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!!!!

  • dummy4fb 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.

  • dummy4fb 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

  • dummy4fb 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.

  • dummy4fb 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.

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