South Africa tour of West Indies 2010 May 17, 2010

Wavell Hinds dropped for South Africa series

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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.

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  • Ethel on May 21, 2010, 17:32 GMT

    Factoryyard, Darren Ganga does not deserve a place in the W.I team. He had his chances .If you are going to suggest that W.I selectors should have played him in place of Hinds you would have made a better point but to play him in place of Gayle is pretty stupid (your idea is stupid) .(1) Compare his averages to Gayles , (2) if he was such a good captain he would have had a contract in India with Pollars and company and (3) Do you think people would go to watch Gayle or Darren Ganga and why would they?? I agree that Gayle is not as consistent as he should be and being bowled by BOLLINGER more than 3 times in AUS. makes him look rediculious to say the least.Ganga is a joke. I won`t be surprise to hear you say that walsh or Hilary Angelo Gomes should come back to captain the W.I. Time to move on!!!!

  • on May 21, 2010, 15:08 GMT

    As usaul the selectors lack imagination and balls ,what about Barath? one would think he should be automic ,,one would also think that a new coach would bring new ideas ,a fresh thiknig but its the same ole thinking for the past twenty years ..i guess we are going to sticlk with these players through think and thin until they retire..then we choose a new set ..everyone is talking about Gayle that if he dont perform then the side is in trouble but what so wrong with that he isthe star player he is our best player he needs to peform more consistently ..in other sports most team only have one star player and they are expexted to perform consistently ...in basketball everday they expect kobe to perform.so yes Mr Gayle yu need to perform...

  • factoryard on May 21, 2010, 13:09 GMT

    Mr. lostxboy, I didn't mean to offend you but it seem you don't think Darren Ganga is a good t20 captain. Well a lot of great cricketers, including Ian Chappell, dont seem to agree with you. Also I'm only talking t20 here, let Chris Gayle remain the other versions captain. Do you remember what Sarwan said after Guyana won the first Sanford title against Trinidad. He said Ganga shut down the field on them, leaving them with no choice but to go over the top. The point is he did go over the top and won the game for Guyana but it wasn't out of choice. On the point of his career, I think he always played under pressure for fear of being dropped. I remember one series against the Aussies here in the caribbean, in the first 2 tests he made centuries only to be dropped before the series was out. I also know one player made a hundred in 2004 against the south africans and could only muster his next hundred about 5 years later, that player is Chris Gayle.

  • on May 18, 2010, 22:51 GMT

    this sucks.....same team, i guess they think they can win, the selectors needs to be selected by the people of the Caribbean, maybe then they would have better teams if the selectors were smart.

  • shayad on May 18, 2010, 19:19 GMT

    Best 15 for t20 1.C Gayle,2.S Chanderpaul,3.R Sarwan,4.D Bravo,5.L Simmons,6.K Pollard/D Smith,7.D Ramdin/A Flecther,8.D Sammy,9.S Benn/N Miller,10.J Taylor,11.K Roach/F Edwards

  • on May 18, 2010, 18:32 GMT

    Is this all what WI cricket has to offer? A bunch of rethreads. Time and again they are screwing up, but yet find themselves once again on the team. We need to have a cricket program to spot and develope new talent, like the other countries, which are very successful, do. But it seems that the powers that be are content to sit in their high chairs, enjoy the high life and adopt an attitude of. " to hell with W I cricket" . This attyitude will get us nowhere.

    There are numerous talent around the W I. But, apathy on the part of cricket administrators are doing injustice to these young men. Yoiu ss a youngman do well in an inter island series. The next thing you know he is in oblivion. Then there is another new kiid on the block, who meets the same fate. Why not identify some talents, let say 25 to 30. Put them in a 3 year cricket program/training . After the peiod you make an assessment as to where each player stands. This will surely poduce result. A future investment.

  • on May 18, 2010, 17:08 GMT

    I am a die hard West Indies supporter being a sri lankan, i think the WI board want the team to suck...then they can prove them right..this is not the best of times for WI cricket..but guess what??? it was never been a good time for WI (past 4-5 years). lets bring back the pride lost.....dropping Wavell hinds is a good decison for T20, but he is good for test...but pollard should play up in the order, sarwan should be left out he is a solid test player..Chanders is the best in all forms...need time to adjust.. his problem is the inconsistency of the below and thus he cannot play well and has to take responsibility....bravo's are good, rampaul needs to be back in the team with sammy and the crowd as he is good and intelligent.. look at WI the problem is if the openers fall quick then here comes the parade..all out for guess what??? worse than Bangladesh...need to learn from them players like mahmadullah, craig white, clarke, hussey brothers...the stabiltiy...I wish all success to win..

