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Chandrika blames poor shot selection

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2015 | 6:00 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):

West Indies batsman Rajendra Chandrika, who failed to score in his two innings on Test debut, has blamed poor shot selection for his dismissals.

The 25-year-old opener recorded ducks in his two innings during the second Test match against Australia in the recently concluded series at Sabina Park Jamaica.

The Guyanese cricketer has become the 40th player in the history of Test cricket to score a pair of ducks on debut.

"Once I reached the middle, all I had wanted is to get off the mark in both innings," said Chandrika in an interview with Chronicle.

"But the shot selections were not good."

Chandrika got into the Test side after hitting 75 against the Australians, playing for the WICB XI in the warm-up clash at the Sir Viv Richards ground in Antigua.

He was drafted into the final 11 for the second test after Marlon Samuels was ruled out.

On both occasions, Chandrika lost his wickets to pacer Mitchell Starc in identical fashion, driving at deliveries angled across him and getting caught at the wicket and at gully, respectively.