Cotterell Included In West Indies Test Squad

Sheldon Cotterell
Sheldon Cotterell has been selected in the West Indies Test squad
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Uncapped left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cotterell has been included in the West Indies' 15-man Test squad to tour India next month.

Subject to him passing a fitness Test ahead of the tour, he will join up with fellow fast bowlers Tino Best and Kemar Roach for the two matches which begin on 6th and 14th November.

Cotterell has played just 18 first-class matches, taking 40 wickets at 26.72 and enjoyed some success at the recent Caribbean Premier League, where he took nine wickets playing for the Antigua Hawksbills.

The West Indies have opted for a spin-heavy bowling attack with Veerasammy Permaul and Shane Shillingford as specialist spin bowlers backed up by Narsingh Deonarine, Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels.

Captain Darren Sammy will offer another pace option.

The experience of Shivnarine Chanderpaul is complemented by younger batsmen Kirk Edwards, Kieran Powell and reserve wicket-keeper Chadwick Walton, who tours alongside Denesh Ramdin.

Tour Schedule

31st October-2nd November: warm-up game

6th-10th November: 1st Test
14th-18th November: 2nd Test

21st November: 1st One-Day International
24th November: 2nd One-Day International
27th November: 3rd One-Day International

West Indies Test squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Chris Gayle, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieron Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford, Chadwick Walton

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Fixtures & Results

6th-10th November: 1st Test, Kolkata
IND 453 beat WIN 234 & 168 by an innings & 51 runs
14th-18th November, 2nd Test, Mumbai
IND 495 beat WIN 182 & 187 by an innings & 126 runs
21st November: 1st ODI, Kochi
IND 212-4 beat WIN 211 by 6 wickets
24th November: 2nd ODI, Vishakapatnam
WIN 289-8 beat IND 288-7 by 2 wickets
27th November: 3rd ODI, Kanpur
IND 266-5 beat WIN 263-5 by 5 wickets