West Indies tour of Sri Lanka October 28, 2010

Sammy to lead squad for Sri Lanka one-dayers

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Darren Sammy, currently leading the West Indies in their Test series against Sri Lanka, has been appointed captain of the squad for the limited-overs leg of the tour. The 15-member contingent sees the return of Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh and Devon Smith to the one-day side, and also includes uncapped batsman Kirk Edwards. The selectors have not appointed a vice-captain.

Ramnaresh Sarwan has been ignored for what is West Indies' last ODI engagement before the World Cup, after having not been selected for the Tests as well.

Edwards, Kieron Pollard, Nikita Miller and Ravi Rampaul will replace Brendan Nash, Devon Thomas, Nelon Pascal and Shane Shillingford, who are currently in Sri Lanka for the Tests. Fast bowler Andre Russell, who made his debut in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle and is yet to play an ODI, has also been included.

While Baugh's return as first-choice wicketkeeper in place of Denesh Ramdin now extends to the one-day sphere, Smith - the top-order batsman who last played an ODI for West Indies in September 2009 - has also made a comeback. The selectors have also included Barath, who made his one-day debut against Zimbabwe in March before being ignored for the South Africa series.

Courtney Browne, the West Indies selector on tour said that this was an important series for them ahead of the upcoming World Cup in the sub-continent. "These are the last ODIs before the World Cup, so we expect the players to make the most of the opportunities."

Edwards, the Barbados batsman, was part of the West Indies A side that played Pakistan A on their just-concluded Caribbean tour.

West Indies play five ODIs and one Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. The series begins on December 9 with the first one-dayer at Hambantota.

West Indies squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh (wk), Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kirk Edwards, Chris Gayle, Nikita Miller, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Devon Smith

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  • on December 5, 2010, 23:25 GMT

    and i m so happy for benn is back cuz he is best for us right now and i love how he plays hes cricket

  • on December 5, 2010, 23:11 GMT

    my boy chris gayle 333runs was great 4th mun to do that i sill the selectors would lest chris gayle bat #3 cuz some times he just not play good cricket the not being captain is the best for him and then he will do some 100s for us i want him to play good cricket for us and jerome taylor and fedel hed to be back on the team we need then to come back cuz we hed the bowlers

  • Metman on December 5, 2010, 22:28 GMT

    I can't understand why some people are of the belief that 'if not Baugh,then Ramdin again' !Devon Thomas is the reserve keeper on tour,yet you trinis including one Ian Bishop,are of the opinion that should Baugh failed,(and you all want him to fail ),then it is back to Ramdin !Other keepers have to be tried and given a chance to see if they can better Ramdin's mediocre performance in his 40+ tests.Baugh has just returned to the team ,so how can he be under scrutiny,Bishop ? Players like Dwayne Bravo,who hasn't produced any thing worthwhile of late,Pollard,who hasn't produced since the Aus.tour,and who is walking about with the remarkable av.of 19.20 and feel that he is a star,and Rampaul with a test bowling av.of 107,those are the ones that should be under scrutiny, Bishop ! Yes,Sammy is under scrutiny,so are those !I have said it before,and I am saying it again, Darren Bravo will be the next WI batting star,Simmons should be the keeper,and Sarwan should never play for the WI again .

  • on December 5, 2010, 7:53 GMT

    Play the youth and see what they can do, guys like Kirk Edwards, Devon Thomas, Andre Russell and Devendra Bishoo can only benifit by playing international cricket, why look back with underachievers like Ravi Rampaul and Devon Smith. My team- Gayle, Barath, Darren Bravo, Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Pollard, Thomas, Sammy, Russell, Bishoo and Roach.

  • Bravowindies on December 4, 2010, 13:13 GMT

    My 11 for series against srilanka. 1.Gayle, 2.Barath / Devon Smith, 3.Darren Bravo, 4.Chanders, 5.Pollard, 6.Dwayne Bravo, 7.Baugh, 8. Sammy, 9. Benn, 10.Roach, 11.Russel. I would like to have sarwan in the squad for the world cup and replace chanders with him in case chanders goes out of form like he is now a little or gets injured. I would definitely love to have fidel back in the side for the world cup alongwith roach to make it more attacking and balanced. Let's see how it goes but team is well balanced now and that's what really is important. Best wishes for westindies!