  • awassuup on May 18, 2010, 15:32 GMT

    ralr00- I agree with u with regards to Sarwan. He should stick to the test & 50 over games. I would still play Chanderpaul, bcause he is inventive. Get raid of Deonarine, replace him with Darren Ganga because, Darren is a smart & thinking cricketer and let him captain the team. Gayle should concentrate on his batting. Pollard is a fluky batsman like Dwaye Smith and cannot play under pressure so he should be replaced with Simmons because he gives a 100% he is a real all rounder. The team should be: Gayle, Chanderpaul, Barath, Simmons, Bravo, Ganga, Sammy,Miller, Roach, Taylor & Big Ben. Let Simmons keep wicket. I am from Guyana but I want to ask the selectors, after T&T almost won the T20 world tournament last year, why is it there weren't a few more T&T players in the WI team. For example, Darren Ganga, Barath, Simmoms. You picked Hinds which was a waste of time. Also Sarwan should not be in the T 20 squad. Please put your egos a side n picka team that will win

  • Dom22 on May 18, 2010, 15:07 GMT

    im a die hard fan of w.i cricket, and to see the selection process , im disappointed when you have a young players like simmons who can replace ramdin and flatter(fletcher), darren dravo, sherwin ganga who can bat as well, what WI need is to select first is a new board of selectors, then WI cricket will improve

  • lugujaga on May 18, 2010, 14:45 GMT

    DOES WEST INDIES HAVE A NEW COACH? GUESS WHAT, I CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE. WEST INDIES IS SUFFERING FROM A LACK OF MENTAL CLARITY. WE HAVE A NEW COACH WITH THE SAME OLD CONFUSING WAY OF DOING THINGS .THE WEST INDIES BIGGEST PROBLEM AT THE MOMENT IS PLAYING PLAYERS OUT OF THIER NATURAL POSITIONS:POINT IN CASE ,THE ICC T/20,WHY DID WE OPEN WITH CHANDERS WHEN WE HAVE FLETCHER WHO ONLY DID WELL FOR WEST INDIES AS AN OPENER.WHY DID WE HAD THREE PLAYERS WITH NOT ONE AGRESSIVE BONE IN THIER BODY ,IN THE TEAM AT THE SAME TIME(CHANDERS...SARWAN... DEONARINE).GAYLE LACKED THE IMMAGINATION OF A THINKING CAPTAIN.WHY DID WEST INDIES WON THE TOSS AND BAT FIRST VS.THE AUSSIES ,WHEN THEY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A BETTER CHANCE KNOWING THIER TARGET AND GOING AFTER IT. WHO KNOWS MAYBE OTIS GIBSON THE WEST INDIES "COACH" STILL THINK HE IS WITH THE ENGLAND SETUP , SO HE IS HAPPY AND COULD CARELESS BECAUSE ENGLAND WON THE WHOLE SHEBANG. FOR GOD'S SAKE WEST INDIES START DOING SOME STRATEGIC THINKING FROM NOW.

  • Ethel on May 21, 2010, 17:32 GMT

    Factoryyard, Darren Ganga does not deserve a place in the W.I team. He had his chances .If you are going to suggest that W.I selectors should have played him in place of Hinds you would have made a better point but to play him in place of Gayle is pretty stupid (your idea is stupid) .(1) Compare his averages to Gayles , (2) if he was such a good captain he would have had a contract in India with Pollars and company and (3) Do you think people would go to watch Gayle or Darren Ganga and why would they?? I agree that Gayle is not as consistent as he should be and being bowled by BOLLINGER more than 3 times in AUS. makes him look rediculious to say the least.Ganga is a joke. I won`t be surprise to hear you say that walsh or Hilary Angelo Gomes should come back to captain the W.I. Time to move on!!!!

