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Keemo Paul replaces Miguel Cummins for second Test
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Keemo Paul replaces Miguel Cummins for second Test

Keemo Paul has been inducted into the 13-member West Indies squad for the Jamaica Test after recovering from an ankle injury.

Paul will replace fast bowler Miguel Cummins, who went wicketless in the first Test at Antigua conceding 69 runs in 20 overs during West Indies' dismal defeat by a colossal margin of 318 runs.

Cummins also registered the unwanted record of the second-slowest duck in Test cricket with his 95-minute stay at the crease for the score of nought.

Paul has six wickets in three Tests so far and has managed to take 80 wickets across 20 first-class games.

The promising 21-year-old pacer is the only change to the West Indies squad as the selectors have persisted with the same batting combination.

Shane Dowrich has been ruled out of the final Test of the series owing to his recurring injury with Shai Hope likely to keep the wickets even with the inclusion of back-up wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton in the squad.

Exciting all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall has managed to retain his spot in the squad and could perhaps make his debut on Thursday.

India currently lead the World Test Championship table having garnered 60 points following their emphatic win over the hosts and can possibly achieve a maximum of 120 points if they triumph in the next encounter.

West Indies squad

Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jahmar Hamilton (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Shannon Gabriel, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach