Chanderpaul to move up the order

West Indies look to get back into the series

Cricinfo staff

Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been the standout performer for West Indies on an otherwise difficult tour © Getty Images
Chris Gayle, the West Indies captain, has said that Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be promoted in the line-up for the second ODI against England to strengthen the top order. Chanderpaul scored an unbeaten 53 batting at No. 5 in the first ODI as West Indies were dismissed for 146, chasing 225.
"It [Chanderpaul moving up the order] is something that is definitely going to happen but we haven't decided where [whether opening, No. 3 or No. 4] as yet, we're still in discussions. He has been tremendous right throughout the tour and he has been our 'in-form' batsman and he should get more balls under his belt."
"Chanderpaul can up the tempo whenever he needs to. Whenever the situation requires aggression I am sure he can take up that challenge, we know the great player he is," Gayle said on the eve of the match.
Chanderpaul has been one of the few successes on a disappointing tour for West Indies. He scored 446 runs averaging 148.66, including two centuries, as West Indies lost the four-match Test series 3-0.
He also scored a crucial 41 during West Indies' 15-run victory in the first Twenty20 match against England at The Oval on June 28 before being rested for the second Twenty20 encounter the next day, which they lost by five wickets.
West Indies face England in the second ODI at Edgbaston later today.