West Indies in New Zealand 2013-14 December 12, 2013

Gayle, Pollard to miss NZ ODIs

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Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard will miss West Indies' one-day series in New Zealand because of fitness issues. Gayle was sidelined following a hamstring injury sustained during the tour of India last month and Pollard, who did not travel to the subcontinent, is recovering from a knee injury.

West Indies brought batsman Kirk Edwards into the 15-man squad as a replacement for Gayle, and replaced left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul with Nikita Miller, also a left-arm spinner. Permaul had played two ODIs on the tour of India and took only one wicket.

Miller's last ODI for West Indies was during the 2011 World Cup, while Edwards' final one-day appearance was at home against India in June 2011. Edwards is currently part of the Test squad in New Zealand.

The ODI players not taking part in the ongoing Test series in New Zealand have assembled in Barbados for a week-long training camp. They will arrive in New Zealand on December 21 for the series that begins on December 26.

Squad: Dwayne Bravo (capt), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Sunil Narine, Kieron Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons

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  • on December 17, 2013, 16:57 GMT

    @delboy..The way cricket is going, the big-money opportunities in t20 tournaments are too hard to resist now, so in that sense i don't blame them for prioritising that ahead of representing the Windies. But their body-language suggests that they're doing us a favour even being there, well if they performed then you can't really agrue with it, but they haven't and their performances in a Windies shirt has rapidly declined, so they're there on reputation alone. How's the stability of squad, if a certain batch of players are only there when it's convenient to them. The team is struggling anyway and whether or not the established players are there, doesn't take away the fact that the West Indies have been in the bottom-half of the rankings since the late 90s.

  • on December 16, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    It appears that there are more than one Sammy's on the side. He's an all-rounder. The openers fails; the middle order fails. So I guess he has to be blamed. Cricket is a team's sport not individuals so stop blaming him for others errors. Pretty soon he shall be blamed for the players injuries too.

  • delboy on December 16, 2013, 0:36 GMT

    @Scott there is nothing wrong with that; when you are a professional you ply your trade in accordance with market forces. he who pays the piper calls the tune. We have been FREELY entertained for years to the detriment of past players and their family's future. Once they are discarded they have to fend for themselves. The likes of Narine are stupid to get involved with the WI when the can suffice with representing their islands and making a living in the various IPL leagues. When their short career ends they still have families to care for and lives to live. If the WI pays its contracted players properly then they will be duty bound to perform to a high standard.

  • gtbadboy57 on December 16, 2013, 0:01 GMT

    the west indies is agood team but they have to get rid of gibson sammy clyde buts tino best marlon samuels

  • on December 15, 2013, 23:12 GMT

    Sammy Wammy Best Powel need to go, Gabriel need to be recoach on fast bowling Time for Holder and Johnson to support Roach and Rampal.

  • on December 14, 2013, 1:32 GMT

    Common people, there is more to whats happening to WI cricket than just what you seeing on the field. for years now couches, captains, and players has been change but WI cricket stays the same. people our system is failing us. we need to focus on the top. and am talking about management. back in the days when WI was dominating there wasn't many players competing for a spot on the team. now there are many more players every one on that management team wants to see a player from their island on the team, wether they performing or not . we need to start sacking From the top an not the bottom.

  • on December 13, 2013, 15:03 GMT

    We need to get Jason, Ravil & Sunil to NZland as quickly asap for the 3rd test so we could rest Sammy & Best for the Odi series. Sammy already had an injury scare on tour while averaging a whopping 24 overs an inning & Tino has been putting out a lot of effort in the test matches so far averaging 21 overs an innings. That way Sammy & Tino will be a bit fresher when the ODI series starts & Jason & Ravi should get a proper work out in kiwi conditions to help prep for the ODI series as well. Maybe if they bowl well in the 3rd Test that could play on the minds of the kiwi batsmen going into the 1st odi @ Aukland. Gabriel has also been working hard averaging almost 20 overs an innings he needs a rest as well. If the conditions in Hamilton favor spin bowling then Narine could be brought in to support Shillingford giving him some miles in the legs before the Odi series begins on boxing day. If not Then the left arm pacer Sheldon would add variety to the bowling @ Hamilton

  • on December 13, 2013, 13:55 GMT

    That's too bad, i'm sure both guys will recover for the start of the BIG-BASH down under. Not trying to suggest that they don't care about West Indies cricket, but the fact of the matter is that they'll represent the Windies, when it's convienent to them. They're not under central-contract for reasons specifically like this. The over-indulgence of T20 cricket is ruining their cricketing-ability in the longer versions anyway, look at what it's done to Dwayne Bravo, hard to believe he was potentially our best allrounder for decades, but now he's just a flash in the pan. Big-money, T20 tournaments will make them very rich indeed and for that, you can't blame them, but the crash-bang-wallop format it's also killing all the other aspects of their cricket.

