Windies recalls keeper Jacobs for third Test

Published: Monday, April 29, 2002, 15:34 [IST]
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Castries (St Lucia): West Indies on Sunday recalled wicket-keeper Ridley Jacobs and paceman Pedro Collins for the third Test against India, starting in Barbados on May 2.

Jacobs scored an unbeaten 55 in a three-day tour game here against the tourists to replace Junior Murray, who contributed just one in the first two Tests. India leads the five-match series 1-0 following its 37-run victory over the hosts at Port-of-Spain in Trinidad on Tuesday. The opening Test at Georgetown in Guyana was drawn.

Leg spinner Dinanath Ramnarine is the only slow bowler in the squad, announced by the West Indies Cricket Board. Ramnarine gave a good account of himself in the three-day match, capturing four for 49 off 23 overs to help his team dismiss India for 150 in the first innings. He came in place of Mahendra Nagamotoo, who was injured in a road accident on Friday. He has so far taken 45 wickets in 12 Tests. Left-arm paceman Collins, who has taken 20 wickets in eight Tests, replaced Marlon Black.

West Indies: Carl Hooper (captain), Chris Gayle, Stuart Williams, Brian Lara, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ridley Jacobs, Mervyn Dillon, Adam Sanford, Cameron Cuffy, Pedro Collins, Dinanath Ramnarine and Ryan Hinds.

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