Chris Gayle, Brian Lara, World Cup records, ICC World Cup 2019, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels
Record holders: Denesh Ramdin, Chris Gayle, Brian Lara and Marlon Samuels. @ Getty Images

West IndiesICC World Cup 2019 preparations suffered a slight setback when they went down to Bangladesh in the Tri-Series final, but the ‘dark horses’ of the quadrennial event can take heart from the fact that they didn’t have a full squad at their disposal.

The official training camp will begin from May 19 to May 23 at Southampton. The four-day camp, involving the entire 15-man squad for the marquee tournament, will include an additional warm-up fixture against Australia, which will be played on May 22 at the Ageas Bowl.

As part our of series looking at the history of each time at the World Cup, today we revisit West Indies’ past performances and key players from 1975 to 2015.

How have West Indies fared at ICC World Cups?

West Indies have won the World Cup twice – in 1975 and 1979. In 1983, they ended as the runners-up after losing to India. They made an exit from the group stage on four occasions – in 1987, 1992, 1999 and 2003. Windies reached the quarters stage twice – in 2011 and 2015. They reached the Super Eight in 2007 and semis in 1996.

Highest and lowest scores

The highest ever innings score from the West Indies in a World Cup came in 2015 when they scored 372/2 against Zimbabwe at Canberra. Their lowest total of 93 came against Kenya in Pune during the 1996 edition.

Individual records

Chris Gayle (215 vs Zimbabwe, 2015) has the highest individual score by a Windies batsman. He hit 16 sixes and 10 fours in this splendid knock. Gayle also has the second highest individual score in the World Cup.

Winston Davis (7/51 vs Australia, 1983) has the best bowling figures notched by a Windies cricketer. Kemar Roach (6/27 vs Netherlands, 2011) comes second.

Brian Lara is the highest run-scorer for West Indies in the World Cup (1,225). He smashed two hundreds and seven fifties in 34 matches. Lara also holds the record for the most number of catches for West Indies (16).

Sir Vivian Richards is the only other Windies player to score 1,000-plus runs (1,013). He also has the most number of hundreds for West Indies in the World Cup (3).

With 27 scalps, Courtney Walsh holds the record for the most number of wickets in the World Cup for Windies. Andy Roberts took an impressive 26 scalps.

With 26 dismissals, Denesh Ramdin holds the record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in the side.

Gayle and Maron Samuels hold the record for the highest partnership (372 vs Zimbabwe, 2015).

Clive Llyod has the most appearances as skipper (17).