West Indies drop Powell, Hinds for England tour

Updated: 07 April 2009 09:44 IST

West Indies dropped pace bowler Daren Powell and all-rounder Ryan Hinds from their squad for the team's two Tests and three ODIs in England during May.

West Indies drop Powell, Hinds for England tour

Bridgetown, Barbados:

West Indies dropped pace bowler Daren Powell and all-rounder Ryan Hinds from their squad for the team's two Tests and three One-Day Internationals in England during May.

Powell was left out of the 17-man squad on Tuesday after taking 25 wickets at 60.80 in his last 14 Tests, even though West Indies beat England 1-0 in a five-Test series that ended last month in the Caribbean.

Hinds was left out after a lackluster performance in the final Test against England, when he took match figures of three wickets for 183 runs in the teams' fourth straight draw.

He also averaged 18.20 at the crease in four Tests, including 20 in the final innings of the fifth Test, when he was pushed up to fourth in the order.

Grenada fast bowler Nelon Pascal could make his debut in the first Test at Lord's starting May 6 after he was called up to replace Powell, while newcomers Dale Richards and Andrew Richardson were also included.

The second Test is at Chester-le-Street the following week before the tourists try to avenge their 3-2 home loss to England in the recent one-dayers.

West Indies squad: Chris Gayle, Denesh Ramdin, Lionel Baker, Sulieman Benn, David Bernard, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Fidel Edwards, Brendan Nash, Nelon Pascal, Dale Richards, Andrew Richardson, Darren Sammy, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lendl Simmons, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor.



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