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West Indies recall veteran Sarwan for one-day cricket series in Australia

Published on Jan 16, 2013 6:31 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - West Indies have recalled batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan for the upcoming one-day cricket series in Australia, but all-rounder Marlon Samuels has not been named in the 15-man squad.

Sarwan has not played for the West Indies in any form of cricket since the second Test against India in July 2011 but the 32-year-old, who has a one-day average of 43.41, will get a fresh chance in the five-match series which begins in Perth on Feb 1.

The Guyanese batsman, who has had fitness problems as well as disagreements with the team's administrators, has played 173 matches and made 5,644 runs in the 50 over format.

Samuels has been playing in Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition where he has attracted controversy following a clash with Shane Warne.

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