Windies to warmup for World Cup against South Africa, New Zealand

By February 09, 2019
Windies in action during ICC World Cup qualification Windies in action during ICC World Cup qualification

South Africa and New Zealand will give the Windies their final look at what they can expect ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019 when the Caribbean side battles them in International Cricket Council (ICC)-sanctioned warm-up games. 

The ICC announced the warm-up games last week, pitting South Africa against the Windies on May 26 and New Zealand on the 28th. The Windies will then begin their campaign in England against Pakistan on May 31 at Trent Bridge.

The Windies group games will end on July 4 against Afghanistan, a team they have not done well against in recent times, at Headingly.

The Windies had previously arranged a tri-nation series against Ireland and Bangladesh in early May.

The Windies group game against Pakistan will be followed by a June 6 date with Australia before another battle with South Africa on June 10.

England awaits the Windies four days later, while the Caribbean side goes up against Bangladesh on June 17. June 22 marks the date that the Windies again face New Zealand, before a massive test against India on the 27th.

Before the Windies face up against Afghanistan, winners of the qualifying tournament for the World Cup, the Windies play Sri Lanka on July 1.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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