New Zealand in West Indies 2012 July 14, 2012

Permaul to lead WICB President's XI

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Veerasammy Permaul, the Guyana left-arm spinner, will lead the WICB President's XI against the New Zealanders in the three-day tour match beginning in Antigua on July 20. Permaul was captain of West Indies A in their recent home series against India A.

Fast bowlers Delorn Johnson and Kevin McClean, who also played against India A, were part of the 12-man squad. Johnson was the leading wicket-taker in the unofficial Tests against India A, with 17 at 13.29 in three matches.

The rest of the squad comprised West Indies internationals. Darren Bravo had not fully recovered from the groin injury that sidelined him on the recent tour of England and was not picked.

WICB President's XI squad: Veerasammy Permaul (capt), Adrian Barath, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Assad Fudadin, Delorn Johnson, Kevin McClean, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Shane Shillingford, Devon Thomas (wk)

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  • FreeD on July 18, 2012, 0:01 GMT

    Why are we so lacking in grace and care by calling for Chanderpaul's exit from the game. Wasn't this the man bailing us out in the recent England series. It is not like we have some old dead wood in the team. Most times the younger guys are in a mighty rush to reaffirm their place in the pavilion when they should be out in the middle. A few ODI wins have shown us the dire need for experience and improvement of temperament amongst several of our batsmen. Let us not deny the younger men the opportunity to learn from Chanders while he is still around. For such a great player, there should be some agreement between himself and the team management for when his last series would be played, and at that time we honour him for his contribution to the game and the region.

  • on July 17, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    bishoo should be in this team

  • WindiesKing on July 17, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    @cricketdebator, with all due respects, this team,as good as they have been playing, are still brittle, especially in the top order. Once Gayle fails, it's all downhill unless people like Samuels and Chanderpaul, yes 37 year-old Chanders, pulls them up.

    Do not, I repeat, do not, underestimate the importance and vital role the 37 year old Chanderpaul plays in this team. They need him to stabilize the top/middle order and until we find a capable replacement, he is our guy.

    Sarwan also is fairly young and has at least 3-5 years left in his tank.Once he sorts out his mental issues with the WICb he will always command a place in the team.

    Stop hating and look at all the intangibles before making hasty comments.

  • lazymouse on July 17, 2012, 5:25 GMT

    i would like to see bishoo in the team,, he and narine can be really good.bravo sr should be replaced by narshing deonirne. My test 11 will be: 1,Gayle, 2,bharath, 3,samuels, 4,darren bravo/fuddadin/edwards,5,chanders,6,sammy, 7, rushel, 8 thomas, 9, rampaul, 10,narine, 11, bishoo/ben/

  • leabertshaw on July 15, 2012, 23:44 GMT

    The idea of retiring older players is sometimes not a bad idea especially when their contributions to the team becomes limited,at such a juncture i personally see them as baggage and as cloggers of the pipeline,but on the other hand when you have veterans like Gayle and Chanderpaul who are mentors and high level performers on the team these guys have to be there to guide the younger players into becoming full fledged performers,in any army you still need veterans who know about the enemy to be around to show young soldiers how to survive with that being said Chanderpaul has to be there.look at Tendulkhar and Dravid.

  • Percy_Fender on July 15, 2012, 15:50 GMT

    Excellent way to go by grooming Parmaul for the national captaincy. He is just 22 but as we saw against India, is a good spin bowler and an above average batsman. He could be the next Captain whenever Sammy decides to call it a day. The thing that most people may not know is that he is interested in teaching. That makes him a big asset amongst people who may only know about cricket. It is great to see that the West Indies are back in business.An attack of Roach,Best,Johnson, Narine and Permaul can take on any batting line up. Jerome Taylor can be on the bench.

  • PACERONE on July 15, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    Our bets team in my humble opinion should be selected from the following players Gayle,Powell,Barath,K.Edwards,Chanderpaul,Samuel Dw Bravo,Narine,Best,Roach,Benn,Sammy,Ramdin,Johnsonl.My 12th man either barath or Powell and the fast bowling msaybe leave Best out.

  • PACERONE on July 15, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    It is always the case that our bowling attack never puts the opposition away when the get on top early.The reason is that there is no verity in our bowling.We need attacking bowlers.Narine will fit the bill now, but he needs someone to keep the pressure on.Benn is our best spinner.He has proved it before when we were playing on those wickets that gave no assistance to bowlers.We need bowlers that can take wickets and bowl maiden overs.Our quick men give up too many 4 balls.Good to see Delorn Johnson getting a try out.If they are planning on picking him why show him to the opposition? Let us start getting the selection right for a change.

