West Indies v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Jamaica May 30, 2005

Best replaces Edwards for second Test

Cricinfo staff



Tino Best: back in the fold © Getty Images

Tino Best has been recalled to the West Indian squad for the second Test against Pakistan at Kingston, as a replacement for his fellow Barbadian Fidel Edwards, who suffered a strained hamstring during their 276-run victory in the first match at Bridgetown.

Best is the only change to the side that ended West Indies' run of 10 defeats out of 12 in all forms of the game this season. Edwards will be sidelined for at least ten days, but Ian Bradshaw has fully recovered from the viral infection which ruled him out of the first match. Dwayne Bravo, meanwhile, is undergoing treatment on an ankle injury.

West Indies' convenor of selectors, Joey Carew said he was "very elated" about the first-Test victory and hoped that it was a sign of better things to come. "The team played hard and got the rewards for their efforts," he said. "I agree with coach that a lot of work still has to be done but there is a little light at the end of the tunnel."

West Indies squad Chris Gayle, Devon Smith, Wavell Hinds, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul (capt), Dwayne Bravo, Courtney Browne (wk), Corey Collymore, Daren Powell, Reon King, Ian Bradshaw, Tino Best.

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