West Indies Go For Mix Of Youth And Experience
The West Indies have named a youthful 15-man squad for the 2011 World Cup, as they bid to return to the glory years when they won the tournament in 1975 and 1979.
In among experienced players such as Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan are exciting talents including Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Kemar Roach and Andre Russell.
All-rounder Russell is the only uncapped member of the squad and has played just one Test match during his side's recent tour of Sri Lanka - the one-day leg of which was postponed and will be replayed prior to the World Cup, which begins on 19th February.
The West Indies begin their campaign against South Africa in New Delhi on 24th February.
“The Selection Committee deliberated extensively over the selection of this most important World Cup squad and while choosing some players was straightforward we believe that we have come up with a good mix of players who will be able to do well in the Asian conditions,” chairman of the selection committee Clyde Butts said.
“We have some of the most experienced ODI cricketers on the international stage along with the effervescence and freshness of some quality young players who we are confident can not only contribute to the team but win matches,” he added.
West Indies World Cup squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Chris Gayle, Nikita Miller, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith
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