November 28, 2002

Injuries bring Ganga, Nagamootoo to the fore


Daren Ganga and Mahendra Nagamootoo have been named in West Indies' final XI for the opening limited-overs international of three against Bangladesh at the M.A. Aziz Stadium on Friday.

Batsman Ganga and leg-spin all-rounder Nagamootoo replace Shivnarine Chanderpaul and regular West Indies captain Carl Hooper in the side that won the final international of the seven-match series against India at Vijayawada last Sunday.

"Shiv took two stitches in the webbing of his right hand after being struck in the field last Sunday and is also unlikely to play in any of the limited-overs internationals in this series," West Indies manager Ricky Skerritt reported.

Skerritt also indicated that left-arm fast-medium bowler Pedro Collins is to be rested for the limited-overs international series because of his troublesome back.

"We will not be taking Bangladesh for granted and are here to play good cricket and to continue our build-up to the World Cup," Skerritt added.

The limited-overs series concludes with day/night matches at Dhaka's Bangabandhu Stadium on December 2 and 3.

Squad: Ridley Jacobs (captain), Chris Gayle, Wavell Hinds, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Daren Ganga, Ricardo Powell, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Vasbert Drakes, Jermaine Lawson, Corey Collymore.