Australia in West Indies 2012 March 21, 2012

Barath replaces Powell in West Indies squad

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Adrian Barath has replaced fellow opener Kieran Powell in the West Indies squad for the final two ODIs against Australia in St. Lucia. The inlcusion of Barath, who had been out due to a finger injury, was the only change in the 13-man squad after West Indies won and tied their previous two matches.

"We brought in Barath as he has now fully recovered from the finger injury," the chairman of selectors Clyde Butts said. "He played really well in the last regional four-day match for Trinidad & Tobago against Guyana. He got a brilliant 114 and we expect him to bring that same form and ability into the squad.

"He batted for a long time for his runs and looked comfortable at the crease. He did not show any signs of discomfort. He has played at this level and done well before, so we expect him to fit right back in and contribute.

"The team did some good things in the first three matches and we are seeing signs of improvement. We are in with a chance of winning the series and we believe the players selected in this squad have the ability to do just that."

Powell has been left out after making 8, 0 and 12 in the first three ODIs of the five-match series, which is locked currently at 1-1.

West Indies squad Johnson Charles, Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Carlton Baugh (wk), Darren Sammy (capt), Andre Russell, Tino Best, Sunil Narine, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach.

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  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    This WI side has everything! Its weakest element is the captain's inability to hold a spot based on talent alone. That said, I have always had a good feeling bout Sammy, not as a man of tactics, but as an unassuming person who can get the team playing for pride! I hope he improves as a player. For me, the advance in cricket spirit in the Windward team is enough testimony of what can happen in the WI team!

  • POSTED BY Randy_Wilson on | March 23, 2012, 4:04 GMT

    @ ChrisH . You forgot F Edward and R Rampal, they both will be back for the Test Matches.

  • POSTED BY Randy_Wilson on | March 23, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    @Uday Sreekumar L Simmon was injured. K Edward CANNOT play Limited Over he Failes all de time. J Taylor have been out of Cricket for a Long time, i played a fewT20 Competition, but Havent Represent Jamaica in any of the Competition. Bishoo will Play Test. but I Wish Simmons was playing Simmon and Charles would make a good opening Pair, then having Darren Bravo coming in 3rd, followed by Dywane Bravo, K Pollard and M Samule( unfortunately I would pick Chanderpaul for the Last two ODI, since Samuels FAILED) C Baugh ( i perfer him in limted game, and Ramdin in Test. then A Russel, Sammy, Narine and Roach.this Sqaud will be great . We already have a Good Test Side with all those Young talent with Chanderpaul, just need to work on the opener who are very inexperience, but with Barath back he would Strength it, along Brathwaite or Powell and Hopefully Pollard will make his way in, since he is planing to play Test. and Now West Indies ODI is shaping up.

  • POSTED BY simonviller on | March 22, 2012, 23:56 GMT

    Just the one change for this match ? Some times good players have to be rested so that they get their minds sorted out ; Young Bravo needs a rest in this case for DR Smith .It appears that with Samuels failing at n:3 position ,a sufficiently solid foundation is not set for him to play his shots . IT'S my observation that ,he batted much better when he came to the wicket with a good score on the board ,after Edwards held things together from a diastrous start . I hope you can prove me wrong Mr Bravo !!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 23:05 GMT

    Wonder why Lendl Simmons is not in the team. He is a good player and got some consistent scores in the last season. I think he should have been persisted with as he is a good fielder and can also keep wickets when required. Kirk Edwards is a fine player as well and needs to be given an opportunity in limited overs cricket. Bishoo certainly deserves a spot alongside teh fabulous Sunil Narine. And yes - what of Jerome Taylor? He is a fine bowler and it would be great to have him open the bowling with Roach. Hope Rampaul is fit and back for the Tests.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 19:47 GMT

