DHAKA, Bangladesh — Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul could be in line for his international debut as West Indies face Bangladesh in the opening Test of the two-match series starting in Mirpur here Tuesday (today, 11:30 pm Eastern Caribbean time).
The 23-year-old was a surprise choice for the series after being picked ahead of several other proven candidates, but with the Windies seriously weighing the option of playing two spinners, he is being considered for the final XI.
He would join wily off-spinner Sunil Narine in an attack that would be looking to exploit what are expected to be conditions friendly to slower bowlers at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.
“We have a selector (Robert Haynes) on tour and we will meet later to discuss things further (on the final XI),” Sammy said here yesterday.
“We are tempted to play two spinners, particularly Veerasammy Permaul, since he was part of the HPC team that last month played here. He has done really well here, so he makes a strong case for a place in the side, but the selectors will have to decide what they feel is the best combination for us to win the Test.”