  • on December 4, 2010, 12:57 GMT

    Darren Sammy is an ideal player for OID's games, but can only find a place in test matches if he is the Captain!! Isn't something wrong here? Gibson can only tour with the West Indies team as a coach!! Okay it is obvious Sarwan and the Wibc has some sort of a rift! So stop commenting on that,had nothing gone wrong,Sarwan would have been on this tour!Dwayne Bravo is like another Yuvraj Singh! these guys are ideal for one day games,Darren on the other hand surprisingly shows he belong in tests! Now that the board has shaken up the team,what we need now is to shake up the board,get people who understand the game,and the players,a captain who can make the team on his own ability as a cricketer! Get some people who can work with the players fitness,character,talking to the media and communication skills.

  • on December 2, 2010, 14:40 GMT

    I wonder if west indies will ever play threesome pace attack. With news of Fidel Edwards back in training and should Jerome Taylor get back to is usual self. west indies should have the opportunity to have a terrorizing attack but will they capitalize on it is another issue.

  • WESTINDIESWILLWINWORLDCUP on December 1, 2010, 23:21 GMT

    ODI: 1) Gayle, 2) Devon Smith/Barath 3)Sarwan 4) Darren Bravo 5) Chanderpaul 6) Dwayne Bravo 7) Pollard/Samuels but if Samuels he should be higher in the batting position, 8) Ramdin/Baugh if he does well in the ODI series against Sri Lanka 9) Taylor 10) Edwards 11 Roach/Benn depending on pitch.

  • joelrondel on December 1, 2010, 22:50 GMT

    where is rampaul and ramdin

  • RickyRuns on December 1, 2010, 20:16 GMT

    Svg27rivers I dont see why you disagreeing with hurad about Baugh.. i said it in sometime before, Baugh is going to drop a good Sri Lanka batsman and we will pay for it. Do you know who was droped? the Sri Lankan captain! Know how much he went on to score 150.... U man not like Ramdin, and I am in full agreement that he is under achiving with the bat, but he is BY FAR the best keeper in the region... So you dont want Ramdin, cool but use someone else not Baugh. Sarwan the selectors seem to have a problem with, he is a class class player, Jerome and Edwards, where are you guys, we will never bowl a side out twice with this attack. The most we can hope for is a draw...

  • on December 5, 2010, 23:25 GMT

    and i m so happy for benn is back cuz he is best for us right now and i love how he plays hes cricket

  • on December 5, 2010, 23:11 GMT

    my boy chris gayle 333runs was great 4th mun to do that i sill the selectors would lest chris gayle bat #3 cuz some times he just not play good cricket the not being captain is the best for him and then he will do some 100s for us i want him to play good cricket for us and jerome taylor and fedel hed to be back on the team we need then to come back cuz we hed the bowlers

  • Metman on December 5, 2010, 22:28 GMT

    I can't understand why some people are of the belief that 'if not Baugh,then Ramdin again' !Devon Thomas is the reserve keeper on tour,yet you trinis including one Ian Bishop,are of the opinion that should Baugh failed,(and you all want him to fail ),then it is back to Ramdin !Other keepers have to be tried and given a chance to see if they can better Ramdin's mediocre performance in his 40+ tests.Baugh has just returned to the team ,so how can he be under scrutiny,Bishop ? Players like Dwayne Bravo,who hasn't produced any thing worthwhile of late,Pollard,who hasn't produced since the Aus.tour,and who is walking about with the remarkable av.of 19.20 and feel that he is a star,and Rampaul with a test bowling av.of 107,those are the ones that should be under scrutiny, Bishop ! Yes,Sammy is under scrutiny,so are those !I have said it before,and I am saying it again, Darren Bravo will be the next WI batting star,Simmons should be the keeper,and Sarwan should never play for the WI again .

  • on December 5, 2010, 7:53 GMT

    Play the youth and see what they can do, guys like Kirk Edwards, Devon Thomas, Andre Russell and Devendra Bishoo can only benifit by playing international cricket, why look back with underachievers like Ravi Rampaul and Devon Smith. My team- Gayle, Barath, Darren Bravo, Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Pollard, Thomas, Sammy, Russell, Bishoo and Roach.