    Where is Ramdin ?????? Vice Captain

  • POSTED BY ChrisH on | March 22, 2012, 17:47 GMT

    Given the performances in the first-class competition I think Ramdin, Nash, Fudadin and Deonarine should be given a call up. But Ramdin recovering from an injury (and Baugh being first-choice test keeper anyway and having played well in the tests in the recent past) and Nash off to Kent and Narine, Pollard and Dwayne Bravo off to at least part of the IPL (I won't even consider Gayle since he made it clear in the radio interview long ago that he wants to play the full IPL) we might see a test squad like this: Barath, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Chanderpaul, Fudadin, Deonarine, Marlon Samuels, Baugh, Sammy, Roach, Tonge, Bishoo and Shillingford or Miller (either would be good in my opinion). For those wondering where the other specialist opener is, just remember that Kirk Edwards essentially opened in recent tests anyway when one opener or the other got out cheaply so they may as well formalize it and just have him open the batting with Barath.

  • POSTED BY ChrisH on | March 22, 2012, 17:43 GMT

    Good to see Barath back, but it is just a shame that Lendl Simmons is still not even playing for T&T. Ideally Simmons would have been in the squad from the first match (while Barath could continue working on his 4-day game in the first-class tournament in preparation for the tests) where he would have been instrumental with his consistent 40s and 50s. But injuries take time. Hope he gets better soon in time for the series against England.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 14:35 GMT

    @RandyOZ. if Australia is so good why r they struggling?

  • POSTED BY LifeWithBoundaries on | March 22, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    @ Malolan2k, where have you been bro? Yes, he was the vice-captain for the first three ODI's but picked up an injury while playing in the nets/training.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    This WI side has everything! Its weakest element is the captain's inability to hold a spot based on talent alone. That said, I have always had a good feeling bout Sammy, not as a man of tactics, but as an unassuming person who can get the team playing for pride! I hope he improves as a player. For me, the advance in cricket spirit in the Windward team is enough testimony of what can happen in the WI team!

  • POSTED BY Randy_Wilson on | March 23, 2012, 4:04 GMT

    @ ChrisH . You forgot F Edward and R Rampal, they both will be back for the Test Matches.

  • POSTED BY Randy_Wilson on | March 23, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    @Uday Sreekumar L Simmon was injured. K Edward CANNOT play Limited Over he Failes all de time. J Taylor have been out of Cricket for a Long time, i played a fewT20 Competition, but Havent Represent Jamaica in any of the Competition. Bishoo will Play Test. but I Wish Simmons was playing Simmon and Charles would make a good opening Pair, then having Darren Bravo coming in 3rd, followed by Dywane Bravo, K Pollard and M Samule( unfortunately I would pick Chanderpaul for the Last two ODI, since Samuels FAILED) C Baugh ( i perfer him in limted game, and Ramdin in Test. then A Russel, Sammy, Narine and Roach.this Sqaud will be great . We already have a Good Test Side with all those Young talent with Chanderpaul, just need to work on the opener who are very inexperience, but with Barath back he would Strength it, along Brathwaite or Powell and Hopefully Pollard will make his way in, since he is planing to play Test. and Now West Indies ODI is shaping up.

  • POSTED BY simonviller on | March 22, 2012, 23:56 GMT

    Just the one change for this match ? Some times good players have to be rested so that they get their minds sorted out ; Young Bravo needs a rest in this case for DR Smith .It appears that with Samuels failing at n:3 position ,a sufficiently solid foundation is not set for him to play his shots . IT'S my observation that ,he batted much better when he came to the wicket with a good score on the board ,after Edwards held things together from a diastrous start . I hope you can prove me wrong Mr Bravo !!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 23:05 GMT

    Wonder why Lendl Simmons is not in the team. He is a good player and got some consistent scores in the last season. I think he should have been persisted with as he is a good fielder and can also keep wickets when required. Kirk Edwards is a fine player as well and needs to be given an opportunity in limited overs cricket. Bishoo certainly deserves a spot alongside teh fabulous Sunil Narine. And yes - what of Jerome Taylor? He is a fine bowler and it would be great to have him open the bowling with Roach. Hope Rampaul is fit and back for the Tests.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 19:47 GMT

