West Indies in India 2011-12 November 17, 2011

Narine, Mohammed picked for India ODIs

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The Trinidadian duo - top-order batsman Jason Mohammed and unconventional spinner Sunil Narine - were the new faces in West Indies' 15-man squad for the five-match ODI series in India. Legspinner Devendra Bishoo and fast bowler Fidel Edwards were the notable omissions from the side.

Both Mohammed and Narine did well in the recent Regional Super50 limited-overs competition, paving the way for their inclusion. Mohammed was Player of the Tournament in addition to getting the Richie Richardson Trophy after topping the run-charts with 227 runs in five outings. Narine rose to prominence during the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India where his mystery variations earned him 10 wickets at the impeccable economy-rate of 4.37 runs per over. He then claimed the Curtly Ambrose Trophy for being the top wicket-taker in the Super50, and was picked for the A-team unofficial Tests against Bangladesh.

"In the Super50 Jason showed maturity, guts and fight in the way he batted on some difficult pitches," WICB selector Robert Haynes said. "He scored vital runs to pull his team out of difficult situations, scored the most runs in the tournament and as selectors we also thought that with the pitches in Guyana not being very different to the pitches in India and Jason having done so well on those types of surface, it augured well for his selection to the ODI squad."

Haynes also said that Narine's steady progress over the past year earned him a spot. "Sunil bowled well in the Indian conditions in Champions League for Trinidad and Tobago and then in the Super50 he was exceptional," Haynes said. "Batsmen have difficulty reading him and we thought that he is deserving of his selection to show his worth against international batsmen.

"He is also a capable lower-order batsman who can give the team 30 to 40 runs and overall we are impressed with the way he approaches batting both for Trinidad and Tobago and in the recent West Indies A match in St Lucia."

Darren Sammy will lead West Indies in the series, which kicks off on November 30 in Cuttack. Chris Gayle continued to miss out on selection, while Dwayne Bravo, who was dropped on form for the Bangladesh tour, was also left out.

Squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Danza Hyatt, Anthony Martin, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons

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  • manlid on November 20, 2011, 11:26 GMT

    WEST INDIES TWENTY 20 SQUAD FOR THE WORLD CUP IN SRI LANKA---- BARATH, SIMMONS, SAMUELS, DWAYNE SMITH, DAREN BRAVO, POLLARD, DWAYNE BRAVO, RAMDIN, SAMMY, RUSSELL, STANTOKIE, BADREE, NARINE, MATHURIN, BISHOO, RAMPAUL. THERE IS 16 THEREFORE ONE WILL BE DROP. IT MIGHT BE MATHURIN OR BISHOO IF SAMMY IS CAPTAIN BUT IF RAMDIN IS CAPTAIN THEN SAMMY OR BISHOO WILL BE DROPPED.

  • on November 20, 2011, 5:28 GMT

    I hope i would not be eating my words after the odi series has finished but i think this west indies side looks good. My eleven would be in this order A Barath, L Simmons, D Bravo,M Samuels,J Mohammed,KPollard,DRamdin,DSammy,A Russel,SNarine,RRampaul. That is a Team full of Trinis 8 to be exact. You have two openers that will give you a quick start and build momentum. Then you have three middle order batsmen who is now finding form and getting big scores and no need to explain what Pollard can do on a good day. You also have depth with the latter because all could contribute and do it quickly. So the coach needs to bring all these different array of skills and hope they can have a game plan before the match and not hoping for just for runs on the table it should be planned and executed. Bowling department is definitely strenghtened by S Narine. So this would be pretty close. Lets hope they can be competitive. We need to rally around the West Indies inspite off because of our legacy.

  • Coraline_Jones on November 19, 2011, 17:20 GMT

    WI cricket is on deathbed now. Nobody in this world wanna leave Chris out. That is the last thing expected from WI. Wanted to see Gayle batting against India. Wot happened to Sarwan, Shiv, Bravo Sr. These are the players we are expecting to watch here in India. Without these players I think stands will go empty, becoz one day match will be a 30-30 match with WI run rate 3 runs per over kind of thing. I don't think there is a need for BCCI to select sachin, Dravid, Dhoni, Sehwag, Yuvraj for these ODI's. Without them also 5-0 is a cake walk unless Samuels or Junior Lara resists. It's obvious that Best players of WI are playing in IPL. Without them nobdy is interested in WI matches even if they are against india. Believe me with those players many are interested in WI matches even if they are not against India. I still remember one IPL match when Gayle was out for 0, half the ppl left refreshment room saying that match is over. Bring Gayle Back, Gayle Gayle Gayle.

