West Indies in Bangladesh 2012-13 November 18, 2012

West Indies retain Permaul, Powell for ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Dummy4 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

  • charlie 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 !!!

  • Dummy4 on November 20, 2012, 7:56 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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.

  • charlie 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 .

  • obat 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.

  • Dummy4 on November 20, 2012, 3:06 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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.

  • Antonio 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.

  • shiju 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.

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