Miguel Cummins replaces Keemo Paul in West Indies squad for first Test

West Indies' Jason Holder during nets
West Indies' Jason Holder during nets
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Cricket West Indies interim selection committee has named Miguel Cummins as a replacement for Keemo Paul for the first Test match of the MyTeam11 Series, which is co-sponsored by Skoda and KEI. The West Indies will face India at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground from August 22-26.

Paul, the livewire allrounder, has a left ankle injury and will miss the match. He will remain in Antigua to continue his rehabilitation. The 21-year-old has been replaced in the 13-member squad by experienced fast bowler Miguel Cummins. Cummins, 28, made his debut three years ago against India 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.

Floyd Reifer the interim head coach said: “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. Watching him in the last ‘A’ Team series against India ‘A’ and the training sessions his lengths have improved. He’s 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.

Tickets are on sale now for just EC$25 per day in Antigua and JM$1300 per day in Jamaica. Tickets can be purchased online via the “Buy Tickets” button at www.windiescricket.com, or available from local ticket box offices in Antigua and Jamaica.

 

SQUAD

FRANCHISE

AGE

TESTS

Jason HOLDER (Captain)

Barbados Pride

27

37

Kraigg BRATHWAITE

Barbados Pride

26

56

Darren BRAVO

Trinidad & Tobago Red Force

30

52

Shamarh BROOKS

Barbados Pride

30

0

John CAMPBELL

Jamaica Scorpions

25

3

Roston CHASE

Barbados Pride

27

29

Rahkeem CORNWALL

Leeward Islands Hurricanes

26

0

Shane DOWRICH

Barbados Pride

27

30

Shannon GABRIEL

Trinidad & Tobago Red Force

31

43

Shimron HETMYER

Guyana Jaguars

22

13

Shai HOPE

Barbados Pride

25

29

Miguel CUMMINS

Barbados Pride

28

13

Kemar ROACH

Barbados Pride

31

53

 

MATCH SCHEDULE

Sat, Aug 3: 1st MyTeam11 T20I  India won by 4 wickets  Broward County Stadium, Florida

Sun, Aug 4: 2nd MyTeam11 T20I  India won by 22 runs (DLS Method) – Broward County Stadium

Tue, Aug 6: 3rd MyTeam11 T20I – India won by 7 wickets – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

Thu, Aug 8: 1st MyTeam11 ODI – No result – Guyana National Stadium

Sun, Aug 11: 2nd MyTeam11 ODI – India won by 59 runs (DLS Method) – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad

Wed, Aug 14: 3rd MyTeam11 ODI – India won by 6 wickets – Queen’s Park Oval

Thu, Aug 22 to Mon, Aug 26: 1st MyTeam11 Test – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (9:30 am daily)

Fri, Aug 30 to Tue, Sep 3: 2nd MyTeam11 Test – Sabina Park, Jamaica (9:30 am daily)