  • Bravowindies on December 4, 2010, 13:13 GMT

    My 11 for series against srilanka. 1.Gayle, 2.Barath / Devon Smith, 3.Darren Bravo, 4.Chanders, 5.Pollard, 6.Dwayne Bravo, 7.Baugh, 8. Sammy, 9. Benn, 10.Roach, 11.Russel. I would like to have sarwan in the squad for the world cup and replace chanders with him in case chanders goes out of form like he is now a little or gets injured. I would definitely love to have fidel back in the side for the world cup alongwith roach to make it more attacking and balanced. Let's see how it goes but team is well balanced now and that's what really is important. Best wishes for westindies!

  • on December 4, 2010, 12:57 GMT

    Darren Sammy is an ideal player for OID's games, but can only find a place in test matches if he is the Captain!! Isn't something wrong here? Gibson can only tour with the West Indies team as a coach!! Okay it is obvious Sarwan and the Wibc has some sort of a rift! So stop commenting on that,had nothing gone wrong,Sarwan would have been on this tour!Dwayne Bravo is like another Yuvraj Singh! these guys are ideal for one day games,Darren on the other hand surprisingly shows he belong in tests! Now that the board has shaken up the team,what we need now is to shake up the board,get people who understand the game,and the players,a captain who can make the team on his own ability as a cricketer! Get some people who can work with the players fitness,character,talking to the media and communication skills.

  • on December 2, 2010, 14:40 GMT

    I wonder if west indies will ever play threesome pace attack. With news of Fidel Edwards back in training and should Jerome Taylor get back to is usual self. west indies should have the opportunity to have a terrorizing attack but will they capitalize on it is another issue.

  • WESTINDIESWILLWINWORLDCUP on December 1, 2010, 23:21 GMT

    ODI: 1) Gayle, 2) Devon Smith/Barath 3)Sarwan 4) Darren Bravo 5) Chanderpaul 6) Dwayne Bravo 7) Pollard/Samuels but if Samuels he should be higher in the batting position, 8) Ramdin/Baugh if he does well in the ODI series against Sri Lanka 9) Taylor 10) Edwards 11 Roach/Benn depending on pitch.

  • joelrondel on December 1, 2010, 22:50 GMT

    where is rampaul and ramdin

  • RickyRuns on December 1, 2010, 20:16 GMT

    Svg27rivers I dont see why you disagreeing with hurad about Baugh.. i said it in sometime before, Baugh is going to drop a good Sri Lanka batsman and we will pay for it. Do you know who was droped? the Sri Lankan captain! Know how much he went on to score 150.... U man not like Ramdin, and I am in full agreement that he is under achiving with the bat, but he is BY FAR the best keeper in the region... So you dont want Ramdin, cool but use someone else not Baugh. Sarwan the selectors seem to have a problem with, he is a class class player, Jerome and Edwards, where are you guys, we will never bowl a side out twice with this attack. The most we can hope for is a draw...

  • WI4life on December 1, 2010, 4:15 GMT

    we want Sammy out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WI4life on December 1, 2010, 4:11 GMT

    sammy is only taking up space on that team he has not done anything in the two test and i don't expect him to do much because its not his form of the game. sarwan would have done better i love WI but i don't think they will ever get back at the top because the selector could never get it right

  • joelrondel on November 30, 2010, 18:26 GMT

    the WI needs RAVI RAMPAUL back and we will win games

  • on November 30, 2010, 14:36 GMT

    Hhhhmmmmmm............... :-P

  • on November 30, 2010, 9:46 GMT

    I'm a WestIndies fan Im sick of seeing people say play Sarwan he should play but sort his fitness first that's one of the reasons why we don't win much.This so far is the only series for ages nobody got injured. Look at other teams compared to us they take a lot of quick runs and they turn 1 into 2 Into 3

  • bluestar555 on November 30, 2010, 8:02 GMT

    The ideal team if WI have to put a good show will be Gayle, Sarwan , Shiv , Marlon Samuels (Still remember the knocks he played at Vijaywada & Chennai ), Bravo brothers , Pollard , Fidel Edwards , Jerome Taylor(Perfomed so well in the mini worldcup ) , Sulaiman Benn ,Roach , Darren Sammy ,(best wicketkeeper) Dwyne Smith & Barath . These is a world beater combination , everyone love to see a good WI team . Please get the selection right for Godsake.

