West Indies in Bangladesh 2012-13

Permaul picked for Bangladesh Tests

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October 13, 2012

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Veerasammy Permaul and Delorn Johnson shared all ten wickets, West Indies A v India A, 2nd unofficial Test, St Vincent, 4th day, June 12, 2012
Veerasammy Permaul (centre) captained West Indies A earlier this year, in their series win over India A © West Indies Cricket

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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Posted by AzAb12754 on (October 16, 2012, 22:07 GMT)

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

Posted by   on (October 16, 2012, 17:46 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

Posted by Summer_Sport on (October 16, 2012, 16:21 GMT)

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

Posted by delboy on (October 16, 2012, 12:42 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.

Posted by delboy on (October 16, 2012, 11:56 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.

Posted by   on (October 16, 2012, 4:01 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.

Posted by   on (October 16, 2012, 0:55 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?

Posted by   on (October 16, 2012, 0:02 GMT)

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

Posted by   on (October 16, 2012, 0:00 GMT)

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

Posted by SirViv1973 on (October 15, 2012, 22:33 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.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2012, 20:25 GMT)

Still no Brendan Nash?!?! WICB is incredibly incompetent.

Posted by JJDn on (October 15, 2012, 17:06 GMT)

Why guys get 2 nd chances without performing. And Nash gets non after a good county season.

Posted by Dashgar on (October 15, 2012, 14:41 GMT)

Some people haven't learnt the lessons of the past and keep pushing for Sarwan and Taylor. Luckily Gibson and co know what they're doing. Play the guys who want to do whatever it takes, not the ones who want a free ride.

Posted by JermanSoldier on (October 15, 2012, 12:50 GMT)

The reason why Permaul was selected ahead of bishoo and shillingford is that he can contribute not only with the ball, but with the bat too. Permaul will add depth to the wi batting line up while shilling and bishoo are not up to the task.

Posted by creekeetman on (October 15, 2012, 11:34 GMT)

i see comments calling for j.taylor.... not sure why, look at his stats, 29 tests, poor average, poor economy for test cricket, and only 82 wkts. yet he and others belive he should just walk into the team, he's average and would'nt be on the bench of any top team, lets move on. same applies to sarwan who has hardly ever played a test innings that counted for the teams' cause. look the team is on the right track, but for tino best, who should've been replaced by johnson, let them grow.

Posted by   on (October 15, 2012, 8:45 GMT)

So, we are back to bad selections again! In a test match, a battery of fast bowlers is the way to go for West Indies. If Roach, Rampaul and Best are are allowed to blitz the opposition for long spells then wickets will fall. I would add one spinner only, preferably Bishoo, a leg spinner. Narine should be rested. Opening batsmen should be Gayle and Darren Bravo. Chanderpaul and Samuels in the middle order. But I have a real problem with Ramdin and Sammy. They are under performers. We need to bring back Sarwan and Nash!

Posted by krs4keshara on (October 15, 2012, 7:52 GMT)

---------------------------------------- Jerome Taylor --------------------------------------- Pls tell me what happens to Jerome Taylor. He was most promising bowler for a long time. terrific pace with the swim and dead line and length. Anyone know whats happening and will he be back to Windies Cricket.????

Posted by Buckers410 on (October 15, 2012, 6:53 GMT)

1.Gayle 2.Edwards 3.Samuels 4.Bravo 5.Chanderpaul 6.Brathwaite (wk) 7.Sammy 8.Permaul 9.Raoch 10.Rampaul 11.Narine

Posted by   on (October 15, 2012, 4:06 GMT)

i rather bishoo or shane ahead of narine in the test side.. edwards deserve a recall

Posted by SirViv1973 on (October 15, 2012, 0:27 GMT)

I don't know too much about Permaul but What did Shillingford do to get dropped ? on the last pitch he played on which offered him any assistance he took 10 Wickets! Not sure why Bishoo has been disposed of either he looked a great prospect 18 mths ago. Windies problem at this level remains how to balance the side. I just don't the team can have Ramdin at 7 and Sammy as a frontline bowler. It means WI are limited to playing only 3 wicket bowlers. I know he got a 100 in his last game but DR only ave 23 in 47 tests and the whole 'talk na Viv' thing was a complete embarrassment. As for DS hes never been more than a 5th bowler. I would have liked to have seen them try Simmons as keeper and bat him at 6, DS could then bat 7 as his batting does seem to be improving, which would allow Narine, Permaul, Rampaul and Roach as the main bowlers. Not sure how Best got back in after all theses yrs he never was and never will be a test match bowler, his record is shocling!