  • TheReverseDoosra_K on November 19, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    This is a good combination. Good to bring Sunil Narine in the squad because he can turn the ball both ways. I think they have chosen Martin ahead Bishoo because he had a 4-wicket haul against in India in West Indies won the match & Bishoo was slightly out of touch in tests. Andre Rusell is maybe the batsmen WI are looking for and can bowl penetrating deliveries. Darren Bravo is Lara part-2. Danza Hyatt still needs to make a mark. Jason did not put a good performance in CLT20 2011, looking to see how does here. For Sammy haters, he can be a utility in the one-days because he can hit the ball a fair distance and useful in situations like 10 per over required in 2-3 overs (58* vs South Africa at a strike of 241 in 2010) an is holding the team together and other WI players do like his captaincy. Samuels is the sheet anchor. Gayle is being made to crave to play for WI so that when he comes back he plays a destructive innings. Won't loose 5-0.

  • on November 19, 2011, 4:01 GMT

    Must be plenty teenagers posting here. Some calling for Taylor though he's played little cricket in the last year; Sarwan, gifted but lazy, unfit, indifferent and has a don't-carish attitude; Bravo, DJ, injured and Gayle, busy making a boatload of cash elsewhere and couldn't care less whether or not he ever represents WI again. Gayle has played several matches for WI and we lost 95% of them. What is to say that with him in the team we will win? Please don't tell me about his presence in the team will give us a better chance to win because our record doesn't support that view. When are WI fans going to get over repeated calls for Gayle's inclusion? Coach Gibson & the Board clearly don't want him anymore and it's not about some apology. If selected, Gayle would be a disruptive force on the team with his rebellious attitude. He would interfere with its chemistry. Coach is trying to mould a good, young team which will be competitive and play well consistently. Gayle doesn't fit into

  • on November 19, 2011, 0:00 GMT

    I still can't believe they're leaving out Chanders!!!

  • on November 18, 2011, 22:51 GMT

    in 2011 bishoo has 33 test wickets, 3rd in the whole world,i repeat 3rd in the whole world. how about sammy? anyone knows,

  • japper on November 18, 2011, 19:10 GMT

    @KeepingitReal: In those 44 test matches Gayle has scored 3000+ runs at an average of over 45. What more you are expecting from your opening batsman? and the West Indies were not winniing because they never had Taylor, Edwards, Roach and Bishoo with Rampaul as backup in any of these matches. They always played with a dismal bowling attack. Now the West Indies have all these players fully fit and what do they do they select Sammy and dilute the bowling attack. And don't go by averages, Taylor won a test match by blowing England away for 51 which Sammy even if given 1000 test matches can't repeat what Taylor did.

  • on November 18, 2011, 8:35 GMT

    My WI ODI & T/20 Eleven; 1 Chris Gayle 7 Andre Russell 2 Lendl Simmons 8 Denish Ramdhin (Capt/WK) 3 Darren Bravo 9 Sunil Narine 4 Marlon Samuels 10 Ravi Rampaul 5 Jason Mohammed 11 Kemar Roach 6 Keiron Pollardl 12 Adrian Barath

  • on November 18, 2011, 4:33 GMT

    I wish that more sincere WI fans would comment. The Indian's who comment here are gluttons for Gayle.He opted to spend more time with them than us and they still want more. I also doubt that many of those folks know and follow WI cricket. Why would they be asking for Dwayne and Sars who are injured? Are they even concerned that Pollard may not be fully recovered from his injury? Hey, do people really think that Shiv should be running around in 50 over and 20 over games. I would have thought that they would be happy to have him rested and well for Australia and England.By the way, how has Sammy crossed so many people?

  • manlid on November 20, 2011, 11:26 GMT

    WEST INDIES TWENTY 20 SQUAD FOR THE WORLD CUP IN SRI LANKA---- BARATH, SIMMONS, SAMUELS, DWAYNE SMITH, DAREN BRAVO, POLLARD, DWAYNE BRAVO, RAMDIN, SAMMY, RUSSELL, STANTOKIE, BADREE, NARINE, MATHURIN, BISHOO, RAMPAUL. THERE IS 16 THEREFORE ONE WILL BE DROP. IT MIGHT BE MATHURIN OR BISHOO IF SAMMY IS CAPTAIN BUT IF RAMDIN IS CAPTAIN THEN SAMMY OR BISHOO WILL BE DROPPED.

  • on November 20, 2011, 5:28 GMT

    I hope i would not be eating my words after the odi series has finished but i think this west indies side looks good. My eleven would be in this order A Barath, L Simmons, D Bravo,M Samuels,J Mohammed,KPollard,DRamdin,DSammy,A Russel,SNarine,RRampaul. That is a Team full of Trinis 8 to be exact. You have two openers that will give you a quick start and build momentum. Then you have three middle order batsmen who is now finding form and getting big scores and no need to explain what Pollard can do on a good day. You also have depth with the latter because all could contribute and do it quickly. So the coach needs to bring all these different array of skills and hope they can have a game plan before the match and not hoping for just for runs on the table it should be planned and executed. Bowling department is definitely strenghtened by S Narine. So this would be pretty close. Lets hope they can be competitive. We need to rally around the West Indies inspite off because of our legacy.

