The Windies player suffered an ankle injury; his replacement will be named.
Keemo Pual, a Windies fast bowler, is out of the first Test against India after suffering an injury in his left ankle. He will still be in Antigua to undergo rehabilitation. He made his Test debut versus Bangladesh in July 2018 and has played three matches so far.
In those games, he only took six wickets but had an outstanding performance at-bat, scoring 47. His last game was versus England in February of this year. Since he is unable to play, Cricket West Indies (CWI) has named right-arm pacer Miguel Cummins as his replacement. 'With Keemo ruled out for this match, it’s good to have someone with Miguel’s quality back in the squad, as he brings experience to the team', interim head coach Floyd Reifer said.
Cummins has 13 Test matches under his belt. In it, he took 27 wickets with an average of 37.59. In July 2016, he made his Test debut against India and took an impressive nine wickets in the second innings of their second match. He hasn't quite played as well ever since, last playing in July 2018 against Bangladesh.
However, he recently played against India A in some first-class matches. His performance impressed Reifer so much that he was named as Paul's replacement. 'Watching him in the last A Team series against India A and the training sessions his lengths have improved. He’s a very hard worker and a wicket-taker. I’m sure, if given the opportunity to play, he will make a valuable contribution in our bid to win this series'.
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