    Where is Ramdin ?????? Vice Captain

  • POSTED BY ChrisH on | March 22, 2012, 17:47 GMT

    Given the performances in the first-class competition I think Ramdin, Nash, Fudadin and Deonarine should be given a call up. But Ramdin recovering from an injury (and Baugh being first-choice test keeper anyway and having played well in the tests in the recent past) and Nash off to Kent and Narine, Pollard and Dwayne Bravo off to at least part of the IPL (I won't even consider Gayle since he made it clear in the radio interview long ago that he wants to play the full IPL) we might see a test squad like this: Barath, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Chanderpaul, Fudadin, Deonarine, Marlon Samuels, Baugh, Sammy, Roach, Tonge, Bishoo and Shillingford or Miller (either would be good in my opinion). For those wondering where the other specialist opener is, just remember that Kirk Edwards essentially opened in recent tests anyway when one opener or the other got out cheaply so they may as well formalize it and just have him open the batting with Barath.

  • POSTED BY ChrisH on | March 22, 2012, 17:43 GMT

    Good to see Barath back, but it is just a shame that Lendl Simmons is still not even playing for T&T. Ideally Simmons would have been in the squad from the first match (while Barath could continue working on his 4-day game in the first-class tournament in preparation for the tests) where he would have been instrumental with his consistent 40s and 50s. But injuries take time. Hope he gets better soon in time for the series against England.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 14:35 GMT

    @RandyOZ. if Australia is so good why r they struggling?

  • POSTED BY LifeWithBoundaries on | March 22, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    @ Malolan2k, where have you been bro? Yes, he was the vice-captain for the first three ODI's but picked up an injury while playing in the nets/training.

  • POSTED BY MalolanR on | March 22, 2012, 13:43 GMT

    What Happened To Denesh Ramdin?Why Is He Not Playing Instead Of Baugh?He Was The Vice Captain For The First 3 Odis

  • POSTED BY BigGeorgeMehemood on | March 22, 2012, 11:59 GMT

    Why is Tulsieram Roopnarine not in the team?

  • POSTED BY RandyOZ on | March 22, 2012, 11:42 GMT

    They could bring in Gayle and it would make no difference. Australia are just too good. The wakeup call was just what we needed.

  • POSTED BY Metman on | March 22, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    @chicoguapo ! Very good observation and comment. My observation...... Barath was in one day mode before he came back....took over 6 hours in the 4 day match against Guyana to get him back in tune for the longer verson....now he has to revert to the one day format.It would have been in the interest of WI cricket if there were observant to have included Dwayne Smith,and save Barath for the tests......TnT success at the T20 level have all but destroyed Simmons( see how he had to revert to one day slogging against Bdos),Barath and Bravo forthe longer formats.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 10:25 GMT

    Some people seem to be confusing the 50-over format to the T20. Test players can play the ODIs, because you can still take your time to some degree and pace a smart innings with cricket-shots and positive running between the wickets (depending on the power-plays). T20 is glorified slogging, exciting yes, technical cricket?...definately not! Darren Bravo had a great winter tour of the sub-con, but his form in the ODIs has been woeful, as some have mentioned he needs to find his form in the 4-dayers for Trini before the test series starts. Glad to see Barath is back, Powell is one for the future, but is still very raw and just not ready for this level yet, needs more regional cricket under his belt. Still another batsman light and would like to have seen Kirk Edwards brought back into the Squad. Alot of the batting-burden in the middle-order falls on the allrounders and their records suggest that they're to inconsistant. Would like to see Best and Bishoo get a game.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    do not forget dwayne bravo please ahsan shere

  • POSTED BY manlid on | March 22, 2012, 6:55 GMT

    @bruisers: kirk edwards is injured, he is not even playing for barbados in d regional tournament at the moment.

  • POSTED BY naveenpnayak on | March 22, 2012, 6:47 GMT

    The only change that i would like to see is Hilfy replacing lyon... wish we could have got to see Doug Bollinger in this tour.. He could have added different flavor to the Australian side.. Also Wade has to be sent at the end, bcoz he is out of touch. Let David Hussey come and play at 1 down followed by Mike Hussey.