  • Coraline_Jones on November 19, 2011, 17:20 GMT

    WI cricket is on deathbed now. Nobody in this world wanna leave Chris out. That is the last thing expected from WI. Wanted to see Gayle batting against India. Wot happened to Sarwan, Shiv, Bravo Sr. These are the players we are expecting to watch here in India. Without these players I think stands will go empty, becoz one day match will be a 30-30 match with WI run rate 3 runs per over kind of thing. I don't think there is a need for BCCI to select sachin, Dravid, Dhoni, Sehwag, Yuvraj for these ODI's. Without them also 5-0 is a cake walk unless Samuels or Junior Lara resists. It's obvious that Best players of WI are playing in IPL. Without them nobdy is interested in WI matches even if they are against india. Believe me with those players many are interested in WI matches even if they are not against India. I still remember one IPL match when Gayle was out for 0, half the ppl left refreshment room saying that match is over. Bring Gayle Back, Gayle Gayle Gayle.

  • TheReverseDoosra_K on November 19, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    This is a good combination. Good to bring Sunil Narine in the squad because he can turn the ball both ways. I think they have chosen Martin ahead Bishoo because he had a 4-wicket haul against in India in West Indies won the match & Bishoo was slightly out of touch in tests. Andre Rusell is maybe the batsmen WI are looking for and can bowl penetrating deliveries. Darren Bravo is Lara part-2. Danza Hyatt still needs to make a mark. Jason did not put a good performance in CLT20 2011, looking to see how does here. For Sammy haters, he can be a utility in the one-days because he can hit the ball a fair distance and useful in situations like 10 per over required in 2-3 overs (58* vs South Africa at a strike of 241 in 2010) an is holding the team together and other WI players do like his captaincy. Samuels is the sheet anchor. Gayle is being made to crave to play for WI so that when he comes back he plays a destructive innings. Won't loose 5-0.

  • on November 19, 2011, 4:01 GMT

    Must be plenty teenagers posting here. Some calling for Taylor though he's played little cricket in the last year; Sarwan, gifted but lazy, unfit, indifferent and has a don't-carish attitude; Bravo, DJ, injured and Gayle, busy making a boatload of cash elsewhere and couldn't care less whether or not he ever represents WI again. Gayle has played several matches for WI and we lost 95% of them. What is to say that with him in the team we will win? Please don't tell me about his presence in the team will give us a better chance to win because our record doesn't support that view. When are WI fans going to get over repeated calls for Gayle's inclusion? Coach Gibson & the Board clearly don't want him anymore and it's not about some apology. If selected, Gayle would be a disruptive force on the team with his rebellious attitude. He would interfere with its chemistry. Coach is trying to mould a good, young team which will be competitive and play well consistently. Gayle doesn't fit into

  • on November 19, 2011, 0:00 GMT

    I still can't believe they're leaving out Chanders!!!

  • on November 18, 2011, 22:51 GMT

    in 2011 bishoo has 33 test wickets, 3rd in the whole world,i repeat 3rd in the whole world. how about sammy? anyone knows,

  • japper on November 18, 2011, 19:10 GMT

    @KeepingitReal: In those 44 test matches Gayle has scored 3000+ runs at an average of over 45. What more you are expecting from your opening batsman? and the West Indies were not winniing because they never had Taylor, Edwards, Roach and Bishoo with Rampaul as backup in any of these matches. They always played with a dismal bowling attack. Now the West Indies have all these players fully fit and what do they do they select Sammy and dilute the bowling attack. And don't go by averages, Taylor won a test match by blowing England away for 51 which Sammy even if given 1000 test matches can't repeat what Taylor did.

  • on November 18, 2011, 8:35 GMT

    My WI ODI & T/20 Eleven; 1 Chris Gayle 7 Andre Russell 2 Lendl Simmons 8 Denish Ramdhin (Capt/WK) 3 Darren Bravo 9 Sunil Narine 4 Marlon Samuels 10 Ravi Rampaul 5 Jason Mohammed 11 Kemar Roach 6 Keiron Pollardl 12 Adrian Barath

  • on November 18, 2011, 4:33 GMT

    I wish that more sincere WI fans would comment. The Indian's who comment here are gluttons for Gayle.He opted to spend more time with them than us and they still want more. I also doubt that many of those folks know and follow WI cricket. Why would they be asking for Dwayne and Sars who are injured? Are they even concerned that Pollard may not be fully recovered from his injury? Hey, do people really think that Shiv should be running around in 50 over and 20 over games. I would have thought that they would be happy to have him rested and well for Australia and England.By the way, how has Sammy crossed so many people?

  • on November 18, 2011, 1:17 GMT

    Come on Jason put Barrackpore on the map again !

