West Indies prepare for World Cup
SYDNEY, Australia – Experienced allrounder Darren Sammy said he is fully prepared as the West Indies get set for their first taste of action in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
The Windies will play against England in their first official warm-up match on Monday at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground. First ball in the day/night match is 2:30 pm (11:30 pm Sunday Eastern Caribbean Time/10:30 pm Sunday Jamaica Time).
The 31-year-old Sammy, who was captain at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, said the team is in good spirits and looking forward to the tournament. The two-time World Cup champions will play in Pool B alongside Ireland, UAE, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan and South Africa.
The West Indies had a full training session on Sunday at the Blacktown High Performance Centre.
Jason Holder (Captain)
Marlon Samuels (Vice Captain)
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
Monday, Feb 9: warm-up vs England – SCG, Sydney (day/night)
Thursday, Feb 12: warm-up vs Scotland – SCG, Sydney
Monday, Feb 16: vs Ireland – Saxton Oval, Nelson
Saturday, Feb 21: vs Pakistan – Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Tuesday, Feb 24: vs Zimbabwe – Munaka Oval, Canberra (day/night)
Friday, Feb 27: vs South Africa – SCG, Sydney (day/night)
Friday, Mar 6: vs India – WACA Ground, Perth (day/night)
Sunday, Mar 15: vs United Arab Emirates – McLean Park, Napier