Posted by SirViv1973 on (October 15, 2012, 0:06 GMT)

@Barrington Henry, prior to the test series against Eng, Edwards had had a very good start to his test career and shown a lot of promise.2 hundreds, 4 fifties and an ave about 50 in his first 7 tests. It makes sense to give him the chance to try to find his form again against a mediocre Ban bowling outfit

Posted by wiseshah on (October 14, 2012, 23:44 GMT)

Bangladesh and west indies dont have much difference in test and odi level. But west indies is superior in t20. West indies have gayle in test, rest are not up to quality. Bangladesh totally depend on shakib and 3 spinner: shakib, elias and this time enam jr. If west indies can handle bangladesh spin, thwy will win comfortably.bangladesh's main problem is batting. If first innings they score 500, second innings they will be allout for 99, but bd bowling never disappoints.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 21:47 GMT)

Why is Kirk Edwards in the squad. He can't bat, his technique is horrible for a test batsman. Good bowlers will get him out easily. Even if he performs well in the Bangladesh tour, it says nothing. Try find a way to get Sarwan back in the side.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 21:45 GMT)

Let's wish W.I. team well. We just accomplished a great feat winning the the T-20 world cup. Now let's look to continue the good deed regardless of the team. Once we play together as a team we can beat ANYBODY..go Windies!!!

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 21:37 GMT)

The mystery of the disappearance of Bishoo from selection continues ....

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 21:09 GMT)

I still don't see the point of a two match test series - let's have 3 Tests 1 ODI and 1T20.

Posted by wiseshah on (October 14, 2012, 20:17 GMT)

team selection was good. if west indies lose against Bangladesh, hopefully they will not come up with idea that bishoo and shillingford was not there, thats why they lost it. west indies cant place 15 players in the field, can they? this present team is better than the team they send to India in last tour

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 19:51 GMT)

I have no problems with this squad. For a matter of fact, I really do like it. Selectors got it right, for once. The boys will do well.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 18:54 GMT)

My line-up:-

Gayle, Edwards, Bravo, Samuels, Chanders, Deonarine, Ramdin, Sammy, Rampaul, Narine and Best.

I think Dwayne Bravo and Fidel Edwards should have been included in the squad.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 17:57 GMT)

Bangladesh will draw 1 test, lose 1 ;ODI= Wi 2-2 Ban ; T20= WI 1-0 ban

Posted by boyie83 on (October 14, 2012, 16:14 GMT)

1. Kieran Powell 2. Chris Gayle 3. Darren Bravo 4. Marlon Samuels 5. Shivnarine Chanderpaul 6. Narsingh Deonarine 7. Denesh Ramdin 8. Darren Sammy 9 Sunil Narine 10 Kemar Roach 11 Ravi Rampaul 12th man Assad Fudadin

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 16:08 GMT)

Permaul is a good inclusion. I am very confident that Assad Fudadin will do good for the West Indies. As long as we give him a good chance he will develop into be a very good batsman.

Posted by suniljoseph on (October 14, 2012, 16:01 GMT)

This is a good team selection. Kirk Edwards is also a good selection. He has proved himself worthy at No.3 in the past. Bad patches are there in every batsman's career. He preformed badly against England, this does not mean he is a bad batsman. That was just a bad patch. And now hopefully that bad patch has gone. I wish the West Indies team, all the best.

Posted by boyie83 on (October 14, 2012, 15:58 GMT)

Where is Roach? We deserve an explanation.................................

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 14:42 GMT)

What happened with R. Sarwan. Is the West Indies still bitter with him or do he have to play regional cricket before seleted.

