Two new spinners in West Indies Test squad

March 12th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by admin  

Bridgetown, March 12 (IANS) Spinners Sulieman Benn and Amit Jaggernauth figure in the West Indies Test squad for the first time and could make their debuts against Sri Lanka later this month. Trinidadian off-spinner Jaggernauth and Barbados left-arm spinner Benn were in the 15-man squad announced Tuesday for the first Test against Sri Lanka which will be played at the Providence Stadium in Guyana from March 22.

Another spinner, Barbados all-rounder Ryan Hinds has been recalled to the side after almost three years. His last appearance was against South Africa in April 2005.

As expected, Ramnaresh Sarwan is back in the squad, having recovered from injury and will strengthen the batting.

Jamaican Marlon Samuels is in the squad, but as a batsman. He is barred from bowling by the International Cricket Council for his unfair bowling action.

Batsmen Brenton Parchment and Runako Morton, who were on the recent tour to South Africa, are dropped and so are all-rounder Darren Sammy and batsman Daren Ganga.


Chris Gayle (capt), Dwayne Bravo, Sulieman Benn, Sewnarine Chattergoon, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Pedro Collins, Fidel Edwards, Ryan Hinds, Amit Jaggernauth, Darren Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor.

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