West Indies A tour of India September 8, 2013

Nurse replaces Shillingford in A squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Barbados offspinner Ashley Nurse has been called up to the West Indies A squad that will tour India later in September, in place of Shane Shillingford. The A tour of India is set to begin on September 15 and will comprise three one-day matches, one T20 and three four-day matches.

Nurse had enjoyed a successful debut first-class season for Barbados, finishing third in the wicket-taker's list with 45 scalps. Shillingford was the overall leader with 71.

As the original West Indies A squad had been announced on August 28, and the West Indies tour of India announced subsequently on September 4, the WICB sought to replace Shillingford in the A squad and use Nurse in his place. Shillingford will most likely be in the Test squad for the tour of India, which begins at the end of October.

It was also announced that the schedule had been adjusted, with all the matches barring the last four-day game in Hubli being brought forward by a day. The one-dayers and the T20 will be played in Bangalore, while the three four-day games are at Gangotri Glades in Mysore, the JNNCE ground in Shimoga, and the KSCA ground in Hubli.

West Indies A squad: Kirk Edwards (capt), Kieran Powell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cotterell, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Assad Fudadin, Jahmar Hamilton, Delorn Johnson, Leon Johnson, Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Veerasammy Permaul, Chadwick Walton.

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  • Mark on September 9, 2013, 17:39 GMT

    Why can't Shillingford go on both tours ? The 'A' tour would be a great opportunity to get used to conditions before the full senior tour. It's not as though he's been overworked over the past few months.

  • tajeram on September 9, 2013, 4:30 GMT

    I want to see West Indies employing spin twins in all the matches against India.They must fight fire with fire, weather its narine & shillingford or even adding permal or bishoo.. They have too look at what Englanad did when they were there. Also they have to pick batsman who can play spin well & have a appitite for big scores..

  • Dummy4 on September 8, 2013, 21:43 GMT

    This is really getting ridiculous! An explanation that makes sense would be appreciated. Shane has proven himself over and over again.

  • Dummy4 on September 8, 2013, 13:15 GMT

    I really want to see Pollard playing the longer format. After all he seems to have one of the best batting techniques on the West Indies team. His temperament is in no question for he has proven to bat in long and tight situations in retrospect to the conditions. We need to experiment during those A tours, I am not saying take it likely but take into consideration that it is the only way we can figure what could be a really good test team. However, I am still pleased with the squad and wish the guys best of luck!

  • Dummy4 on September 8, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    sean shillingford is a must in the west indies squad for odis. He along with narine and bishoo can take apart any team's batting line up

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