Ind vs WI: Keemo Paul sidelined from the Antigua test match due to ankle injury; his replacement has been named
Published - August 26th, 2019 | Updated - August 26th, 2019
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Highlights are not going in favor West Indians, as Keemo Paul is not playing Antigua test in Ind vs WI test series. Keemo Paul, a great fast bowling sensation for the West-Indies in the white ball cricket made his red ball debut in 2018 against Bangladesh. He failed to impress the audience in the test cricket as he has played 3 matches and has taken only 6 wickets. The stats in case of wickets are very poor but he marked his impression by bowling with a good pace and line length. Letâ€™s see how much Antigua test match of Ind vs WI goes for West Indians after loss of Keemo Paul.
The three games were played against India, Bangladesh and England. He failed with ball in hand but got out to be very handy with the bat as he scored his career best 47 in the ground of Rajkot against a team that has a great bowling line up including the number 1 ranked bowler Jaspreet Bumrah, R. Ashwin and attacking pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. For his performance with the bat and the lack of fast bowlers in the West-Indian squad he got selected. But before the match could even start, he got injured and was ruled out of the match. But it was actually a door opened for a youngster who has the ability to be the attacking bowler for the West-indies.
Miguel Cummins named as a replacement for injured Keemo Paul
A young and talented guy Cummins has been named in the squad as a replacement for Keemo Paul. He is the guy who made his test debut against India and his stats tell you everything about his talent. Keemo Paul has played 13 test matches and in such a short period of time he has taken 27 wickets with a 6-wicket haul on his debut.
He is a very hard-working player and has even impressed the coaches with his betterment in the line lengths in such a small span of time. After his debut he could not carry on his good form and that is why he was left out of the West-Indian squad in July 2018.
But now once again after watching his A team matches the coaches decided to give him a chance is purely satisfied that the lad will give his best and will showcase his talent in this Ind vs WI test series. No doubt it will be a challenge for him as the Indian team is the number 1 ranking test team of the World and have the likes of the greats such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, but he has very good memories with the Indian team previously.