Cummins to replace injured Gabriel in Windies Test squad

Melbourne, Dec 16 (IANS) Barbadian fast bowler Miguel Cummins is set to make his Test debut after he was named as a replacement for injured pacer Shannon Gabriel in the ongoing series against Australia.

West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) selection panel made the announcement on Wednesday following the team’s heavy defeat to Australia inside three days in the first Test, which ended Saturday, reports CMC.

Cummins, 25, has taken 99 wickets at an average of 22.83 in 36 first-class matches. He has made one international appearance for the 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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