West Indies wicket keeper batsman Denesh Ramdin has been appointed at the captain of country’s test team in place of Darren Sammy as West Indies Cricket Board announced the squad for the upcoming home series against New Zealand.
Ramdin who had earlier lead his country in three T20 Internationals and in an One Day International will be on his full time captaincy against New Zealand in the first test match that will start from June eight.
The 29-years-old Ramdin who debuted against Sri Lanka in July 2005 in test matches has played 56 test matches so far and has scored 2235 runs with an average of 22.75 with 11 half centuries and four centuries.
Sammy had lead West Indies from November 2010 as captain of the team till the date before Ramdin was appointed as the captain. But in last May Dwyane Bravo was assigned as the captain of ODI team. Now Sammy remains captain for the T20 team only.
Ramdin has an experience of working as Captain of Trinidad and Tobago in 37 matches. Out of which he has won 21 games and also took his team to the semifinal of the Regional four day competition this season.