Ramdin included in Windies A One Day squad

St John's Antigua - The West Indies Cricket Board announces that seasoned wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been included in the West Indies A One Day squad to face Pakistan in three One Dayers in the Digicel Series.

“This is an opportunity for Denesh to regain some confidence and form even as he helps to develop younger players by imparting knowledge gained while playing for the West Indies senior team,” said Chairman of the WICB Selection Committee Clyde Butts.

David Bernard Jr has been retained as captain and Jason Holder will continue as his deputy.

West Indies A One Day Squad
David Bernard Jr – Captain
Jason Holder – Vice Captain
Devendra Bishoo
Jonathan Carter
Rajendra Chandrika
Johnson Charles
Kirk Edwards
Andre Fletcher
Nikita Miler
Kieran Powell
Denesh Ramdin
Ravi Rampaul
Gavin Tonge

From the previously announced 13 man T20 squad, Miles Bascombe, Jonathan Foo, Danza Hyatt, Ashley Nurse and Krishmar Santokie will make way for Barbadian batsman Jonathan Carter, openers Kieran Powell of Nevis and Rajendra Chandrika of Guyana, Antiguan pacer Gavin Tonge and Ramdin.

Noting that there were some players who performed well in the recently concluded Regional 50 Over Tournament who narrowly missed out on selection, Butts said that the thinking of the selectors in picking the squads was three-fold.

“In selecting the team it was to ensure that players who can go on to play immediately for the West Indies team in case of injury to any player on the West Indies squad have cricket under their belt,” Butts explained.

“It was also with a view to the development of young players who show potential for the future and finally ensuring that players who have done well in regional competitions are exposed to higher level competition,” Butts said.

“There are young players like Holder, Johnson Charles, Jonathan Carter, Devendra Bishoo, Jonathan Foo and Ashley Nurse who have all shown their worth in various formats,” Butts said

“Then there are the experienced senior men in like Bernard, Tonge, Ramdin, Rampaul and Miller who the younger players can learn from during the series,” Butts said.

WICB also announces that admission to all matches is free as the WICB continues to engage in initiatives to bring fans back to the game.

The previously announced West Indies A Squad for the two Digicel Twenty20s:

David Bernard Jr – Captain
Jason Holder – Vice Captain
Miles Bascombe
Devendra Bishoo
Johnson Charles
Kirk Edwards
Andre Fletcher
Jonathan Foo
Danza Hyatt
Nikita Miller
Ashley Nurse
Ravi Rampaul
Krishmar Santokie
 
Team Management Unit
Henderson Springer – Head Coach
Lyndel Wright – Team Manager
Janel Springer – Physiotherapist

Antigua
Nov 5:
West Indies A v Pakistan A – First Digicel T20 Match - Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds (6:30pm) – Umpires: Joel Wilson & Gregory Brathwaite (Clancy Mack – Standby)

Nov 6: West Indies A v Pakistan A – Second Digicel T20 Match - Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds (6:30pm) – Umpires: Joel Wilson & Gregory Brathwaite (Clancy Mack – Standby)
 
Grenada
Nov 9:
West Indies A v Pakistan A – First Digicel One Day Match – Grenada National Stadium (9am) – Umpires: Peter Nero & Nigel Duguid (Standby TBA)

Nov 11: West Indies A v Pakistan A – Second Digicel One Day Match – Progress Park (9am) – Umpires: Peter Nero & Nigel Duguid (Standby TBA)

Nov 14: West Indies A v Pakistan A – Third Digicel One Day Match – Progress Park (9am) – Umpires: Peter Nero & Nigel Duguid (Standby TBA)
 
St Vincent & The Grenadines
Nov 18 to 21:
West Indies A v Pakistan A – First Digicel ‘Test’ – Arnos Vale Sports Complex (9:30am) – Umpires: Peter Nero & Nigel Duguid (Goland Greaves – Standby)

Nov 24 to 27: West Indies A v Pakistan A – Second Digicel ‘Test’ – Arnos Vale Sports Complex (9:30am) – Umpires: Joel Wilson & Gregory Brathwaite (Goland Greaves – Standby)

Pakistan A Squad: Faisal Iqbal (Captain), Khurram Manzoor, Umair Khan, Abid Ali, Amer Sajjad, Usman Arshad, Yasir Arafat, Yasir Shah, Sarfraz Ahmad (wicketkeeper), Zulfiqar Babar, Junaid Khan, Anwar Ali, Tabish Khan, M. Rameez, Shan Masood
 
Team Management: Abdul Rehman – Head Coach, Team Manager – Naveed Akram Cheema, Fitness Trainer – Imran-Ullah, Physiotherapist – Dr. Sohail Saleem, Video Analyst – Umer Farooq

Usman Arshad and Yasir Arafat have replaced Hammad Azam (injured) and Naveed Yasin (not granted visa).