Bangladesh in West Indies 2014

Dwayne Bravo returns to lead West Indies

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August 9, 2014

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Dwayne Bravo breaks into a dance after taking a wicket, St Lucia Zouks v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, CPL 2014, Gros Islet, August 2, 2014
Dwayne Bravo's first competitive cricket since his injury was in the CPL © LatinContent/Getty Images
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Dwayne Bravo has made a comeback from injury to lead the West Indies team in the home ODIs against Bangladesh in August. Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Kemar Roach are the additions to the squad that played West Indies' previous ODI assignment - against England at home in March. Kieran Powell, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Smith are the players missing from that group.

Bravo had been ruled out of the 2014 IPL season after hurting his shoulder fielding for Chennai Super Kings during their opening game against Kings XI Punjab, and he missed West Indies' home series against New Zealand. He made a comeback to competitive cricket during the ongoing CPL as captain of the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel franchise.

Gayle had missed the one-day series against England after suffering lower back pain following in the preceding first Twenty20 against Ireland, while Pollard had a knee injury and Roach was recuperating from a shoulder injury.

Powell and Samuels remain out of favour after poor performances in the home Tests against New Zealand. Smith didn't make the cut after ordinary performances in the ODIs against England, the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and the home T20s against New Zealand. He was overlooked for selection despite hitting two centuries in his first eight CPL innings, though his other six scores were poor.

Squad: Dwayne Bravo (capt), Darren Bravo, Kirk Edwards Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy Lendl Simmons
In: Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Kemar Roach
Out: Kieran Powell, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Smith

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Posted by   on (August 11, 2014, 16:18 GMT)

why dont i see jerome taylor in the squad here and in other links i see them saying he has returned for the squad

Posted by JoshFromJamRock on (August 11, 2014, 13:42 GMT)

If Holder can put on some more good performances with the bat, it will only be a matter of time before he cements his place in the ODI XI as a bowling allrounder who is good enough to bat at 7. If this happens very soon, Taylor, Roach, Rampaul and Narine could all fit in the XI and WI would have a very good team for the world cup. Ramdin can bat at 6 as he's grown immensely in both maturity and consistency leaving the selectors to find the five best batsmen to construct the top and middle order. BUT until these batsmen develop better temperament, its safer to play 7 batsmen (WK included) and four bowlers.

1)Gayle 2)Simmons 3)Edwards 4)DM Bravo 5)DJ Bravo 6)Pollard 7)Ramdin 8)Roach 9)Narine 10)Rampaul 11)Taylor ---- Reserves: Holder, Badree, Russell and Samuels.

Posted by expediters on (August 11, 2014, 2:20 GMT)

Could someone please tell me why Samuel Badree was overlooked for this Odi series....Come on!! Look at his stats...there must be more ways to utilise this great talent and not just limit it to 4 overs.

Posted by wapuser on (August 10, 2014, 19:55 GMT)

Ramdin needs to bat at 5 so Simmons can open. The two of them are the best in the team and should hold the innings together by providing some stability in the top and middle orders.

ALTHOUGH,the team is missing the best 2 bats in the windies from guyana, chanderpaul (our Misbah/younis) and Sarwan (our KP).

Taylor, Carlos Brathwaite & Russell are two of the best strike bowlers (and they dont give us the medium pace rubbish others dish up, both can hit 140k's consistently, ideal in bouncy seaming Aus conditions) but are again, ignored (island politics?)

Kraigg Brathwaite should have superseeded Kirk as he is far superior and less prone to edging to slip outside off stump.

And again, maybe the new panel should work it out, maybe they wont. You never know with west indies

Posted by josphe on (August 10, 2014, 16:05 GMT)

I fail too see why Andre Russel keeps being ignored for ODI's. If you look at his record he has a better bowling and batting record than the 3 all rounders(Bravo, Pollard and Sammy) who keeps getting picked before him. I think he can play a key role if W.I want to do god in the world cup. He can play that kind of Faulkner role for the windies. Also i feel west indies needs to play 5 proper batsmen and all rounder at 6 and then the bowlers. Playing pollard and bravo in the same team wont cut it since pollard averages under 30 with the bat and barely bowls so can hardly be considered an all wounder. And anyone asking for Ramdin to be dropped must be crazy, he has been a good a batsman as any in the West Indies over the past year or so he has finnaly come of age.

Posted by   on (August 10, 2014, 14:23 GMT)

Strong team against Bangladesh. Hope Bangladesh will fight against this strong team. Sakib Al Hasan is absent is this tour.

Posted by wapuser on (August 10, 2014, 2:58 GMT)

Kieron Pollard does not warrant selection in the squad, much less the xi, after a poor ipl, cpl and a dire lack of international cricket,(need i remind you he was dropped for averaging 14 with 3 consecutive ducks since the tri series) His technical defiecencies against short balls and spin bowling has been exposed in the current cpl, and playing him would mean wasting ramdin whose had a purple patch since returning to the team.

Posted by larahooperinc on (August 10, 2014, 0:55 GMT)

I am surprised that taylor was not selected,we are too close to the world cup not to be selecting our best team.These selectors will have to realize Sammy can no longer make the odi team as a bowler.Although I understand Edwards selection,i disagree with him being used as opener.we have get our top 4 fixed for wc on aussie soil.Maybe we need to pick our best 5 batsmen,dj bravo and the best 4 bowlers.Gayle,Simmons,Edwards,lil Bravo,Samuels,big Bravo,Ramdin,Taylor,Narine,Roach,rampaul.Reserves -Pollard,Sammy,Russell,Holder etc.

Posted by satspeare on (August 9, 2014, 23:49 GMT)

Totally agreed @ Dr_Van. My 11 1 Chris Gayle 2 Lendl Simmons 3 Darren Bravo 4 Kirk Edwards 5 Denesh Ramdin 6 Dwayne Bravo 7 Kieron Pollard / Darren Sammy 8 Jason Holder 9 Sunil Narine 10 Kemar Roach 11 Ravi Rampaul / Nikita Miller. Sammy and Miller will miss out. Pollard and Sammy are playing as all rounders in the squad, so its either or and not both. Captain Bravo plays as a batsman who MAY bowl. The fifth bowing option is shared between either #7, captain & maybe Simmons. Ramdin is in good nick and must be responsible for holding the lower order together. Depending on the wicket, we play both spinners.

Posted by 10yearstudent on (August 9, 2014, 22:15 GMT)

time for Samuels to move on which is good.I think if gayle fails again at the top it is time to drop him too. time to blood new youth as opener.

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