Off-spinner Sunil Narine has replaced Kemar Roach in the West Indies side currently touring England after the fast bowler returned home to Barbados on Wednesday because of shin muscle soreness.
Roach has been sidelined with shin muscle soreness, Roach, who took six wickets in the first test and two at Trent Bridge, is the second member of the West Indies pace attack to return home after Shannon Gabriel suffered a back injury on his debut at Lord’s.
The 24-year-old Narine is yet to play Tests for West Indies, but has played eight One-day and two Twenty20 Internationals for the Caribbean side.
West Indies play England in the third test in Birmingham starting on June 7 after losing the first two matches. They then play three one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match.
Who is Sunil Narine?
Sunil Philip Narine (born 26 May 1988 in Trinidad), is a West Indian cricketer who played in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. He has since appeared in first-class cricket for Trinidad and Tobago. He was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for US$700,000 in the Indian Premier League (IPL 5) auction in February 2012, having had a “base price” of just $50,000. Several franchises, including the Mumbai Indians, have publicly expressed their disappointment at having failed to sign Narine. He came to the attention of IPL franchises and Indian cricket fans by virtue of his performances during an India-West Indies one-day series in 2011, won 4-1 by India.
He had a brilliant bowling effort for Kolkata Knight Riders, taking 5 wickets for 19 runs in a IPL match in 2012 & have best bowling economy in IPL match.
He won the Man of the Tournament award in the 2012 Indian Premier League for picking up 24 wickets at an average of 13.50 and an economy rate of 5.47, which was the best in the league.