West Indies are on a high following their 2-0 Test series win at home over New Zealand. The series saw sparkling batting performances from Kieran Powell and Marlon Samuels, while Chris Gayle marked his return to the team after an 18-month gap with a century in the first Test in Antigua.
However, in the absence of Darren Bravo, Assad Fudadin and Narsingh Deonarine couldn't quite capitalise on their opportunities. One man who could have fitted in is Ramnaresh Sarwan, who was once a pivot around which the West Indies batting revolved. But Sarwan has been out in the cold since July 2011 after differences with Ottis Gibson, the coach of the team, surfaced.
Gibson, at the end of the New Zealand Test series, said he wanted to move on and was ready to welcome Sarwan back into the team whenever possible. "I've never had an issue with Sarwan," said Gibson to Trinidad Express. "Never once in my three years here have I had an issue with Sarwan. I was very disappointed to hear the stuff that Sarwan said because I don't know where there was an issue. But I've always said we can't go where we want to go without our experienced players."