West Indies in Bangladesh 2012-13

West Indies retain Permaul, Powell for ODIs

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November 18, 2012

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Kieran Powell celebrates his century, Bangladesh v West Indies, 1st Test, Mirpur, 1st day, November 13, 2012
Kieran Powell will stay on for West Indies' limited-overs matches in Bangladesh © Associated Press
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West Indies have retained left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul and opener Kieran Powell for the limited-overs series against Bangladesh, starting November 30. Permaul made his Test debut in the opening game of the two-Test series against Bangladesh in Mirpur and picked up four wickets. He is yet to play an international limited-overs game. Powell made a century in each innings of the Mirpur Test, which West Indies won by 77 runs.

Kemar Roach, who is not playing the Tests due to a knee injury, was passed fit for the five ODIs and one Twenty20 international on this tour.

Six players from the current Test squad will be returning home. They are: Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Fidel Edwards, Kirk Edwards, Assad Fudadin and Denesh Ramdin. Allrounder Dwayne Bravo missed out again, having failed to recover from a thigh strain that had ruled him out of the Champions League T20 in October. There was no place for opener Johnson Charles, who played the ODI series at home against New Zealand.

Kieron Pollard takes over as vice-captain in Bravo's absence. In addition to Pollard and Roach, allrounders Andre Russell and Dwayne Smith, wicketkeeper Devon Thomas and opener Lendl Simmons will join the one-day squad.

West Indies squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Kieron Pollard (vc), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieran Powell, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Devon Thomas (wk).

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Posted by   on (November 21, 2012, 8:12 GMT)

why not Dinesh ramdin.............whats wrong with him i think he is one of the best batsmen w/k they hav

Posted by simonviller on (November 20, 2012, 16:12 GMT)

It's interesting to note ,that some want to leave Best and Permaul out of the team [the two best performers ] . Best is into the heads of the Banladesh batsmen at the moment ,so why remove that element of concern ,especially when Rampaul sent down so many overs and could well need some R&R ;and Permaul was the better of the two spin options ? The ideal team would be, to have ROACH-RAMPAUL - BEST- NARINE AND PERMPAUL in ,but our star bats are too inconsistant hence we have to play a bowler short .That's just my opinion on the issue !!!

Posted by   on (November 20, 2012, 7:56 GMT)

Sammy has done his work and its time to move on .Hez creating imbalance in the TEAM.

Posted by   on (November 20, 2012, 4:56 GMT)

Everyone need to chill. There will never be selections to satisfy fans. That's why there is a board of selectors. It's so nice to see that we have basically two squads of players. With the amount of cricket played now it is helpful. Some can integrate between formats when proven. It shows that talent is truly blossoming.

Posted by simonviller on (November 20, 2012, 4:33 GMT)

I don't see why everyone is so ticked off about the team selection . It's obvious that Ramadin is not actually dropped from the team : its called player management ,to give the many players a chance to play while resting some of the harder working players and to build specialist teams for all formats of the game . Yes! Charles made good runs in the shorter formats ,but he played too many dot-balls during those times .He will be back after working on that issue which shouldn't be a problem . My greatest concerns are for players like -Edwards-Deonarine and F Edwards who wouldn't get to play any cricket at all ,but still expect to perform when called upon . That's why I'll place high demands on the likes of D Bravo, Gayle and Samuels to perform consistently with all that exposure which they are gaining .

Posted by obatsalem1979 on (November 20, 2012, 3:25 GMT)

dont see why tino best is being kept on,surely it`s time WI looked at the left arm pacer from the windward islands,forgot his name.

powell got lucky in the 1st innings when he was caught after hitting the short leg`s helmet,then he got even more luck in the 2nd innings after getting dropped twice.....he has quality,but fans are now getting to see the best of him,yet the selectors want to shove him back into the bad habits of limited over cricket,which he only recently broke free from.

is taylor retired from cricket,been awhile i have not heard of him.

Posted by   on (November 20, 2012, 3:06 GMT)

Ramdin show some improvments lately why drop him remember he made runs in SA and now Ban

Posted by   on (November 19, 2012, 20:24 GMT)

Johnson Charles is not ready for international cricket. He needs more work, too many faults. Why retain Powell, its a waste. He needs more time in test cricket, so does Darren Bravo. They have huge potential. Give them time to perfect their game in one format. The squad looks to be a well balanced one.

Posted by anton111 on (November 19, 2012, 16:25 GMT)

Good to see Smith, Roach and Russell. Sammy is the only debatable selection as he will keep Russell out of the final 11.

Posted by bleedingice on (November 19, 2012, 14:21 GMT)

ITS THE SUB CONTINENT, SO NEED A EXTRA SPINNER Think the best possible 11 for the ODI's is : 1. Gayle, 2. Powell, 3. D.M. Bravo, 4. Samuels, 5. Pollard, 6. Sammy, 7. Veerasammy, 8. Thomas, 9. Narine, 10. Rampaul, 11. Roach.

Posted by PACERONE on (November 19, 2012, 14:19 GMT)

I think that Bravo should of been sent home and Deonarine kept in his place.Bravo takes too long to get going then gets out softly when it looks like he is starting to flow.Never knocks the ball around for singles,always waiting for the big shot.Deonarine is a better fielder and has proven that he can take wickets and make runs.

Posted by sanjay182 on (November 19, 2012, 14:07 GMT)

For people who don't know Ramdin has a finger injury that needs time to heal properly so after the tests he will be rested. My problem with this squad is the exclusion of Badree.