  • on November 30, 2010, 7:39 GMT

    We Want Samuels Back in Squad

  • on November 30, 2010, 7:38 GMT

    hello every one i am a westindies supporter and i am totally dissapointed with team and team will be 1) Gayle 2) D Richards 3) Marlon Samuels 4) Sarwan 5) Pollard 6) Darren Bravo 7) Dwyne Bravo 8)Carlton Baugh 9) Kemar Roach 10) Jerome Taylor 11) Fidel Edwards 12) Andrew Russel 13) Suliman Benn 14) Shiv Chandrapaul 15) Darren Sammy

    TEST 1)Gayle 2) A.Barath 3) R.Sarwan 4) B.Nash 5) L.Simmons 6) S.Chanderpaul 7) C.Baugh 8) D.Sammy 9) F Edwards 10 ) J Taylor 11) S.Benn 12) A.Russel 13) R.Hinds 14) Darren Bravo 15) Dwyne Bravo

  • brsw on November 29, 2010, 21:11 GMT

    sarwan is becoming the brad hodge of west indies. selectors should be dumped.

  • on November 29, 2010, 19:19 GMT

    Taylor & Edwards should be in the Eleven for the current series as well as for World Cup

  • rogist on November 29, 2010, 18:21 GMT

    being a west indies fan i dont know what the sele. a seeing in ram paul the man just can,t bowled an i have lose all respe for bshop toney coz need to stop talking about cricket dont know y nash cant play in the one days an all the big island people that a saying that sammy should not b captaining the side vir was the best cap. we ever had so just let the man do his job

  • on November 29, 2010, 17:17 GMT

    Kinda suck not to have Sars, I figure it's more than him not being fit. Whatever it is i still wish this team the best. But we still got to go out and win the 3rd Test before talking about the ODI's I have more faith in WINDIES playing the shorter format of the game. I feel we can do really well. Shiv I think should sit out and give someone else a run for the shorter format

  • Metman on November 29, 2010, 16:53 GMT

    @harud and sean corlette!Baugh dropped so many chances and conceded how many runs ?The two of you obviously looked at the highlights about 5 or 6 times over and over again and so it would appear to you that he dropped 5 or 6 catches and conceded over 100 runs.Someone needs to tell you that he only dropped 1 catch and conceded less than 10 byes.Baugh just played 2 matches ,performed well,and you trinis want back Ramdin.Ramdin played over 40 consecutive test matches for the WI before being dropped for poor performances in front and behind the stumps.Rampaul ? Oh my lord !he again?Pollard has just snubbed the selectors twice already ,and they pick this guy who has failed in every ODI series,since returning from Aus.AGAIN !This man has an av.of 19 playing for the WI !What about Ryan Hinds and Tino Best ?are you saving them for the world cup?I'm glad for my countryman K.Edwards,but he is not an ODI player,so too is Barath.Hinds,Best ,Hyatt for Barath,Rampaul and Pollard/Edwards.

  • westindies4life on November 29, 2010, 16:36 GMT

    Hey "svg27rivers" i do agree that Cozier speaks allot of garbage, but how can say dat Russel an or Pascal can replace a player like Bravo? In the past, if he fails with the bat an always delivers with the ball, yes Russel is an emerging young player, but he has no prove him self or any other all-rounder in the Caribbean to be better than Dwayne bravo, not even Captain Sammy. Why is sarraw not in the team???? I guess he's getting the same treatment as simmions. I would have think since Chanders is in last days of cricket at the age of 36, we would have stuck with him to add dat extra experience within the batting order. Or is the WICB afraid that they will need to make him Captain Sarraw, as sammy could barely hold his own on this young WI team?? yes i said it.

  • srtt on November 29, 2010, 15:09 GMT

    When will West Indies start being transparent with it's fans? We are the majority stakeholders of WI cricket!