Do the Guyana government has to step in to assist in bringing back Sarwan in the team similar to what the Jamaican government did?

Posted by westindian4life on (October 14, 2012, 13:57 GMT)

as a trini i am very happy that the wicb has dropped bharath...it sends the right message to him to buck up...his batting has gone backwards and he looks totally different from the man that scored 104 against australia

permaul is a great pick it shows that the a team programme is working

this is a good team against bangladesh but one has to wonder what has become of bishoo and shillingford...surely the latter has been somewhat successful in recent times...maybe this shows how much depth we have...

Posted by WickyRoy.paklover on (October 14, 2012, 13:23 GMT)

My predictns 4 dis upcming tour of windies.4 TESTS:-wi 80% while bd 20%,4 ODIS:-WI 60% whil bd 40%,4 t20s,WI 90%,BD 10%.GD LCK WINDIES.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 13:17 GMT)

While I am happy with the inclusion of Permaul, I cannot believe Shane Shillingford was not included. Shane is one of the leading wicket takers in our domestic cricket and has not disappointed windies. I agree he had a bad test in England but so to was England's spinners. Going to Bangladesh where wickets are slow, there is no need for Tino Best. If they wanted to reward Permaul, they should either leave Tino or Deonarine and let Shane and Permaul in.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 13:09 GMT)

@AzAb12754: another probable venue would be "Khulna"..south of Bangladesh and just beside world's largest mangrove forest "The Sunderbans"....it's a new venue, which has been already visited by ICC and just yet to be declared the 7th Test Venue of Bangladesh....hope both teams play competitive cricket in the series....:-)

Posted by trueanalyst on (October 14, 2012, 12:47 GMT)

My Team:1)gayle 2.powell 3.bravo 4.c'paul 5.samuels 6.ramdin 7.sammy 8.best/rampaul 9.permaul 10.narine 11.roach

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 12:06 GMT)

dont forget barath,he may be down at the moment but like samuals has a lot of ability . just needs encouragement i like him at no 3

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 12:01 GMT)

Not sure why they persist having Tino Best as a back up bowler, wouldn't a young bowler such as Delorn Johnson or Jason Holder benifit more by being apart of the squad. My team- Gayle, Powell, Fudadin, Bravo, Chanderpaul, Samuels, Ramdin, Sammy, Narine, Rampaul, Roach, with Edwards 12th man.

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (October 14, 2012, 12:01 GMT)

Thought this would have been a perfect opportunity to give Delorn Johnson some experience

Posted by creekeetman on (October 14, 2012, 11:46 GMT)

permaul is a good addition to the squad, still have doubts about asad being a test batsman, even if he made runs against b'desh that would say nothing. as for best, well he will never be test class, not sure why that is'nt clear yet..... great job leaving out f. edwards, lets hope thats permanent.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (October 14, 2012, 11:24 GMT)

@Thermal_sytem Yeah its true these players didn't play but does that make a 'big' difference? I mean Gayle could destroy Bangladesh bowling attack but according to stats Gayle went out for a duck against Bangladesh in his last test match against them and failed in 7 of the 10 odis he has played against a lower ranked opposition against Bangladesh that and these were games he played where Bangladesh were so bad. Also T20 on paper yes absolutely but Bangladesh beat West Indies twice in T20s so I don't understand your problem because these are stats I have brought up. This is not the Bangladesh of 2000 its 2012.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (October 14, 2012, 11:14 GMT)

@legaleagle: Even if Bangladesh loses the next 10 series home or away whitewashed it still won't make a difference to them playing Cricket or not because the same thing happened to them earlier in after 2000 and look they're still playing so just get use to it before it gets to you more. Good thing this is moderated love to here your real views :)

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (October 14, 2012, 10:56 GMT)

@Midonoff - Actually I think you do because you got the simplest things wrong by saying earlier Bangladesh have to play their skin by winning any matches at home blah blah because they have beaten England, New Zealand, West Indies, India and Sri Lanka recently all at home so be careful what you say because these are facts. West Indies no doubt are strong favourites but just like the others don't underestimate us because it doesn't really go your way for those that take it that way.