  • on December 13, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    Both will be perfectly alright by IPL. Magic of Mallya (RCB) & Ambanis (MI)!

  • on December 13, 2013, 5:37 GMT

    WICB selectors 11 who should be there .....Simmons Charles(wk) Sarwan/Edwards Bravo Chanderpaul Samuels Russell Sammy Narine Rampaul Santokie.

  • on December 17, 2013, 16:57 GMT

    @delboy..The way cricket is going, the big-money opportunities in t20 tournaments are too hard to resist now, so in that sense i don't blame them for prioritising that ahead of representing the Windies. But their body-language suggests that they're doing us a favour even being there, well if they performed then you can't really agrue with it, but they haven't and their performances in a Windies shirt has rapidly declined, so they're there on reputation alone. How's the stability of squad, if a certain batch of players are only there when it's convenient to them. The team is struggling anyway and whether or not the established players are there, doesn't take away the fact that the West Indies have been in the bottom-half of the rankings since the late 90s.

  • on December 16, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    It appears that there are more than one Sammy's on the side. He's an all-rounder. The openers fails; the middle order fails. So I guess he has to be blamed. Cricket is a team's sport not individuals so stop blaming him for others errors. Pretty soon he shall be blamed for the players injuries too.

  • delboy on December 16, 2013, 0:36 GMT

    @Scott there is nothing wrong with that; when you are a professional you ply your trade in accordance with market forces. he who pays the piper calls the tune. We have been FREELY entertained for years to the detriment of past players and their family's future. Once they are discarded they have to fend for themselves. The likes of Narine are stupid to get involved with the WI when the can suffice with representing their islands and making a living in the various IPL leagues. When their short career ends they still have families to care for and lives to live. If the WI pays its contracted players properly then they will be duty bound to perform to a high standard.

  • gtbadboy57 on December 16, 2013, 0:01 GMT

    the west indies is agood team but they have to get rid of gibson sammy clyde buts tino best marlon samuels

  • on December 15, 2013, 23:12 GMT

    Sammy Wammy Best Powel need to go, Gabriel need to be recoach on fast bowling Time for Holder and Johnson to support Roach and Rampal.

  • on December 14, 2013, 1:32 GMT

    Common people, there is more to whats happening to WI cricket than just what you seeing on the field. for years now couches, captains, and players has been change but WI cricket stays the same. people our system is failing us. we need to focus on the top. and am talking about management. back in the days when WI was dominating there wasn't many players competing for a spot on the team. now there are many more players every one on that management team wants to see a player from their island on the team, wether they performing or not . we need to start sacking From the top an not the bottom.

  • on December 13, 2013, 15:03 GMT

    We need to get Jason, Ravil & Sunil to NZland as quickly asap for the 3rd test so we could rest Sammy & Best for the Odi series. Sammy already had an injury scare on tour while averaging a whopping 24 overs an inning & Tino has been putting out a lot of effort in the test matches so far averaging 21 overs an innings. That way Sammy & Tino will be a bit fresher when the ODI series starts & Jason & Ravi should get a proper work out in kiwi conditions to help prep for the ODI series as well. Maybe if they bowl well in the 3rd Test that could play on the minds of the kiwi batsmen going into the 1st odi @ Aukland. Gabriel has also been working hard averaging almost 20 overs an innings he needs a rest as well. If the conditions in Hamilton favor spin bowling then Narine could be brought in to support Shillingford giving him some miles in the legs before the Odi series begins on boxing day. If not Then the left arm pacer Sheldon would add variety to the bowling @ Hamilton

  • on December 13, 2013, 13:55 GMT

    That's too bad, i'm sure both guys will recover for the start of the BIG-BASH down under. Not trying to suggest that they don't care about West Indies cricket, but the fact of the matter is that they'll represent the Windies, when it's convienent to them. They're not under central-contract for reasons specifically like this. The over-indulgence of T20 cricket is ruining their cricketing-ability in the longer versions anyway, look at what it's done to Dwayne Bravo, hard to believe he was potentially our best allrounder for decades, but now he's just a flash in the pan. Big-money, T20 tournaments will make them very rich indeed and for that, you can't blame them, but the crash-bang-wallop format it's also killing all the other aspects of their cricket.

