West Indies cricket team

The West Indies cricket team, nicknamed the Windies,[10] is a multi-national men's cricket team representing the mainly English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean region and administered by Cricket West Indies. The players on this composite team are selected from a chain of fifteen Caribbean nation-states and territories. As of 13 May 2021, the West Indies cricket team is ranked seventh in Tests and ninth in both ODIs and T20Is in the official ICC rankings.[11]

West Indies
West Indies cricket team crest used from 1999–2017
(For the current crest, see the Cricket West Indies article)
Nickname(s)Windies, Men in Maroon[1]
AssociationCricket West Indies
Personnel
Test captainKraigg Brathwaite
One Day captainKieron Pollard
T20I captainKieron Pollard
CoachPhil Simmons
History
Test status acquired1928
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull Member (1926)
ICC regionAmericas
ICC Rankings Current[2] Best-ever
Test 7th 1st (1 January 1964)
ODI 8th 1st (1 June 1981)
T20I 8th 1st (10 January 2016)[3]
Tests
First Testv.  England at Lord's, London; 23–26 June 1928
Last Testv.  Pakistan at Sabina Park, Kingston; 20–24 August 2021
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total[4] 558 178/202
(177 draws, 1 tie)
This year[5] 8 3/3 (2 draws)
World Test Championship appearances1 (first in 2019–2021)
Best result8th place (2019–2021)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv.  England at Headingley, Leeds; 5 September 1973
Last ODIv.  Australia at Kensington Oval, Barbados; 26 July 2021
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[6] 831 405/386
(10 ties, 30 no results)
This year[7] 9 4/5
(0 ties, 0 no results)
World Cup appearances12 (first in 1975)
Best resultChampions (1975, 1979)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv.  New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland; 16 February 2006
Last T20Iv.  Pakistan at Providence Stadium, Providence; 3 August 2021
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[8] 144 62/70
(3 ties, 9 no results)
This year[9] 17 8/6
(0 ties, 3 no results)
T20 World Cup appearances6 (first in 2007)
Best resultChampions (2012, 2016)

Test kit

ODI kit

T20I kit

As of 30 August 2021

From the mid-late 1970s to the early 1990s, the West Indies team was the strongest in the world in both Test and One Day International cricket. A number of cricketers who were considered among the best in the world have hailed from the West Indies: Garfield Sobers, Lance Gibbs, George Headley, Brian Lara, Vivian Richards, Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall, Alvin Kallicharran, Andy Roberts, Rohan Kanhai, Frank Worrell, Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes, Curtly Ambrose, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, Joel Garner and Wes Hall have all been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.[12][13]

The West Indies have won the ICC Cricket World Cup twice (1975 and 1979 when it was styled the Prudential Cup), the ICC T20 World Cup twice (2012 and 2016 when it was styled World Twenty20), the ICC Champions Trophy once (2004), the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup once (2016), and have also finished as runners-up in the Cricket World Cup (1983), the Under 19 Cricket World Cup (2004), and the ICC Champions Trophy (2006). The West Indies appeared in three consecutive World Cup finals (1975, 1979 and 1983), and were the first team to win back-to-back World Cups (1975 and 1979), both of these records have been surpassed only by Australian Cricket Team who appear in 4 consecutive World Cup Finals (1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007) winning 3 consecutive World Cups (1999, 2003 and 2007).

The West Indies have hosted the 2007 Cricket World Cup and the 2010 ICC World Twenty20. In June 2019, during the 2019 Cricket World Cup, the West Indies played their 800th ODI match.[14]