West Indies Recall Sarwan For Australia Tour
The West Indies have named a 15-man squad for their limited overs series in Australia, recalling Ramnaresh Sarwan and Narsingh Deonarine but leaving out Marlon Samuels.
Dwayne Bravo also returns following a prolonged absence due to injury and will act as vice-captain to Darren Sammy, who will continue as captain in the West Indies' first engagement since their tour of Bangladesh.
On that tour, they lost a five-match ODI series 3-2 but beat the hosts in the only Twenty20 International - their first such match since winning the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka.
32-year-old Sarwan last played for the West Indies ODI team in June 2011 while fellow Guyanese Deonarine hasn't played since June 2010.
Sarwan's return to the side comes on the back of a strong season in 2012 with Leicestershire, in which he scored 294 runs in eight matches including a century as he looks to add to his tally of 173 ODIs.
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Along with Samuels, Veerasammy Permaul, Ravi Rampaul, Lendl Simmons and Dwayne Smith have been dropped from the squad which travelled to Bangladesh with Johnson Charles and Jason Holder also called up. Uncapped quick bowler Holder has an outstanding record in domestic cricket as well as 12 wickets in six Under-19 matches for the West Indies.
The tour, which comprises five ODIs and a Twenty20 International, begins on 29th January when the West Indians take on a Prime Minister's XI captained by Ricky Ponting.
West Indies ODI squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Dwayne Bravo (vice-captain), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Narsingh Deonarine, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieran Pollard, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Thomas
29th January: Prime Minister's XI, Canberra
1st Febrauary: 1st ODI, WACA Ground, Perth
3rd February: 2nd ODI – WACA Ground, Perth
6th February: 3rd ODI – Manuka Oval, Canberra
8th February: 4th ODI – SCG, Sydney
10th February: 5th ODI – MCG, Melbourne
13th February: T20I – Gabba, Brisbane
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