West Indies v Bangladesh, 1st Test, St Lucia May 24, 2004

Rampaul called up for first Test

Wisden Cricinfo staff



Jermaine Lawson: back in the shake-up for a Test spot © Getty Images

West Indies have named an experienced team for the first Test against Bangladesh, which starts in St Lucia on Friday (May 28). Brian Lara returns as captain after missing the one-day series, and there is only one uncapped player in the squad of 13 - Ravi Rampaul, the Trinidad & Tobago fast bowler. Rampaul, 19, has played in 14 one-day internationals, but he has yet to make his Test debut.

Jermaine Lawson returns after missing the England series while undergoing remedial work on his bowling action. Tino Best and Fidel Edwards complete the pace quartet. Also back is Dave Mohammed, the left-arm unorthodox spinner, who also hails from Trinidad.

The Test will be Bangladesh's first in the Caribbean. West Indies won the rain-hit three-match one-day series that preceded the Tests 3-0.

West Indies squad for first Test
Chris Gayle, Devon Smith, Brian Lara (capt), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Smith, Ridley Jacobs (wk), Dave Mohammed, Ravi Rampaul, Tino Best, Fidel Edwards, Jermaine Lawson, Pedro Collins.

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