Kirk Edwards replaces Nash in Test squad

(WICB) Kingston, Jamaica– Barbadian right handed strokemaker Kirk Edwards has been named in the West Indies squad for the Second Digicel Test.

The 26 year old replaces out-of-form left handed Jamaican batsman Brendan Nash.

There are no other changes to the 13 man squad from the First Digicel Test which was won by India who now hold a 1-0 series lead in the three match rubber.

Windies Squad for Second Digicel Test

Darren Sammy – Captain

Adrian Barath

Carlton Baugh

Devendra Bishoo

Darren Bravo

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Fidel Edwards

Kirk Edwards

Ravi Rampaul

Kemar Roach

Marlon Samuels

Ramnaresh Sarwan

Lendl Simmons

“It is clear that Brendan has been struggling for form for some time and we want to give him a chance to take some time away from international cricket and work on his game,” Clyde Butts, Chairman of the Selection Committee said.

“Brendan is a mentally tough cricketer and we are sure that he will be able to overcome the challenges he is now facing and come back strong,” Butts added.

The Second Digicel Test will be played at the Kensington Oval from Tuesday June 28thto Saturday July 2nd.

First ball is 10am local time (9am Jamaica time).

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