Carlos Brathwaite favoured to make Test debut against Australia

Jason Holder said that Brathwaite was ahead of fast bowler Miguel Cummins as the likely replacement for Shannon Gabriel.

By: AP | Melbourne | Updated: December 24, 2015 1:21 pm
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West Indies allrounder Carlos Brathwaite is favored by captain Jason Holder to make his Test debut on Saturday against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Holder said Thursday that Brathwaite was ahead of fast bowler Miguel Cummins as the likely replacement for Shannon Gabriel, who injured an ankle in the first Test which the West Indies lost by an innings and 212 runs.

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Holder says “Carlos has been in the squad for a little while now and he’s waited for his opportunity, so he’s probably pretty much front-line to go in ahead of Miguel.”

Brathwaite has played seven one-day internationals for the West Indies. Leg spinner Devendra Bishoo could also be recalled, with selectors likely to wait until a Saturday morning pitch inspection before finalizing their lineup.

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