Future looks good, says Ramdin

September 27, 2016
Denesh Ramdin

ABU DHABI, UAE (CMC):

Veteran wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin says the infusion of youth in the West Indies one-day team is great for the long-term development of the side.

The Trinidadian was speaking after arriving here as part of the squad which will take on Pakistan in a three-match series starting Friday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

West Indies selectors have included the uncapped trio of Kraigg Brathwaite, Evin Lewis, and Alzarri Joseph in the 15-man squad, which is led by Jason Holder.

"It is very important that you use these youngsters and that they learn as much as possible quickly and gain that experience for the next four, five years going forward," Ramdin said yesterday.

"Young Evin Lewis is in the set-up as well, Kraigg Brathwaite is going to make his debut hopefully in the 50-over format. It augurs well for them playing both formats.

"I think the future looks good. It's all about hard work and how badly a player wants it."

While the 23-year-old Brathwaite is poised to make his one-day international debut, he has already played 31 Tests and is the vice-captain of the Test side.

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