  • Senthilbornindialoveswindiescricket on November 17, 2011, 23:29 GMT

    My strong 11:

    C.Gayle (all-rounder) L.Simmons(wk) D.Bravo M.Samuels (all-rounder) S.chanderpaul D.Bravo (all-rounder) K.Pollard (all-rounder) A. Rusell (all-rounder) S.Narine R.Rampaul F.Edwards

    Bench: D.Sammy,K.Roach,A.Barath & S. Benn

    Bowling option:

    F.Edwards : 10 overs, R. Rampaul: 10 overs, S. Narine: 10 overs

    Remaining 20 overs: A.Rusell, D. Bravo, K. Pollard, M. Samuels & C. Gayle

    Batting:

    Good openers: C. Gayle & L. Simmons Good Middle order: S. Chanderpaul, M. Samuels & Bravo brothers Good finishers: K. Pollard & A. Rusell

    Overall fielding will be good..

    Captain: Let M. Samuels or D. Bravo guide the team as a Captain...

    Sammy is a good choice for a captain if he provides a valuable reason to be in top 11's.. He should perform & team needs to depend on his batting or bowling then only he can be a captain..

    Head Coach: P. Simmons Bowling consultant: C. Walsh & C. Ambrose Batting consultant: B. Lars & D. Haynes Fielding: K. Atherton

    What else you need? Go and Rock.

  • KeepingitReal on November 17, 2011, 22:44 GMT

    I am still amazed that people think that Gayle's presence can bring about WI success now, when it never did before. Since 2005, Gayle played in 44 test matches, and WI won 4 and lost 22. Added to this, I think that the intangibles that Gayle brings to the team are negative. In my opinion, the young players on this team are developing well: their performances are improving, and they appear to be more committed. I think many of you are confusing attractive with effective. Sammy (avg 28) has a better test bowling record that Jerome Taylor (avg 36) and Bravo (avg 39), so I really don't get the point. Regarding Sarwan, his recent performances and fitness levels do not justify a place for him over any batsman currently in the WI middle order.

  • on November 17, 2011, 21:33 GMT

    Funny how 8 out of 15 is Trinidadian players, yet people say we can't make it on our own.

  • dicky_boy on November 17, 2011, 19:37 GMT

    Yawn boring series , our players could have used some rest than playing with this team Your team has good players for putting up a fight but , bravo and gayle are ignored so no point of playing this series also yawnnnnnnnnn borrrriinnggg

  • WhenDWestwas1 on November 17, 2011, 19:36 GMT

    Will like to see russell and pollard together in the side wish gayle and Dwayne bravo was here but disputes. Overall I think this is a good side and Bishoo needs a break. Martin impress in the tour of england and i think he should be given a chance. I think sammy handicaps the side in terms of growth but he seems to try very hard.

  • on November 17, 2011, 18:28 GMT

    Also guys, consider this, although WI look stronger on paper with Gayle and Bravo and Taylor, how much success did WI taste? ZILCH NADA. Atleast Sammy has brought some respect back to the WI side.

  • on November 17, 2011, 18:26 GMT

    Guys we all no the WICB continues to deprive WI fans by picking average teams in major series but there is nothing we can do. Just look at this squad. Look at the bright side, we have inform barath and simmons opening and have the likes of samuels, darren bravo, ramdin and pollard to come. That isnt bad at all. I think Sammy should promote himself up the order to pinch hit fearlessly. I am also excited to see the dangerous narine in WI colors. COMMON EVERYONE RALLY ROUND THE WI!!! Where are my caribean brothers? Does anyone know anything about Jason Mohammed?

  • Boxilla on November 17, 2011, 17:26 GMT

    @ bobagorof Well said! I agree with every word!

  • on November 17, 2011, 17:15 GMT

    Gayle and senior Bravo will be at the Big Bash.Pollard needs to come back down to improve his game.I think that the WI ODI squad looks good on paper .I do not think the WI selectors in the future should keep Sammy as Captain maybe the ODI's.We are losing now but some of these players have very good potential.

  • lsg87 on November 17, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    Whats the need to name ODI squad before conclusion of Test matches? This will certainly hamper Bishoo's confidence big time!!

  • on November 17, 2011, 16:57 GMT

    WHO D HELL IS MARTIN AHEAD ANYWAY:)....... I KNOW HE CANT BE A BETTER SPINNER THAN BISHOO!

  • on November 17, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    Karen why do u suppose that we should burn out bishoo by playing him 20/20, ODI and test?

  • agam99 on November 17, 2011, 16:34 GMT

    To all WI fans here.....Just wish that India don't name their full strength squad like they did in Test....5-0 is definitely on....depends on the squad India selects. Even B Indian squad will be enough for 4-1 series win

  • todobless on November 17, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    Best Side for TEST for Windies with-out Gayle would be, 1)Simmons, 2Barath, 3)K-Edwards, 4)Bravo, 5)Chanders 6)Samuels, 7)Ramdin, 8)Sammy, 9)Rampaul, 10)Bishoo, 11)Roach/Russel/Edwards. 14)Narine, 15)Baugh. ODI 1)Simmons, 2)Barath, 3)Bravo, 4)Samuels, 5)J.Mohammed, 6)Russel, 7)Sammy, 8)Ramdin, 9)Narine, 10) Rampaul, 11)Roach/Bishoo. 13)Pollard, 14)Hyatt, 15)Dwayne OPINIONS??? These sides would be WORLD-CLASS.

