Chairman of selectors Clyde Butts must act quickly and ensure that he clears the way for Ramneresh Sarwan to return to the West Indies team.
Sarwan has played 87 Test matches with a batting average of 40, the 32-year-old Sarwan last played for the West Indies in 2011 against Pakistan and India in the Caribbean.
Sarwan plays for English county Leicestershire and his contract with the county team will in no manner create a contractual violation. Leicestershire will not prevent Sarwan from playing for the West Indies. He is fully fit and in a terrific batting form.
The inclusion of Sarwan to the West Indies team will add experience, help build moral and provide a wealth of cricket knowledge.
Sarwan Has A Wealth Of Cricket Knowledge
Ramneresh Sarwan captained Guyana and came away with a Twenty20 regional championship for Guyana. During his captaincy, cricket in Guyana moved in a higher and positive direction. He is an excellent captain and he is unselfish. He always encourages and assists younger, inexperienced players.
Sarwan’s extraordinary tactics on the field as captain stands out clearly in his method of using his bowlers tactically to upset the opposition and create much discomfort. He must return to West Indies cricket and the earlier the better.
The best team must be selected. It is hoped that Butts would have realized that keeping out Chris Gayle for 14 months contributed to West Indies cricket taking a nosedive.
On Gayle’s return, the team has been fantastic winning back to back with the most recent win in the ICC World Twenty20 Championships.
Challenging Test Squad
West Indies Test squad must reflect youth and an experienced array of players with knowledge of what Test cricket is all about.
For the West Indies team to regain the full respect on the international level, the squad has to start winning Test matches against tough opponents. West Indies full potential must be on show.