By: Sports Contributor
Leeward Islands wicket-keeper batsman, Jahmar Hamilton has been called up to the West Indies squad for the decisive second Test against India after Shane Dowrich was ruled out of the series with an ankle injury.
Shai Hope stood in with gloves for the opening Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua last week when the hosts suffered a 318-run defeat inside four days.
With Dowrich now back in Barbados to continue his recovery, Hamilton has been included in the 13-man squad which was announced on Tuesday.
The uncapped 28-year-old gloveman has played 80 first class matches and accumulated 173 dismissals for the Leeward Island Hurricanes. He averages 26 with the bat and has scored six hundreds.
Hamilton featured for West Indies A in two of the three four-day “Tests” against touring India A.
Keemo Paul has also returned to the squad after recovering from the ankle injury that kept him out of the series opener. He replaces Cummins, who has been dropped.
The final test is slated for Friday 30 August at Sabina Park. The West Indies would be hoping to level the series after a crushing defeat in the first test.
FULL SQUAD – Jason Holder, Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shamarh Brooks, Jahmar Hamilton, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Keemo Paul.