Bet Now at bet365  
  Betting Closed at bet365  

Sarwan thrilled to end exile

January 17, 2013 10:43:39 UK

Ramnaresh Sarwan is thrilled about the prospect of ending his 18-month international exile by playing for West Indies in their limited-overs series in Australia.

Leicestershire captain Sarwan, 32, is in the Windies' 15-man party to take on Australia in five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 contest in the next month.

As a team we like the ball when it comes onto the bat so we should enjoy the conditions in Australia.

Ramnaresh Sarwan

"I'm happy to be back in the team. Obviously I've been out for a while, but it feels really good to be back representing the West Indies. I am really looking forward to this tour and I'm confident things will go well for us in Australia," Sarwan said.

Ex-West Indies captain Sarwan has an excellent ODI record. In 173 appearances he has compiled more than 5,500 runs at an impressive average of 43.41 - in comparison England's number three Kevin Pietersen averages a touch under 42.

Sarwan replaces Marlon Samuels, star of the World Twenty20 final win over Sri Lanka last autumn, who is nursing a serious facial injury caused by a Lasith Malinga bouncer.

"As a team we like the ball when it comes onto the bat so we should enjoy the conditions in Australia," added Sarwan. "I have played there a few times and we have other experienced members of the team who have played there as well.

"The team has been playing some good cricket recently so I will just fit in. I am an experienced player at the international level and will look to make a contribution in any way I can.

"It's a matter of me trying to get myself in and settle down and look to get big scores for the team. I want to get scores and help the team to win matches."

If Sarwan manages to deliver he will have a good chance of featuring in the Champions Trophy in June. West Indies are 1213.00 to claim their second title, having lifted the trophy when the tournament was last held in England in 2004. England are 2.10 to win the Champions Trophy while Australia can be backed at 1213.00 and India at 1.72.

Don't forget, all of the fantastic markets we have to offer, including In-Play betting, can be accessed on mobile or tablet with bet365 On The Move.

View all Cricket betting

Sports Betting

Horse Racing Promotions

365 Best
Get the best price on all your Metropolitan betting with 365 Best.

365 Tote
Get the best price of your choice of totes and Fixed Price with 365 Tote.

Best Fluctuation
Get the best on-course prices with our Best Fluctuation market.

Greyhound Promotions

Best Odds Guaranteed
No need to take the SP - Best Odds Guaranteed on every race. T&Cs Apply.

Sky Dogs 2/1 Offer
Back a winner at 2/1 or more on a Sky Sports Race and get a risk free bet. T&Cs Apply.

Football Promotions

100% Soccer Multi Bet Bonus
Up to 100% bonus on multi bets including A League and Euro leagues.

Each-Way First Scorer
We will pay out at 1/3 odds for unlimited places.

Bore Draw Money Back
For Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast bets if final score is 0-0. T&Cs Apply.

Footy Promotions

50% Footy Multi Bet Bonus
Up to 50% more on AFL, NRL and Super 15 multi-bets.

Basketball Promotions

Euro Basketball Bonus
Up to 50% more on your Men's European Basketball accumulators. T&Cs Apply.

US Sports Promotions

Parlay Bonus
Up to 50% more on your US Sports Accumulators. T&Cs Apply.

bet365 Services

Live Streaming
We stream over 50,000 events each year - so you can bet as the action unfolds.

In-Play Betting
Simply the most comprehensive In-Play betting service available so you can bet on the action as it unfolds.

Mobile & Tablet Betting
Use bet365 On The Move with a mobile or tablet and claim a 100% bonus when you place your first bet. T&Cs Apply.

Racing Archive
Watch previous UK and Irish Races.

bet365 Betting News provides all the news that matters to sports betting fans. Including previews, match reports, previous meetings and other great stories to help with your betting. We cover betting news and Live Streaming on all the major sports including Football, Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker and much more.