NatWest Series 2004 June 9, 2004

Fidel Edwards out of NatWest Series

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Jermaine Lawson: gets another opportunity to prove himself as an ODI player © Getty Images

Fidel Edwards has been ruled out of the three-nation NatWest Series tournament in England due to a hamstring injury. Edwards, who played the recently concluded series against Bangladesh, has been replaced by Jermaine Lawson in the 15-man line-up. Edwards bowled well in the one-dayers against them, taking four wickets at just 10.75, but struggled in the Tests, averaging 51.25 per wicket.

Apart from Brian Lara, who was rested for the one-dayers against Bangladesh, the squad includes two other players who didn't figure in that series - Darren Sammy, the allrounder, and Carlton Baugh, the wicketkeeper.

The squad leaves for England on June 13, while their first match of the tournament is on June 26, against New Zealand at Edgbaston.

West Indies squad for the NatWest Series
Chris Gayle, Devon Smith, Brian Lara (capt), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ricardo Powell, Dwayne Smith, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, Ridley Jacobs (wk), Carlton Baugh (wk), Ian Bradshaw, Ravi Rampaul, Tino Best, Jermaine Lawson.