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Injured Sarwan to miss ODI series

india Updated: Jan 19, 2007 21:29 IST

Ramnaresh Sarwan, one of the mainstays of the West Indies batting line-up, will miss the four-match one-day series against India due to a foot injury.

The Guyanese middle-order batsman has not recovered fully from the injury sustained on the Pakistan tour and will not take part in the series, part of the build-up to the World Cup to be held in the Caribbean in March and April, Convenor of selectors Gordon Greenidge said.

The 14-man squad, led by Brian Lara, will also miss all-rounder Dwayne Smith and seamer Corey Collymore, who have been rested.

The only uncapped player named in the squad is Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder Reyad Emrit. Opener Devon Smith and all-rounder Darren Sammy have also been included.

"This is our last chance to look at a few players and they have been included because you do not know what might happen in the next few weeks," Greenidge said.

"We have a few injuries, and we want to have a look at a few players at international level to see what they have to offer," the Barbadian, one of the finest opening batsmen in the game, said.

West Indies will face India at Nagpur (January 21), Cuttack (January 24), Chennai (January 27), and Vadodara (January 31).

It will be their final tune-up before the World Cup, where West Indies have been drawn alongside Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and Ireland in Group-D.

Squad: Brian Lara (captain), Ian Bradshaw, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Reyad Emrit, Chris Gayle, Runako Morton, Daren Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor.

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