West Indies in India 2013-14 November 9, 2013

Injured Pollard out of India ODIs

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Kieron Pollard, the West Indies allrounder, has been rested from the ODI squad for the series in India because of an injury. Kemar Roach has also been ruled out of the series, which starts on November 21, with a shoulder injury.

West Indies recalled Kieran Powell, Veerasammy Permaul and Narsingh Deonarine, after they had not been chosen for the tri-series against India and Sri Lanka and the home series against Pakistan earlier this year. Powell, Permaul and Deonarine last played for West Indies in the ODIs against Zimbabwe and were not a part of the squad for the Champions Trophy.

The trio had been part of the West Indies A squad that recently toured India, playing first-class and List A games against the India A side. Deonarine was second highest run-getter for West Indies A in the first-class matches - 276 runs in three games at an average of 46 - and scored a fifty in the only List A game he played on the tour. Permaul also had a good outing for West Indies A, finishing with ten wickets in two first-class games.

The other notable inclusions in the squad were fast bowler Ravi Rampaul and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin. Rampaul had suffered an ankle injury in the tri-series against India and Sri Lanka and was also sidelined for the home series against Pakistan. He returned to competitive cricket for Trinidad & Tobago in the Champions League T20. Ramdin, who has played just seven ODI games this year, had been dropped frequently due to indifferent form. His last ODI fifty was against India in December 2011.

West Indies' ODI form has been poor of late, with only seven wins in 20 matches this year. Their record away from home is worse, with five losses in as many games in 2013. Their last ODI series win was against Zimbabwe in February this year. In the previous series between India and West Indies, in India, the visitors lost 4-1.

Squad: Dwayne Bravo (capt), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Narsingh Deonarine, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons

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  • dummy4fb on November 16, 2013, 17:30 GMT

    After the bashing in the tests the westindies should select the following squad if they are to be competitive: 1. powell 2. Charleswk 3. galye 4 . Bravo 5 samuels 6.simmons 7. Dwayne Bravo 8. Sunil Naraine 9. Jasn Holder 10. Tino Best 11 . Permaul

  • dummy4fb on November 13, 2013, 16:53 GMT

    The guity party is d westindies selectors.U have charles n simmons as wkbatsman what is d use of ramdin in d side? how many more times u will alow tino best to waste d new ball? fast n wayward dont help.Look d difference between best n d indian seamers, u pitch d new ball up n allow it to do its work u get reult.Santokye is a very good left arm seamer. Sammy, Bravo Holder is d same type of bowlern none of dem is effective.Stop killing our cricket. wake up mr. selectors.

  • dummy4fb on November 13, 2013, 0:14 GMT

    Couldn't agree more with wirus!! Also people seem to forget that pollard was dropped at the end of the tri nation series in the caribbean due to his abysmal from. Also in terms of the allrounder spots or just overall selection team. how does andre russell get over looked when his career stats are better granted in less games than sammy, pollard and dj bravo. furthermore wasn't ramdin dropped from the odi squad?? did he score runs on some level while no one was watching?? the easiest way for any boy/man in the w.i to make the team would be to be a wk/batsman. seriously your competition is someone who averages less than 26 in both forms of the game. there are many bowlers around the world with better avg: ash win, broad,swann,philander to name a few. if i was simmons or charles i wouldnt even practice batting but wicketkeeping as they would almost be guaranteed to score more runs than ramdin.

  • dummy4fb on November 12, 2013, 23:51 GMT

    Hey guys im a windies fan im just 15 but I love cricket with all my heart iv been following it for a long while now and how does this odi team sound I kno im just 15 but maybe this team cld work Chris gayle Johnson Charles Kieran powell marlon sammuells lendl simmons chadwick Walton andre Russell Darren Sammy sunil narine ravi rampaul delorn Johnson that's d playing 11 d Johnson did well in the cpl so did Walton and Russell for the other four that will be on standby are leon Johnson nikita miller Jason holder and johnatha carter I really love watching leon Johnson he is a very busy batsman and rotate strike well and finds the odd boundary a team needs someone like him in the middle order to rotate the strike of Russell bowling is expensive let him share bowling with sammuells and simmons

  • cricfan94122013 on November 12, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    Any team that takes the field with Ramdin at 6 and Sammy at 7 cannot be considered as taking the game seriously. Sammy wont even bowl when the going gets tough utter shambles

  • aclarity on November 12, 2013, 1:10 GMT

    wirus : The selectors should frame your comment. Perfect 6 commandments! By the way, the WI should move to at least a 5 person selection panel. Too much collusion and horse trading are possible with 3 persons. President Dave think about this innovation. Please select only 1 person from the Lara era.

  • Paceman49 on November 12, 2013, 0:15 GMT

    W.I played Dillon and Powell forever even when it was obvious that these guys were no good.Now they are persisting with the same team series after series.The opposing teams know what to look for from Best.Permaul is not in the same class as Miller when it comes to taking wickets,and if the selectors were following the cricket they would of seen that Miller is a more capable batsman than either Permaul or Sammy.Ramdin as a batsman must be the easiest batsman to get out in the world.He should ask Viv to help him.W.I need new selectors and fast.

  • dummy4fb on November 11, 2013, 19:25 GMT

    Darren Sammy and Darren Ganga are the same. They can only set fields and make the bowling change. Sammy is too slow and dont have enough variations in tests. They ought to get a new test captain and replace sammy in tests. Why Play Ramdin when u have Charles and Simmons? U cant depend on Ramdin to score 10 runs to win a match and most times is about scoring runs that counts than catching behind or stumping. Ramdin and Mervin Dillon are on the same heights they play until they are convinced that they are NO GOOD.

  • everfaithful77 on November 11, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    It's time for WI SELECTORS to start reading the cricinfo blogs. Maybe that will help them in making sensible decisions in selecting WI teams. This ODI team is almost the same team that was just recently defeated badly at home by Pakistan and failed to qualify for the final in a ODI Tri-series played in the West Indies against India and Sri Lanka. This is just pathetic. The bloggers have correctly identified the weaknesses in this team and also some of the players that could have made a difference in the overall performance of the team. The most glaring selections: Ramdin instead of Chadrick WALTON who was brilliant in the recent CPL. Tino Best instead of JOHNSON or Cotterell who both performed well in the CPL- what has Tino done to retain his peak ? Permaul instead of MILLER who's been in great form in the Caribbean and recent A-team tour of India. Powell instead of CARTER or Evin LEWIS. The captaincy of Bravo has been woeful. RAMDIN should play if replacing Bravo as SKIPPER.

  • wirus on November 11, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    HOW TO LOSE AN ODI SERIES BEFORE THE FIRST BALL IS BOWLED. 1. Pick your team in the middle of a test series, after a humiliating defeat and with no knowledge of how anyone will perform in the next match. 2. Keep using the same failed players from the last series without introducing any new ones with potential (unlike what India did by introducing Shami and several others before him). 3. Have neither a strong batting line up nor a strong bowling unit - just a bit of both and hope for the best. 4. Have another captain whose batting and bowling would not get him into any other ODI team except maybe Zimbabwe - maybe. Also make sure he is a fairly clueless captain and one who has been dropped from the test team due to lack of performance. 5. Never do anything surprising or innovative. Just keep on doing what has helped you lose again and again. 6. To further help the opposition, repeat the bragging that took place prior to the 1st test about not giving an inch. Yup, that ought to do it.