  • POSTED BY Duke-Count on | March 22, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    Folks asking for Gayle's return, plz understand tht he himself won't b too interested in returning in a hurry since IPL is around the corner...also as he himself has confessed b4, he cares two hoots abt test cricket...so as KRIKETLUVA and METMAN said, he can remain where he is....As regards Samuels, although he hasn't contributed effectively with the bat, still he has played a vital role with the ball & in the field... I believe a big score is just round the corner...so the case with Russell...it was his batting tht enabled WI to tie the last match...so ppl hav some patience with these two.... but for young Bravo, who doesn't give the team a bowling option, time is fast running out..Doenarine?? plz gimme a brk.. if at all he's gud enough for anything, its the longer format of the game.... so no question of him being in the team...and Charles..can't understand y ppl r after him, esp after his gutsy effort... give the poor guy some credit..

    All in all, a gud team & hope v win de series

  • POSTED BY PaddyRasta on | March 22, 2012, 6:16 GMT

    @Ahsan_Shere - Narine has IPL $700K coming his way which starts April 4th. So he may not be available for the Test team. I really hope that he does not do anything foolish and forego that kind of money to play the Tests for WI. He has a bright future but who knows when injury can end one's career. Make the money first.

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | March 22, 2012, 5:14 GMT

    A lot of people here want Dwayne Smith back.. He is a pretty useful player and can open the batting too.. He should be included.. But everyone needs move on from Chanderpaul.. His glory days are over long ago.. Also can anyone tell me why KIRK EDWARDS isn't in the team..?

  • POSTED BY gloriouscricket on | March 22, 2012, 5:07 GMT

    There,s no doubt that sooner or later my favourite player Marlon Samuels will come good with the bat; and therein lies the problem. We can,t afford to wait, hold Marlon for the test team. Dwayne Smith has been performing at a high level in IPL & throughout the region; he has the ability & the experience to win games, he deserves to be playing Sunday for the WI in St.Lucia. As talented as Young Bravo is, he should,ve been replaced by Deonarine. He is also having a good season, staking his claim no doubt for a recall, he is performing well also in the regional matches with bat & ball, his fieldibg is also good--Smith & Deonarine. Lets win Windies good luck boys.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    add dwayne smith and the aussie will open with their off spinner and he will be back in the pavilion before the game starts.

  • POSTED BY lankan_style on | March 22, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    Dunt mind my nick name but I am a die hard Windies fan.

    Gayle - Hot headed too much attitude. Are you guys really telling me that there was unity when he was there? please! Chander - I am his biggest fan but he is old now! Ramdin - injured Dwayne Smith - Add another allrounder to this squad? Really are lacking allrounders? This is a good squad and I believe this is best we got at the moment.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 4:46 GMT

    Does Gayle want to play IPL and then think whether he wants to play for the WI team? Then, do not get him back, if IPL is more important.

  • POSTED BY Ahsan_Shere on | March 22, 2012, 4:38 GMT

    My XI for tests: Chris Gayle, Adrian Barath ,Kirk Edwards ,Darren Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan Shiv Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Dinesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Fidel Edwards, Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampul, Sunil Narine, Davindera Bisho. Don't change this squad for 2years & they'll give you multiple series win in WI & even abroad. WI will shoot themselves into top 5 within two years.

  • POSTED BY satish619chandar on | March 22, 2012, 3:51 GMT

    Barath is a good addition to the team.. Charles have shown some decent form to stay in the team but Powell didn't use the chances.. Dwayne Smith could have been a good addition but he was way too inconsistent at bigger stage.. Barath showed good form almost everytime he played and deserves place.. Time for Darren to step it up.. He is no more a newcomer to the team and need to make it count almost everytime as they dont have many pure batsmen in the team..

