West Indies Drop Sarwan, Call Up Powell For Final Test

West Indies Drop Sarwan, Call Up Powell For Final Test
West Indies Drop Sarwan, Call Up Powell For Final Test
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The West Indies have dropped experienced batsman and former captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, replacing him with uncapped left-hand opener Kieran Powell for the third and final Test against India.

Sarwan has paid the penalty for a dismal run of form that has garnered him just 29 runs in four innings in the series so far, despite three half-centuries and 216 runs in the One-Day Internationals.

21-year-old Powell hails from Nevis and has played two ODIs, one against Bangladesh and one against India at the 2009 Champions Trophy event in South Africa, when a number of experienced players - including, ironically enough, Sarwan, were unavailable.

Powell is a graduate of the Sagicor High Performance Centre and a regular member of the Leeward Islands squad, and has played 23 first-class matches, scoring 1362 runs at 38.91.

The third Test begins in Dominica on 6th July and India take a 1-0 lead into the match following a 63-run win in Jamaica and then the second match in Barbados was drawn.

West Indies Test squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Kirk Edwards, Kieran Powell, Ravi Rampaul, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons

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