West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin has the capabilities of leading the West Indies team after being vice captain for the longest haul and captaining the Trinidad and Tobago team on numerous occasions. These opportunities have given him the experience needed to take up such a position.
Ramdin has been around West Indies cricket long enough to understand what areas of major concern have to be addressed. This is the time for Ramdin to take over the West Indies captaincy in Tests. The proper rebuilding of the West Indies team can only come about by a change of leadership. At least this should be one of the steps.
WEST INDIES MUST STRENGTHEN ITS ODI SQUAD
West Indies One-Day International squad needs to be strengthened and the inclusion of Kevon Cooper, the young allrounder from Trinidad & Tobago, should be certain. Cooper is not only a Twenty20 player but he is undoubtedly a fine cricketer. As a prolific allrounder his talents must not be utilized only by playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but he must be involved in the West Indies One-Day International team.
Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich all from Barbados are superb talented players and should be considered. Carter, the allrounder, already was highly looked at when he played for Barbados in the last ODI regional competition.
DWAYNE BRAVO MUST PERFORM WITH BAT
West Indies One-Day international captain Dwayne Bravo must do a better job with the bat. Bravo has not been scoring runs for the West Indies although he is an important player in this type of cricket. For him to be constantly failing as a batsman and also as captain does not look good for him. Captains must lead by example. Kieran Powell must wait for Lendl Simmons in the opening position of the ODI’S. Simmons is a much better One-Day opener and it is just fitting to have him start the innings.