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For the West Indies to give Australia a huge challenge in the upcoming Digicel Series, their bowlers have to do extremely well in order to restrict the opposition to small totals.

West Indies bowlers have dominated the Regional Four-Day Tournaments so far after the fifth round. Sunil Narine the right-handed spinner from Trinidad and Tobago has been the highlight of the series.

Other bowlers: Veer Sammy Permaul, Jino Best, Odean Brown, Narsingh Deonarine, Brandon Bess and Dave Bernard, along with Nikita Miller, have done very well so far in the competition.

Windies Batting Very Thin

And Out Of Form

Apart from injuries and discarded players, the few batsmen that are around to participate in the Test matches, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20s are not in the best of form.

To add more bad news to the West Indies team, the most inform batsman in the regional four-day competition this year, Denesh Ramdin has been ruled out of the three One-Day Internationals because of an injury. Carlton Baugh Jr. has been called to replace Ramdin.

Windies Batting Lacks Depth

The weakness in West Indies batting and lack of capable batsmen down in the order to carry through in the three-match, One-Day series, will be the core reasons for Windies collapse.

West Indies selectors and the West Indies Cricket Board would have to take full responsibility for whatever takes place in this series in front of Caribbean spectators.

The 13-man squad named is filled with bowlers but insufficient batsmen. A cricket team must be balanced. The first ODI begins in St. Vincent on March 16. The 13 players named are as follows:

Darren Sammy (Captain), Jino Best, DeVendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Kieron Powell, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Carlton Baugh.

Regional Four-Day Standings

After Fifth Round

Jamaica; Points - 60; Games - 5;

Guyana, Points - 36; Games - 5;

Trinidad/Tobago Points - 28; Games - 4;

Barbados; Points - 24; Games - 4;

Windwards; Points - 16; Games - 4;

Combined Campuses and Colleges; Points - 12; Games - 4;

Leewards; Points - 12; Games - 4.

Posted 12:00 am, March 15, 2012
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