Gabriel to replace injured Roach
WICB Media Release.
MUMBAI, India – Fast bowler Kemar Roach has been ruled out of the remainder of the West Indies’ tour of India due to a shoulder injury.
West Indies team physiotherapist C.J. Clark said it was an injury which is uncommon among cricketers.
“Kemar has not made the expected recovery from the shoulder injury that kept him out of the first Test and he is returning to the Caribbean for ongoing management and subsequent physical rehabilitation,” said Clark.
Shannon Gabriel has been selected to replace his fellow fast bowler and is expected to arrive in India in time for consideration for selection in the second Test which opens on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium here.
The 25-year-old Roach has been the bright spark in the West Indies attack over the last three years in particular.
He has taken 85 wickets at 27.71 runs apiece in 23 Tests and has risen in the ICC Test bowling rankings to become the only West Indian in the Top-20 at 14th.
“We’re sad to announce that Kemar has to return home to the Caribbean and will not have an opportunity on this tour, where we felt he could have made a major difference,” said West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson.
West Indies trail 0-1 against in the series, following an innings and 51-run defeat inside three days in the first Test that ended on Friday at Eden Gardens here.
The second Test is also expected to be a grand affair in this city that is called home by India’s batting megastar Sachin Tendulkar, who will be playing his 200th and final Test for his homeland.
The match will also mark the 150th Test for durable West Indies left-handed batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
Revised Test squad to India
Darren Sammy (Captain)
Team management unit
Ottis Gibson (Head Coach)
Richie Richardson (Team Operations Manager)
Andre Coley (Assistant Coach)
C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist)
Hector Martinez Charles (Strength & Conditioning Coordinator)
Richard Berridge (Video & Statistical Analyst)
Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist)
Adriel “Woody” Richard (Media Relations Manager)
Thu, October 31 to Sat, November 2: Tour match – Uttar Pradesh drew with West Indies – Jadavpur University Complex, Kolkata
Wed 6 to Sun 10: 1st Test – India won by an innings and 51 runs – Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Thu 14 to Mon 18: 2nd Test – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Thu 21: 1st One-day International – Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Sun 24: 2nd One-day International – Reddy Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Wed 27: 3rd One-day International – Green Park, Kanpur
WICB Media Release.