  • on December 13, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    Both will be perfectly alright by IPL. Magic of Mallya (RCB) & Ambanis (MI)!

  • on December 13, 2013, 5:37 GMT

    WICB selectors 11 who should be there .....Simmons Charles(wk) Sarwan/Edwards Bravo Chanderpaul Samuels Russell Sammy Narine Rampaul Santokie.

  • Ncnotorious on December 13, 2013, 4:57 GMT

    Keep chanderpaul for the ODI team...and narine needs to play in the tests...

  • BRUTALANALYST on December 13, 2013, 4:47 GMT

    Disgraceful Kirk Edwrads isn't in both Test and Odi sides to begin with ! He's one of the only real batsman W.I have and always shows to have more fight and application than his counterparts. Also all Alexei 's comments are spot on it's funny and tragic that aside from Chanders admission this short format squad looks better than the test one.

  • 22many on December 13, 2013, 4:00 GMT

    oh and someone who can bat. That display was a disgrace. Well bowled by Boult.

  • on December 13, 2013, 3:02 GMT

    this team cannot beat nz

  • prakash1708 on December 13, 2013, 2:52 GMT

    i feel that kirk edwards should be the captain both for tests and one dayers. dwayne bravo should be dropped because of poor form. my playing eleven would be - edwards, charles, darren bravo, samuels, john carter, lendl simmons, chadwik walton (wk), andre russel, naraine, rampaul and santokie. the reserves would be powell, miller, maguire cummins and sammy (sammy because of one good innings he played in india. if he loses form, he should be dropped from the team itself).

  • on December 13, 2013, 1:07 GMT

    Windies Need Rusell & Dwyne smith they are match wining player Not deonaraine or nikita miller & ramdin

  • on December 13, 2013, 0:29 GMT

    I think people need to go and type in Dwayne Smith in Cricinfo's search bar. I guarantee his stats will give you nightmares. They are so bad. Why people calling for the guy like he is a saviour?

  • Alexei on December 12, 2013, 23:49 GMT

    @JonPeters DJ Bravo hasn't played much first class games of late and his ODI batting form alone is poor. I would like to know if a separate T20 will be picked for the two games after... if not, then I would like to know why Andre Russell and Krishmar Santokie are being ignored, those guys were the biggest performers in the CPL T20. Another thing, why the prefer to pick Miller for ODI's as a holding bowler than in the Tests... Check his stats, he deserve to be in the Test squad over Permaul as te defensive bowler. He has been the best regionally for 4 seasons straight now

  • Frayninho21 on December 12, 2013, 23:43 GMT

    Powell, Charles (wkt), Edwards, Bravo, Samuels, Simmons, Dw Bravo, Sammy, Holder, Rampaul, Narine.

  • cricketWI on December 12, 2013, 21:49 GMT

    where is andre russell????

  • 22many on December 12, 2013, 21:38 GMT

    Just send someone who can catch and look interested.

  • iceaxe on December 12, 2013, 19:19 GMT

    Why is Chanderpaul not in the ODI squad? Where is Dwayne Smith? Where is Andre Russell?

    hello?

  • b4u8me2 on December 12, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    What has Dwayne Smith done to the selectors? Why is does he continue to be ignored? How can Kirk Edwards be selected over Dwayne Smith in the shorter forms of the game. Not only is Smith a better fielder but he bowls as well and is definitely a better ODI and 20/20 opening batsman who can also bat in the middle or at the end. Also, what has happened to Andre Russell - his stats are the best among all the all rounders yet he continues to be ignored. How can Best be a better ODI bowler than Santokie? Santokie continues to top the WI domestic limited over competitions and yet cannot demand a place in the team. I would definitely have replaced Kirk Edwards, Deonarine and Best with Dwayne Smith, Russell and Santokie.

