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Shai Hope replaces Denesh Ramdin in 3rd T20 vs Afghanistan


Shai Hope replaces Denesh Ramdin in 3rd T20 vs Afghanistan

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Cricket West Indies today announced that Shai Hope has been called up as replacement for Denesh Ramdin for the third and final T20 International against Afghanistan on Sunday night at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, India.

Ramdin, the experienced wicket-keeper/batsman and two-time ICC World T20 winner, played the first and second matches but is unavailable for the third due to a left hamstring injury. He made scores of 20 and 24 not out and held five catches in the two matches.

Hope, who was the leading batsmen in the recent 3-0 clean sweep in the One-Day Internationals with 229 runs in three innings including a match-wining century in the final match. He remained in India for the upcoming Test match, which starts on November 27.

The 26-year-old has so far played 12 T20 Internationals since making his debut against New Zealand in December, 2017.

The three-match series is level 1-1 going into Sunday night’s final contest. West Indies won the first match by 30 runs last Thursday while the hosts won the second match by 41 runs on Saturday.