Pakistan in West Indies 2013 July 24, 2013

Ramdin dropped from T20 squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin continued to be left out of West Indies' limited-overs plans, as he was omitted from the 13-man T20 squad for the two-match series against Pakistan. The squad includes Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who missed the previous T20 series against Zimbabwe in March due to rest and injury respectively. Besides Ramdin, the only other player dropped is the allrounder Andre Russell.

Ramdin was left out of the ODI squad in the ongoing five-match series against Pakistan, leaving the wicketkeeping duties to Johnson Charles. Ramdin has hit only one half-century since his recall to the West Indies one-day side in October 2011, and had been dropped in several recent matches, during the Champions Trophy and the home tri-series which also featured India and Sri Lanka. Kieron Pollard was retained despite his poor limited-overs form in 2013, making six ducks in ODIs.

The two matches are scheduled on July 27 and 28 in St Vincent. This will be West Indies' last set of international matches for the season before the inaugural Caribbean Premier League begins on July 30.

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  • raymond on July 26, 2013, 20:21 GMT

    Bring on Dwayne Smith,everybody got their chance and W.I failed miserbly, give the young man his chance, W.I should have been white washed in the one day series, Russel should also be in the team. But who am I to make this statement, Gibson knows best.

  • Dummy4 on July 26, 2013, 10:46 GMT

    WHERE IS andre russel? he is far better batsman then all other westindians

  • SEETHARAM on July 26, 2013, 4:29 GMT

    Where is Dwayne Smith? One of the most talented batsmen, who should be in the WI side

  • charlie on July 26, 2013, 3:07 GMT

    For those who are wondering about Ramadin , he will keep wickets in the test team ,because he is a real keeper . At this point in his career ,Charles is not a keeper ,Simmonds is a better choice . A drop-catch or mis-stumping in test is a whole different ball game . It could cost the game ,or a double hundred .

  • Jack on July 26, 2013, 2:24 GMT

    This is just a quick note for the Dwayne Smith supporters. Smith has failed miserably in every international tournament from the 2007 WC to the recent T20 world cup in Sri Lanka. He started in Sri Lanka and ended on the bench. Do not look at the IPL record. Gayle, Bravo and Pollard were also successful but what did they do against PAK in the ODI? Should we really add Smith on his IPL record? Do you believe that he can handle the PAK spin? Have you seen him play left arm fast bowling? Think about where Smith gets 90% of his runs and could you then tell me if he will be playing with or against the direction of the ball? Maybe you are listening to too much SportsMax.

  • Jack on July 26, 2013, 1:50 GMT

    My difference with the selectors is Daren Bravo. He is tending to power hitting rather than timing and this is not the right direction. T20 is for power hitters and swipers. I agree with them on leaving out Dwayne Smith because his record at the international level is butt poor. PAK bowlers are way above IPL and county cricket standards. Smith doesn't stand a chance against the PAK spinners and left hand pacers swiping against the direction of the ball at pace. Consequently, I will leave out Daren Bravo and Barnwell for the firs T20 and look to give Barnwell a run in the 2nd T20 for Gayle, Pollard or Dwayne Bravo.

  • Dummy4 on July 25, 2013, 22:17 GMT

    Why on earth is DM. Bravo still playing T20 cricket when he can bearly find form in ODI. Go focus in the nets not T20 cricket! we have too many players for that format. You will always be compare with V.Kohli time to mature as a top WI batsman.

  • Dennis on July 25, 2013, 17:21 GMT

    I agree with people asking for the inclusion of Dwayne Smith/Kevon Cooper. Smith especially had an awesome season in this year's IPL. I guess at the end of the day he's one of those "given too much chances" players so gets ignored regardless. Ramdin will become a memory as long as Charles/Simmons is doing well. Most full time wicket keepers in recent memory have been failures with the bat Ramdin, Baugh, glad not to see them involved. However, I'm wondering what Windies will do for the Test team. As far as making Ramdin captain...whomever's suggesting that must joking.

  • Dummy4 on July 25, 2013, 15:30 GMT

    Andre Russell should not have been dropped. He is bette then bravo currentlyHe is having a wonderful flt20 tournament in county cricket. He could have even been useful in the odi series.

  • Android on July 25, 2013, 13:49 GMT

    Adur Razzak is a dangerous & world class player with tons of experience while Imran Nasir is an explosive player both players r an asset to the team,especially in T20 format.Its high time Pak selectors make right combination for different formats of the game.

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