Narine handed West Indies call-up
West Indies have called up mystery spinner Sunil Narine after Kemar Roach was ruled out of the rest of the England tour due to a shin injury.
The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed on Wednesday that 23-year-old paceman Roach has left the squad to return home.
In his place comes Narine, who is uncapped at Test level but has attracted plenty of attention due to his off-spin variety. The 24-year-old has taken 14 wickets in eight one-day internationals and has enjoyed a successful Indian Premier League campaign with winners Kolkata Knight Riders.
Narine opted to play in the lucrative competition in India instead of the Test series with Australia and England, and took 24 wickets at an average of 13.50 and an economy rate of 5.47 from 15 matches.
West Indies face one further Test, starting on June 7 at Edgbaston, tour matches against Leicestershire and Middlesex, three one-day internationals and a Twenty20 international on their tour.
Roach played in the opening two Tests of the three-match series as England established an unassailable 2-0 lead.
A WICB statement announced: "Roach has been sidelined with shin muscle soreness and will return home to Barbados to allow this to heal before starting a bowling programme again."
Team physiotherapist CJ Clark said: "Kemar has been carrying this soreness for the last two matches, and in view of our upcoming schedule, we would like him to have the time to recover and prevent the onset of more serious injury.
"It is always important to balance workload with the body's ability to repair, and I think it judicious to protect Kemar at this time."
Roach took eight wickets at 34.25 in the Tests against England, and Tino Best and Fidel Edwards are vying for his place, together with Narine.
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