Rampaul left out of Windies WC squad

2015 World Cup

Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul has been left out of the West Indies' 30-man preliminary squad for the World Cup, which starts in Australia in mid-February next year.

Rampaul has been a regular in the West Indies squads for the last couple of years but has a history of being plagued by various injuries. He was also part of the tour to India in October this year that was aborted after only three matches because of a dispute with the Board.

The squad includes six uncapped players. Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters, leg-spinner Imran Khan, off-spinner Ashley Nurse, 19-year-old fast bowler Marquino Mindley, left-hand opener Evin Lewis, and allrounder Jonathan Carter.

Dwayne Bravo has been named as captain and the squad will look to the experienced performers like Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, and Darren Sammy to come good when the tournament gets underway.

The final 15-man squad for the event will be announced in January.

Squad: Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo (captain), Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Imran Khan, Leon Johnson, Evin Lewis, Nikita Miller, Marquino Mindley, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kenroy Peters, Versammy Permaul, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor