Gayle confirms Chanderpaul move
The West Indies ODI captain says Chanderpaul will move up the order for the second limited overs clash against England.cricket Updated: Jul 03, 2007 21:39 IST
West Indies one-day international captain Chris Gayle has said Shivnarine Chanderpaul will move up the order for the second limited overs clash against England at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
Chanderpaul, batting at No 5, made an unbeaten 53 as West Indies collapsed to 146 all out during a 79-run defeat against England at Lord's on Sunday in the first of a three-match series.
The 32-year-old has been one of the few successes for the West Indies of a tour of England where they lost a four-match Test series 3-0.
However, left-hander Chanderpaul didn't let his standards slip and batted for more than 24 hours on his way to an exceptional average of 148.66.
"It will happen," Gayle told reporters at Edgbaston here Tuesday when asked about the prospect of Chanderpaul moving up the order. "But we haven't decided where," the opening batsman added.
"We've been back to the drawing board and hopefully the guys can come better prepared next time."
Gayle has found himself at the centre of controversy after an article for the CricInfo website, where he criticised the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for initially failing to back the selectors who appointed him captain in place of the injured Ramnaresh Sarwan, led to him being censured by officials with the threat of further action after the end of the tour.
"I'm only human, it's very hard to be dealing with all these things. I just try to get the job done, it doesn't matter what the circumstances might be," said Gayle.
The third and final match of this series takes place at Trent Bridge on Saturday. West Indies then take part in a quadrangular one-day series in Ireland also featuring the Netherlands and Scotland.