Miguel Cummins to replace injured Keemo Paul for first Test

By August 21, 2019

Fast bowler Miguel Cummins will replace an injured Keemo Paul in the West Indies squad selected for the first Test against India in Antigua from August 22-26.

Paul suffered a left ankle injury and will continue his rehabilitation in Antigua.

He will be replaced by the 28-year-old Barbados pace bowler who made his Windies debut against India three years ago in Jamaica.

He had a memorable second match in Saint Lucia when he had match figures of 9-102, including career-best 6-48 in the second innings.

“With Keemo ruled out for this match, it’s good to have someone with Miguel’s quality back in the squad, as he brings experience to the team,” said Coach Floyd Reifer.

“Watching him in the last ‘A’ Team series against India ‘A’ and the training sessions, his lengths have improved. He is a very hard worker and a wicket-taker. I’m sure if given the opportunity to play, he will make a valuable contribution in our bid to win this series.”

The match marks the start of the ICC World Test Championship for both teams, the new two-year Test league to find out the best Test team the world.

In this Series, each team can earn 60 points for a win or 20 points for a draw and this is the first of six Test Series which West Indies will play.

 

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