Pakistan in West Indies 2013 July 11, 2013

Ramdin dropped for Pakistan ODIs

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West Indies have left out wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin from their squad for the first two ODIs against Pakistan in Guyana later this month. Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul, who injured his ankle in the opening match of the ODI tri-series a couple of weeks ago, remains sidelined. There were no other changes from the squad that West Indies picked for the tri-series ODIs in Trinidad.

Ramdin has hit only one half-century since his recall to the West Indies one-day side in October 2011, and has been dropped in several recent matches, both during the Champions Trophy and the home tri-series which also featured India and Sri Lanka. In Ramdin's absence West Indies used opener Johnson Charles behind the stumps, and haven't picked any specialist wicketkeeper in the squad.

West Indies haven't had too much success in the one-day format over the past 12 months, having lost away to Bangladesh and Australia besides a disappointing Champions Trophy campaign. They were also knocked out of the home tri-series before the final, and the only recent series win is the home victory over lightweights Zimbabwe.

They will be looking to improve that record when Pakistan arrive for five ODIs and two Twenty20s. The series begins on Sunday, with the first ODI in Guyana.

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  • ANDREW on July 14, 2013, 22:20 GMT

    The WI batting has been inconsistent and poor. If K. Powell is fit he should open with Gayle. Pollard should be dropped and Kirk Edwards bat at #4. Deonarine is not in the same class as Edwards. The team i would like to see in the next game is. 1. Gayle 2. Powell 3. samuel 4. Edwards 5. D.Bravo 6. Charles (WK)7. Sammy 8. Bravo(C) 9.Roach 10.Narine 11. Holder. The WI team has too many players who do not move their feet. It is one basic thing the batsman need to correct. I would like to know why Bravo bowl himself more than Sammy when Sammy is more ecconomical than him. I hope the selectors make the neccessary changes to the team. This is ODI not T20.

  • Dummy4 on July 14, 2013, 22:01 GMT

    I need to see some newbies on the West Indies side. We need a system of selecting players that is based on their current form. Put all of the hopefuls in a tri-team event an select only the performers and pay them by performance.

  • ANDREW on July 14, 2013, 3:25 GMT

    I agree with some of the previous comment, however i think a the west indies selectors need to give Kirk Edwars a place in the team. I think he can strantghen the batting. He should beplaying in ODI and test. The west indies are playing too many inconsistent allrounders. Bravo need to step up and play like a captain in all aspects of the game. D.R Smith should have been selected also. Devon Smith got too many chances and has yet to deliver, he need to be dropped and never allow to put on a West Indies uniform again.The West Indies players need to be more discipline and show consistency. I am a fan and i wish them well.

  • Anslem on July 13, 2013, 17:40 GMT

    As long as our players continue to play "brainless cricket" we will continue to lose. They do not analyse the game, they do not think. That all.

  • Dummy4 on July 13, 2013, 15:17 GMT

    The problem with these selectors is they are confused between the tow formats,T/20 and ODI,we keep picking batsmen who can hit the ball over the top but not batsmen who are technically equipped consolidate an inning with we get into trouble early in ODIs,what they have done with this present squad is they've dropped their wicket keep not for bad keeping but for not scoring runs while batsmen keeps failing,but not only that they keep getting out the same way over 4-5 game period,what the WI team management probably needed to do because he's made test match 100s,was to bat Ramdin at #5 during the Tri nation tournament when these batsmen kept failing and have now all kept their places in the hope they get good in the Pakistan series,I do hope they get good myself

  • Hildreth on July 13, 2013, 13:02 GMT

    The WI SELECTORS did not surprise me with their latest team selection. In my opinion THIS GROUP OF SELECTORS have a very SHORT SIGHTED or MYOPIC approach to team selection. They look at each game or series and pick a team only hoping to win these games. There appear to be no VISION into the FUTURE of West Indies cricket. The future of Windies cricket belong to the YOUNG PLAYERS but if you fail to give them early exposure to international cricket the cycle of failure will continue. For years we have languished near the bottom of ODI & Test rankings. Yet our selectors continue to play the same players and seem to have settled into a policy of recycling failures. Eg the last time Windies played Pakistan in the Caribbean Devon Smith was dropped because he could not read the gentle offspin of Hafeez. How many times have Simmons made his way in & out of the Windies team ? This group of selectors are not going to discover the next 'Lara' or 'Ambroise' as long as they continue this policy.

  • Dummy4 on July 13, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Devon Smith and Kieron Pollard have had too many chances now. Neither deliver. There are younger guys in Guyana, Barbados and Jamaica who deserve a chance now

  • Dummy4 on July 13, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    drop polard pls and play deonarine

  • charlie on July 13, 2013, 5:57 GMT

    When the start is poor the whole innings falters . Good teams consistantly start and produce well . WI have a long way to go before they regain a higher standing in world cricket , because of the difficulty in getting the right mix . When batsmen are not producing , as we are , ,we try to compensate by bringing in an extra batsman which leaves a bowler short - this in turn puts more strain on the bowlers snd hence the whole team . Take one example of the many good teams today [ England ] with 7 batsmen , an alrounder or two , a top spin bowler and three top pacers who consistantly produce with bat and ball . If WI plays three pacers [which they should ] who do they drop ? Food for thought --- A dominant WI once played 5 pacers and remain at the top of the table , why were they able to do that ?

  • charlie on July 13, 2013, 5:06 GMT

    WI need to pick guys with cricketing technique and ability to read the game . Tino Best and Kemar Roach shows more technical skills in batting than all those who go before them ,but unfortunately they are the leading attack . It baffles me why a guy with Samuels experience doesn't bat at n:3 in a team so lacking in experience . WI need another openning batsman with Powell and set Gayle at no :3 or 4 , because Gayle is not suited for the no:1 position . It hasn't worked all this time and it's not going to going forward ,because the consistancy is not there . WI cricket will prosper in five years when this present group of superstars retire and a new group of well schooled players come on board . Like it or not ,that's my opinion folks .