The Trinidadian duo - top-order batsman Jason Mohammed and unconventional spinner Sunil Narine - were the new faces in West Indies' 15-man squad for the five-match ODI series in India. Legspinner Devendra Bishoo and fast bowler Fidel Edwards were the notable omissions from the side.
Both Mohammed and Narine well in the recent Regional Super50 limited-overs competition, paving the way for their inclusion. Mohammed won the Player of the Tournament honours in addition to the Richie Richardson Trophy after topping the run-charts with 227 runs in five outings. Narine rose to prominence during the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India where his mystery variations earned him 10 wickets at the impeccable economy-rate of 4.37 runs per over. He then claimed the Curtly Ambrose Trophy for being the top wicket-taker in the Super50, and was picked for the ongoing A-team series against Bangladesh.
"In the Super50 Jason showed maturity, guts and fight in the way he batted on some difficult pitches," WICB selector Robert Haynes said. "He scored vital runs to pull his team out of difficult situations, scored the most runs in the tournament and as selectors we also thought that with the pitches in Guyana not being very different to the pitches in India and Jason having done so well on those types of surface, that it augured well for his selection to the ODI squad."