Friday 20 April 2012 

West Indies Call Up Fudadin As Bishoo, Edwards Miss Out

West Indies Call Up Fudadin As Bishoo, Edwards Miss Out
West Indies Call Up Fudadin As Bishoo, Edwards Miss Out
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The West Indies have called up Guyanese left-hand batsman Assad Fudadin ahead of the third Test against Australia, which begins in Dominica on 23rd April.

He comes into the squad in place of leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo while Kirk Edwards also misses out due to injury.

After being beaten in the opening game by three wickets and then drawing the second game, the West Indies must win the final Test to square the series.

Fudadin, 26, recently scored 576 runs at an average of 48 in the West Indian domestic four-day competition, hitting a top score of 108.

In 48 first-class matches, he has scored 2,359 runs at an average of 31.87 with two centuries and 11 half-centuries.

"Fudadin has been a member of the West Indies A Team for a while now and we have seen signs of development and improvement," West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Selection Panel Chairman Clyde Butts said.

"This year he batted well in the Regional 4 Day Tournament, and made over 500 runs including two centuries. He was very consistent in the middle-order. He can also bowl medium-pace and that is an asset."

West Indies Test squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Fidel Edwards, Assad Fudadin, Kieran Powell, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Shane Shillingford

© Cricket World 2012

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