After beating Zimbabwe by nine wickets the West Indies stretched their winning run to five Test matches.
The West Indies have dropped down the ICC Test rankings in recent years, with only New Zealand and Bangladesh below them.
However, their nine wicket victory over Zimbabwe in Barbados today was their fifth straight Test win – the best run they have been on since they won seven consecutive matches back in 1988.
This latest winning streak stretches back to July 2012 when they beat New Zealand by nine wickets in Antigua. They beat the visitors in the other match of the series before going on to triumph comfortably in a two match series in Bangladesh.
In all five of these Tests the West Indies won by a comfortable margin and they will also be favourites to extend their wins to six when they play the final Test of the series against Zimbabwe on 20 March.
In 1988, the year the side won seven Tests in a row, the West Indians had players of the calibre of Viv Richards, Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh at their disposal.
Although batsmen such as Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul are world-class, the current side as a whole is not competing on the same level as their counterparts of the late 1980s.
This week the ICC announced that they would be giving the West Indies an extra £2million over the next three years in a bid to help them improve their national sides. However, if they can carry on winning Test matches the way they are the glory days could return in the near future.