West Indies news May 22, 2012

Bishoo named in West Indies A squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies have named an A squad with considerable international experience for the first unofficial Test against India A in Barbados early next month.

Devendra Bishoo, the legspinner, and batsman Kraigg Brathwaite, who both played in the Test series against Australia, have been included along with Lendl Simmons.

However, a change has already been required after Tino Best was called up to the tour of England to replace Shannon Gabriel. Kevin McClean, the Barbados fast bowler, has been drafted in as a replacement.

Bishoo lost his Test place after the opening match against Australia, when Shane Shillingford was recalled. In 11 Tests he has taken 40 wickets at 39.55 and has also played 13 one-day internationals and four Twenty20s.

Donovan Pagon is another player with brief Test experience having played two matches, while Devon Thomas, Leon Johnson and Nkrumah Bonner have played in one-day internationals or Twenty20s.

Veerasammy Permaul, the Guyana left-arm spinner, will resume his role as captain and will have Barbados allrounder Jason Holder as his deputy. The three unofficial Tests start on June 2 and is followed by two Twenty20s and three one-dayers.

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  • Dummy4 on May 24, 2012, 23:56 GMT

    @gary rubbish harris taylor was the most successful bowler for the past 6-7 years and sarwan is is a bigger shoe to fill at #3 than what gibs thought

  • Basil on May 24, 2012, 10:51 GMT

    Where are the batsmen? You are kidding me! If these are the best of the rest, batting is a major worry for WI.

  • Dummy4 on May 23, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    What happen to Rajendra Chandrika as the opening batsman who is the selectors that is so one sided you leave out the best opening batsman from HPC

  • Dummy4 on May 23, 2012, 9:10 GMT

    Probably the obsession is because Narine is a damned fine bowler.

  • Dummy4 on May 23, 2012, 5:25 GMT

    Will people stop naming Sarwan, and Taylor, they are not around and what is this obsession with Narine?

  • Dummy4 on May 23, 2012, 3:16 GMT

    @ PunchDrunkPunter: excellent team selection. May be we can gave Fidel edwards and Dwayne Bravo instead of Rampaul/Taylor and Samuels. If they can pay this line up WI are better than any team in the world.

  • Tim on May 22, 2012, 21:28 GMT

    WI 1st XI: Gayle, Barath, Sarwan, Bravo, Chanderpaul, Samuels, Ramdin, Taylor, Rampaul, Narine, Roach. Which would make their 'A' Team: Simmonds, Powell, Edwards, Hughes, Deonarine, Bravo, Baugh, Sammy, Shillingford, Edwards, Josephl.

  • Dummy4 on May 22, 2012, 20:40 GMT

    Good to see Bishoo back in the side ....Bishoo if you are reading this ....you need the give the ball little more flight and u need to get the googley to turn big ..good luck ..

  • Dummy4 on May 22, 2012, 20:32 GMT

    simmons should have bin the captain

  • Ali on May 22, 2012, 19:36 GMT

    Still no Nikita Miller ?

    What does it take to get noticed by the WI selectors?

    do HAVE to play in the IPL to get noticed? 1st class cricket in the WI accounts for nothing?

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