    There is no logical explanation why Sarwan should not be in the side and i dare the WICB to disclose what their interpretation of those possible reasons for omission are!

    regards, Shekar Ramlal

  • on November 29, 2010, 14:39 GMT

    Very good squad ......am sure they are going to rock and make a great win

  • on November 29, 2010, 14:26 GMT

    Ramnaresh Sarwan is very important for West Indies for 2011 World Cup since he has played well in sub-continental conditions. But WICB is seem to ignore him

  • on November 29, 2010, 14:12 GMT

    Sarwan will not and should not get picked til he works on his Fitness Carlton Baugh is the man to answer WestIndies wicketkeeping batsmen problem Why oh Why has Nikita Miller only played one Test and is considered a WestIndies one day specalist he should play both test and one dayers. West Indies players make me a shame we cant sort out our Fitness Boys sort out your fitness for once or get Drop Chanderpaul is one of our good batter but i think he should get drop to work on fitness. The unfit ones should follow Ussian Bolt and get fit like him. Some of the players on team only play for the money its not about the team.

  • jupiterlaw on November 29, 2010, 13:55 GMT

    Triniras - Sarwan is prone to illness so on an away series it's not the best time to experiment with him given the limited replacements that are available. In a home series, we might give him a chance; if he comes down ill again we have unlimited replacements. You mentiond his average of 44 or so, but he had not been batting 44 in recent times; he has been a repeated disappointment. The incumbency conferred by past performances was what kept Sarwan on the team, but had he been a new player, with no history he would have been dropped long ago. Sarwan, Ramdin and Devon Smith have had their free rides for too long, now they must earn them.

  • SUNDOS on November 29, 2010, 12:03 GMT

    Its strange to see Sarwan being ignored.By a series of accidents The West indies seems to have stumbled upon a Captain who has so far managed to get the temperemental Gayle to produce a mammoth 300 plus Innings,bowled his own medium pace at an economical rate,allowing Roach to be lethal at the other end,professed righteous indignation at Shillingford being called for a suspect action,seemingly has managed to mould a divided team into a fighting unit,now what he needs is one win in the first match to enabler him to put his foot down and recall Sarwan.

  • jkumara on November 29, 2010, 11:28 GMT

    What about Marlon Samules??????????????????????Where is he????

  • abner564 on November 29, 2010, 11:28 GMT

    Oh my goodness not fit for test is one thing but being omitted from the ODI's squad is another Sarwan should just go crazy because the wicb is telling him kirk edwards, devon smith, adrian barath are all better than him,....if there is one man that should be drop from the test side is dwayne bravo cant make over 30 runs and still getting selected.....

  • on November 29, 2010, 10:55 GMT

    I am going with the selectors on this one. Sarwan appears to be fit, however word is that is not passing the required fitness test that is required to play.

    His average is meaningless, at the current rate he was playing at, his avg would have plummeted below 40 very soon. He needs a break to get his act together and return focused on the game.

    The selectors finally grew some balls and stood up to one of it's supposed primadonna's.

  • Ind_Cric_Fan79 on November 29, 2010, 10:32 GMT

    SL is a tough team to beat in all formats of game. WI shud have perfect 11 to compete with them. WI selectors should not be biased, so that they can help to restore the pride of WI cricket. Let's hope that WI fights in ODI as they have done in tests. Al d best SL and WI.. eager to c close ODI matches...

  • Dixy109 on November 29, 2010, 10:21 GMT

    @Dave Harris- Jerome Taylor and Fidel Edwards are still recovering from long-term injuries and Brendan Nash is a Test specialist.

    I think WI may struggle considerably in this series. Beating SL in their own backyard is a tough ask (as England know from past experiences only too well). Although I think this is a fairly well-balanced WI side (barring the dubious selection of Devon Smith- he's failed time and time again to cement a place in the side and he should have been discarded to the ranks of domestic cricket permanently years ago), I still see a fairly one-sided series. I predict 3-1 to Sri Lanka (allowing for the usual cancellation of at least one match due to adverse weather).