  • Windies89 on November 17, 2011, 15:59 GMT

    SP Narine has been playing really well, but with less than 20 matches under his belt, is he really ready for international cricket, especially such a strong team as Ind? Also, Martin over Bish? Gotta agree with wjennifter65 too, Shiv has really improved his SR and I think he deserves a second chance in the ODI squad. Taylor and Gayle also need to be brought back into the team

  • on November 17, 2011, 15:50 GMT

    Sachit1979 are you really paying attention to cricket in the west indies? when was the last time you heard Jerome Taylor name in any side. we just had a tournament in wi he could not even represent jamaica how can you even mention his name to be playing for wi...it's foolish talk like these that cause us to be where we are in the cricket world. dwayne bravo was picked to captain wi A team could not even play one game cause of ankle injury. if you also been paying attention you'll see the jason mohammed would be a better pick than Jerome if jerome was even fit to play so get off this negative if your not sure of whatz going on. The chris gayle situation seems to be dying a slow death...chris is making big money with these 20/20 teams why would he want a contract with wi? so in his case it's about MONEY!! he made 1.2 mil for 6 weeks of IPL he can't make that with wi so think about it west indies or MONEY????

  • on November 17, 2011, 15:10 GMT

    bishoo shouldn't have been dropped. & with this inexperience team, it will be very difficult for them to fight with india in their soil. experience of gayle, chanderpaul & sarwan would be so much useful here.

  • sathishvaiju on November 17, 2011, 14:30 GMT

    I am seeing lot of Gayle chanting here, but even if gayle and bravo would have been in the tea, india will win WI like 5 - 0, don't u watch the WC 2011 last league match, here after WI will not come up, their days are over.

  • sabee66 on November 17, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    is anyone watching this series....lol all grounds are empty as, i think india is trying to get some practise before coming to AUS but hey, big difference......lol the results will be same , only India has to play the role of WI

  • wjennifer65 on November 17, 2011, 13:39 GMT

    With Chanderpaul playing so well and having such a good strike rate, he should have been named in this squad. I know he had been slow in scoring during the world cup but this is a new Chanderpaul we are seeing.

  • on November 17, 2011, 13:34 GMT

    Ahh Surprised by seeing no Dwayne Bravo and Bishoo here

  • AlanHarrison on November 17, 2011, 13:31 GMT

    I suppose that young players must be given a first opportunity, but I find it strange that Bishoo is dropped. He was after all voted the ICC's emerging player of the year very recently. Has he really been so awful in the last few weeks since then?

  • on November 17, 2011, 13:19 GMT

    Possibly 8 Trinis in the line up...All I can say is WOW

  • on November 17, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    Why is Bishoo dropped..Can anyone explain..Martin Ahead of Bishoo wow...This is going to dent his confidence big time...

  • Butee on November 17, 2011, 13:10 GMT

    Mr. Robert Haynes i thank you for seeing the maturity and capabilities of Jason and Sunil, sorry that Kevin "SUPER" Cooper was overlokked. This is what i call rebuilding and they will be a threat to India.

  • on November 17, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    i think biggest weak link in wi team his darren sammy.

  • Sachit1979 on November 17, 2011, 13:07 GMT

    Gary Mathurin ahead of Anthony Martin, Jerome Taylor ahead of Jason Mohammed, Dwayne Bravo ahead of Danza Hyatt and Chris Gayle ahead of Keiron Powell could have been better choices. But with current selections also I am seeing this squad as quite a challenging team. It won't be a 5-0 whitewash I believe.

  • Navin84 on November 17, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    No surprises for Gayle, Sarwan and Dwayne Bravo but was continues to amaze me is Chanderpaul, why is he not in the ODI squad, look at his strike rate during this test series so far. I am a die-hard West Indies fan but don't see them winning any games with this squad.

  • on November 17, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    Where is Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle ?

  • jupiterlaw on November 17, 2011, 12:37 GMT

    @WICric101 if I were you I would be more restrained in my confidence in my prediction for Narine. Apparently you were not keeping up with the WI 'A' vs Bangladesh 'A' matches in which Narine played and he really did not live up to the hype. In fact he did better with the bat than he did with the ball. But perhaps you know something that the stats don't know which only time will tell.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on November 17, 2011, 12:30 GMT

    Even experienced players were not able to adjust the Indian conditions, then how these newbies?

  • PeddaBokka on November 17, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    where is kirk Edwards? i am impressed by him?why is he not here?

  • on November 17, 2011, 12:20 GMT

    bring back gayle if you want to win..

