Bangalore: Ramnaresh Sarwan found a place in the West Indies team for the first time since June 2011 when the selection panel named the 15-man squad for the upcoming limited-overs tour of Australia.
The squad will be led by Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo, who was out with an injury since October last year, has recovered and was included in the team as its vice-captain.
Apart from Sarwan, the other player brought back was Narsingh Deonarine, the left-handed batsman who made the last of his 20 One-Day International appearances in June 2010.
Sarwan, 32 years of age, has played 173 ODIs making 5644 runs at an average of 43.41, and got a new shot at international cricket once Marlon Samuels was injured during a Big Bash League match recently and was ruled out of the Australia tour.
Sarwan has had a long-running feud with the West Indies team management, who Sarwan claimed hurt him "mentally and emotionally".
Sarwan, in May 2012, had lashed out against Gibson in an interview with BBC Sport, saying, "The coach said some negative stuff that hurt me mentally and emotionally. Mentally I was broken down. It took a toll on my confidence and the way I played."
Gibson had responded by saying he wanted to move on and was ready to welcome Sarwan back into the team. "I've never had an issue with Sarwan," said Gibson to Trinidad Express. "Never once in my three years here have I had an issue with Sarwan. I was very disappointed to hear the stuff that Sarwan said because I don't know where there was an issue."
Then, in September 2012, Sarwan won a lawsuit against the West Indies Cricket Board after he was dropped from the list of centrally contracted players on fitness grounds, which he claimed was not true.
The squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Dwayne Bravo (vice-capt), 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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