West Indies tri-series 2013 June 22, 2013

West Indies drop Sarwan for ODI tri-series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has been dropped from the West Indies squad for the first half of the tri-series involving India and Sri Lanka, which begins on June 28. Fast bowler Jason Holder was also left out of the 13-man squad that was named, on Saturday, for the Jamaica leg of the tournament. There were no other changes made to the squad that played the Champions Trophy in England.

Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, who was suspended for two ODIs for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct when he claimed a catch off Misbah-ul-Haq during the Champions Trophy game against Pakistan, will be available to play.

Sarwan had been recalled to the West Indies team after a contentious 18 months away from the game - during which he claimed to have been hurt "mentally and emotionally" by national team's coaching regime - for the limited-overs tour of Australia earlier this year. Since then, apart from a century against Zimbabwe at home, he totalled 40 runs in seven matches. In the Champions Trophy, he scored 1 against Pakistan and 1 against India.

West Indies failed to qualify for the Champions Trophy's semi-finals. They were off to a good start in the tournament, beating Pakistan in a low-scoring thriller, but were then beaten by India and tied a rain-hit must-win game against South Africa, as a result of which South Africa progressed to the knockouts on net run rate.

The teams play two games each in Jamaica in the tri-series, with West Indies scheduled to take on Sri Lanka at Sabina Park in the tournament opener on June 28, before playing India on June 30. The tournament then shifts to Port of Spain.

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  • Dummy4 on June 28, 2013, 4:24 GMT

    Sarwan is fit only in Test Matches now. He do not have stamina to play ODI or T20 cricket

  • charlie on June 27, 2013, 4:37 GMT

    Yes ! what about Jason Holder ? Another one amongst many ,who have been tried and thrown to the curb ? Does he show too much potential for WI at this time or what ?

  • S.Selvamurugan on June 26, 2013, 5:32 GMT

    My squad 1) Johnson Charles W.K 2 )Marlon Samuel 3) Chris Gayle 4) Darren Bravo 5) Dwayne Bravo 6)Keiron Pollard 7) Andre Russell 8) Darren Sammy 9) Sunil Naraine 9) Delron Jonson or Ravi Rampaul 11) Kemar Roach

    13) Dwayne Smith 14 ) Ramnaresh Sarwan 15) Veerasamy Perumal & 16 ) Christober Barnell.....

  • Pushpakumara on June 26, 2013, 4:21 GMT

    1.Charles 2.Gayle 3.Darren bravo 4.Samuels 5.Pollard 6.Dwayne bravo 7.D.Ramdin 8.Sammy 9.Rampaul 10.Narine 11.Roach This XI is good.But two out of Gayle,Darren bravo and Samuels should put a solid foundation to hit hard freely at the death overs.WI should win this because they are the home team and they have had enough time to ready than SL or India.India is more tired and they have only few days to get ready to this tournament.

  • Dummy4 on June 26, 2013, 4:01 GMT

    Jason Holder shld be included in squad.I think wi can play without Ramdin and they shld prepare charles as Wicket Keeper Batsmen as he proved tht he can do it....

  • hyrbie on June 26, 2013, 1:12 GMT

    interesting stuff , the team looks good , sarwan needed a rest , lets see how we go

  • Dummy4 on June 26, 2013, 0:33 GMT

    This joke of a selection committee, this joke of a coach ,this joke of a captain, and this joke of a team ,will fail whenever winning matters most ,and that's the way it is .

  • Dummy4 on June 25, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    we all forget the man taking all wicket in limited over Mr Shillingford? left out Ramdin Bring him in please selector don:t make that big mistake with Sammy again not because small not W.I favourite u see how much u can get from them please Gayle DR Bravo prove me wrong by Making Some Runs

  • Dummy4 on June 25, 2013, 7:59 GMT

    WICB should concentrate on team selection and batting order.

    WI wins T20 world cup in srilanka that time batting order was good , collapse was not happened

    1.Charles 2. Gayle 3.Samuels 4.Dwayne Bravo 5.Pollard

    why you dont use the same order for 50 over game

    We are supporting WI team in all formats .

    i suggest lower order below put suitable batsman for slog overs Pollard is not suitable for Slog over .If Dwayne Bravo bats in the middle he took singles quite good

    Use Pollard against spin

    6.Darren Bravo or Devon Smith or Lendl Simmons or Kieron Powell 7.Darren Sammy 8.Dinesh Ramdin 9.Sunil Narine 10.Tino Best 11.Kemar Roach or Rampul

  • Dummy4 on June 24, 2013, 20:28 GMT

    Sarwan was given another chance but he blew it. Good team on paper. Lionel Simmons and Shane Schillingford should be on the team.