  • WICric101 on November 17, 2011, 12:06 GMT

    If Narine makes the fianl 11, which i think he should, he will take the most wickets of the ODI series remember this prediction

  • Bruisers on November 17, 2011, 11:55 GMT

    What on earth is Danza Hyatt doing in this squad..? Hope this is the last chance for him to save his place. Martin ahead of Bishoo? And what has the captain Darren 'allrounder' Sammy done to justify his own selection??

  • on November 17, 2011, 11:41 GMT

    Dear Andy Flower, Are you interested in Chris Gayle? Perhaps, No! Too old? Too hot to handle? Not a South African? NO.No.No... Cooke & Strauss came earlier in the foreign queue when they were still kids. So, naturally as guys who respects social etiquette, you can't allow anyone jump the queue. We understand. It is OK.

  • sugars on November 17, 2011, 11:26 GMT

    sammy deserves his place in the side..hes performed with both bat and ball..bishoo deserves being drop. with the exception of the 5 wickets he took against bangladesh he has been hugely ineffective with the ball in india and he can't even bat.

  • sathishvaiju on November 17, 2011, 11:17 GMT

    Test Series Result IND 3 - WI 0 ODI Result IND 5 - WI 0

    ha ha ha

  • on November 17, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    Sunil is a good inclusion.Indian pitches provide good platform for spinners.He troubled batsmen inCchampions league t20.It will be exciting to see him bowl to Indian batsmen.But I am surprised to see Jason Mohammad in the squad.Maybe Dwayne Smith could have been a better option considering that he has played here in IPL,and also his all round capabilities.Pollard is the main weapon against the Indians and i think he should be given a chance at the top of the order.He can really make a difference if he opens the batting.. well my choice for the best 11 would be : 1.Lendle Simmons 2.Kieron Pollard 3.Adrian Barath 4.Darren Bravo 5.Marlon Samuels 6.Andre Russel 7.Denesh Ramdin 8.Darren Sammy 9.Sunil Narine 10.Ravi Rampaul 11. Kemar Roach

  • on November 17, 2011, 10:40 GMT

    another foolish selection from the WICB (West Indies Circus Board). loved that narine is there in the squad,EDwards is better than roach though,why isnt he there and how can u play anthony martin ova ur main spin bowler atm,smh....i feel the Circus board just want us the fans of WI cricket to pick up and support another country who are smart in their team selections....if anyone else from the caribbean is reading this i think we need to band together and take down the circus board its the only way we'll save cricket for us as one caribbean nation..

  • anver777 on November 17, 2011, 10:31 GMT

    WI will have tough times against Ind for sure....Dwayne Bravo & Gayle will be missed by the Indian fans !!!!!

  • tt_abhilash on November 17, 2011, 10:27 GMT

    i am an Indian and loves indian team to max... but we will surely miss Gayle, Dwayne bravo. WE WANT GAYLE AND DWAYNE BRAVI IN WI SIDE..

    we want a gud cricket, we want them... who the fools are selecting WI teammmm

  • on November 17, 2011, 10:13 GMT

    goodluck guys.i am looking forward to see great match.

  • Zeeshan_07 on November 17, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    The team looks pretty decent, but could have been better. I would have like to see Devendra Bishoo and Devon Smith. Smith is a swashbuckling left hand opener who had a good innings against Indians in the last league match of the world cup 2011. Dont know why Bishoo is not playing inspite of his tight line and length and ability to pick wickets. Lendl Simmons and Andre Russel are exciting packages.

  • on November 17, 2011, 9:24 GMT

    Some of us want injured guys to play ODI's! Good luck with the runners at the crease and in the outfield

  • on November 17, 2011, 9:16 GMT

    In past issues have happened when prominent players have been kept out for Ego issues and it only hurt the national team in the end. Conflicting Players and boards should leave egos and start afresh. WI without Gayle and Bravo dont get much respect and I am sure WI people with so much pride would be hating their absence every minute.

  • satish619chandar on November 17, 2011, 9:09 GMT

    @Sachin_God_Cricket & other Gayle fans : Sorry if i offend you.. But WICB publicly told Gayle need to withdraw his statements to get into team.. The ball is in Gayle's court.. Also, i wouldn't pick Gayle if i am WICB just because he wont play for my team regularly.. He came late to England being a captain in order to play in IPL.. He rejected my contract to play in Big Bash.. If he prefers to play in England or NZ next year, he wont come to play in national team.. Rather, i would pick a committed player and give him some chances to prove at international level..

  • on November 17, 2011, 9:01 GMT

    Still No Gayle? Wi board is surely digin up their own grave by continuously avoiding Gayle

  • PraveenK14 on November 17, 2011, 8:59 GMT

    Wow ! It's great to see Narine selected. He seemed to me, a bowler with very good talent. Finally, a mystery spinner for WI.

    WI is losing but they are slowly getting to the right place. Kirk Edwards seems a great talent. He should be given enough chances to prove his stance at International level.