Posted by JermanSoldier on (October 14, 2012, 10:09 GMT)

Good decision to get permaul in the squad. This series aint goin to be a real challenge for wi as bd are still minnos in test format. Wi need to make some adjustments to get ready to face top class test teams like aus, sa, ind, eng, sl. Kirk edwards has not shown consistancy and form in his last few games. Wi board must resolve issues with Sarvan and bring him back to their test and odi squad in place of edwards. Edwards may perform well against bd. But he has not done so well against top class teams. Permaul is a good batsman too. He can bring depth to the fragile wi batting lineup. All the best wi for this tour...

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 9:13 GMT)

Adam Milne has west indian roots. He also chucks it.

Posted by SwingandSeam on (October 14, 2012, 9:05 GMT)

It seems a bit soon for another tour of Bangladesh. When did they last go to Pakistan? Anyway hope Delorn Johnson gets a call up at some point, but probably right to leave him out for this tour. Kirk Edwards did ok last time, but gets found out against better bowlers

Posted by Midonoff on (October 14, 2012, 8:59 GMT)

@ExtremeSpeed, I don't need to be following Bangladesh cricket as it's depressing. Winning some matches against top sides will not save their cause as they seems to be going know where to be honest. I never heard BD coach or captain in press saying there goal is to move above NZ or W.I in test ranking. In terms of winning the T20 world cup, a win over top sides in a major event will boost any teams confident, does not matter the format if you understands sports.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 7:39 GMT)

my starting x1 1.gayle 2.powell 3.asad4.bravo5.c'paul 6.smauels 7.ramdin 8.sammy 9.roach 10 permaul 11.narine

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 7:33 GMT)

big test for the tigers............................................

Posted by Nadeem1976 on (October 14, 2012, 6:43 GMT)

another triple hundred by gayle in the making. gayle wicket is going to be key once again.

Posted by Shaikhzaid on (October 14, 2012, 6:14 GMT)

Oh where is R.sarwan hd deserve one chance he played very well in county matches this year and Wi batting in test match still weak only Gayle,samuels,chanderapaul is good batsmen in this line up

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (October 14, 2012, 6:09 GMT)

Wise decision. Permaul has experience of playing in Sub-continent & everybody knows that BD condition is heaven for left arm spinners. It will b very interesting to watch which combination will excel - Narine & Permaul or Shakib & Sunny.

Posted by Purbo23 on (October 14, 2012, 5:33 GMT)

Chris Gale and Narine probably make the difference. Bangladesh team needs to sort out how to stop them from performing. Gale is nothing but a cold headed killer in test and pitch will favor canny Narine. Again, Rampul, Samuales or Sammy can make bd life worse. Only way to survive from bangladeshis point of view is to perform collectively.

Posted by mihir_nam on (October 14, 2012, 5:21 GMT)

@Ahemed Hussian. Look at Gayle's current form. if he starts then Bangla will crumble under pressure. and talking about west indies this team has drawn test against India in India..Last year they had good exercise in subcontinent conditions. But Bangladesh won't be easy to defeat in home against windies. apart from 2 test what about ODI's and T20's , why don't Bangladesh goes for some Competitive tri series with West Indies involving Afghanistan or Ireland. Will keep interest till Final. rather than bi lateral 5 Odi series where if some team is leading 3-0 rest 2 games are dead rubber

Posted by Legaleagle on (October 14, 2012, 5:19 GMT)

I really hope Bangladesh is decimated at home so that they come to their senses.

Posted by Azweer on (October 14, 2012, 5:11 GMT)

And i forgot to add the off-spinning "Shane of WIndies" - Shillingford along with spin wizards of Windies... so the list follows likes of Badree, Benn, Bishoo, Narine, Permaul, Shillingford... along with part-timers like Samuels, Deonarine & Gayle!!! OMG!!! strongest team among all i suppose!!!

Posted by Goofballs on (October 14, 2012, 5:03 GMT)

No team is a West Indies Team without Ramnaresh Sarwan.........Or with Sammy in it.

