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Veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul will line up for St Kitts in their three-day match against Bangladesh, as he grabs vital match practice ahead of the two-Test series starting next Friday. The 40-year-old was named by the St Kitts & Nevis Cricket Association in a 13-man squad yesterday, for the tour match which bowls off today at Warner Park.
Chanderpaul, who has played 156 Tests, did not feature in the preceding one-day series which the Windies swept three-nil. The tour match, therefore, represents his only chance for time in the middle before the first Test starts (next Friday) at Arnos Vale in St Vincent.
Chanderpaul has been in decent form this year, averaging 48 in three Tests against New Zealand back in June and averaging nearly 50 in seven matches for Derbyshire in the English County Championship.
SQUAD: Jacques Taylor (captain), Elvin Berridge, Shino Berridge, Quinton Boatswain, Shiv Chanderpaul, Jaeel Clarke (wicket-keeper), Tristan Handley, Javal Hodge, Shane Jeffers, Jeremiah Lewis, Shaquille Martina, Terrence Ward, Tonito Willett.