Denesh Ramdin has fractured his right thumb while batting in a warm-up match and will be replaced in the West Indies squad by Carlton Baugh for the first three matches of the ODI series against Australia. Ramdin, who was named vice-captain for the series, will travel back to Trinidad & Tobago and is expected to be out for two weeks, which means he is likely to miss all five matches of the series and perhaps the two Twenty20 internationals too.
Baugh will have to leave Jamaica's match against T & T in the Regional Four-Day competition, in which he had scored a century on the first day, midway, and will be replaced by Horace Miller in the Jamaican line-up. Baugh, who is West Indies' first-choice keeper in Tests, has not played a limited-overs international since India's ODI series in the West Indies in June last year.
Ramdin replaced Baugh in the West Indies one-day XI after that series, after a year of being ignored. He impressed on the tour of India, scoring a fighting 96 in the fourth ODI, in Indore, but has now had his comeback interrupted by injury.
West Indies will name a new vice-captain for the ODI series in the next few days. The squad will travel from Barbados to St Vincent on Monday, where they will play the first ODI against Australia on March 16.
Edited by Dustin Silgardo