  • on May 21, 2010, 15:08 GMT

    As usaul the selectors lack imagination and balls ,what about Barath? one would think he should be automic ,,one would also think that a new coach would bring new ideas ,a fresh thiknig but its the same ole thinking for the past twenty years ..i guess we are going to sticlk with these players through think and thin until they retire..then we choose a new set ..everyone is talking about Gayle that if he dont perform then the side is in trouble but what so wrong with that he isthe star player he is our best player he needs to peform more consistently ..in other sports most team only have one star player and they are expexted to perform consistently ...in basketball everday they expect kobe to perform.so yes Mr Gayle yu need to perform...

  • factoryard on May 21, 2010, 13:09 GMT

    Mr. lostxboy, I didn't mean to offend you but it seem you don't think Darren Ganga is a good t20 captain. Well a lot of great cricketers, including Ian Chappell, dont seem to agree with you. Also I'm only talking t20 here, let Chris Gayle remain the other versions captain. Do you remember what Sarwan said after Guyana won the first Sanford title against Trinidad. He said Ganga shut down the field on them, leaving them with no choice but to go over the top. The point is he did go over the top and won the game for Guyana but it wasn't out of choice. On the point of his career, I think he always played under pressure for fear of being dropped. I remember one series against the Aussies here in the caribbean, in the first 2 tests he made centuries only to be dropped before the series was out. I also know one player made a hundred in 2004 against the south africans and could only muster his next hundred about 5 years later, that player is Chris Gayle.

  • on May 18, 2010, 22:51 GMT

    this sucks.....same team, i guess they think they can win, the selectors needs to be selected by the people of the Caribbean, maybe then they would have better teams if the selectors were smart.

  • shayad on May 18, 2010, 19:19 GMT

    Best 15 for t20 1.C Gayle,2.S Chanderpaul,3.R Sarwan,4.D Bravo,5.L Simmons,6.K Pollard/D Smith,7.D Ramdin/A Flecther,8.D Sammy,9.S Benn/N Miller,10.J Taylor,11.K Roach/F Edwards

  • on May 18, 2010, 18:32 GMT

    Is this all what WI cricket has to offer? A bunch of rethreads. Time and again they are screwing up, but yet find themselves once again on the team. We need to have a cricket program to spot and develope new talent, like the other countries, which are very successful, do. But it seems that the powers that be are content to sit in their high chairs, enjoy the high life and adopt an attitude of. " to hell with W I cricket" . This attyitude will get us nowhere.

    There are numerous talent around the W I. But, apathy on the part of cricket administrators are doing injustice to these young men. Yoiu ss a youngman do well in an inter island series. The next thing you know he is in oblivion. Then there is another new kiid on the block, who meets the same fate. Why not identify some talents, let say 25 to 30. Put them in a 3 year cricket program/training . After the peiod you make an assessment as to where each player stands. This will surely poduce result. A future investment.

  • on May 18, 2010, 17:08 GMT

    I am a die hard West Indies supporter being a sri lankan, i think the WI board want the team to suck...then they can prove them right..this is not the best of times for WI cricket..but guess what??? it was never been a good time for WI (past 4-5 years). lets bring back the pride lost.....dropping Wavell hinds is a good decison for T20, but he is good for test...but pollard should play up in the order, sarwan should be left out he is a solid test player..Chanders is the best in all forms...need time to adjust.. his problem is the inconsistency of the below and thus he cannot play well and has to take responsibility....bravo's are good, rampaul needs to be back in the team with sammy and the crowd as he is good and intelligent.. look at WI the problem is if the openers fall quick then here comes the parade..all out for guess what??? worse than Bangladesh...need to learn from them players like mahmadullah, craig white, clarke, hussey brothers...the stabiltiy...I wish all success to win..

  • awassuup on May 18, 2010, 15:32 GMT

    ralr00- I agree with u with regards to Sarwan. He should stick to the test & 50 over games. I would still play Chanderpaul, bcause he is inventive. Get raid of Deonarine, replace him with Darren Ganga because, Darren is a smart & thinking cricketer and let him captain the team. Gayle should concentrate on his batting. Pollard is a fluky batsman like Dwaye Smith and cannot play under pressure so he should be replaced with Simmons because he gives a 100% he is a real all rounder. The team should be: Gayle, Chanderpaul, Barath, Simmons, Bravo, Ganga, Sammy,Miller, Roach, Taylor & Big Ben. Let Simmons keep wicket. I am from Guyana but I want to ask the selectors, after T&T almost won the T20 world tournament last year, why is it there weren't a few more T&T players in the WI team. For example, Darren Ganga, Barath, Simmoms. You picked Hinds which was a waste of time. Also Sarwan should not be in the T 20 squad. Please put your egos a side n picka team that will win

