Wavell Hinds dropped for South Africa series
West Indies have left out batsman Wavell Hinds for the upcoming Twenty20 internationals and the first two games of the five-match ODI series against South Africa. The rest of the 14-man squad is the same as the one picked for the ICC World Twenty20, where hosts West Indies exited the competition in the Super Eights round.
Hinds just played two games in the World Twenty20, scoring 5 against Sri Lanka and not facing a ball against India. He did not make much of an impression in the five ODIs he played in 2010, scoring 45 runs at an average of 15.
Some of the players who played against Zimbabwe in the five-match ODI series in the Caribbean in March, too, weren't picked. Allrounder David Bernard doesn't get a mention, nor does opener Adrian Barath, who had opted out of West Indies A's tour of Bangladesh due to an injured hamstring. Darren Bravo, who was Player of the Tournament in the A-team tri-series in Mirpur, is in prolific form and struck a century on the first day of the ongoing unofficial Test against Bangladesh A to bring himself into contention for selection in the remaining matches.
The first Twenty20 international will be played on May 19 in Antigua, also the venue for the other four games for which the squad has been selected.
West Indies squad: Chris Gayle (capt), Dwayne Bravo (vice-captain), Sulieman Benn, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Andre Fletcher, Nikita Miller, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Jerome Taylor.