Dwayne Smith is back
Dwayne Smith has been recalled to the West Indies team, but fellow Barbadian Sulieman Benn is still out in the cold.
Smith, along with four fortunate first-timers with unflattering records, have been selected in an under-strength West Indies’ 14-man squad for a stop-gap two-match Twenty20 series against what is also likely to be an equally below-par England T20 side in London, next month. Many senior England players are expected to be rested ahead of the winter tour to India in October.
Fledgling opening batsmen Miles Bascombe and Johnson Charles, who hail from St Vincent and St Lucia respectively; rookie Jamaican leg-spinning all-rounder Nkrumah Bonner and Guyanese heavy-set wicket-keeper/batsman Derwin Christian, are the newcomers.
The team will be led by all-rounder Darren Sammy, whose initial stint as West Indies’ captain had finished at the end of the recent Digicel home series against India. He has however been re-appointed captain in all forms of the game, for the rest of the year and will be at the helm for the tours of Bangladesh and India from October to December. (EZS)
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