Keemo Paul replaces Miguel Cummins for 2nd Test in WI squad

Allrounder Keemo Paul will replace pacer Miguel Cummins in the West Indies squad for the second Test against India, starting Friday at Sabina Park, Jamaica.

Cricket West Indies’ interim selection committee today named the 13-member squad. Paul has recovered from an ankle injury and is available for selection. Wicket-keeper Jahmar Hamilton will remain with the squad while Shane Dowrich, has returned to Barbados to continue his rehabilitation, after being ruled out of the Series with an ankle injury.

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West Indies had lost the first Test at Antigua after being shot down for 100, chasing 419 to win. Jasprit Bumrah had claimed 5/7 in the second innings.

This is the second Test match in a series which marks the start of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) for both teams, the new two-year Test Championship to find out the best Test team the world. West Indies have the chance not only to win the second Test to draw the series, but also the opportunity to claim sixty (60) points for a win or to claim their first points in the WTC. 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.

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.