    Expecting a good ODI series. Good Luck to Both :)

  • on November 17, 2011, 8:52 GMT

    WI CB is messing with selection. Disgusting really. They have excellent players but due to some pathetic selection and petty egos 2 big players are missing in this line up who can make difference on their own. Dwayne Bravo and Gayle both are match winners. Both can bat extremely well and bowl superbly especially in India. If Bravo can confuse batsman with his unpredictable bowling and some terrific batsmanship then Gayle alone can destroy opposition with his brutal batting. His bowling too is very handy and safe fielder. As an Indian fan I feel WI team is just messed up bcoz of these reasons. Just imagine how terrific it will be if both of these guys come into the team. Gayle, Darren Bravo, Chander paul, Dwayne bravo, K pollard , Andre Russel, Ravi Rampaul, K Roach, marlon samuels , Adrian bharath and D Ramdin (wk). This would make a deadly playing X1. In my personal opinion this would make a good line up. Throw sammy out and also sack the coach gibson. Both are terrible.

  • on November 17, 2011, 8:39 GMT

    Where is Gayle and Bravo? Gayle we can understand the tasle between Gayle and WICB, but what happened to Bravo such a wonderful all rounder. WI cricket is going into a groove where no one help them. very strange. Team look ok but the result will be 5-0 or max to 4-1 Gud luk Sammy and fused batteries!!!!

  • Sachit1979 on November 17, 2011, 7:55 GMT

    It's exciting to see Sunil Narine and Andre Russel in the squad but batting order and fast bowling still looks voided. Gayle and Dwayne Bravo are notable absentees again. Darren Bravo, Samuels, Barath and Lendl Simmons look good but not Danza Hyatt and Keiron Powell. Jason Mohammad is a new bee so no comments. Fast bowling also does not look complete. Darren Sammy has not been so impressive, Russel and Roach are there but lack ample experience, Rampaul's fitness is under question mark and Keiron Pollard is not a genuine fast bowler. In such circumstances, they should have included either or both of Jerome Taylor and Fidel Edwards to boost the fast bowling attack further.

  • Sachin_God_Cricket on November 17, 2011, 7:37 GMT

    How long WICB will ignore Chris Gayle?

  • on November 17, 2011, 7:25 GMT

    drop sammy,bring gayle,bravo,taylor n edwards pace was needed in 50 over match against india,den we would hv seen real competition,gud 2 see narine n mohammed in d team...

  • kentjones on November 17, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    There are some promising young players in the side. Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell are really excellen picks who have demonstrated that they are not simply about their great talent but also possess the true grit and fighting spirit that is necessary at the highest level. I am expecting great things from these youngsters!

  • on November 17, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    GREAT team make up wonder why ravi aint playing in the test series still I like it its about time the west indies board picked the best players who perform at high levels during each format of cricket u dont require rocket science 2 tell u this duh

  • tanstell87 on November 17, 2011, 6:15 GMT

    WICB is stupid as someone rightly pointed out....the WI team is going down the barrel since long time & still WICB is playing it stupid...what the hell is Darren Sammy doing in the team..guess Darren Sammy doesnt want Dwayne Bravo in the team so his place will be in danger....WI selectors should make Marlon Samuels captain & bring back Gayle/ Dwayne Bravo & Sarwan...bring back Jerome Taylor too...drop out the non performer Sammy...let him be part of only T20 side...now Bishoo not part of ODI squad...are WICB serious about bringing back glory days to Windies cricket...it doesnt seem so...this guy Ottis Gibson - what did he do when he was an international cricketer himself...just because he picked some wickets in County cricket...he is been given more prominence....an honest request from an Indian fan...bring back Gayle/Sarwan/ Dwayne Bravo & Jerome Taylor..

  • on November 17, 2011, 6:02 GMT

    Chris Gayle come back, the west Indies are never complete without gayle to start the innings !!

  • on November 17, 2011, 5:46 GMT

    Great to see the selectors picking players on performance..... Just missing Gayle from dis line up

  • on November 17, 2011, 5:46 GMT

    Dwayne Bravo is injured isnt he? Couldnt play in the series against Bangladesh A. Please no more CG. Just let this thing die a natural death. Stalemate with board= no CG. No problem with trying out a couple of players. If the objective/goal is the next World cup then the pool can be widened. K Edwards has shown that he can play some good innings, and Drn. Bravo seems to be developing into a fine player. Bishoo can be given a rest(has had to bowl a lot of overs recently; maybe even shillingford in next test) and so too F.Edwards after his long injury layoff.

  • sajjodaalman on November 17, 2011, 5:37 GMT

    i c they still not picking sarwan, gayle, dwayne bravo... what about dwayne smith and taylor? and what is martin doing instead of bishoo? bishoo is the icc emerging player of the year y drop him? and what about narsingh deonarine> he did well against south africa and austarlia last year and has been left out ever since..

  • on November 17, 2011, 5:36 GMT

    The best West Indies side would be Gayle, Barath, Sarwan, Da Bravo, Dw Bravo, Russel, Baugh, Roach, Taylor, Edwards, Bishoo. The present side is being rebuilt but I would say that Darren Bravo is the next Lara. If Taylor is fit then this side will be hard to beat.

