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WIndies sweat on Roach, Rampul Published: 14 May 2012

The West Indies have injury concerns to fast bowlers Kemar Roach and Ravi Rampul ahead of the first Test against England at Lord's on Thursday.

Roach did not bowl and Rampul delivered only four overs in England Lions' second innings, as the hosts raced to a 10-wicket win over the tourists in Northampton.

Joe Root and Michael Carberry knocked off their target of 197 in less than 50 overs on the final day, with Root finishing on 115 and Carberry 72.

Roach, who was inspirational for the West Indies during their recent series against Australia, taking 19 wickets at an average below 20, twisted an ankle while Rampul has a stiff neck.

WIndies captain Darren Sammy, earmarked as the third seamer for the opening Test of the three-match series, sat out the match against the Lions but will return at the Home of Cricket.

Fidel Edwards, the other quick bowler in the touring party, played in Northampton but was restricted to just six overs in the second innings after taking 2/79 from 21 overs in the first innings of the match.

Edwards himself has only just returned to the squad after suffering a back injury which kept him out of the third and final Test match against Australia earlier this year.

West Indies Test Squad v England 2012

Darren Sammy (capt)
 
Kirk Edwards (vice-captain)
 
Adrian Barath
 
Darren Bravo
 
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
 
Narsingh Deonarine
 
Fidel Edwards
 
Assad Fudadin
 
Shannon Gabriel
 
Kieran Powell
 
Kemar Roach
 
Denesh Ramdin (wkt)
 
Ravi Rampaul
 
Marlon Samuels
 
Shane Shillingford
 


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