West Indies add Deonarine to test squad in South Africa
Narsingh Deonarine has been added to the West Indies test squad for the final two matches in South Africa.
PRETORIA - Left-handed batsman Narsingh Deonarine has been added to the West Indies test squad for the final two matches in South Africa, the country's cricket board has announced.
Deonarine comes in for Assad Fudadin, who fractured a finger in the warm-ups ahead of the first test in Pretoria that ended in an innings and 220-run defeat for the tourists on Saturday.
Deonarine, 31, also a right-arm off-spin bowler, has played 18 tests, the last of which in New Zealand a year ago.
The second test starts in Port Elizabeth on Friday, with the final game to be played in Cape Town from 2 January.
Yesterday the Proteas hammered the West Indies by an innings and 220 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three match series in the first of three Sunfoil Test matches at SuperSport Park on Saturday.
Wickets tumbled in the first hour of the day as Dale Steyn, the chief destroyer, walked away with 6/34.
Hashim Amla was named Man of the Match, having scored 208 in his only innings compared with the 332 that the West Indies managed in both their complete innings.
Amla said he was surprised at fast the West Indies crumbled.