Rampaul named in West Indies squad for Zimbabwe tour

Ravi Rampaul, a 19-year-old fast bowler from Trinidad and Tobago, has been named in West Indies' 16-man squad for the tour to Zimbabwe. Rampaul is the only new face in the squad, as the selectors decided to stick with the players who performed creditably in the home series against Australia and Sri Lanka earlier this year. The bowling line-up includes Jerome Taylor and Fidel Edwards, both of whom made their debuts in the series against Sri Lanka. Jermaine Lawson, who is undergoing remedial work on his action after being reported by the umpires during the last Test against Australia, has been omitted.

West Indies will play two Tests and five one-day internationals in Zimbabwe, with the first Test starting in Harare on November 4.

Chris Gayle, Wavell Hinds, Daren Ganga, Brian Lara (capt), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Carlton Baugh Jr (wk), Ridley Jacobs (wk), Omari Banks, Vasbert Drakes, Jerome Taylor, Corey Collymore, Fidel Edwards, Mervyn Dillon, Ravi Rampaul.