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Narine feels up to the challenge

Bridgetown, Barbados — West Indies slow bowler Sunil Narine believes he is in the right mental and physical shape as he prepares to face Australia in the upcoming Digicel One-Day International Series.

The 23-year-old took four wickets in the space of 10 balls in brilliant second spell on Saturday as the West Indies players had a second warm-up match at the 3Ws Oval. He ended with 4-19 off 8.5 overs to bowl out Darren Sammy’s XI for 159 in 39.5 overs. The topscore came from Darren Bravo with 37 off 45 balls.

Best recalled, Charles gets nod for ODIs

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Fiery fast bowler Tino Best has been recalled to the West Indies side for the first three Digicel One-Day Internationals against Australia starting later this month.

The 30-year-old, who has not worn maroon colours in almost three years, was named on Tuesday in a 13-man squad which will be captained by Darren Sammy. Wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin has been appointed vice-captain.

Cummins’ Caribbean dream hurt by injury

MELBOURNE, Australia, CMC – An injury setback has ruined Australian teenaged fast bowling sensation Pat Cummins’s dream of touring the Caribbean starting next month.

The 18-year-old was thought to be recovering from bone bruising in his heel when doctors discovered he was actually suffering with a fracture. He will now be out of action for a few months, ruling him out of any role on Australia’s Test and one-day series against West Indies.

Windies enter camp to face Aussies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Red hot off-spinner Sunil Narine is among 30 players due to arrive here Thursday to begin a two-week training camp in preparation for the upcoming Digicel Series against Australia.

The Trinidadian, who made his One-Day International debut against India in Ahmedabad last November, will be one of 13 non-contracted players participating in the camp. The Windies are preparing for upcoming Digicel Series against Australia which runs from March 16 to April 27.

Aussies leave out pacer Ryan Harris

Melbourne, Australia - Australia have left out pacer Ryan Harris from the One-Day International squad for the upcoming Digicel Series in the West Indies to allow young quick James Pattinson to continue his development after recovering from a foot injury.

Harris was replaced by 21-year-old Pattinson for the remainder of Australia’s home ODI Tri-series against India and Sri Lanka after being outshone by the likes of fellow Test bowler Ben Hilfenhaus and ageing paceman Brett Lee.

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