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Simmons comes in place of Marshall

February 09, 2009 12:09 IST

West Indies have dropped batsman Xavier Marshall for Friday's second Test against England in Antigua and drafted in Lendl Simmons.

Marshall, who had a poor tour of New Zealand, made a second ball duck in the first Test win over England at Sabina Park .

Simmons earns his call-up, for potentially his first Test appearance, after scoring 282 for West Indies A against England in a tour match in St. Kitts before the first Test.

The 24-year-old nephew of former West Indies test batsman Phil Simmons, is likely to go straight into Marshall's slot at number four.

All-rounder Ryan Hinds, a left-arm spinner and middle-order batsman from Barbados who has played in 10 Tests, is recalled to the squad in place of injured batsman Dale Richards.

The 13-man squad also includes fast bowler Lionel Baker, the first Test player from Montserrat, who did not play in the innings and 23 run victory in Jamaica.

West Indies: Chris Gayle (captain), Devon Smith, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lendl Simmons, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brendan Nash, Ryan Hinds, Denesh Ramdin, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Daren Powell, Fidel Edwards, Lionel Baker.

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