Thursday 11 July 2013 

Ramdin Left Out For Opening Pakistan ODIs

Denesh Ramdin has been left out of the West Indies' squad for the first two ODIs against Pakistan
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Wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin has been left out of West Indies' squad for the opening two One-Day Internationals against Pakistan in Guyana.

Lendl Simmons, who was recalled to replace Dwayne Bravo during the recent tri-series, retains his place in the squad, as does Jason Holder, who came in for injured fast bowler Ravi Rampaul.

The squad is otherwise unchanged from the one that finished the series against India and Sri Lanka with Johnson Charles expected to keep the wicket-keeping gloves and Simmons an option.

Earlier this year, Ramdin was banned for two of the West Indies' Champions Trophy matches after being found guilty of claiming a grounded catch.

Charles kept against South Africa and India but Ramdin was kept in the squad for the Celkon Mobile Cup against India and Sri Lanka.

However, scores of four and nine against India ended up with him losing his place against Sri Lanka and Charles now has the opportunity to nail down a spot in the side as a specialist wicket-keeper while also opening the batting, although Devon Smith could be asked to move up the order.

West Indies failed to reach the final of the tri-series and host Pakistan for five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.

Guyana hosts the first two matches on 14th and 16th July as international cricket returns to the country for the first time in a year.

West Indies ODI squad: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Devon Smith

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Fixtures & Results
14th July: 1st ODI, Providence
PAK 224-9 beat WIN 98 by 126 runs
16th July: 2nd ODI, Providence
WIN 232-8 beat PAK 195 by 37 runs
19th July: 3rd ODI, Saint Lucia
PAK 229-6 tied with WIN 229-9
21st July: 4th ODI, Saint Lucia
PAK 189-4 beat WIN 261-7 by 6 wickets (D/L)
24th July: 5th ODI, Saint Lucia
PAK 243-6 beat WIN 242-7 by 4 wickets
27th July: 1st T20I, Kingstown
PAK 158-8 beat WIN 152-7 by 2 wickets
28th July: 2nd T20I, Kingstown
PAK 135-7 beat WIN 124-9 by 11 runs