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CRICKET: WI should promote Chanderpaul, says former Indian captain

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2013 | 9:17 AM

Rahul Dravid, a former Indian captain, says veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul should be promoted to number three or four if West Indies are to fare better in their current tour of India.

Dravid offered the suggestion following West Indies humiliating defeat to India by an innings and 51 runs in the first test match, which finished inside three days on Friday.

A few West Indian batsmen got starts before West Indies collapsed in their second innings – Darren Bravo’s 37 was the top score, Kieran Powell made 36, Chris Gayle hit 33 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul was not out on 31.

Dravid says Chanderpaul looked the most comfortable of the West Indies batsmen against the reverse swing.

He says Chanderpaul is batting a little bit to low in a batting line up which ends at number five.

The West Indies lost their last seven wickets for 48 in less than 20 overs during the first test match.

The final match starts on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the home city of the hosts’ batting megastar Sachin Tendulkar, who will be playing his 200th and final Test for his homeland.


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