  • Dom22 on May 18, 2010, 15:07 GMT

    im a die hard fan of w.i cricket, and to see the selection process , im disappointed when you have a young players like simmons who can replace ramdin and flatter(fletcher), darren dravo, sherwin ganga who can bat as well, what WI need is to select first is a new board of selectors, then WI cricket will improve

  • lugujaga on May 18, 2010, 14:45 GMT

    DOES WEST INDIES HAVE A NEW COACH? GUESS WHAT, I CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE. WEST INDIES IS SUFFERING FROM A LACK OF MENTAL CLARITY. WE HAVE A NEW COACH WITH THE SAME OLD CONFUSING WAY OF DOING THINGS .THE WEST INDIES BIGGEST PROBLEM AT THE MOMENT IS PLAYING PLAYERS OUT OF THIER NATURAL POSITIONS:POINT IN CASE ,THE ICC T/20,WHY DID WE OPEN WITH CHANDERS WHEN WE HAVE FLETCHER WHO ONLY DID WELL FOR WEST INDIES AS AN OPENER.WHY DID WE HAD THREE PLAYERS WITH NOT ONE AGRESSIVE BONE IN THIER BODY ,IN THE TEAM AT THE SAME TIME(CHANDERS...SARWAN... DEONARINE).GAYLE LACKED THE IMMAGINATION OF A THINKING CAPTAIN.WHY DID WEST INDIES WON THE TOSS AND BAT FIRST VS.THE AUSSIES ,WHEN THEY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A BETTER CHANCE KNOWING THIER TARGET AND GOING AFTER IT. WHO KNOWS MAYBE OTIS GIBSON THE WEST INDIES "COACH" STILL THINK HE IS WITH THE ENGLAND SETUP , SO HE IS HAPPY AND COULD CARELESS BECAUSE ENGLAND WON THE WHOLE SHEBANG. FOR GOD'S SAKE WEST INDIES START DOING SOME STRATEGIC THINKING FROM NOW.

  • lostxboy on May 18, 2010, 14:24 GMT

    who ever said that darren ganga is the best t20 captain in the world needs to get a reality check........ganga was a tried failure in his international career......him captaining the west indies would be an even worse mistake......ganga had alot of spinners in india, of course they're going to do good......also dont forget this was a t20 tournament against domestic leagues, ganga does not deserve any hand at playing west indies cricket.....we have a good captain in gayle, dont forget we beat england under him, we drew NZ in new zealand under him, we beat sri lanka......y would u change one of the more successful captains that the WI had in the past decade......just get behind him and stop all this bickering.....t20 blinds so may ppl so fast

  • factoryard on May 18, 2010, 13:08 GMT

    West Indies need to think. If Chanders is in the middle order then there is hope. The only way this can happen if there is someone to replace him at the top, sure there is ........ what about Barath, he was doing ok along with Gayle and for crickets sake don't play Fletcher. The world think we are lame when we play someone that is failing so consistently. Another thing, Gayle can't set a field for the spinners. We can afford to play Darren Ganga in the middle and let him captain the 20\20 side. If we can play Wavel Hinds, then sure we can risk Ganga. Everyone knows he is about the best T20 captain in the world but we in the west indies don't want to accept it. The opposing teams knows about his captaincy skills and the best cricket commentators recognise his qualities, Ian Chappel even mentioned it on air here in the west indies. Gave Ganga a shot we have nothing to loose, let him be our T20 captain.

  • Big_Fat_Dan on May 18, 2010, 10:55 GMT

    I think Pollard is worth the risk, decent fielder and a tidy bowler, i know his batting needs improving, but when he goes, boy does he go. Think Smith had under achieved, had a good 20/20 season last year with Sussex, but failed in the IPL and had failed for West Indies. Think Darren Dravo deserves a run. I agree with Ramdin also. Also like to see Simmons back in. Also, how long is Edwards out for? If the Windies get Edwards fit, the pace bowling will be frightening in all forms of the game, Edwards, Roach and Taylor, FAST!