  • cricketdebator on July 15, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    With all the young talent coming through and available to the selector, it is time some folks to stop calling for the continued selection of players like Chanderpaul and Sarwan. Instead, these older player should hang up their boots and make it easier for the selectors to select the younger players. If one should objectively look at the selection of the above team, one would have to concluded that there is no sense in selecting 37 year old Chanderpaul on a President's 11 team, ahead of some young, promising and aspiring batsman. I know there are lots of Chanda's fans who will not agree with me, but with all due respect, I thank him for all he's done, but thinks it's time for him to go, in the interest of the future develpoment of West Indies team. He has to go at some time. Now is that time.

  • on July 15, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    Johnson should definitely be in the starting 11 for the test series IMO !

  • FreeD on July 18, 2012, 0:01 GMT

    Why are we so lacking in grace and care by calling for Chanderpaul's exit from the game. Wasn't this the man bailing us out in the recent England series. It is not like we have some old dead wood in the team. Most times the younger guys are in a mighty rush to reaffirm their place in the pavilion when they should be out in the middle. A few ODI wins have shown us the dire need for experience and improvement of temperament amongst several of our batsmen. Let us not deny the younger men the opportunity to learn from Chanders while he is still around. For such a great player, there should be some agreement between himself and the team management for when his last series would be played, and at that time we honour him for his contribution to the game and the region.

  • on July 17, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    bishoo should be in this team

  • WindiesKing on July 17, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    @cricketdebator, with all due respects, this team,as good as they have been playing, are still brittle, especially in the top order. Once Gayle fails, it's all downhill unless people like Samuels and Chanderpaul, yes 37 year-old Chanders, pulls them up.

    Do not, I repeat, do not, underestimate the importance and vital role the 37 year old Chanderpaul plays in this team. They need him to stabilize the top/middle order and until we find a capable replacement, he is our guy.

    Sarwan also is fairly young and has at least 3-5 years left in his tank.Once he sorts out his mental issues with the WICb he will always command a place in the team.

    Stop hating and look at all the intangibles before making hasty comments.

  • lazymouse on July 17, 2012, 5:25 GMT

    i would like to see bishoo in the team,, he and narine can be really good.bravo sr should be replaced by narshing deonirne. My test 11 will be: 1,Gayle, 2,bharath, 3,samuels, 4,darren bravo/fuddadin/edwards,5,chanders,6,sammy, 7, rushel, 8 thomas, 9, rampaul, 10,narine, 11, bishoo/ben/

  • leabertshaw on July 15, 2012, 23:44 GMT

    The idea of retiring older players is sometimes not a bad idea especially when their contributions to the team becomes limited,at such a juncture i personally see them as baggage and as cloggers of the pipeline,but on the other hand when you have veterans like Gayle and Chanderpaul who are mentors and high level performers on the team these guys have to be there to guide the younger players into becoming full fledged performers,in any army you still need veterans who know about the enemy to be around to show young soldiers how to survive with that being said Chanderpaul has to be there.look at Tendulkhar and Dravid.

  • Percy_Fender on July 15, 2012, 15:50 GMT

    Excellent way to go by grooming Parmaul for the national captaincy. He is just 22 but as we saw against India, is a good spin bowler and an above average batsman. He could be the next Captain whenever Sammy decides to call it a day. The thing that most people may not know is that he is interested in teaching. That makes him a big asset amongst people who may only know about cricket. It is great to see that the West Indies are back in business.An attack of Roach,Best,Johnson, Narine and Permaul can take on any batting line up. Jerome Taylor can be on the bench.

  • PACERONE on July 15, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    Our bets team in my humble opinion should be selected from the following players Gayle,Powell,Barath,K.Edwards,Chanderpaul,Samuel Dw Bravo,Narine,Best,Roach,Benn,Sammy,Ramdin,Johnsonl.My 12th man either barath or Powell and the fast bowling msaybe leave Best out.

  • PACERONE on July 15, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    It is always the case that our bowling attack never puts the opposition away when the get on top early.The reason is that there is no verity in our bowling.We need attacking bowlers.Narine will fit the bill now, but he needs someone to keep the pressure on.Benn is our best spinner.He has proved it before when we were playing on those wickets that gave no assistance to bowlers.We need bowlers that can take wickets and bowl maiden overs.Our quick men give up too many 4 balls.Good to see Delorn Johnson getting a try out.If they are planning on picking him why show him to the opposition? Let us start getting the selection right for a change.

