Ramnaresh Sarwan of Leicestershire picks up some runs during the Friends Life T20 match between Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire at Grace Road on June 12, 2012 in Leicester, England.
Ramnaresh Sarwan of Leicestershire picks up some runs during the Friends Life T20 match between Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire at Grace Road on June 12, 2012 in Leicester, England. Harry Engels / Getty Images

Sarwan to rejoin West Indies squad for next month's ODIs

WEST Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan will end his 18-month international exile in Australia next month.

Sarwan, who last played a one-dayer for the Windies against India in June 2011, has been named in the 15-man touring party for the five ODIs and one T20 match.

A veteran of 173 ODIs, Sarwan fell out of favour with the West Indies Cricket Board after he voiced his opinions about coaching and training methods.

Since then he's won $A152,000 in damages from the Board for casting doubts on his fitness when his central contract wasn't renewed in 2010.

All-rounder Marlon Samuels was left out after he suffered a fractured eye socket when he was hit by a Lasith Malinga bouncer while batting for the Melbourne Renegades during the BBL showdown with the Melbourne Stars, and his absence opens the door for the return of left-hand bat Narsingh Deonarine, who last played in an ODI in 2010.

 

West Indies squad

  • Darren Sammy (c)
  • Dwayne Bravo (v-c)
  • Tino Best
  • Darren Bravo
  • Johnson Charles
  • Narsingh Deonarine
  • Chris Gayle
  • Jason Holder
  • Sunil Narine
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Kieran Powell
  • Kemar Roach
  • Andre Russell
  • Ramnaresh Sarwan
  • Devon Thomas
     

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