers in Harare on July 1.
Hopefully, I can score big runs in this series, says Jermaine Blackwood ahead of Tests against India
The last time India played Tests in West Indies, they won both matches, with Blackwood only getting one innings to play and made 38 runs, coming in the match at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica as a concussion substitute. With the series marking the start of the 2023-2025 ICC World Test Championship cycle for both teams, Blackwood is eager to get going against India.
Johnson Charles slams fastest men's T20I century by a West Indies batter
Charles blasted the South Africa attack all around the park on the way to his hundred, which he reached in just 39 balls. This was a maiden T20I hundred for Charles, who got 106 runs off boundaries in his ferocious knock. He was eventually cleaned up at 118 by a Marco Jansen yorker.
2nd T20I: South Africa chase record target in T20Is, level series 1-1 against West Indies
Johnson Charles had brought fireworks for the West Indies by striking a 39-ball century in the first innings. But Quinton De Kock smashed his maiden T20I century in the chase for South Africa in a blistering 152-run opening partnership in little more than 10 overs to set the base for South Africa completing the highest ever successful run chase in T20Is with seven balls to spare.
India could play three ODIs in June, two extra T20Is on West Indies tour: Report
As per a report in Cricbuzz, the BCCI is contemplating having another short home series in June, in the ODI format, which could be held in the window between India playing against Australia in the World Test Championship (WTC) final from June 7-11 and departing for the West Indies in first week of July.
Klassen hammers 119 not out as South Africa beat Windies in record run-chase, level series
Klassen scored an unbeaten 119 and Marco Jansen 43 as South Africa reached 264/6 in 29.3 overs in response to West Indies's 260 all out in 48.2 overs. A stunning onslaught by Klaasen meant that South Africa took just 29.3 overs to chase down the target of 261, that West Indies had built on an even-ball 72 by Brandon King.