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The West Indies cricket team, also known colloquially as the Windies, is a multi-national cricket team representing the West Indians Cricket Board, a confederation of 15 mainly English-speaking Caribbean countries, British dependencies and non-British dependencies.
From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, the West Indies team was one of the strongest in the world in both Test and One Day International cricket. A number of cricketers considered among the best in the world have hailed from the West Indies: Sir Garfield Sobers, Lance Gibbs, Gordon Greenidge, George Headley, Brian Lara, Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall, Sir Andy Roberts, Alvin Kallicharran, Rohan Kanhai, Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, Joel Garner and Sir Viv Richards have all been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
The West Indians have won the ICC Cricket World Cup twice, in 1975 and 1979, the ICC World Twenty20 twice, in 2012 and 2016, the ICC Champions Trophy once, in 2004, the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup once, in 2016, and were runners-up in the Cricket World Cup in 1983 and Under 19 Cricket World Cup in 2004. The West Indians were the first team to win back-to-back World Cups (1975 and 1979), and appeared in three consecutive World Cup finals (1975, 1979 and 1983).
As of 3 March 2016, the West Indian cricket team is ranked eighth in Tests, ninth in ODIs and second in T20Is by the ICC.
West Indians has hosted the 2007 Cricket World Cup and the 2010 ICC World Twenty20.