West Indies name squad for first Test
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:AP Richardson, AB Barath
Event:Bangladesh in West Indies 2009

DateLine: 7th July 2009


The West Indian selectors have named a 13-member squad for the first Test against Bangladesh starting on Thursday.


The 13-man squad features Jamaican seamer Andrew Richardson, who took part in the tour to England in May but has not played in a full international. Australian-born Brendan Nash, who was not part of the squad for recent Twenty20 and One-day games, returns to the side while Trinidad seamer Ravi Rampaul, who impressed with a four-wicket haul in an ODI against India last month, could get his first chance in a Test side.


There was no place for Darren Bravo, younger brother of Dwayne Bravo, who had featured in the games against India, and all-rounders Darren Sammy and David Bernard have also been left out. Pace bowler Fidel Edwards is injured. Barath enjoyed an excellent domestic season for Trinidad and Tobago, had been tipped for a call-up and should have a chance to stake a claim as the opening partner for skipper Chris Gayle.


West Indies squad : Chris Gayle (Captain), Denesh Ramdin (Vice Captain), Adrian Barath, Dwayne Bravo, Sulieman Benn, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Runako Morton, Brendan Nash, Ravi Rampaul, Andrew Richardson, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Jerome Taylor.