Darren Sammy to lead West Indies on India tour

Darren Sammy will lead the 15-man West Indies squad that will tour India for a two-match Test series and a three-match ODI series © Getty Images

St John’s (Antigua and Barbuda): Oct 4, 2013

All-rounder Darren Sammy will lead the 15-member West Indies cricket team for the upcoming tour of India, starting next month.

During the tour, West Indies will play two Test matches from November 6-10 and November 14-18.

Apart from the Tests, the series will also feature three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) to be held on November 21, 24 and 27, the venues of which are yet to be announced.

The 15-member squad includes as many as seven players — Kirk Edwards, Kieran Powell, Sheldon Cottrell, Narsingh Deonarine, Veerasammy Permaul, Shane Shillingford and Chadwick Walton — from the West Indies A side which is presently touring India.

A spokesman for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), however, said that left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell will be available for the series only after passing a fitness test conducted by the WICB’s medical panel.

Squad:

Darren Sammy (c), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Chris Gayle, Veersammy Permaul, Kieron Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford, Chadwick Walton.