Darren Sammy replaces Kemar Roach in West Indies ODI squad

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Old 26-Dec-2014
Post Darren Sammy replaces Kemar Roach in West Indies ODI squad

Former captain, Darren Sammy has been included in West Indies' 15-man ODI squad for the ODI series against South Africa as a replacement for the injured Kemar Roach. Sammy, along with Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, was left out of the original squad announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), last Saturday.

Roach, who injured his ankle in the first Test against South Africa in Centurion, has flown back to West Indies for recovery and rehabilitation work. The sacking of experienced trio hadn't gone down well with the player' attorney, Ralph Thorne, who accused the WICB of victimization in a radio interview.

"It seems to me to be a mild form of ruthlessness that has been visited on these three players. It doesn't make sense to include in the 30-man squad for the World Cup - three very, very senior players - and then relegate them to mere T20 participation. It doesn't make sense."

The 31-year old, Sammy, sacked last year as captain in favour of Bravo, has played 115 ODI and averages 23 and 44 with the bat and the ball respectively. However, he recently smashed a whirlwind 12-ball 38 in his first game for the Hobart Hurricanes in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League. He joins the squad headed by fast bowler Jason Holder, who was announced as captain, in a shock move by the Clive Lloyd-led selection committee.

The T20 series is scheduled to be played between the 9th and 14th of January with the five-match ODI series beginning on the 16th.

Squad: Jason Holder(c), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Leon Johnson, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor, Narsingh Deonarine, Chris Gayle and Darren Sammy.

Old 27-Dec-2014
Re: Darren Sammy replaces Kemar Roach in West Indies ODI squ

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