Ramdin still eyeing Test recall
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
Seasoned wicketkeeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin says he is still hopeful of making a Test comeback, especially after being retained in the West Indies Twenty20 squad for the Rest of the World XI fixture in London next month.
The 33-year-old returned to the international side for the first time in 17 months earlier this month, when he toured Pakistan for the historic three-match T20 series in Karachi.
His selection came against the backdrop of his heavy scoring in the first class season when he piled up 799 runs at an average of 61, including three centuries.
And following a decent series against Pakistan, the Trinidadian told the NewsDay he was now eyeing a return to the Test arena, which was his preferred format.
"My job was to go out and make a lot of runs and I think I did that. That is my part and hopefully the selectors can do their part now," said Ramdin, who was axed from all formats in 2016.
"I'm just waiting on the call to play Test match or T20. Whichever one, I'm happy to go out and play. Test cricket is the ultimate. Once I get back there I would like to continue where I left off in Australia where I had some good performances."
Ramdin has played 74 Tests, 139 One-Day Internationals and 61 T20Is.