New Zealand in West Indies 2012 July 1, 2012

Darren Bravo out of Windies ODI squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies have more or less retained the ODI squad from the recent England tour for the first two one-dayers against New Zealand, with Fidel Edwards and Darren Bravo the only omissions. A 13-man squad has been named for the five-match one-day series, which begins in Jamaica on Thursday, and there were no inclusions from outside the group that took on England.

Bravo had returned home after straining his groin during the first ODI against England in Southampton on June 16. Edwards has not featured in an ODI for West Indies since May 2009 but played in both the Twenty20s against New Zealand in Florida.

Meanwhile, New Zealand have added the left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult to the squad for the one-day portion of the tour. Boult, 22, was already part of the Test squad for the Caribbean trip but he is yet to make his one-day international debut.

"The current squad already has sufficient batting resources and we felt that bolstering the bowling stocks was the right option," the national selection manager Kim Littlejohn said. "Trent was always part of the Test squad and has been on stand-by for the ODI series. Having him join the team early will also benefit his preparation for the Test matches."

West Indies squad Darren Sammy (capt), Tino Best, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.

New Zealand squad Ross Taylor (capt), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Dean Brownlie, Andrew Ellis, Daniel Flynn, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Tarun Nethula, Rob Nicol, Jacob Oram, Tim Southee, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.

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  • Dummy4 on July 4, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    How come only the one spinner? I rate Narine but right now WI have lots of good spinners and they should be getting a run as well. Conditions in the WI right now and the number of quality spinners should suit a limited overs (and perhaps even test!!) bowling lineup with two proper spinners. The success against NZ in the last 2 T20s should indicate that this is a useful idea, in the 2 matches the three spinners (including Marlon Samuels) took 10 of 18 wickets. We ought to be trying a few more of the spinners we've had hanging around the squad.

    BTW how come people still mention the name Benn w.r.t. the WI team don't they know that he'll never be on the team again? (abject lack of discipline).

  • Hildreth on July 4, 2012, 7:54 GMT

    The present group of WI SELECTORS keep making decisions that CONFOUND cricket fans. I mean you're picking an ODI team to play New Zealand and not one player from the India A vs Windies A series selected ? The WINDIES A team performed admirably against a very strong India A team and were victorious. Yet the selectors were not CONVINCED enough to select even one of those brave and talented young men. WHAT DOES JASON HOLDER, DELORN JOHNSON, MCLEAN and CARTER have to do do again to get the ATTENTION of BUTTS et al. The WI team selected for NZ ODI series is the same team that was just soundly DEFEATED by England a few days ago. Why was TINO BEST selected to the ODI team in the 1st place and having failed badly in England retains his peak ?? Andre Russell is not a bad all-rounder but we need to BLOOD specialist bowlers and batsmen that could challenge for a test place. Odean BROWN, Permaul and Kantasingh have also been OUTSTANDING and should be given EXPOSURE at international level.

  • sunil on July 3, 2012, 3:39 GMT

    WI have too many stroke players...all NZ needs to do is get 2 early wickets..

  • Dummy4 on July 2, 2012, 22:21 GMT

    Why can't the powers that be bring in the great A.M.E. Roberts to be the specialist bowling coach so that the current crop of WI quicks can add some guile to their armoury. They need it. It seems as if we are on the threshold of a new era:Gabriel, Johnson, Holder et al. We must seize the moment.Best, Rampaul, Edwards, Roach and Russel can all benifit from advice from the great one-even for the present One-Day Internationals. Let Lance Gibbs work with Narine, Permaul, Bishoo, Shillingford and Benn. Are the ideas too far-fetched? Aren't the young ones amenable to advice and suggestions? Roberts and Gibbs will know just how far to push the mantle. I've noticed that the WI ground fielding has improved and this augurs well. Kudos to the coaching staff. We must strive to maintain consistency. Good luck Windies!

  • Alex on July 2, 2012, 19:58 GMT

    Its good for the WI to have so many names to choose from that are in form . Keep wining WI and let keep that smile on the fans faces .Fitness is a must in today's play .It alll comes down to the fittest of the fittest .

  • Dummy4 on July 2, 2012, 15:53 GMT

    WI needs to play more specialists batsmen and bowlers. Look at the way England beat them. England played proper cricket, with no real big hitters, and won both 50 over matches. I would not play Tino Best, I would try a new fast bowler like Delorn Johnson who looks quite impressive and a good prospect for the future. V. Permaul did a good job with the A team against India A and I would give him a chance at the highest level to complement Sunil Narine. Johnson Charles is Not a batsman. He just swings his bat at everything and hopes for the best. He should be nowhere near a WI team. Ravi Rampaul needs to add another dimension to his bowling. He does not have any variation. My team would be : Gayle, Smith, Samuels, DJ Bravo, Pollard, Ramdin, Sammy, Permaul, Narine, Rampaul, Johnson

  • trevor on July 2, 2012, 14:02 GMT

    The WI wiill go a long way towards winning the ODmatches with the inclusion of Benn; He has earned his way back into the squad, 3 front line fast bowlers with Benn, Narine, & Samuel makes for a winning combonation in my 11.Bravo, Sammy,Smith & Gayle are good all rounders, the teams seems balance enough. How they are used will be the key. England has shown what the WI coaching staff has been preaching to the batsmen, ROTATE THE STRIKE-- Gayle, Pollard,Smith knows how to apply themselves-Rotate, rotate. Simmons need to get in on the act,2s4s1s, dont stand around looking at Chris or Pollard, bat please. The batting consolidation will be centred around around Samuels & Bravo--Meaning after Gayle, Smith do their thing, Bravo, Samuel, and the lower order will have to steer the ship. This is a good team, SMITH,GAYLE & Bravo,& Samuels seems to have bought a renewed purpose of winning, Benn/Narine possess that same spirit.Play Ball Windies.,

  • Dummy4 on July 2, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Lacking someone who can bat out the middle overs and we need a frontline bowler with form.

  • Dummy4 on July 2, 2012, 9:57 GMT

    problem with wi is they wont use 4 regular bowlers instead they go for 3 regular bowlers and depend on all rounders for the rest and if their frontline bowlers fail they get banged all around the ground

    tino best has pace but doesnt bowl correct lengths so he failed in england same goes kemar roach who bowls all short pitch stuff and widish deliveries which are completely useless against quality batting line ups like england !!

    why dont wi take delorn johnson and jason holder ?? they were great on wi a tour surely they wont do worse than roach and edwards !!

    only rampaul luks a decent bowler.

    roach bowls at 150 kph but whats the use when he wont bowl in right areas like siddle or steyn does !! if roach ,edwards,delorn johnson,jerome taylor,mclean,tino best and jason holder all bowl 140 kph + if they get a gud bowling coach like mcdermott then this attack will look toothless.

    jason holder luks like curtly ambroise in the making he deserves more chances

  • Dummy4 on July 2, 2012, 5:59 GMT

    I personally feel that Newzealand is missing Ross Taylor and they must bring back Daniel Vettori at any cost

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