  • Bravowindies on November 29, 2010, 9:08 GMT

    I think we should realize now that windies are on the right track after a long time. WC is near & to keep testing players who were unable to deliver when given chances was never going to be a wise decision. I m happy with selection. Sarwan and taylor hasn't performed to their potential past year or so. Ramdin is a lucky dude to play for such a long time and still not realizing responsibility which means he hasn't learned anything. Baugh is doing gud and his 50 under pressure was a sign of great things coming out of him in future. Darren bravo in his first test series overseas is doing excellent and i love his game reminds me of classy brian lara. Capt a side for the first time overseas is not an easy task specially in srilanka.But sammy has done a fine job so far & i have faith in him that he would deliver and raise the westindian flag proudly. He is taking his team along well & the passion and hunger he has shown means sky is the limit for him. Our prayers r with u sammy! GO!

  • triniras on November 29, 2010, 7:17 GMT

    We need to look at this sarwan issue objectively. Sarwan has an average of almost 44 in over 150 odis. His average is higher than the likes of gayle, lara, dravid, ganguly, hayden, chanderpaul among other great batsmen. He also scores at an excellent strike rate of 77.52. I'm not saying that sarwan is better than these batsmen but his odi stats shows how consistent he has been in a struggling west indies cricket team. Sarwan is fit at the moment and he is still being neglected. The WICB needs to provide a better explanation for his exclusion.

  • on November 29, 2010, 6:58 GMT

    i dont understand, why not Ramnaresh Sarwan, Brendan Nash, Jerome Taylor or Fidel Edwars??

  • on November 29, 2010, 6:52 GMT

    Thats a pretty balance side but i think sarwan`s ommittion signals towards misconduction of cricket affiars in WICB. They also ignore another very good pair of batsman (Simmons and Marshell). I think they want to give Sarwan`s career a worse end. But still our fingures crossed for best and competitive matches.

  • anver777 on November 29, 2010, 6:08 GMT

    Well balanced ODI team for WI & i think SL will have to play extremely well to beat WI......gonna be a close tussle.

  • on November 29, 2010, 5:46 GMT

    west indies did a splendid job in tests spcly against sri lanka in lanka.....and it wud surely be seen in ODI's !

  • Goofballs on November 29, 2010, 5:25 GMT

    The administration of cricket in WI is acting like a mafia, shooting down players they don't like. Unfortunately, there is this cultural thing in the WI which is like in the ghettos of America, or Burnham's days, whereby if you have a gun or power, you do whatever the hell you wish without logic or reason. You can shoot down anyone who you don't fancy. You can install players like Sammy who have no right to be in the side and add insult to injury by making him Captain. People take over public entities and act like it is their personal business. Unfortunately, they run the cake shop down to the ground. When will the people and fan of WI wake up and put a stop to this dictatorship?

  • on November 29, 2010, 5:03 GMT

    I am very disapointed with the westindies selectors... why isn"t taylor in the squad if he is fit,he should be playing he has been our #1. strike bowler for a long time now and think he should be in both format of the game. Sarwan is a world class cricketer even though he is 30yrs he should have never been left out of the squad for whatever reason so i think the selectors are doing a poor job. I know its going to be a tuff job for him to get back into the team. so i have some advice for him(start learning to wicketkeep) because Darren Bravo has filled that #3 position so wonderfully that i think the selectors are going to stick with him unless he gets hurt or something.I don,t know why Baugh is in the team, if you,r not going to give Ramdin another chance then i think some other youngster should be given a chance the selectors keep making the same mistakes all the time. my team is Gayle,Barrath,Sarwan, Chanderpaul,DM Bravo,DJ Bravo,Pollard,Ramdin,Sammy,Miller,Taylor.

  • afterhours on November 29, 2010, 4:31 GMT

    Anyone still pay any attention to what Tony cozier say The guy is all over the place he just go with the tide. He's being for and against Sarwan said that W I will struggle without him did not give Bravo a chance and now he jumping on his wagon.He said that the WI was lacking a second spinner in the first test and now he want Russel back praise Sammy in the first test now he don't want to give him his chance he just need to shut the hell up and Bishop too. The New Zealand commentator were telling Bishop its time for Bravo to step up to the plate enough of the 20's and 30' he did not say a word just keep focusing on Sammy. I say Russel and Pascal in and Shillingford and Bravo out.