  • on December 12, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    One question.....why is Dwayne Bravo not playing tests?

  • on December 12, 2013, 17:40 GMT

    WI needs to win this ODI series to show that they are some force in cricket.

  • CodandChips on December 12, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    Excellent news for the West Indies. Pollard averages only 25 in 80 matches therefore has no right to play. Gayle has been poor this year and is no more than a mercenary at the moment. West Indies should pick their players that are putting up a fight in the tests.

  • CricketChat on December 12, 2013, 16:59 GMT

    I don't think WI is going to miss either of these players based on their current form and fitness, especially for ODIs. Best is best for tests only. He is expensive in shorter formats. Rest of them pick themselves.

  • on December 12, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    decent squad but dwayne bravo shuld be out of the temasss

  • Sachit1979 on December 12, 2013, 15:45 GMT

    Why Suleiman Benn is constantly being ignored? I think he is most consistent left arm bowler in Caribbean islands. I would rate him ahead of Miller or Permaul. Had he been there in squad along with Sunil Narine for tests against India and had Windies played the trio of Shillingford, Narine and Benn in 2 tests they lost with heavy margins, it would have been a really close series. Fast bowlers and Sammy were just waste on lifeless Indian tracks. I am not sure why selectors can't plan squads based on demographics of country to be toured. Anyways still I believe selectors should faith on him and give him a chance to revive his career. Selection of Ramdin ahead of Dwayne Smith is another baffling choice to me when they know that it's actually Charles not Ramdin who is going to keep.

  • on December 12, 2013, 15:18 GMT

    All the Windies, C'mon show us some Heart and Courage

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  • on December 12, 2013, 15:18 GMT

    All the Windies, C'mon show us some Heart and Courage

  • Sachit1979 on December 12, 2013, 15:45 GMT

    Why Suleiman Benn is constantly being ignored? I think he is most consistent left arm bowler in Caribbean islands. I would rate him ahead of Miller or Permaul. Had he been there in squad along with Sunil Narine for tests against India and had Windies played the trio of Shillingford, Narine and Benn in 2 tests they lost with heavy margins, it would have been a really close series. Fast bowlers and Sammy were just waste on lifeless Indian tracks. I am not sure why selectors can't plan squads based on demographics of country to be toured. Anyways still I believe selectors should faith on him and give him a chance to revive his career. Selection of Ramdin ahead of Dwayne Smith is another baffling choice to me when they know that it's actually Charles not Ramdin who is going to keep.

  • on December 12, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    decent squad but dwayne bravo shuld be out of the temasss

  • CricketChat on December 12, 2013, 16:59 GMT

    I don't think WI is going to miss either of these players based on their current form and fitness, especially for ODIs. Best is best for tests only. He is expensive in shorter formats. Rest of them pick themselves.

  • CodandChips on December 12, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    Excellent news for the West Indies. Pollard averages only 25 in 80 matches therefore has no right to play. Gayle has been poor this year and is no more than a mercenary at the moment. West Indies should pick their players that are putting up a fight in the tests.

  • on December 12, 2013, 17:40 GMT

    WI needs to win this ODI series to show that they are some force in cricket.

  • on December 12, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    One question.....why is Dwayne Bravo not playing tests?

  • b4u8me2 on December 12, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    What has Dwayne Smith done to the selectors? Why is does he continue to be ignored? How can Kirk Edwards be selected over Dwayne Smith in the shorter forms of the game. Not only is Smith a better fielder but he bowls as well and is definitely a better ODI and 20/20 opening batsman who can also bat in the middle or at the end. Also, what has happened to Andre Russell - his stats are the best among all the all rounders yet he continues to be ignored. How can Best be a better ODI bowler than Santokie? Santokie continues to top the WI domestic limited over competitions and yet cannot demand a place in the team. I would definitely have replaced Kirk Edwards, Deonarine and Best with Dwayne Smith, Russell and Santokie.

  • iceaxe on December 12, 2013, 19:19 GMT

    Why is Chanderpaul not in the ODI squad? Where is Dwayne Smith? Where is Andre Russell?

    hello?

  • 22many on December 12, 2013, 21:38 GMT

    Just send someone who can catch and look interested.