Shivnarine Chanderpaul © Getty Images
Shivnarine Chanderpaul © Getty Images

Despite a resounding nine-wicket loss to the touring Australian side in the first Test, the West Indies are in no mood to call back their middle-order mainstay Shivnarine Chanderpaul into the side for the second and final Test of the ongoing The Frank Worrell Trophy. READ: Australia win by 9 wickets to draw first blood against West Indies in 1st Test at Dominica

“His (Chanderpaul’s) experience is countless but we have to move on. Young Dowrich did well for himself so far. If he could have gone on to get a hundred today it would have been brilliant. It’s something he can learn from. He has stood up against one of the best bowling line-ups in the world,” West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia’s (CA) official website.

Ramdin said he is confident that the West Indies will be able to bounce back after an atrocious show in the opening Test with the bat, wherein they were completely outplayed by Australia. READ: Shivnarine Chanderpaul should call it a day

“We try to take the positives out of this game and move forward. They’re a good unit and we need to play a lot tougher cricket. When we’re in positions of strength we need to carry that on,” Ramdin added.

Chanderpaul, one of the finest batsmen for the West Indies in their cricket history, was axed from the Test side after a poor run which saw him averaging around 16 in his last 11 Test innings. Chanderpaul’s axing sparked anger among the Caribbean fans as well as former cricketers, including Brian Lara.