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24-Jun-2010 03:10:00 GMT
West Indies v South Africa, 3rd Test, Barbados

Travis Dowlin Axed for Final Africa Test

Barbados: West Indies have dropped opening batsman Travis Dowlin and replaced him with Barbados opener Dale Richards in the squad for the third Test against South Africa at the Kensington Oval from June 26 to 30. Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul was also not in the list of 13 because of a side strain. He has returned to Trinidad to continue rehabilitation.

The selectors retained Dowlin for the second Test after the opener had failed in the first - he scored only 4 and 1 in West Indies' 163-run defeat. Dowlin did not impress in the high-scoring draw in St. Kitts either and fell for 10 in West Indies' only innings of 546.

His replacement, Richards, played two Tests for West Indies against Bangladesh in 2009, while most of the regular players were on strike, and scored 108 runs in four innings.

West Indies trail 0-1 in the three-Test series against South Africa. They lost the Twenty20 series 0-2 and were blanked 0-5 in the one-dayers.

Squad: Chris Gayle (capt), Dwayne Bravo (vc), Dale Richards, Brendan Nash, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy, Sulieman Benn, Shane Shillingford, Nelon Pascal, Kemar Roach

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