Keemo Paul to replace Fabian Allen for two T20Is vs Afghanistan
Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel today named Keemo Paul as the replacement for Fabian Allen in the T20 International Series against Afghanistan.
Allen, the left-arm spinner and right-hander batsman, suffered an injury to his right knee while fielding in the first contest of the three-match series on Thursday night at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, India.
Scans revealed a Grade 1 posterior cruciate ligament sprain and he is expected to be out of cricket for approximately two weeks. CWI is making arrangements for Allen to remain in India and complete his rehabilitation.
Paul is right-arm medium-fast bowler who bats right-handed. He has so far played 16 T20Is – with 20 wickets including a best of 5-15 against Bangladesh in Dhaka last year. The 21-year-old was part of the ODI squad which won 3-0 earlier in the tour.
West Indies lead the series 1-0 following their win the opening match. The series continues on Saturday night and Sunday night at the same venue. First ball daily is 7pm (9:30am Eastern Caribbean/8:30am Jamaica).
FULL SQUAD - Kieron Pollard (captain), Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Denesh Ramdin, Sherfane Rutherford, Lendl Simmons, Hayden Walsh Jr., Kesrick Williams
FULL TOUR SCHEDULE
West Indies v Afghanistan
November 6: 1st ODI – Ekana International Cricket Stadium
West Indies won by 7 wickets
November 9: 2nd ODI – Ekana International Cricket Stadium
West Indies won by 47 runs
November 11: 3rd ODI – Ekana International Cricket Stadium
West Indies won by 5 wickets
November 14: 1st T20I– Ekana International Cricket Stadium
West Indies won by 30 runs
November 16: 2nd T20I – Ekana International Cricket Stadium
November 17: 3rd T20I – Ekana International Cricket Stadium
November 20-23: four-day warm-up – Ekana International Cricket Stadium
November 27 to December 1: Test Match – Ekana International Cricket Stadium
West Indies v India
December 6: 1st T20I – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
December 8: 2nd T20I – Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
December 11: 3rd T20I – Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad
December 15: 1st ODI – M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
December 18: 2nd ODI – Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam
December 22: 3rd ODI – Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
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