West Indies in Bangladesh 2012-13 October 13, 2012

Permaul picked for Bangladesh Tests

ESPNcricinfo staff

Veerasammy Permaul, the Guyana left-arm spinner, is the only new face in the 15-man West Indies squad for the two Tests in Bangladesh next month. He has led and performed for the A team throughout 2012, on top of an impressive first-class record.

Permaul, 23, recently troubled the Bangladesh batsmen during the West Indies High Performance Centre's tour, taking 12 wickets in the two four-day games. He has played 45 first-class matches since his debut as a 17-year-old and taken 152 wickets at 24.59. He will play the role of secondary spinner to Sunil Narine, who made a huge impact against New Zealand - his first home Test series.

The selectors dropped Adrian Barath and Fidel Edwards from the squad that was picked for the second Test against New Zealand in August.*

Those recalled include Darren Bravo, who missed the New Zealand series due to injury, and Kirk Edwards, who gets a recall after he lost his place in the third and final Test against England. The squad includes ten players who toured Bangladesh last year, when West Indies had won the Test and ODI series, but lost the tour-opening Twenty20 international.

West Indies have won two out of eight Test matches this year, which includes the series win over New Zealand at home. It will be Bangladesh's first Test series this year. The two Tests, five ODIs and one Twenty20 International on the tour are scheduled between November 3 and December 12.

Squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Denesh Ramdin (vice-capt), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Assad Fudadin, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieran Powell, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels

* 14 October, 10.20am GMT This article had incorrectly stated that there were only two out-and-out fast bowlers in the squad

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  • Smith on October 16, 2012, 21:07 GMT

    Prediction: Bangladesh will win Test Series 2-0, ODI Series 5-0 and T20 1-0.

  • Dummy4 on October 16, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    My Squad 1)Chris Gayle 2)Kirk Edwards 3) Marlon Samuels 4) Darren Bravo 5)Shiv Chanderpaul 6) Darren Sammy 7) Dinesh Ramdhin 8) V.Perumaal 9) S.Naraine 10) Kemar Roach 11) Ravi Rampaul

  • Salem on October 16, 2012, 15:21 GMT

    Should be a fascinating contest, good luck to both teams!

  • Derek on October 16, 2012, 11:42 GMT

    Just to add to the WI squad selection I'm surprise that Simmons an allrounder opening batsman, bowler and wicket keeper has not stepped up to become the new Dujon and replace his countryman Ramdin who everyone keep hoping will be dropped.

  • Derek on October 16, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    The EXPERT who thinks Chanderpaul should not be selected; he is only the WORLD's third BEST batsman. He is the ONLY WI batsman in the WORLD top 10. So when Gayle, Samue, Bravol or Deonarine overtake him and he drops below 20 and need a runner which is not permitted in any format then drop him.

  • Dummy4 on October 16, 2012, 3:01 GMT

    Nash may be seen as too old,what is he is he 36?.why was barath dropped?Sammy not a great bats man or bowler but is the captain and as long as the team keeps winning!! will be hard to move, is senior Bravo hurt?.Other cricketing nations brief their fans after team selections,rational for some selections and omissions bur fans not respected in WI, we dont owe you all any explanation we do what ever we want.with Narine,deonarine,Samuels(who is showing that he is a good spin bowler) in the team why Permaul ??? Rampaul & Roach is our new ball bowlers and i guess Sammy medium pacer bowling,in my view you only use medium pacer because you dont have a real pace bowler,Bangadesh is no treat though smooth sailing for us.

  • Dummy4 on October 15, 2012, 23:55 GMT

    Before Narine came onto the scene I can remember Bishoo being rated highly and now it seems that the West Indies have forgotten about him which in my view is a mistake because I saw Bishoo play in most test matches and he's very good. These Bangladesh pitches are going to be so slow and low with some turn so not having a leggie could prove crucial. Deonadrine over Bishoo? Seriously?

  • Dummy4 on October 15, 2012, 23:02 GMT

    or if not bishoo, a new spinner to try is kavesh kantasingh. his record is better than permauls

  • Dummy4 on October 15, 2012, 23:00 GMT

    good barath dropped, roach back. but what about ramnaresh sarwan and devendra bishoo???

  • Dean on October 15, 2012, 21:33 GMT

    @jermansoilder, I don't know much about about Permaul but im not buying your argument about him adding depth to WI batting. In 68 1st class inns he ave less than 12 and has only made one 50. Shillingfords record is a little better an ave of 13.5 in 121 inns with 4 50s. Going by the stats VP is no better a batsman than SS & neither is any better than a number 10 batsman at test level.

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