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 3:39 GMT

    How on earth can you keep Samuels in this team are we looking at his performance or is he playing as a bowler now last bat 2 from 20 balls with a strike rate of 10?? is this one day cricket 10 day he is suppose to be so gifted but batting very slow and putting pressure on the other batsmen since he returned his returns are not impressive yet the selectors continue to keep out those who perform in the regional competition like Dwayne Smith who can open, bat low, bowl, captain, field exceptional and shows passion.These selectors are ridculous, lost, hopeless and killing apotentially great side where are the statistics?

  • POSTED BY VivGilchrist on | March 22, 2012, 3:07 GMT

    Darren Bravo should be sent back to TT to find touch in the 4 day comp before the Test series. Time to replace Samuels as his record is rubbish with Deonarine who is on top of his game. Aus are struggling because they only have 12 fit players to choose from- see it's not just the WI selectors that make dumb decisions.

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 2:46 GMT

    Smith should have been in for Samuels. He has been proving his worth for a while now.

  • POSTED BY tappee74 on | March 22, 2012, 2:29 GMT

    Powell is not yet ready for this format of the game,i am happy at the inclusion of Barath,however i am most dissappointed at the people in the administration of the West Indies Cricket Board.I like most West Indians are convinced that test underachievers Gibson and Butts do not belong to this group.

  • POSTED BY simonviller on | March 22, 2012, 2:19 GMT

    One concern of mine is the in-exposure of guys like, Kirk Edwards and Chanderpaul ,to the attack which they will be facing in the test team . It would be nice for them to have a feel of the situation before hand. This inactivity is a disadvantage for them ; but such is the nature of the cricket today I suppose .

  • POSTED BY huttse96 on | March 22, 2012, 2:13 GMT

    Kirk edwards is a very strong hitter of the ball and would be suited to ODI's more then Tests dosent make sense i hope he plays the test matches, gayle get the hell back here. Edwards (fidel) is needed in the ODI side aswell also the keeper thomas is better then baugh

  • POSTED BY simonviller on | March 22, 2012, 2:01 GMT

    I'm sure it's been a difficult job for the selectors ,with so many choices of good players to choose from and many more waiting in the wings ;but a couple of guys come to mind who should be given a chance and very soon . Dwayne Smith and Deonarine are the two who comes to mind . They have been performing consistently for a while and would add significantly to the strength of the team . Smith's fielding alone would be an improvement from some of what we have been seeing ,with poor returns missing the stumps etc; unlike the Australians and Deonarine would be a good future replacement for Chandepaul in the middle order . In my opinion this guy didn't fail in his previous outings for West Indies,neither in his batting or bowling .

  • POSTED BY NAZMO-CRICKFANN on | March 22, 2012, 1:53 GMT

    nice team . let's go windies

  • POSTED BY on | March 22, 2012, 1:27 GMT

    It is good to see Johnson Charles improve with each game. 13,26 & 45. Even being the top run getter for WI in the last game. If only he were from one of the big 4, that might have been observed

  • POSTED BY aclarity on | March 22, 2012, 0:25 GMT

    None of the WI selectors was a batsman including Coach Gibson. Batting is the problem and the reserves remain two bowlers. Isn't something unbalanced there? Samuels will continue to fail because he does not have the technique to stay at this level. He is too stuck to the crease with very limited movement forward or back. He is an average BPL or IPL batsman where the bowling is mediocre. He is a free wicket for Watson who pitches the ball up with a little movement. Deonarine for Samuels is the better option.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 23:49 GMT

    Dwayne Smith in for Marlon Samuels

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 23:04 GMT

    Gayle please..WICB = incompetence & embarrassment to cricket!

  • POSTED BY Metman on | March 21, 2012, 22:49 GMT

    Well said krictluva ! Gayle can remain where he is,and Sarwan can continue to sulk now that Guyanas' captaincy has been given back to Chanders.

  • POSTED BY chicoguapo on | March 21, 2012, 22:42 GMT

    I am not understanding this, there are actually people who believe in the fact that test players and one day players are the same? barath took 6 hours to make a first class century and you select him for the one day squad? Am I the only one who seem to recognize that Adrian Barath is a test player not a one day player? I hope we do not spoil our test players by forcing them to play one day...i know that before test and one day players were the same, but nowadays, our batsmen are not that versatile, well not all of them....Eeven though we do not want chris gayle, i think we could find another quality opener without ruining one of the test ones....We are also do the same to Darren Bravo and I think WICB needs to recognise that....

