Paul to replace Hetmyer for Sri Lanka Test series

first_imgDynamic all-rounder Keemo Paul will replace his Guyanese countryman Shimron Hetmyer in the Windies Test Squad for the remainder of the Test Series against Sri Lanka.Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Tuesday confirmed that Hetmyer, the aggressive left-hand batsman, will return home to Guyana where he will recover from a recent illness. While there, the former Windies World Cup U19 winning skipper will continue his preparations to return for the 2-Day practice match against Bangladesh in Antigua.Head Coach of the West Indies Team, Stuart Law, commenting on the situation said “Hetty is a big part of our future and now we want him to recover fully from his illness, so he can be at his best for the warm-up match versus Bangladesh.”The 20-year-old Paul, who was Hetmyer’s deputy when they won the U-19 World Cup a few years ago, has made tremendous strides in his brief time on the international circuit, having played a number of ODIs and T20s for the Windies senior team.Paul has also been a strong performer in the longer version of the game for the Windies A team and should serve as an ideal replacement for his fellow Guyanese.Meanwhile, the host lead the three Test series 1-0 following the draw in Test two and will look to seal the series when the final Day/Night Test bowls off on June 23.last_img read more