  • MayankAgarwal on May 18, 2010, 3:59 GMT

    Whr is Dwayne Smith??I dnt knw wht ths slctrs r doing in slctng having Nikita miller nd Fletcher in ths frmat...Dwayne smith dsrvs to b in ths team!!

  • on May 18, 2010, 3:48 GMT

    At least for the T20, Ramdin should be out of the team. He has failed too often over the past 2 years. Fletcher, unless he opens the batting with Gale should also be out. Sawan and Chanderpaul (who to me is the best WI player) should be left out of the T20. I think Dwayne Smith is a good cricketer but has very poor judgement when batting but I would be prepared to gamble with him. Bravo has been having a poor run but he always contributes in at least one area ( a case in point was the run out of Doni to qualify in the supper 8). I think also the JA wicket keeper should be given a try for the T20 and the ODI. Pollard has failed again but he has a very positive attitude and will learn in time so I would continue with him. I was impress with Taylor during the 20/20 compitition. He runup looks good.

    I wish the guys the best against SA

  • on May 18, 2010, 1:29 GMT

    Polllard is fast reminding of Dwayne Smith and that's scarey.The Selectors as usual never fail to surpraise us [the cricket fans].They make one positive move by dropping W.Hinds.Apart from Chris Gayle,Chanderpaul,Sammy,Bravo,Big Ben and Miller,everybody else shoul be kick off the team.They might,might have the pride,but they difineately lack Cricketing Skills.The Selectors should sacked .... For Life...........

  • rodnee on May 18, 2010, 0:34 GMT

    i cant believe the selectors keep presisting with the like of swipelard(pollard)wastedin(ramdin) and duckcher(fletcher)come on,are you trying to tell me there are none better than these to choose from.dwayne smith got drop because of a bad shot against zimbabwe and they kept pollard for the world 20/20 and he under perform once again and they still pick him?ramdin have been a complete failure for the last couple of years and yet he keep getting pick over and over.all these are a bunch of over paid under achievers,and west indies cricket will always remain to the bottom of the table unless the selectors make drastic changes

  • ralr00 on May 17, 2010, 23:27 GMT

    Sarwan and Chanderpaul and very good test players, but they do not have the acceleration necessary for T20 cricket. They, as well as Fletcher should be dropped for some younger players. I would give Simmons a try at this stage.

  • on May 17, 2010, 22:55 GMT

    Well well indeed the selectors need to be fired. I would recommend that the selectors give some other young keeper a chance. I am really really disappointed with Ramdin performance not to mention too Sarwan, Pollard, Fletcher and Bravo Sr. I am only praying and hoping that we do not loose the series before it starts. However, since i am die hard West Indian supporter i truly wish them well.

  • on May 17, 2010, 22:13 GMT

    They need to remove,Fletcher,Ramdin,Sarwan,Chanderpaul,Chander should only play in the ODI and test not 20/20.Twenty20 need guys who hits from first ball and if you are playing [Pollard he must bat at NO.4.Selectors please do something better this team has just fail us so why are we going along with them?

  • RickyRuns on May 17, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    What in the world runs thru the minds of WI selectors?? Do the actually get paid to do this?? Andre Fletcher are we really sticking with him? Denesh Ramdin, what has he done in recent time to deserve his place? Young Bravo, why has he not gained a place? I would also want to believe that Barath is injured is thats why he is not on the side. Are we going to continue to pay the likes of Pollard / Deonarine / Sarwan and Co to under perform. If these guys were performing that way on a job like ours, they would have been fired. I do howeve believe that the selectors needs to be FIRED first. By the way anyone knows when Edwards will return? I have seen enough of Rampaul

  • on May 17, 2010, 19:08 GMT

    Some of the players keep getting selected based on hope and reputation like Pollard. Time to take a tough stance and select new players having done well at the domestic level and then give them opportunity to adjust to the international level.

  • westindies4life on May 17, 2010, 18:28 GMT

    Good Lord, somebody please please please tell me y these West Indian selectors are so perjudicial and have not idea in what they are doin, Why will u select Fletcher over A Barath, Simmions & Darren Bravo who scored a century and three 50's in the recent A-team tri-series in Mirpur, now this squad shows how stupid and byas they are, We have already lost this series before it have started, just like the twenty/ 20 world cup........Pure maddness ......... better we ask Lara to return an don......