  • cricketdebator on July 15, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    With all the young talent coming through and available to the selector, it is time some folks to stop calling for the continued selection of players like Chanderpaul and Sarwan. Instead, these older player should hang up their boots and make it easier for the selectors to select the younger players. If one should objectively look at the selection of the above team, one would have to concluded that there is no sense in selecting 37 year old Chanderpaul on a President's 11 team, ahead of some young, promising and aspiring batsman. I know there are lots of Chanda's fans who will not agree with me, but with all due respect, I thank him for all he's done, but thinks it's time for him to go, in the interest of the future develpoment of West Indies team. He has to go at some time. Now is that time.

  • on July 15, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    Johnson should definitely be in the starting 11 for the test series IMO !

  • on July 15, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    Good squad but where's Jason Holder? One wonders if he's injured

  • gloriouscricket on July 15, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    This is a good team, but they must perform.Good to see Tiger back to help sheperd the youngsters. Relieved to see the faith thats been placed in KEdwards' He needed to see it also.OOOH, the return of the fast men,i love it.Richards is still in play.Sarwan wont be around no time soon, Edwards most likely to be back in due time.This is Deonarine,s chance, good cricketer,Fudadin also.Opportunities in England were limited. Like i said-- Good team. Any comments re: Versammy Pauls leadership? Good cricketer.Play with purpose.Good Cricket.Will also be watching Barath & Powell keenly.

  • on July 15, 2012, 10:28 GMT

    Good team! Exciting days ahead. Can't wait to see that final test XI. Hope Johnson's call is not far. And we still have Gabriel and Darren Bravo on the injured list. Goose bumps are rising. Are the heady days coming back? This test series will surely tell. Oh if we could only restore full balance to the test team (sic). Remember, the Kiwis have their full-strength contingent for the tests.

  • Alexei on July 15, 2012, 7:51 GMT

    Taylor has barely been playing cricket here in Jamaica. Sarwan says he will repay the faith shown in him by Leicestershire and stay for the entire season so don't get your hopes up. Taylor has only just began playing club cricket, he's working on his fitness

  • leabertshaw on July 15, 2012, 3:39 GMT

    not a bad side but to tell you the truth i am kind of turned off as to how the west indies selectors go about selecting these sides to play for the WI.first of all they are always in the motion of rotating these undeveloped players in the side from time to time without giving them the proper training and technique as how to play and how to be consistent in whatever part of the sport they specialised in whether batting or bowling,to me there is no system of correction and moulding that exist in the wicbc program,everytime there is a big game it is always the same recurring set of players some of whom have been failing miserably over a long period of time with both bat and ball who are being called up for selection meanwhile there are other young and talented prospects who are to me being deliberately sidestepped and not being offered a single chance,when you look at a player like andrew richardson of jamaica and the spin twins in Brown andMiller one has to ask the question why?

  • 777aditya on July 15, 2012, 1:36 GMT

    this was almost the team before Gayle arrived - could have been better with Jerome Taylor though

  • SNIFFLEATHER on July 15, 2012, 0:42 GMT

    wisehah...

    Taylor appears to be in the wilderness, along with Sarwan. I don't expect to see either of those talented players in West Indies colours anytime soon.

    SIRSOBERS...

    I agree, Johnson will bring something different to the Windies attack. We haven't had a decent left armer since Pedro Collins, and he was always a little shy of pace, something which Johnson has, to go with his height and aggression too. Can't wait to see what the young man can do. Choosing a test attack from Roach, Rampaul, Best, Johnson, McClean, Holder, Narine, Bishoo and co in the not too distant future will not be easy, but it is a nice problem to have. It has been a long time since the Windies had a stock of quick men, let¨s hope that the cupboards are being filled as we speak...

  • BRUTALANALYST on July 14, 2012, 22:26 GMT

    Strong side, Shiv Roach and Barath will probably be back in the test 11 fingers crossed there is no injury problem. Good to see the young pace duo Johnson and McClean getting a go here the Left arm of Johnson could be playing Internationals very soon as it's always great to have that option in your bowling attack especially after he showed what he can do with his recent demolition of Rohit Sharma and India A.

  • SNIFFLEATHER on July 14, 2012, 21:55 GMT

    That's a very strong team. Roach, Johnson and McClean will certainly test the tourist ability to play against quality pace. Kieron Powell and Adrian Barath will open together, but both know that they are likely battling for the openers spot with Grampy. Kirk Edwards is in there to keep him in the frame, a good selection as he will be back. Playing in the cold, wet conditions of early season in England, against their quality seam attack, is a far cry from the home tracks and the Kiwis bowlers, with all due respect to those guys. It is quite possible that half the guys that play for the WICB President's XI will take the field in the first test. I would love to see Delorn Johnson play in this test series, as he in particular looks a wonderful prospect, combining speed, hostile bounce and movement with a left arm angle. Sounds like a recipe for wickets to me...

