West Indies in India, 2006-07 January 19, 2007

Sammy out of India tour

Cricinfo staff



Dwayne Smith gets another chance to impress © AFP

Darren Sammy, the West Indies allrounder, has been ruled out of the tour of India due to an injury sustained in a Carib Beer Series match between Windwards Islands and Jamaica. Dwayne Smith replaced him in the squad which arrived in Mumbai on Thursday.

Smith has been in poor form with both the bat and ball in recent matches. He averaged 7.36 in his last 11 ODI innings stretching back to India's tour of West Indies in May 2006. He had a satisfactory tournament in Malaysia, taking seven wickets in five matches at 26.57 apiece but fared poorly during the Champions Trophy and the tour to Pakistan that followed, taking four wickets in nine games at an average of 62.25.

West Indies' tour kicks off with the first ODI at Nagpur on Sunday.

Squad: Brian Lara (capt), Ian Bradshaw, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Rayad Emrit, Chris Gayle, Runako Morton, Daren Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Marlon Samuels, Devon Smith, Dwayne Smith, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor

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