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Updated: April 20, 2012 16:29 IST

Bishoo dropped, Fudadin in

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West Indies' Devendra Bishoo takes the catch during the first cricket Test match in Bridgetown. File photo: AP
AP West Indies' Devendra Bishoo takes the catch during the first cricket Test match in Bridgetown. File photo: AP

Guyanese batsman Assad Fudadin has been called up to the West Indies squad for the final Test against Australia in Dominica, starting Monday, while highly rated leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo was dropped.

The 26-year-old left-hander has been rewarded for a prolific first-class season, scoring 576 runs at an average of 48, to finish as the second highest run-scorer.

Vice-captain Kirk Edwards has been ruled out of selection due to injury again.

Fudadin, a West Indies A player, is a seasoned campaigner at first class level, having played nearly 50 matches, and chief selector Clyde Butts said he would be an asset to the West Indies side.

“Fudadin has been a member of the West Indies A team for a while now and we have seen signs of development and improvement in him,” Butts said.

“This year he batted well in the regional four-day tournament, and made over 500 runs, including two centuries. He was very consistent in the middle-order. He can also bowl medium-pace and that is an asset.”

Fudadin will join a West Indies side hunting victory next week in order to square the three-Test series.

The Windies lost the first game in Barbados by three wickets and rain forced a draw in the second Test which ended here Thursday.

The squad:

Darren Sammy (captain), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Fidel Edwards, Assad Fudadin, Kieran Powell, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Shane Shillingford.

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