Ramdin replaces Sammy as West Indies Test captain

Ramdin will captain the West Indies during the upcoming three-Test series against New Zealand

Ramdin will captain the West Indies during the upcoming three-Test series against New Zealand

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West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin has replaced all-rounder Darren Sammy as the country’s Test captain.

However, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have announced that Sammy will still be in charge of the Twenty20 team.

Ramdin’s first assignment as Test captain will be the upcoming three-Test home series against New Zealand, which gets underway on June 8 in Jamaica.

Sammy has been Test captain since November 2010, but there has been a lot of debate about whether he deserves a place in the Test team since he has only scored one Test century and five half-centuries at the number eight position.

Just last May, Sammy was forced to give up the ODI captaincy and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo took his place.

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