Cummins to replace injured Gabriel in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia, CMC-Barbadian fast bowler Miguel Cummins is set to make his test debut after he was named as a replacement for the injury pacer Shannon Gabriel in the ongoing Test Series against Australia.

 Miguel Cummins
Miguel Cummins

West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel made the announcement Tuesday following the regional side’s heavy defeat to Australia inside three days in the first Test which ended Saturday.

Cummins, 25, has taken 99 wickets at an average of 22.83 in 36 first-class matches.

He has made one international appearance for West Indies, an ODI against Ireland at Sabina Park, Jamaica in February, last year.

The 27-year-old Gabriel suffered a stress reaction in his left ankle bone while bowling in the first innings of the first Test match at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart.

He is expected to return to Trinidad this week to continue his rehabilitation, a WICB statement said.

 

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