Chris Gayle trains
Chris Gayle trains

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)

Sulieman Benn

Darren Bravo

Jonathan Carter

Sheldon Cottrell

Christopher Gayle

Nikita Miller

Denesh Ramdin

Kemar Roach

Andre Russell

Darren Sammy

Lendl Simmons

Dwayne Smith

Jerome Taylor


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