  • on May 17, 2010, 18:10 GMT

    whats wrong with the selector again and again selecting same Crap side, The result will be same as Usual WI beaten By SA or SA Clean Sweep.The Same Old Story.

  • on May 17, 2010, 17:29 GMT

    hmmmmmmm andre fletcher what has he done . omg these selectors dont learn. hope sarwan and pollard performs for god sake.

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  • on May 17, 2010, 17:29 GMT

    hmmmmmmm andre fletcher what has he done . omg these selectors dont learn. hope sarwan and pollard performs for god sake.

  • on May 17, 2010, 18:10 GMT

    whats wrong with the selector again and again selecting same Crap side, The result will be same as Usual WI beaten By SA or SA Clean Sweep.The Same Old Story.

  • westindies4life on May 17, 2010, 18:28 GMT

    Good Lord, somebody please please please tell me y these West Indian selectors are so perjudicial and have not idea in what they are doin, Why will u select Fletcher over A Barath, Simmions & Darren Bravo who scored a century and three 50's in the recent A-team tri-series in Mirpur, now this squad shows how stupid and byas they are, We have already lost this series before it have started, just like the twenty/ 20 world cup........Pure maddness ......... better we ask Lara to return an don......

  • on May 17, 2010, 19:08 GMT

    Some of the players keep getting selected based on hope and reputation like Pollard. Time to take a tough stance and select new players having done well at the domestic level and then give them opportunity to adjust to the international level.

  • RickyRuns on May 17, 2010, 19:47 GMT

    What in the world runs thru the minds of WI selectors?? Do the actually get paid to do this?? Andre Fletcher are we really sticking with him? Denesh Ramdin, what has he done in recent time to deserve his place? Young Bravo, why has he not gained a place? I would also want to believe that Barath is injured is thats why he is not on the side. Are we going to continue to pay the likes of Pollard / Deonarine / Sarwan and Co to under perform. If these guys were performing that way on a job like ours, they would have been fired. I do howeve believe that the selectors needs to be FIRED first. By the way anyone knows when Edwards will return? I have seen enough of Rampaul

  • on May 17, 2010, 22:13 GMT

    They need to remove,Fletcher,Ramdin,Sarwan,Chanderpaul,Chander should only play in the ODI and test not 20/20.Twenty20 need guys who hits from first ball and if you are playing [Pollard he must bat at NO.4.Selectors please do something better this team has just fail us so why are we going along with them?

  • on May 17, 2010, 22:55 GMT

    Well well indeed the selectors need to be fired. I would recommend that the selectors give some other young keeper a chance. I am really really disappointed with Ramdin performance not to mention too Sarwan, Pollard, Fletcher and Bravo Sr. I am only praying and hoping that we do not loose the series before it starts. However, since i am die hard West Indian supporter i truly wish them well.

  • ralr00 on May 17, 2010, 23:27 GMT

    Sarwan and Chanderpaul and very good test players, but they do not have the acceleration necessary for T20 cricket. They, as well as Fletcher should be dropped for some younger players. I would give Simmons a try at this stage.

  • rodnee on May 18, 2010, 0:34 GMT

    i cant believe the selectors keep presisting with the like of swipelard(pollard)wastedin(ramdin) and duckcher(fletcher)come on,are you trying to tell me there are none better than these to choose from.dwayne smith got drop because of a bad shot against zimbabwe and they kept pollard for the world 20/20 and he under perform once again and they still pick him?ramdin have been a complete failure for the last couple of years and yet he keep getting pick over and over.all these are a bunch of over paid under achievers,and west indies cricket will always remain to the bottom of the table unless the selectors make drastic changes

  • on May 18, 2010, 1:29 GMT

    Polllard is fast reminding of Dwayne Smith and that's scarey.The Selectors as usual never fail to surpraise us [the cricket fans].They make one positive move by dropping W.Hinds.Apart from Chris Gayle,Chanderpaul,Sammy,Bravo,Big Ben and Miller,everybody else shoul be kick off the team.They might,might have the pride,but they difineately lack Cricketing Skills.The Selectors should sacked .... For Life...........