Zimbabwe v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Harare December 3, 2007

Parchment prepares for one-day debut

Cricinfo staff

West Indies' opening batsman Brenton Parchment will make his international debut on Tuesday when he plays in the third ODI against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club.

He will replace Chris Gayle, who suffered an injury to his right hamstring during Sunday's victory. Parchment, 25, a former West Indies Under-19 captain, will partner Devon Smith at the top of the order, while Dwayne Bravo will have his first full match as captain.

"Excited! That's the one word I have at this moment," Parchment said. "I'm feeling really excited about getting a chance. The moment has not come yet, but I'm really looking forward to it."

Gayle received more treatment on Monday for the strain he sustained on Sunday while completing a quick single. He will be monitored on a day-to-day basis.

West Indies 1 Devon Smith, 2 Brenton Parchment, 3 Runako Morton, 4 Shiv Chanderpaul, 5 Marlon Samuels, 6 Rawl Lewis, 7 Dwayne Bravo (capt), 8 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 9 Ravi Rampaul, 10 Jerome Taylor, 11 Daren Powell.