West Indies tri-series 2013 July 2, 2013

Injured Rampaul replaced by Holder

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Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul, who sprained his ankle during West Indies' opening game of the tri-series, has been left out of the squad for the second half of the tournament. He has been replaced by Jason Holder.

Rampaul had had a scan following West Indies' win against Sri Lanka that revealed the extent of his injury, and subsequently did not play their second match, against India. Captain Dwayne Bravo had also missed that game, due to a groin strain, but his injury was not severe and he is likely to be fit for the remainder of the series.

Holder, who debuted for West Indies on their limited-overs tour of Australia earlier this year, was also part of their Champions Trophy squad but did not get a game in the tournament. He had impressed for Chennai Super Kings in the limited opportunities he was given in IPL 2013.

West Indies won both their games in the Jamaica-leg of the series, and will now travel to Port of Spain - where the remaining league games and the final will be played - as the current table-toppers.

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  • Ali on July 4, 2013, 14:14 GMT

    @ Riddymon , Marlon Samuels is an equal bowler in ODI than Sammy ..

    Marlon has the same economy and the same strike-rate ...

    Stats simply do not back up your conclusion that Sammy takes "important" wickets , at a low Economy ...

    It is true, that Sammy's last 3 months are his best as a bowler since he started playing for the WI ....

    So it is absoloutely a fair statement that he is finally proving his worth as a bowler ....

    because in ODI, Marlon Samuels could replace Sammy.. and in Test, Doenarine usually out bowls Sammy as well .... with Samuels or Deonarine in the team, Sammy can be easily replaced with a Strike Bowler .....

  • Dummy4 on July 3, 2013, 16:27 GMT

    Ramdin to play for TRINIDAD, Gayle at 3, Xavior Marshall to be mentored by Samuels, Andre Russel to be coached by Gayle and Walsh, Brendan Nash to understudy Chanderpaul, maybe then have a team to compete at all levels of cricket.

  • Dennis on July 3, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    @Gopaul: "Regarding Sammy, it appears as though he is now demonstrating his worth as a bowler in this team." How is he NOW demonstrating? He's been one of the most consistent bowlers in the side. Always economical and always has a knack of taking key wickets. Now that his batting has vastly improved over the past year, he should be a permanent fixture in the side and used in his proper role as a workhorse, 1st/2nd change bowler. That's what he does best.

  • Dummy4 on July 3, 2013, 10:53 GMT

    i see the featured comments and i wonder who is it that manage these comments platforms??? you have be kidding me when a dude is talking about the best Windies team yet have the likes of Sarwan batting at one down and the recently injured Rampaul as one of your front line bowlers lol, i mean seriously?? lol . it would seem that a featured comment is one which aligns closely with the thoughts of the editor/blog manager instead of what makes the better cricket sense. and who is to say that some dude sitting halfway round the world who maybe only catches a glimpse of the senior team play is knowledgeable about windies cricket and its politics to know what the solution is... but i guess they are pundits so they know best lol

  • Carl on July 3, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    Tino Best should NEVER have been left out of the West Indies test side. I fail to remember a player with more heart - and determination. At times, it boils over resulting in the odd loose delivery - but I will take his +90mph bowling and unrelenting attitude over the 80mph served up by Rampaul, Edwards and co over the years. The ODI game is different, but Tino should have been shown far more faith. He and Roach should be joined by Delorn Johnson and Miguel Cummins in the test squad - only then, with variety and extreme pace, will the West Indies attack be feared once again by touring batsmen. WICB - PLEASE NOTE!!! Time to get some life back into the pitches AND the bowlers!!!

  • Dummy4 on July 3, 2013, 8:37 GMT

    -Tino best has been better since he has been back. but he gives too many runs away at the other end. when kemar is steaming in and is bowling well. he releases the pressure. - i would go with Cotterel/Johnson to support Roach and Rampaul. - Sarwan should not see back the west indies odi/t20 team. his batting has gone so bad, he is the worse fielder in the west indies. he is so unfit

    I am fine with the current team. I would just like to see them get rid of ramdin and bring in the extra bowler . all the west indies bowlers can bat a bit, especially when it comes to hitting shots. so that covers it a bit.

    1.Gayle 2. Charles(wk) 3. Bravo 4. Samuels 5. Pollard 6. Dw Bravo 7. Sammy 8. Narine 9. Roach 10. Rampaul 11. Cotterel

  • Rohan on July 3, 2013, 6:06 GMT

    you ppl obviously didn't watch the same game of cricket that i did, cuz it was obvious that even though Best was initially expensive, the Indians were clearly unsettled by his pace. they were out of their comfort zone, their top scorer Sharma, should have been taken in Best's 2nd over whilst Sammy was sleeping.

  • charlie on July 3, 2013, 5:14 GMT

    I question those who want Best out of the team ! The guy is under-utilised in WI team , not only for his bowling ,but for his batting and the energy which he imparts to the rest of the team . Its unfathomable why a guy like Narine is sent to bat before Best . Here is guy who is pulled from the bench to fill a role when least expected ,but is always up to the task pace and fitness wise . He just needs to be given the opportunity to develop the form as any fast bowler would after being pushed in and out of a team . He'll be more consistent when given his due , both with bat and ball .

  • Dummy4 on July 2, 2013, 22:05 GMT

    Lots to argue about regarding the selection and de-delection. If anyone has an understanding of Darren Bravo's inclusion in the team, please share. Regarding Best as a fast bowler, there is no doubt he bowls fast, but I do not believe he is sensible nor a wicket taker.Regarding Sammy, it appears as though he is now demonstrating his worth as a bowler in this team. Reards to Ramdin, he belongs with the Trinidad team not West Indies, but as long as Bravo and Pollard are decision makers ramdin continues to play.