SIMMONS TO REPLACE BARATH FOR TEST MATCHES IN BANGLADESHWednesday 19th October 2011
Chittagong, Bangladesh – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that right-handed opener Lendl Simmons will replace fellow right-hander Adrian Barath in the squad for the Test Series in Bangladesh.
Barath, 21, suffered a hamstring injury during the first ODI last week and has not recovered to take place his place in the squad. He will remain with the squad in Bangladesh and continue his rehabilitation with physiotherapist CJ Clark.
The 26-year-old Simmons is in good form and won the award for the batsman with the most runs in the just concluded One-Day Series. He made 202 runs in two innings and the West Indies won the series 2-1.
The West Indies will play two Tests against Bangladesh. The first match bowls off on Friday in Chittagong. The West Indies squad for the three-match Test Series in India will be announced later this month.
West Indies Teat Squad: Darren Sammy (Captain), 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
Test Series Schedule
October 21-25: 1st Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
October 29-November 3: 2nd Test at She-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
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