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Denesh Ramdin has played 56 Tests for the West Indies © Getty Images

 

May 11, 2014

 

Denesh Ramdin was appointed the captain of the West Indies Test squad and was pleasantly surprised on getting the job.

 

“Honestly I had not thought of getting this…but yes, two days ago I was “hinted” by one of the selectors [Clyde Butt]. They wanted a change in the captaincy and I was approached for the job, which I could not deny” he said in an interview with Lahore Times.

 

Denesh Ramdin will be the third wicket-keeper captain in the current list of Test captains and will be behind MS Dhoni who leads India in all three formats and Mushfiqur Rahim who captains the Bangladeshi side and believes it won’t be a easy job captaining the side from the behind the stumps.

“Captaining the side by a wicket-keeper is a tough job but I shall try my best to do well for the team”.

His first assignment as Test captain will be a three match series against New Zealand at home, but he won’t have the services of Darren Sammy as he retired from the longest format of the game after he was replaced by Ramdin.

“There will be few senior players in the team and the balance will be maintained. I have to make use of my best resources in batting and bowling department and hopefully we will do better”.

 

With his current form in the game, Ramdin hopes he can get a chance to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has not been part of any of the franchises before and will wanting to join his team-mates in India.

 

“Perhaps with my performance now, I may be chosen to play in the next IPL season”.