West Indies in South Africa 2007-08 January 10, 2008

Rampaul and Chattergoon included in ODI squad

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Ravi Rampaul is becoming a regular in West Indies' ODI squad © Getty Images
 

West Indies have included Guyana batsman Sewnarine Chattergoon and Trinidad and Tobago fast bowler Ravi Rampaul in their 16-man squad for the ODI series in South Africa.

Rampaul and Chattergoon will replace fast bowler Pedro Collins and batsman Daren Ganga who were in the Test squad. Chattergoon's last one-dayer was against India in May 2006 while Rampaul is becoming a regular in the one-day side.

There was still no place in the squad for Ramnaresh Sarwan, who returned from an ankle injury to score a century and a half-century against Trinidad and Tobago in the first round of the Carib Beer Cup competition.

Rampaul said that the conditions in South Africa would suit his bowling. "The wickets offer a lot more bounce and the atmosphere there allows for generous swing," he told CMC. "This would really help my bowling and I am looking forward to playing down there."

West Indies and South Africa face off in a five-match ODI series, which starts on January 20 in Centurion.

Squad: Chris Gayle (capt), Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Runako Morton, Brenton Parchment, Devon Smith, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Patrick Browne, Darren Sammy, Rawl Lewis, Jerome Taylor, Daren Powell, Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul, Sewnarine Chattergoon

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