Sunil Narine left out for first Test against Zimbabwe

There was also no place for Ramnaresh Sarwan, the veteran batsman who made a comeback to the ODI side for the series against Zimbabwe after spending more than a year on the sidelines.

updated: March 09, 2013 12:40 IST
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Bangalore: Sunil Narine, the mystery offspinner, was left out of a 13-man West Indies squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe starting at Bridgetown in Barbados on Tuesday (March 12), while Marlon Samuels, the allrounder, who has recovered from an eye injury, returned to the side.

Chris Gayle, who was rested for the One-Day International and Twenty20 International series against Zimbabwe, was back in the side, and will open the batting alongside Kieron Powell.

Also included were Shane Shillingford, the offspinner who will replace Narine, and Shannon Gabriel, the fast bowler. Among other omissions from the side that beat Bangladesh 2-0 in November 2012 were Ravi Rampaul and Fidel Edwards, the fast bowlers.

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