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West Indies bring in Dowrich, leave out Samuels in updated squad

Shane Dowrich played a vital hand for West Indies in the just-concluded Sharjah Test Getty Images

Following his heroic efforts in Sharjah, which helped West Indies to a rare away-Test win, wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich has been drafted into the ODI squad to play in the tri-series in Zimbabwe later this month. Fast bowler Miguel Cummins was also brought into the 15, with the two being left out at their expense being the experienced batsman Marlon Samuels and teenage fast bowler Alzarri Joseph.

Dowrich has played eight Tests but is yet to play an international limited-overs game. While not always at his best with the gloves, he scored 47 and 60 not out in Sharjah after West Indies had been five down and in trouble in both innings. In 26 List A games, he has 344 runs with a high score of 48, and 21 catches and eight stumpings.

Cummins has played just the one ODI, against Ireland in February 2014. He debuted in Test cricket this year, and has 10 wickets from five matches. He has played only five List A games as well.

Samuels had an average run against Pakistan in the Tests, scoring a half-century in the first Test but failing to get past 30 thereafter.

West Indies had also left out senior players in wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin and allrounder Kieron Pollard for the tri-series, which also includes hosts Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. The series is set to begin on November 14 in Harare.