West Indies have announced the 13-member squad for the second Test of the two-match series against India which is scheduled to begin from Friday in Jamaica. A notable change in the squad was all-rounder Keemo Paul who has replaced fast bowler Miguel Cummins in the squad.
The first Test went to India’s name where they won by a massive 318 runs in Antigua. Keemo Paul didn’t get the chance to play there due to an ankle injury. However, he has recovered and is available for selection as well, Cricket West Indies said in a statement.
Miguel Cummins, on the other hand, managed to enter the record books in the first Test as he became the second player to stand firm to score the second-longest duck in Test cricket, in respect to the number of minutes spent in the middle. He stood 95 minutes at the crease in the morning session before getting dismissed without scoring any run.
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However, Chris Gayle who had returned from his retirement and looked keen to play in the Test series against India couldn’t find a place in the 13-member squad. Moreover, Shane Dowrich has returned to Barbados to continue his rehabilitation after he was ruled out of the series with an ankle injury.
However, the West Indies will try to win the second Test to draw the series. With this win, there is an opportunity for them to claim their first points (60 points) in the World Test Championship. India have already claimed their 60 points following the win in Antigua.
West Indies squad:
Jason Holder (Captain), Kraigg Braithwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Jahmar Hamilton, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach.