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West Indies replace injured Shannon Gabriel with Miguel Cummins for final ODI

Miguel Cummins (left) and Alzarri Joseph in training ahead of third ODI
Miguel Cummins (left) and Alzarri Joseph in training ahead of third ODI

West Indies have drafted Miguel Cummins as a replacement for injured Shannon Gabriel for the third and final One-Day International against England to be played at Kensington Oval on Thursday.

Gabriel suffered a side strain during the second game in Antigua where he managed just three overs and picked the wicket of Sam Billings in the second ball of the innings.

His inability to return back to the field costed West Indies the game as Jason Holder had to turn to the part-time options of Jason Mohammed and Kraigg Brathwaite to fill his quota.

Overall in the two games in the series, the 28-year-old picked three wickets conceding 75 runs and has been the mainstay of the West Indian attack along with Holder.

Cummins has played two ODIs for West Indies previously in which he picked a solitary wicket at an average of 82. West Indies also have the option of handing the 20-year-old Alzarri Joseph his third cap, having already been part of the squad.

Meanwhile, for England Alex Hales is likely to return to the line-up after recovering from a hand injury that he sustained during the limited overs series in India.

Having lost both the games in the series so far, West Indies have already surrendered the three-match series 2-0 but a win on Thursday can help them close the gap with Pakistan in the ODI rankings.

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