  • on November 29, 2010, 4:17 GMT

    Oh boy, I doh know if WICB wants to loose the series. Where is sarwan? What did he do to be omitted from da squad? Is this ah special axe on Guyana? Any team in the world would pick SARS. Why not Caribs ?

  • on November 29, 2010, 4:12 GMT

    Hope they will have some wins in the Lions country!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on November 29, 2010, 3:57 GMT

    Nash really needs to be in the ODI team... He has a better attitude than most of the other guys, and would add some consistency to the team.

  • afterhours on November 29, 2010, 3:50 GMT

    See that we still beating the Sarwan and Randin thing when are we gonna get over that. Baugh surprise me he kept well one hard chance so that guy who said that he drop so much catch and give away 100 hundred runs I don't know which match he was watching and most of all he batted with commons sense something that Ramdin don't seems to have. As for Sarwan the bar is set high for him when he come back because the way Bravo is batting he is here to stay and I love him. Still dont know how Rampaul get in thou. Good job selectors the young players are doing well need to pick a few more. And I hope that Chanderpaul learn from Baugh how to bat with the tail what he did with the tail was brilliant unlike Chanderpaul.

  • RasBweego on November 29, 2010, 3:09 GMT

    we love you sammy.......keep de faith bro

  • coolie on November 29, 2010, 3:02 GMT

    Edwards in front of Hyatt... really... give me a break -- partial Bajan selection...

  • nzcricket174 on November 29, 2010, 2:29 GMT

    I am EXTREMELY disappointed with the Sarwan situation. Sort your stuff out selectors.

  • harud on November 29, 2010, 2:29 GMT

    I have to agree with Aaron Carlton Baugh does not belong in the West Indies side he CAN'T keep wicket,he drop so many catches its like having Courtney Brown in the side again. If we are moving forward give the young keeper a chance or bring Randin back.Baugh made 50 but cost WI 100 plus.

  • Sachit1979 on November 29, 2010, 1:34 GMT

    Very very strange to see Dale Richards missing from this squad. He had great series against South Africa, the last Windies played on their home ground. He scored couple of half centuries in that. He is a prolific opener with ability to hit the bowl hard. Not sure why Windies selectors have preferred Kirk Edwards and Devon Smith ahead of him.

  • on November 29, 2010, 1:05 GMT

    devon smith, has no business being in this odi squad or any wi squad, where is sawarn? seriously

  • popahwheely on November 28, 2010, 23:41 GMT

    Good squad but we gonna need Sars for the world cup...they need to kiss and make up already. Baugh is doing good, Ramdin need to make some centuries to regain his place. Young Bravo has impressed hope he keeps it up. My 11 is Barath,Gayle,Bravo,Shiv,Edwards,Bravo,Pollard,Baugh,Sammy,Benn,Roach.

  • degiant on November 28, 2010, 23:33 GMT

    Why the selectors stick with Rampaul beats me because he is only good for four overs and that is a fact., Otherswise the team is just okay, a bit hard for Nash, whom I still think can play in ODIs and be like SA's Amla, whom like Nash they had said cannot be a one day batter

  • on November 28, 2010, 23:28 GMT

    Can't help but think that the WI selectors are shooting themselves in the foot by leaving out Sarwan. His record in this format of the game is very useful and I don't think that West Indies are that good a side to ignore someone of his calibre. Jerome Taylor deserves to be in that squad too if he is fit. However, I'm pleased to see that Kirk Edwards has been given an opportunity. I was fortunate to watch his 147 (?) against England Lions in June and he obviously warrants a chance at this level.