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 22:23 GMT

    should have replaced Charles with SMITH from Barbados, he is a game changer

    and replaced Russel with Mathurin from the Windward Islands..very much variety with his left arm spin

  • POSTED BY afterhours on | March 21, 2012, 22:18 GMT

    Could we move on pass the Chanderpaul thing now WI building a team for the next world cup Chanderpaul will not be there so whats the use. Powell should not have been in this team with the scores that he have for Leawards this season.

  • POSTED BY afterhours on | March 21, 2012, 22:18 GMT

    Could we move on pass the Chanderpaul thing now WI building a team for the next world cup Chanderpaul will not be there so whats the use. Powell should not have been in this team with the scores that he have for Leawards this season.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 22:15 GMT

    gayle gayle please wi board

  • POSTED BY zshanto on | March 21, 2012, 21:59 GMT

    Dwayne smith should be consider after being good touch in BPL . Fuddadin can be selected as well , as a recent domestic performer . Chander and deonarine , Edwards are fit for test team . In my eyes test team would be as , Barath , Edwards ,bravo,fudadin,Chander ,deonarine,Samuels , ramdin / Baugh ,fidal Edwards ,roach,Sammy,rampal/recent best performer from first class 4 day tournament ,narine,Bisho ,Nash

  • POSTED BY bestteamwins on | March 21, 2012, 21:43 GMT

    Good change but the WI would still be one experienced batter short and 90% of cricket fans know which one of the bowling allrounders needs to be replaced. I saw one person said that Sarwan is medicore but his record indicates that he is among the top WI ODI batsmen.....or maybe batting averages below 30 is now exceptional since no batsman is this current WI team has a average above 31 while his own is above 43! I guess medicore is the new outstanding and vice-versa. Guys getting picked with batting average of 19!

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 21:32 GMT

    Agree, the change was needed but we also needed chanders and or dwayne smith in this team, well the wicb considerss chanders a test player so atleast we needed dwayne Smith maybe in exchange for darren bravo, who while is a quility player has failed to many times this series with out giving a reason why he should still remain in the team

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 21:20 GMT

    ramdin is still injured but bravo should have been replaced by deonarine or fudadin. it's still favouritism with west indian selectors. too mant passengers on the side.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 21:05 GMT

    Good game Windies.... Deonarine and Fudadin should be considered for the test they are playing really good. Darren Bravo has an ODI avg above 30 and over 6 first class hundreds he deserve a chance.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 20:38 GMT

    Fantastic change.... Powell has struggled to accumulate runs at this level.. He has alot of potential but needs play with more confidence... I think some first-class should beef him up.... Barath should take some pressure off of Charles and by extension Samuels at three....

  • POSTED BY LifeWithBoundaries on | March 21, 2012, 20:30 GMT

    Thats a bit of good news! If this present team continues to do well and win the series, it only is a stepping stone to move forward, back to the glory days. All the best Windies!

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 20:21 GMT

    Good change, Charles should also replaced by Gayle...

  • POSTED BY phendel on | March 21, 2012, 20:21 GMT

    what about Dwayne Smith....or Chanderpaul......we have a very inexperienced middle/top order and adding another youngster with little experience is not going to solve anyting.....both Dwayne Smith and more so Chanderpaul........all said Barath should perform better than Powell atm.......anybody would actually.....was expecting this and another change but only got one

  • POSTED BY kriketluva on | March 21, 2012, 19:59 GMT

    Better Barath than gayle and certainly not sarwan. Fortunately sarwan apparently has gotten the message and is taking his mediocre self elsewhere.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 19:39 GMT

    ok well its only fitting bishoo play out the next two games.though sunil maybe an economic bowler...bisho is more of a wicket taker....sunil clean up the lower order while bishoo clean out the top and middle..

