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05-Aug-2016 05:23:00 GMT
West Indies v India, 3rd Test. St. Lucia

Shai Hope Replaces Chandrika in 3rd Test

Kingston: West Indies opening batsman Rajendra Chandrika has been dropped for the third test that starts in St. Lucia next Tuesday.

Chandrika has been replaced by Shai Hope in the 14-man squad, selectors said on Thursday.

India lead the four-test series 1-0, but West Indies took enormous heart from drawing the second test, after appearing doomed for defeat until a stellar final-day batting effort saved the match.

Chindrika scored only 53 runs in the first two tests, dismissed for 16, 31, 5 and 1. His test average has dropped to 14 in 10 career innings.

Hope's average of 15 from 11 innings is not much better, though the 22-year-old from Barbados has been in good form in domestic cricket recently.

The Windies have made no other changes in the 14-man squad from the second test.

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