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‘Returning’ Sarwan confident of Windies success Down Under

Sydney, Jan 17(ANI): Ramnaresh Sarwan has been recalled in the West Indies limited-overs squad for their upcoming tour of Australia, and the veteran batsman is confident of success Down Under.

Right-hand bat Sarwan last played for the Windies in ODIs in June 2011 but fell out of favour with the West Indies Cricket Board because of a public spat about coaching and training methods, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Sarwan also received damages after his fitness was publicly called into question and he lost a central contract to play for the Caribbean side, the paper added.

Sarwan said he was happy to be back in team after staying out of it for a while, adding it feels good to represent West Indies on the international stage.

Sarwan added he was really looking forward towards the Australian tour, and added that he is confident things will go well for the Windies Down Under.

Sarwan, who averages 43.41 runs per ODI innings after amassing 5,644 runs in 173 matches, further said as a team the Windies batsmen like the ball when it comes onto the bat so they should enjoy the conditions in Australia.

The experienced batsman added that he had played in Australia a few times and the Windies team also has other experienced members of the team who have played there as well.

Sarwan said the team was doing well of late and even he was also striking the ball well, which he believes would improve Windies’ chances of success against Australia.

The 15-man squad, to play five ODIs and a Twenty20 match next month, will be led by Darren Sammy with Dwayne Bravo as his deputy. (ANI)