In-form Simmons replaces injured Barath in Test squad

Chittagong: West Indies opener Lendl Simmons was rewarded for some impressive batting in the one day series with Bangladesh by replacing the injured Adrian Barath for the Test series, the West Indies Cricket Board announced.

Barath, 21, suffered a hamstring injury during the first one day international and has not recovered enough to make the two Test series.

The 26-year-old Simmons is in good form and was the topscoring batsman with 202 runs in two innings in the three match one day series which the visitors won 2-1.

The first Test gets underway on Friday in Chittagong.

The West Indies squad for the three-match Test Series in India will be announced later this month.

Revised Test squad:

Darren Sammy (capt), Carlton Baugh, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Kirk Edwards, Keiran Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford, Lendl Simmons.


Oct 21-25: 1st Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

Oct 29-Nov 3: 2nd Test at She-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka.

Bureau Report

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