Posted by soorajiyer on (October 14, 2012, 4:59 GMT)

I am amused guys is Sarwan a bad batsman than Kirk Edwards? Get him in guys, he is class... And how I would love to see Windies back to their prime even if it means few more losses to us :) You cant hate them can you!!

Posted by shawnsundar on (October 14, 2012, 4:58 GMT)

My starting XI 1.Gayle 2.Powell 3.Bravo 4.Samuels 5.Chanderpaul 6.Ramdin 7.Sammy 8.Permaul/Deonarine 9.Roach 10.Rampaul 11.Narine

Posted by Azweer on (October 14, 2012, 4:52 GMT)

Looking fwd to Permaul's success :) one of my fav left arm slow bowler, who can show some skills in batting down the order... his counter part in India, as the one i consider is Iqbal Abdulla... i wish he too enters team India soon as possible... Speciality is Permaul can lead the team too... "A little wonder from Guyana" we can say... Apart from bunch of pacers, WIndies have a power packed sets of spinner in its backyard.. Formerly starting from Sulieman Benn, presently Narine, Badree, Bishoo and now Permaul... WIndies reign is just starting... The good older days will be back in soon...

Posted by shivif on (October 14, 2012, 4:19 GMT)

Rampaul is a fast bowler that makes it three

Posted by wiseshah on (October 14, 2012, 4:11 GMT)

it will be narine vs shakib, gayle vs tamim, west indies pacer vs bangladesh spinner. bangladesh should play enamul haq jr and elias sunny alongside shakib. my bangladesh XI: tamim, anamul hauque, naeem islam/rokibul, mushfiq, shakib, mahmudullah, nasir hossain, elias sunny, enamul huq jr, rubel hossain (if he is fit), shahadat/ abul/shafiul

Posted by wiseshah on (October 14, 2012, 4:05 GMT)

lots of talk about shillingford and bishoo but WI cant pick every single player. narine and permaul are the best option at this moment plus they have deonarine and samuel as backup spinner. i think they picked the most strong team in last 10 years. it cant be better than this. so stop criticising team selection

Posted by Douggy on (October 14, 2012, 3:39 GMT)

Much deserved selection for Permaul he is a very impressive young player. Suddenly West Indies have a few promising spinners to choose from (Shillingford and Bishoo). W.I look to be really building something special here , this is a very capable team high on confidence!

Posted by Robster1 on (October 14, 2012, 2:06 GMT)

Shillingford is most unlucky to miss this squad.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 2:05 GMT)

Welcome WI, the new champions to Bangladesh....:)

Posted by Htc-Android on (October 14, 2012, 2:04 GMT)

@ExtremeSpeed. remember chris gayle and Dwayne bravo dint play in any of the matches u won against west indies. This time they have these two along with narine. so dont feel so confident that Bangladesh will win the ODI series. I can still see Bangladesh winning one ODI, but WI will win the ODI and T20 series for sure.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 1:54 GMT)

where is Sarwan???its so sad he is not in the team.

Posted by Dashgar on (October 14, 2012, 1:44 GMT)

Two tests isn't enough. Need at least 3 matches. Last series these teams played was very close. At home Bangladesh will fancy their chances.

Posted by nthuq on (October 14, 2012, 1:01 GMT)

Would love to see Anamul Haque given a test cap against the Windies. He has potential to be a VERY long term consistent run scorer for Bangladesh at the top of the order.

Posted by nskaile on (October 14, 2012, 1:01 GMT)

RAMDIN AS VICE CAP? SERIOUSLY? IN 47 TEST MATCHES he ave 23.42 with ONLY 2 centures on his name. Its time to pick some young WK FOR GOD SAKE!

Posted by AzAb12754 on (October 14, 2012, 1:00 GMT)

Can a Bangladeshi tell me where the other one of the two Test matches will played because the Zohar Stadium is under going through complete renovation work and Shere-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur is only going to host 1 Test match so who knows where the other one is going to be held at? cheers!

