Windies drop Pollard, Ramdin

West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard and wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin have been dropped from the One-Day International Squad for next month’s Tri-Nation Series in Zimbabwe.

Neither Trinidadian was named in the 15-man squad announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selectors for the tour, which runs from Nov. 12-27 and also features Sri Lanka.

Both players have paid the price for their poor showing during the 3-0 whitewash by Pakistan in the recent three-match One-Day International series in the United Arab Emirates.

Pollard was only able to manage just 42 runs from three innings at an average of 14 and also failed with the ball.

He was only recalled to the West Indies One-Day International squad for last June’s Tri-Nation Series in the Caribbean involving Australia and South Africa, following a two-year exile.

The cricket career of Ramdin, 31, appears to be coming to an end as he has only scored 37 and 34 in the last two One-Day Internationals against Pakistan.

Barbadian Shai Hope, who has played six Tests with little success, will do duty behind the stumps in the One-Day International.

All-rounder Rovman Powell, who failed to get a game in the recent Twenty20 series against Pakistan will replace Pollard.

Hope and Powell are the only two changes in the squad, which will be captained by Jason Holder.

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