Test debut for Guyanese Keemo Paul
Guyanese all-rounder Keemo Paul has been handed a Test debut. The Essequibian was presented with his maroon West Indies cap by legendary fast bowler Sir Curtly Ambrose on the morning of the opening day of the second Test between West Indies and Bangladesh in Jamaica.
The 20-year-old has replaced the injury Kemar Roach in the final XI, while Paul’s compatriot Shimron Hetmyer comes into the starting XI at the expense of leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.
Paul has already appeared in four ODIs and four T20Is for West Indies.
West Indies XI: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Devon Smith, 3 Kieran Powell, 4 Shai Hope, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder (capt), 9 Keemo Paul, 10 Miguel Cummins, 11 Shannon Gabriel
Bangladesh XI: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Liton Das, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Abu Jayed, 11 Kamrul Islam
Editor’s note: See Keemo Paul’s career numbers below. (Compliments ESPNCricinfo)