Posted by hassaboy on (October 14, 2012, 0:54 GMT)

Yes! where is Bishoo? This guy was awarded the ICC Emerging Player of the year 2011. He failed in just one test like so many others and he has been left out since. If he has any problem were is that GREAT COACHING STAFF to help him. Come on. Dont just discard someone with so much potential.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 0:44 GMT)

delboy even thouh i am a guyanes we have to admit it that bishoo days as a test player is over he just lost the chance to develop over the last few matches as a bowler in general u have to stay ontop of your game and lately he have not be bowling well so it is safe to say w/i will look at other spinner their is no way that narine is lucky to be in this side he deserve to be there also shillingford the team is balance even i would of prefer to see young johnson in this team before permal we have samuels and gale as an option to back up narine this why johnson would of being a better choice it is time we finish with edwards and best why not gerome taylor with roach why every time a team is selected that we always want to blame the coach he is not a selector he can give his opinion but at the end of the day it is the selector who calls the shots so it is time we stop blaming the coach he can coach them how much he want to but at the end of the day it is the mentality of the player to do

Posted by Htc-Android on (October 14, 2012, 0:39 GMT)

would have loved to see sarwan inplace of fudadin. he is a solid test player.good player of spin. when chanderpaul retires, sarwan should replace him. my team. 1.gayle 2. powell 3. bravo 4.samuels 5.chanders 6.deonarine 7.ramdin 8.sammy 9.roach 10.rampaul 11. narine. this wont be the same WI teaM THAT Bangladesh faced last time. Bangladesh has no chance against this team.

Posted by cyborg on (October 14, 2012, 0:27 GMT)

great looking squad there , Bangladesh will need to play out of their skins , feel sorry for shillingford though , lets see how it goes

Posted by delboy on (October 14, 2012, 0:14 GMT)

Where is Bishoo? Isn't Narine lucky he got IPL exposure and coaching elsewhere, Bishoo a star 2 seasons ago under the WI regime (SUPER COACHING) is reduced to an has been.

Posted by   on (October 14, 2012, 0:01 GMT)

Where did Shane Shillingford of Dominica went wrong? and what encoragement is given to young Delorn Johnson?

Posted by The_Ashes on (October 13, 2012, 23:56 GMT)

The 3 key players in my view for West Indies in this series are Gayle, Darren and Narine and for Bangladesh Tamim, Shakib and Nasir. I can't really see either fast bowlers of both these teams gaining the spotlight in this series considering the pitches of Bangladesh.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (October 13, 2012, 23:42 GMT)

@Midonoff - I guess you haven't been following much of Bangladesh Cricket because they beat India and Sri Lanka at home recently quite comfortably and ran Pakistan close to the last death all better teams than Windies. Winning T20 does not prove anything world champs because even a weak team like Bangladesh have beaten West Indies twice in T20s if you can recall.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (October 13, 2012, 23:37 GMT)

Its funny that some of our respective Windies fan are feeling so confident of beating Bangladesh in all the series 'comfortably' even though Bangladesh gave them a very tough ride across all the formats last year I mean the 2 match test series was actually 1-0 to West Indies, ODI series 2-1 and 1 match T20 won by Bangladesh not exactly a thrashing or whitewash by West Indies. I'd also like to remind them that Bangladesh are a different team to what they were last time Windies met Bangladesh since they had that BPL of theirs because at home now I can't see Windies winning at least the ODI series against Bangladesh. Most likely the West Indies will probably win the Test series 1-0 again but lets see anyway all the best.

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 23:37 GMT)

I guess permaul is being chosen to be further prepared as a future captain after sammy leave the test side. Therefore it means in the future west indies may have two spinners and two pacemen, which may be a right and a left in both department. When chanderpaul retire a proper pace allrounder may replace him whosoever that person will be.

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 23:36 GMT)

Why is Shane Shillingford so out of favor with these selectors all of a sudden and that is just after he broke a West Indian record for taking 10 wkts in a match which existed for over 40 years...is there more to it than they are telling us?

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 23:32 GMT)

We will probably get away with bad selections against Bangladesh but Shillingford should be in the Test squad against stronger teams. In the good old days we had four and five pacers in the squad. Now that we have spinning strength what's wrong with playing two spinners, and having a third in the squad as back-up or for rotation?

