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West Indies Add Fudadin To Test Squad

Assad Fudadin
Assad Fudadin, seen here playing against England in 2012, has been called up to the West Indies Test squad
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The West Indies have called up Guyana batsman Assad Fudadin as the replacement for Darren Bravo in their Test squad to tour South Africa.

Bravo was named in a 15-man squad before withdrawing from the tour due to personal reasons.

Like Bravo, Fudadin is a left-hand top-order batsman and he played three Tests in 2012 against England and New Zealand.

He scored 122 runs in five innings including a highest score of 55 against New Zealand in Antigua and recently scored 191 runs in five innings playing for West Indies A in Sri Lanka.

And while the 29-year-old will be heading to South Africa well ahead of the opening Test which begins on 17th December, Sheldon Cottrell will remain behind.

The Jamaican fast bowler picked up a hamstring injury during the same tour to Sri Lanka and will play for Jamaica to allow the national selectors time to evaluate his fitness.

He will remain in the West Indies as the rest of the squad flies to South Africa on 30th November.

The West Indies play three Tests, three Twenty20 Internationals and five One-Day Internationals in South Africa in December and January.

West Indies Test squad: Denesh Ramdin (captain), Sulieman Benn, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shivnarine Chadnerpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Assad Fudadin, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Leon Johnson, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton

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