  • wiseshah on July 14, 2012, 21:49 GMT

    still no sarwan and no jerome taylor?

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  • wiseshah on July 14, 2012, 21:49 GMT

    still no sarwan and no jerome taylor?

  • SNIFFLEATHER on July 14, 2012, 21:55 GMT

    That's a very strong team. Roach, Johnson and McClean will certainly test the tourist ability to play against quality pace. Kieron Powell and Adrian Barath will open together, but both know that they are likely battling for the openers spot with Grampy. Kirk Edwards is in there to keep him in the frame, a good selection as he will be back. Playing in the cold, wet conditions of early season in England, against their quality seam attack, is a far cry from the home tracks and the Kiwis bowlers, with all due respect to those guys. It is quite possible that half the guys that play for the WICB President's XI will take the field in the first test. I would love to see Delorn Johnson play in this test series, as he in particular looks a wonderful prospect, combining speed, hostile bounce and movement with a left arm angle. Sounds like a recipe for wickets to me...

  • BRUTALANALYST on July 14, 2012, 22:26 GMT

    Strong side, Shiv Roach and Barath will probably be back in the test 11 fingers crossed there is no injury problem. Good to see the young pace duo Johnson and McClean getting a go here the Left arm of Johnson could be playing Internationals very soon as it's always great to have that option in your bowling attack especially after he showed what he can do with his recent demolition of Rohit Sharma and India A.

  • SNIFFLEATHER on July 15, 2012, 0:42 GMT

    wisehah...

    Taylor appears to be in the wilderness, along with Sarwan. I don't expect to see either of those talented players in West Indies colours anytime soon.

    SIRSOBERS...

    I agree, Johnson will bring something different to the Windies attack. We haven't had a decent left armer since Pedro Collins, and he was always a little shy of pace, something which Johnson has, to go with his height and aggression too. Can't wait to see what the young man can do. Choosing a test attack from Roach, Rampaul, Best, Johnson, McClean, Holder, Narine, Bishoo and co in the not too distant future will not be easy, but it is a nice problem to have. It has been a long time since the Windies had a stock of quick men, let¨s hope that the cupboards are being filled as we speak...

  • 777aditya on July 15, 2012, 1:36 GMT

    this was almost the team before Gayle arrived - could have been better with Jerome Taylor though

  • leabertshaw on July 15, 2012, 3:39 GMT

    not a bad side but to tell you the truth i am kind of turned off as to how the west indies selectors go about selecting these sides to play for the WI.first of all they are always in the motion of rotating these undeveloped players in the side from time to time without giving them the proper training and technique as how to play and how to be consistent in whatever part of the sport they specialised in whether batting or bowling,to me there is no system of correction and moulding that exist in the wicbc program,everytime there is a big game it is always the same recurring set of players some of whom have been failing miserably over a long period of time with both bat and ball who are being called up for selection meanwhile there are other young and talented prospects who are to me being deliberately sidestepped and not being offered a single chance,when you look at a player like andrew richardson of jamaica and the spin twins in Brown andMiller one has to ask the question why?

  • Alexei on July 15, 2012, 7:51 GMT

    Taylor has barely been playing cricket here in Jamaica. Sarwan says he will repay the faith shown in him by Leicestershire and stay for the entire season so don't get your hopes up. Taylor has only just began playing club cricket, he's working on his fitness

  • on July 15, 2012, 10:28 GMT

    Good team! Exciting days ahead. Can't wait to see that final test XI. Hope Johnson's call is not far. And we still have Gabriel and Darren Bravo on the injured list. Goose bumps are rising. Are the heady days coming back? This test series will surely tell. Oh if we could only restore full balance to the test team (sic). Remember, the Kiwis have their full-strength contingent for the tests.

  • gloriouscricket on July 15, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    This is a good team, but they must perform.Good to see Tiger back to help sheperd the youngsters. Relieved to see the faith thats been placed in KEdwards' He needed to see it also.OOOH, the return of the fast men,i love it.Richards is still in play.Sarwan wont be around no time soon, Edwards most likely to be back in due time.This is Deonarine,s chance, good cricketer,Fudadin also.Opportunities in England were limited. Like i said-- Good team. Any comments re: Versammy Pauls leadership? Good cricketer.Play with purpose.Good Cricket.Will also be watching Barath & Powell keenly.

  • on July 15, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    Good squad but where's Jason Holder? One wonders if he's injured