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 23:14 GMT)

Kieran Powell and Assad are future of west Indies cricket....

Posted by johnal on (October 13, 2012, 23:03 GMT)

wat about shillingford this guy took 10 wickets vs australia had a bad series against England and then dropped good team otherwise hope they put the t20 sucess behind them.its going to be a good series with 2 struggling test teams

Posted by Midonoff on (October 13, 2012, 23:01 GMT)

Why West Indies playing Bangladesh again? Is this another test to see if they can beat W.I? Bangladesh will have to play out of their skin to win any match even on home soil. This is a good squaD and W.I are brimming in confidence after wining they T20 World Cup.

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 22:56 GMT)

this jus shows how confused & confusing the administrators in west indies cricket r. against very strong opposition India, Pakistan, England, Australia Gibson & co kicked all the senior batters out of the team talking about focusing on youth and building a star team. It didnt even matter that some of these series were being played in the West Indies where fans would want to see our strongest team on the field. yet against a much weaker team like Bangladesh which we already know we should beat fairly easily with our senior players even in their own backyard Gibson Sammy & co refuse to make use of our best opportunity to expose the young inexperienced players to test cricket. Where is the logic in that? This is the time when we should push Brathwaite, Bharat, Powell, Bravo, Edwards Fudadin Simmons, Johnson, Pascal , Roach , Narine, Permaul, Gabriel into the team to give them exposure to subcontinent conditions. not overwhelm them against India or those stronger teams.

Posted by Alexk400 on (October 13, 2012, 22:54 GMT)

THis guy going to be future captain of West indies. I have not seen him play or anything. My gut instinct says

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 22:41 GMT)

where is shane, WI are over doing it now...... guy did real good vs a top team jsut to get dropped for the next series........

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 22:24 GMT)


Posted by Randy_Wilson on (October 13, 2012, 22:20 GMT)

Dywane Bravo is Injured. Sarwan dont wanna play for WI, people need to read up instead of just posting why they dont pick this or that player. but I have heard there is a Talk going on between the board and Sarwan to get him Back. Also K Edward given a life, it's good against Bangladesh hope he can find back form, along with Daren Bravo, both of these are the Most successful Batmen that made Debut in the last 2-3 Years. Why pick Nash and Not edward?? NASH Match 21 . Avg 33.42. Age 34 8: 50's and 2: 100's. K Edwards Match 9. avg 39.11 Age 27. 4:50's and 2:100's. K Edwards. Failer was against England in England. he had one Bad tour and people want to write him off??

@Kumail_Asadi Badree cant really play Test. he is more a T20 player. as for Bishoo, Narine toke his Spot, while Veerasammy came in for Shilligford.

Dont really see a problem for me with this Test Team. Its a good Team.

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 22:09 GMT)

Wow. What has Shillingford done wrong since playing for the West Indies team? he gets dropped for taking wickets? A bad england game? This is so ridiculous. No wonder Permpaul was bowling himself so much in the tour match against New Zealand. West Indies cricket and politics will never leave. You are touring a country where spin will be a huge factor and a man that has taken boat loads of wickets against bangladesh A cannot get picked in the team?

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 22:03 GMT)

Get Sarwan in thr and also Dwayne Bravo.....ask Ramdin to open.

Gayle, Ramdin (Openers) Sarwan, Samuels, Darren Bravo, Chandrapaul (Middle Order) Dwayne Bravo (All Rounder) Sammy, Rampaul / Roach / Best (Fast Bowlers) Narine, Permaul (Spinners)

...........All The Best West Indies

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 21:52 GMT)


Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 21:42 GMT)

Why is SAMMY still our TEST skipper .As i see it , this guy got to be the "fittest" person in the world .

Posted by cricketdebator on (October 13, 2012, 21:38 GMT)

In my opinion it is absolutely nonsense to be taking 38 year old Chanderpaul on a 2-test tour of Bangladesh. This is a tour where WI will most likely start as favourites, and an ideal opportunity to expose any young promising batsman. Instead, what we are seeing here is that because of Chanderpaul's presence, promosing players like Deonarine and Fuddadin will be left out of the final eleven. I repeat - absolute nonsense!