    My ideal XI from this squad would be....Gayle, Barath, Chanderpaul, DM Bravo, DJ Bravo, Pollard, Baugh, Sammy, Miller, Benn, Roach

  • on November 28, 2010, 23:09 GMT

    wi clearly have no aspirations to reach any where with this sort of team....what about sawarn and ramdin?? baugh made some runs but his wicket keeping is horrible even if they dont want to play ramdin there are other young wicket keepers who can be given the opportunity

  • joelrondel on November 28, 2010, 21:18 GMT

    first of all Brendan Nash, and Shane Shillingford should not be left out of this squard for SL and the world cup. Nash is a quality bats man and shane can bowl alot of dot balls and sawar is missing WEST INDIES got it all wrongl 1 gud thing is darren bravo

  • on November 28, 2010, 21:03 GMT

    It's going to be hard for Mr. Sarwan (at 30yrs) to get back in the team......you do know how the WICB thinks about old players. On the other side I see some young good players doing pretty ok like Darren Bravo and some what Adrian Barath so for sarwan to come back he would either have to take out the already old ones of Gayle or Chanderpaul (There would a Riot in the Caribbean if that happened)......and what is wrong with ramdin .....(maybe Baugh last 50 sealed his place for some more time)

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  • on November 28, 2010, 21:03 GMT

    It's going to be hard for Mr. Sarwan (at 30yrs) to get back in the team......you do know how the WICB thinks about old players. On the other side I see some young good players doing pretty ok like Darren Bravo and some what Adrian Barath so for sarwan to come back he would either have to take out the already old ones of Gayle or Chanderpaul (There would a Riot in the Caribbean if that happened)......and what is wrong with ramdin .....(maybe Baugh last 50 sealed his place for some more time)

  • joelrondel on November 28, 2010, 21:18 GMT

    first of all Brendan Nash, and Shane Shillingford should not be left out of this squard for SL and the world cup. Nash is a quality bats man and shane can bowl alot of dot balls and sawar is missing WEST INDIES got it all wrongl 1 gud thing is darren bravo

  • on November 28, 2010, 23:09 GMT

    wi clearly have no aspirations to reach any where with this sort of team....what about sawarn and ramdin?? baugh made some runs but his wicket keeping is horrible even if they dont want to play ramdin there are other young wicket keepers who can be given the opportunity

  • on November 28, 2010, 23:28 GMT

    Can't help but think that the WI selectors are shooting themselves in the foot by leaving out Sarwan. His record in this format of the game is very useful and I don't think that West Indies are that good a side to ignore someone of his calibre. Jerome Taylor deserves to be in that squad too if he is fit. However, I'm pleased to see that Kirk Edwards has been given an opportunity. I was fortunate to watch his 147 (?) against England Lions in June and he obviously warrants a chance at this level.

    My ideal XI from this squad would be....Gayle, Barath, Chanderpaul, DM Bravo, DJ Bravo, Pollard, Baugh, Sammy, Miller, Benn, Roach

  • degiant on November 28, 2010, 23:33 GMT

    Why the selectors stick with Rampaul beats me because he is only good for four overs and that is a fact., Otherswise the team is just okay, a bit hard for Nash, whom I still think can play in ODIs and be like SA's Amla, whom like Nash they had said cannot be a one day batter

  • popahwheely on November 28, 2010, 23:41 GMT

    Good squad but we gonna need Sars for the world cup...they need to kiss and make up already. Baugh is doing good, Ramdin need to make some centuries to regain his place. Young Bravo has impressed hope he keeps it up. My 11 is Barath,Gayle,Bravo,Shiv,Edwards,Bravo,Pollard,Baugh,Sammy,Benn,Roach.

  • on November 29, 2010, 1:05 GMT

    devon smith, has no business being in this odi squad or any wi squad, where is sawarn? seriously

  • Sachit1979 on November 29, 2010, 1:34 GMT

    Very very strange to see Dale Richards missing from this squad. He had great series against South Africa, the last Windies played on their home ground. He scored couple of half centuries in that. He is a prolific opener with ability to hit the bowl hard. Not sure why Windies selectors have preferred Kirk Edwards and Devon Smith ahead of him.

  • harud on November 29, 2010, 2:29 GMT

    I have to agree with Aaron Carlton Baugh does not belong in the West Indies side he CAN'T keep wicket,he drop so many catches its like having Courtney Brown in the side again. If we are moving forward give the young keeper a chance or bring Randin back.Baugh made 50 but cost WI 100 plus.

  • nzcricket174 on November 29, 2010, 2:29 GMT

    I am EXTREMELY disappointed with the Sarwan situation. Sort your stuff out selectors.