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 18:41 GMT

    where is chanders,look back at the match,they all batted like donkey,scared,even coach Gibson,level headed chander needed to stable the middle.hahaha

  • POSTED BY Rally_Windies on | March 21, 2012, 18:36 GMT

    I would have preferred, Chanderpaul or Gayle ...... Someone who has an ODI average of 40 ....

    right now, the WICB has selcted a team where Marlon Samuels with an ODI average of 30, is our oldest player, with the highest batting average on the team, and the most experience...

    I guess Marlon is the quality batsman that the WICB expects the "young bloods" to learn from ? Dwyane Bravo and Pollard are the West Indies' "experienced players"

    Lord Help Me... please ...... Viv, Llyod, Roberts, Holding ............ please become more vocal ...... We need you NOW more than ever ........

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 18:21 GMT

    I can understand replacing Powell But how many times does Darren Bravo have to fail before he is replaced??? OR Is he UNTOUCHABLE.

  • POSTED BY todobless on | March 21, 2012, 18:07 GMT

    Where is Ramdn for Baugh, Baugh's striker rate is WAAY to slow for ODI od T-20, Ramdin bats spin best, after Chanders.

  • POSTED BY Dav1daKing on | March 21, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    Really? What about Narsingh Deonarine as well? am i the only person realizing how well he has come on since lately? what about Kirk Edwards? Chanderpaul? Need another solid bat in the middle at the expense of 1 of the all rounders, but the million dollar question is....... Which one?

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  • POSTED BY Dav1daKing on | March 21, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    Really? What about Narsingh Deonarine as well? am i the only person realizing how well he has come on since lately? what about Kirk Edwards? Chanderpaul? Need another solid bat in the middle at the expense of 1 of the all rounders, but the million dollar question is....... Which one?

  • POSTED BY todobless on | March 21, 2012, 18:07 GMT

    Where is Ramdn for Baugh, Baugh's striker rate is WAAY to slow for ODI od T-20, Ramdin bats spin best, after Chanders.

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 18:21 GMT

    I can understand replacing Powell But how many times does Darren Bravo have to fail before he is replaced??? OR Is he UNTOUCHABLE.

  • POSTED BY Rally_Windies on | March 21, 2012, 18:36 GMT

    I would have preferred, Chanderpaul or Gayle ...... Someone who has an ODI average of 40 ....

    right now, the WICB has selcted a team where Marlon Samuels with an ODI average of 30, is our oldest player, with the highest batting average on the team, and the most experience...

    I guess Marlon is the quality batsman that the WICB expects the "young bloods" to learn from ? Dwyane Bravo and Pollard are the West Indies' "experienced players"

    Lord Help Me... please ...... Viv, Llyod, Roberts, Holding ............ please become more vocal ...... We need you NOW more than ever ........

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 18:41 GMT

    where is chanders,look back at the match,they all batted like donkey,scared,even coach Gibson,level headed chander needed to stable the middle.hahaha

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 19:39 GMT

    ok well its only fitting bishoo play out the next two games.though sunil maybe an economic bowler...bisho is more of a wicket taker....sunil clean up the lower order while bishoo clean out the top and middle..

  • POSTED BY kriketluva on | March 21, 2012, 19:59 GMT

    Better Barath than gayle and certainly not sarwan. Fortunately sarwan apparently has gotten the message and is taking his mediocre self elsewhere.

  • POSTED BY phendel on | March 21, 2012, 20:21 GMT

    what about Dwayne Smith....or Chanderpaul......we have a very inexperienced middle/top order and adding another youngster with little experience is not going to solve anyting.....both Dwayne Smith and more so Chanderpaul........all said Barath should perform better than Powell atm.......anybody would actually.....was expecting this and another change but only got one

  • POSTED BY on | March 21, 2012, 20:21 GMT

    Good change, Charles should also replaced by Gayle...

  • POSTED BY LifeWithBoundaries on | March 21, 2012, 20:30 GMT

    Thats a bit of good news! If this present team continues to do well and win the series, it only is a stepping stone to move forward, back to the glory days. All the best Windies!