Posted by DanD-Dan on (November 19, 2012, 13:36 GMT)

Why is no one mentioning Bishoo in the coversation about the WI selection? I would have thought that after India and England he has done all he needs to to merit consideration.

Posted by   on (November 19, 2012, 9:36 GMT)

Common West Indies, It is time for two team captains. Talents are been wasted and the full strenght are not in play for the West Indies. Guys who are sent home are capable to represent the WI in every format.

They just can.t wait on tests to prove themselves either. personal milestones are being jeopardized by this implimentation

Posted by pvwadekar on (November 19, 2012, 8:26 GMT)

In the last few months WI team has been on a good run and are slowly becoming a very good team with key players for Test, ODI and T20. Should continue the positive work and try to be one of the top 4 teams in 5 in test and ODI. With the next world cup in Australia, i believe that WI will be one of the main contenders. They have very good mixture of young talented batsmen, bowlers and spinners and experienced pros that will lead them.

Posted by Vineeth59 on (November 19, 2012, 8:13 GMT)

I would say this is a fine selection so far I have seen. I saw some people commenting about Ramdin's drop..That's the part which I liked most ..let the young wicket keeper Devon Thomas prove himself. If we are not giving a chance to him against Bangladesh,against whom we will give him an oppurtunity.Give all the youngstars an oppurtunity and drop the under perforing players like Ramdin(haven't seen him hitting any worthy runs in T20 worl cup)...this is the time.Glad to hear that Roach is back..bcoz he is the main bowler and it is bcoz of him that windies showed some fight against top teams in test.

Posted by   on (November 19, 2012, 6:26 GMT)

good thinking by the selectors in bringing in thomas as keeper and can bat which is very important .

Posted by   on (November 19, 2012, 3:46 GMT)

with west indies making a remarkable progress it is yet to be seen how they compete against beeter ranked test teams away from home....

Posted by Anil_Koshy on (November 19, 2012, 3:33 GMT)

West Indies can improve only if they play specialists bowlers and batsman at key positions, they have filled the team with too many part timers, part timers are effective in T20's but to win in longer formats you need at least 4 regular bowlers and 5 good batsmen. Sammy should play as an all rounder, rather than playing as a bowler.

Posted by solankibhavesh on (November 19, 2012, 2:27 GMT)

Good team selection but why they did not give chance to Charles he is good player.

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 23:33 GMT)

Have no quarrel with the WI squad. Looks a fairly balanced one. Nice to c another keeper in action.

Posted by amemberoftheelect23 on (November 18, 2012, 21:07 GMT)

The selector got this terribly wrong! Don't agree with the inclusion of both Kieran and Permaul especially the former. Kieran is not yet a ODI batsman (avg 18 in List A and 9 in ODI) and furthermore he needs to play only test and first class cricket for a few more years to work on his game. dont care that he made two centuries; test cricket is different from limited over. Permaul can develop into great bowler but needs more time in the longest version of the game. Y in the world are the selectors sending home Narsingh Deonarine, Fidel Edwards, Kirk Edwards, Assad Fudadin and Denesh Ramdin. only one of these players had a look in so far (Ramdin) and he looked good. would love to hear y devon thomas? once again poor work from the selectors!

Posted by Dav1daKing on (November 18, 2012, 20:20 GMT)

Think the best possible 11 for the ODI's is : 1. Gayle, 2. Powell, 3. D.M. Bravo, 4. Samuels, 5. Russell, 6. Pollard, 7. Sammy, 8. Thomas, 9. Narine, 10. Rampaul, 11. Roach.

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (November 18, 2012, 19:54 GMT)

It really seems stupid to call up Thomas when Ramdin will already be settled and familiar with the conditions the man just scored a century ! That is my main issue here I don't get that at all . . .

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (November 18, 2012, 19:49 GMT)

1,Gayle 2.Dwayne Smith/Powell 3.Samuels 4.D.Bravo 5.Pollard 6 Sammy7.Thomas (is he really the best W.I got) ? 8. Narine 9. Rampaul 10.Roach 11.Best - Yes 3 fast bowlers v Bangladesh or sub 1 for Russell or if they want another batsman play both Powell and Smith with either at 3 and everyone go up a place from Samuels.

Posted by riprock on (November 18, 2012, 19:29 GMT)

That's a strong squad. 1.C.Gayle, 2.K.Powell/D.Smith, 3.D.Bravo, 4.M.Samuels, 5.L.Simmons, 6.K.Pollard, 7.D.Thomas, 8.D.Sammy, 9.A.Russell/K.Roach, 10.S.Narine, 11.R.Rampaul. Best and Permaul should sit out. Windies got plenty of options. Simmons can keep wickets and an extra quick bowler can be picked instead of Thomas. Gayle, Samuels, Pollard, Smith and Russell can share 20 overs between them if they don't prefer an extra pacer. Any of Smith, Powell or Simmons could be second opener.

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 18:09 GMT)

Good team but shouldhave retained Dinesh. He is a better keeper and batsmen than Thomas..

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 17:32 GMT)

Reasonably good team ! I was really impressed with Tino Best in the test and glad that he is in the team-, the one day team.

Posted by   on (November 18, 2012, 16:41 GMT)

i m surprised they left out Ramdin ..he just starting scoring consistently 2 hundrerds in test and recently 96 in odi agianst India plus his keeping is good poor decision

Posted by N.SHURESH on (November 18, 2012, 16:20 GMT)

After the good performance from Charles & two centuries from four tests by Ramdin shouldnt drop.

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