Ramdin dropped from T20 squad


Sports Page—Thursday 25th July 2013–Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin continued to be left out of West Indies’ limited-overs plans, as he was omitted from the 13-man T20 squad for the two-match series against Pakistan. The squad includes Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who missed the previous T20 series against Zimbabwe in March due to rest and injury respectively. Besides Ramdin, the only other player dropped is the allrounder Andre Russell.

Ramdin was left out of the ODI squad in the ongoing five-match series against Pakistan, leaving the wicketkeeping duties to Johnson Charles. Ramdin has hit only one half-century since his recall to the West Indies one-day side in October 2011, and had been dropped in several recent matches, during the Champions Trophy and the home tri-series which also featured India and Sri Lanka. Kieron Pollard was retained despite his poor limited-overs form in 2013, making six ducks in ODIs. The two matches are scheduled on July 27 and 28 in St Vincent

This will be West Indies’ last set of international matches for the season before the inaugural Caribbean Premier League begins on July 30

The full squad:

Darren Sammy (capt), Samuel Badree, Christopher Barnwell, Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles (wk), Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons

IN – Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels

OUT – Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell

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