Guyanese batsman Assad Fudadin has been called up to the West Indies squad for the final Test against Australia in Dominica, starting Monday, while highly rated leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo was dropped.
Shane Watson fell between the score of 50 and 100 for the 18th time in his Test career, as his ostensible inability to convert a good start into triple figures for Australia continued during the second Test match against the West Indies in Trinidad.
Experienced West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has praised the maturity of the side`s younger players and said their performance against Australia in the first Test here was testimony of their improvement.
New Zealand`s Jeff Crowe will become only the fifth member of the ICC`s panel of Match Referees to complete a half-century of Tests when he takes the field for toss in the first Test between the West Indies and Australia in Bridgetown on Saturday.
Ricky Ponting is all geared up for the Test series against the West Indies, but failure in this series could end one of the most illustrious careers in international cricket, especially after his dumping from the one-day squad.
West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for making "physical contact" with Australian pacer Brett Lee during his side`s fifth and final ODI in St Lucia. Roach was charged with a Level 2 offence, contrary to clause 2.2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players or Team Officials, which relates to "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play".