  • on November 17, 2011, 5:34 GMT

    nice select but we need gayle thats all

  • gyananyakbbsr on November 17, 2011, 5:05 GMT

    gayle should quit west indies team & join another team.west indies can't defeat india without him,com'on bring him out.

  • bobagorof on November 17, 2011, 4:56 GMT

    I continue to laugh at everyone who seems to think that Gayle is the saviour of WI cricket. The team was still struggling with him in it. At least the guys who are playing now are committed to the team and value their chance to play, rather than taking it for granted. It's only a matter of time before their hard work and improvement pays off and they build some consistency.

  • on November 17, 2011, 4:54 GMT

    good pick,as per form,happy for naraine and jason, stale mate with chris gayle and not picking dwayne will be felt as chris can be dewastating,cud have found space for santoke

  • manish666 on November 17, 2011, 4:31 GMT

    poor gayle..again ignored for NON CRICKETING REASONS...i think even gayle shud bend a bit to resolve the issue...else if 1 or 2 guys perform well in indian ODIs thn there might nt b any need to drop them even if gayle bends and apologises...CRICKET IS POORER WITHOUT GAYLE...

  • mohamedamin on November 17, 2011, 4:19 GMT

    Passengers in the team: Sammy & Martin.....Windies need Gayle at the top......The article should not read abt Dw Bravo being dropped bec of form since sammy has not been a better performer than him.....So much all rounders!!!!!who leading the batting????

  • satish619chandar on November 17, 2011, 4:12 GMT

    ODI is different from T20.. A batsman can have a look at the bowler before taking him on.. T20 will give no time for a batsman against mystery bowlers.. Bad to unleash him against India.. They MIGHT decode him in a couple of matches and make it easier for other teams..

  • SixoverSlips on November 17, 2011, 4:08 GMT

    West Indies Cricket Board is stupid. There is no way Chris Gayle cannot be in team. Bunch of egomaniacs. That board has been failing for a long time. It is time some common sense prevails. Very bad management. Get Gayle in the team. This is only hurting the team. The team confidences keeps going down. Young players are going to feel very low when tri-tour of India, Australia and England are completed. What a disgrace!

  • on November 17, 2011, 4:02 GMT

    ya.. good news sunil narine included. raina and dhoni waiting to smash him.

  • Deran on November 17, 2011, 3:52 GMT

    Where on earth is Devendra Bishoo?

  • on November 17, 2011, 3:52 GMT

    No Gayle, no hope.........

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  • on November 17, 2011, 3:52 GMT

    No Gayle, no hope.........

  • Deran on November 17, 2011, 3:52 GMT

    Where on earth is Devendra Bishoo?

  • on November 17, 2011, 4:02 GMT

    ya.. good news sunil narine included. raina and dhoni waiting to smash him.

  • SixoverSlips on November 17, 2011, 4:08 GMT

    West Indies Cricket Board is stupid. There is no way Chris Gayle cannot be in team. Bunch of egomaniacs. That board has been failing for a long time. It is time some common sense prevails. Very bad management. Get Gayle in the team. This is only hurting the team. The team confidences keeps going down. Young players are going to feel very low when tri-tour of India, Australia and England are completed. What a disgrace!

  • satish619chandar on November 17, 2011, 4:12 GMT

    ODI is different from T20.. A batsman can have a look at the bowler before taking him on.. T20 will give no time for a batsman against mystery bowlers.. Bad to unleash him against India.. They MIGHT decode him in a couple of matches and make it easier for other teams..

  • mohamedamin on November 17, 2011, 4:19 GMT

    Passengers in the team: Sammy & Martin.....Windies need Gayle at the top......The article should not read abt Dw Bravo being dropped bec of form since sammy has not been a better performer than him.....So much all rounders!!!!!who leading the batting????

  • manish666 on November 17, 2011, 4:31 GMT

    poor gayle..again ignored for NON CRICKETING REASONS...i think even gayle shud bend a bit to resolve the issue...else if 1 or 2 guys perform well in indian ODIs thn there might nt b any need to drop them even if gayle bends and apologises...CRICKET IS POORER WITHOUT GAYLE...

  • on November 17, 2011, 4:54 GMT

    good pick,as per form,happy for naraine and jason, stale mate with chris gayle and not picking dwayne will be felt as chris can be dewastating,cud have found space for santoke

  • bobagorof on November 17, 2011, 4:56 GMT

    I continue to laugh at everyone who seems to think that Gayle is the saviour of WI cricket. The team was still struggling with him in it. At least the guys who are playing now are committed to the team and value their chance to play, rather than taking it for granted. It's only a matter of time before their hard work and improvement pays off and they build some consistency.

  • gyananyakbbsr on November 17, 2011, 5:05 GMT

    gayle should quit west indies team & join another team.west indies can't defeat india without him,com'on bring him out.