West Indies v Bangladesh 2003-04 May 12, 2004

Sarwan to lead in one-day series

Wisden Cricinfo staff
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Ramnaresh Sarwan gets a taste of captaincy © Getty Images

Ramnaresh Sarwan will lead West Indies in their forthcoming one-day series against Bangladesh. Brian Lara, who is nursing a finger injury, has been rested for the first two matches of the three-match series as a precautionary measure.

Lara's finger was first injured in March in the first Test against England at the Sabina Park. He then missed the first one-dayer against England and then came back into the side, only to be hit on the same finger in the final match.

Sarwan, who has led the team in Lara's absence before, takes over the captaincy for the first two matches. There is a recall for Devon Smith, while Mervyn Dillon and Corey Collymore miss out.

This is Bangladesh's first full tour of West Indies, and they kick off with a match against a West Indies Cricket Board XI. Following this they play three one-dayers and two Tests.

Teams
West Indies (from): Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ricardo Powell, Ramnaresh Sarwan (capt), Devon Smith, Dwayne Smith, Sylvester Joseph, Dwayne Bravo, Ridley Jacobs (wk), Ian Bradshaw, Tino Best, Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul.

Bangladesh (from): Rajin Saleh, Hannan Sarkar, Habibul Bashar (capt), Shahariar Hossain, Mohammad Ashraful, Alok Kapali, Mushfiqur Rahman, Khaled Mahmud, Khaled Mashud (wk), Mohammad Rafique, Manjural Islam Rana, Faisal Hossain, Tapash Baisya, Tareq Aziz, Abdur Razzaq.

WICB XI Wavell Hinds, Kurt Wilkinson, Sylvester Joseph, Lendl Simmons, Ryan Hinds, Denesh Ramdin (capt), Austin Richards, Carlton Baugh (wk), David Bernard, Pedro Collins, Jermaine Lawson, Dwight Washington.