Mohammed And Narine In West Indies ODI Squad
Uncapped Trinidad duo Jason Mohammed and Sunil Narine have been named in the West Indian One-Day International squad to play India.
A 15-man squad has been named for the five-match series, which gets underway on 30th November.
Right-hand batsman Mohammed, 25, has, like leg-spinner Narine, been rewarded for excellent form in domestic cricket and join up with the majority of the players who beat Bangladesh 2-1 in the series prior to their arrival in India.
"In the Super50 Jason showed maturity, guts and fight in the way he batted on some difficult pitches," West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selector Robert Haynes said.
"He scored vital runs to pull his team out of difficult situations, scored the most runs in the tournament and as selectors we also thought that with the pitches in Guyana not being very different to the pitches in India and Jason having done so well on those types of surface that it augured well for his selection to the ODI squad."
Speaking about Narine's performances and selection, he added: "Sunil bowled well in the Indian conditions in Champions League for Trinidad and Tobago and then in the Super50 he was exceptional.
"Batsmen have difficulty reading him and we thought that he is deserving of his selection to show his worth against international batsmen.
"He is also a capable lower order batsman who can give the team 30 to 40 runs and overall we are impressed with way he approaches batting both for Trinidad and Tobago and in the recent West Indies A Team match in St Lucia."
West Indies ODI squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Danza Hyatt, Anthony Martin, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons
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