West Indies ready for the Twenty/20 World Cup in South Africa.

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By: Devon Anderson and Dwight Fraser
GayleChris061103WithTrophyGbg.jpgThe Jamaican trio of Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Darren Powell have been included in the West Indies star -studded team down to compete in the first ever ICC/Twenty 20 World Cup which bowls off in South Africa on September 11.

The regional side under the guidance of interim coach David Moore will seek to maintain their immaculate form in the shorter version of the game, after coming off a 2-1 series win in the one-dayers (50 overs) and a one all draw in the twenty/20
(20 overs) games, in their last tour against England.

West Indies, who now rank seventh in the one day version is drawn in group A' of the Competition and will open their account against hosts South Africa on September 11 at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

Both teams have never met in this format of the game before, and the only recent limited overs clash between them was back in the ICC/World Cup in the Caribbean in April, where the South Africans defeated the Caribbean side by 67 runs at St. Georges, in Grenada.

Each group consists of three teams and the Ramnaresh Sarwan led side will face minnows Bangladesh on September 13 in their second game.

12 teams are participating in the four group competition which will have its climax on September 24. The world number one ranked team, Australia is drawn in group B with Zimbabwe and England.

The Full West Indies Squad reads: Ramnaresh Sarwan (Captain), Chris Gayle, Chivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Marlon Samules, Runako Morton, Dwayne Smith, Devon Smith, Darren Sammy, Denesh Ramdin. Narsing Deonarine, Ravi Rampaul, Darren Powell, Fidel Edwards, and Pedro Collins.