Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been dumped from the regional Twenty20 squad to take on Pakistan on Saturday and Sunday in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
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. Johnson Charles will again be entrusted with the wicketkeeping duties.
There is once again no place for talented all-rounder Andre Russell, currently plying his trade for Worcestershire in England’s domestic Twenty20 competition. Russell also did not feature in the Tri-Nation series or that against Pakistan.
Promising fast bowler Jason Holder who had a good ODI series against Pakistan makes way for Trinidadian pacer Shannon Gabriel who bowled well during the Regional Twenty20 Tournament.
Barbadian pacer Tino Best, who has been an expensive option during both the Tri-Nation series and the ODIs against Pakistan, has also been retained by the selectors.