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 21:36 GMT)

"The decision to omit Edwards means they have only two out-and-out fast bowlers, in Tino Best and Kemar Roach, with Darren Sammy completing the pace department"..............Wow.....so wat abt Ravi Rampaul ?????

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 21:26 GMT)

From that squad I'm guessing they'll pick: Gayle Powell Edwards Bravo Samuels Chanderpaul Ramdin (wk) Sammy Rampaul Roach Narine

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 21:25 GMT)

Good squad for West Indies! No major surprises for them. Permaul's earned his call up it seems, but, I'm not convinced with Kieron Powell as a Test batsman. Other than that, the side pretty much picks itself. If I was the captain, this would be my XI: 1. Gayle, 2. K Edwards, 3. Darren Bravo, 4. Samuels, 5. Chanderpaul, 6. Deonarine, 7. Ramdin, 8. Sammy, 9. Roach, 10. Narine, 11. Best.

I'm not convinced with Powell. He can bat but doesn't get the scores & isn't consistent. K Edwards is a decent batsman, despite his horrid England tour, he was quite good up until then. As much as Permaul has deserved a call up, West Indies won't be able to cope with just 2 seam bowlers so they need to pick 3. Roach is their best bowler, Best is very aggressive & unsettles batsmen with his pace & bounce. Sammy of course makes up the 3rd seamer spot as he's the captain. Narine isn't their only spinner as Gayle is more than capable, as is Samuels & Deonarine so they won't need a 2nd "specialist" spinner.

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 21:21 GMT)

someone really like kirk y not Dwayne i think he a better batsman than kirk

Posted by aariej on (October 13, 2012, 21:15 GMT)

Would be even stronger if sarwan and bishoo were included.

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 21:03 GMT)

@mihir_nam...Funny! he went out for a Duck the last time he played against Bangladesh in a Test match we'll see :P

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 21:01 GMT)

Finally Bangladesh have some Tests coming up been almost a year would you believe since they last played a Test match. This is how I think Bangladesh's 11 should be for Tests 01.Tamim, 02.Nazimuddin, 03.Shahriar, 04.Saqibul, 05.Nasir, 06.Rahim, 07.Mahmudullah, 08.Mortaza, 09.Sunny, 10.Nazmul, 11.Abul. If Bangladesh are playing ODIs later on then its about time Anamul Haque the top run scorer at Under-19 World Cup by a distance makes his debut at limited overs.

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 20:46 GMT)

Why are we not taking Dwayne Bravo seriously as a test batsman? He should be the man we are preparing to replace Sammy at the Test level.

Wow...Kirk Edwards has many lives. Would really have liked to so Sarwan there instead. And Nash is clearly no longer in the picture.

The batting looks pretty thin.

Posted by wiseshah on (October 13, 2012, 20:35 GMT)

strong WI team, all the bases covered. They are on rise, specially after arrival of narine and gayle and samuel's strong comeback. Bangladesh need to play well, hope they will pick a good squad to show fighting

Posted by mihir_nam on (October 13, 2012, 20:35 GMT)

Where is schedule? when schedule is not announced how can west indies select team. Has Bangladesh finalized the venue. Anyways will be a good test series i guess. West Indies after 0-2 bashing by Bangladesh at home..Will be in full Strength to play Bangladesh in their home conditions. Well may be one more 300+ is on cards by Mr.Galye ...

Posted by Kumail_Asadi on (October 13, 2012, 20:19 GMT)

Why Bishoo and Badree are not is squad? that's not good selection. Introducing new faces and forgetting old one? Is this new WI board policy? Charles should also given chance in Test. Inspite of Deonarine , some other one should get chance.

Posted by   on (October 13, 2012, 20:18 GMT)

Gayle, Ramdin, Darren Bravo, Samuels, Chanderpaul, Deonarine, Dwayne Bravo, Sammy, Roach, Narine, Permaul... would've been the ideal XI for the Bangladesh Tests.. To counter Sammy at 8 i think its a requisite to get Ramdin to open and bat alongside Gayle, to achieve the balance in the team...

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