Nevisian opener Kieran Powell has been included in the West Indies squad for the Third Digicel Test against India at Windsor Park in Dominica. He replaces Ramnaresh Sarwan, who has been struggling with his form.
“Ramnaresh is having a difficult time and it is best for him to make way and allow a player in better form to contribute to the team totals,” Clyde Butts, Chairman of the Selection Committee said.
Clyde Butts said, “We have no doubt about Ramnaresh’s class as a batsman, he has proven himself countless times in the past and we are certain that he will return stronger in the near future,” Butts added.
Powell has played two ODIs for the West Indies, once against Bangladesh then against India. He is the Leeward Islands opener and a regular member of the West Indies A Team.
Clyde Butts said, “Kieran is young but has been on the First Class circuit for some time and is a former Windies Under 19 World Cup player. He did well for the West Indies A and scored an impressive hundred against England Lions in the WICB Regional 4 Day Tournament but got injured subsequently”.
“We believe he has bright future and this is an excellent opportunity for him to show his worth on the international stage,” He added.
The Third Digicel Test will be played Windsor Park from Wednesday July 6thto Sunday July 10th. It is the first time Windsor Park will host a Test match.
India hold a 1-0 series lead in the three match series.
West Indies team for Third Digicel Test
- Darren Sammy – Captain
- Adrian Barath
- Carlton Baugh
- Devendra Bishoo
- Darren Bravo
- Shivnarine Chanderpaul
- Fidel Edwards
- Kirk Edwards
- Kieran Powell
- Ravi Rampaul
- Kemar Roach
- Marlon Samuels
- Lendl Simmons