ST. JOHN’S: Devon Smith is to replace the West Indies injured star batsman Chris Gayle in the squad for the tour of South Africa the selectors announced on Monday.
West Indies wrapped up a 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh before lunch on the fifth and final day of the first test in St Vincent on Tuesday.
Kraigg Brathwaite and Chris Gayle led West Indies to 32 without loss, a deficit of 261 runs, at the end of the first day in the third and deciding test against New Zealand in Bridgetown, Barbados on Thursday. Brathwaite, man of the match in the second test in Trinidad following his maiden century, finished on 11 while Gayle was 18 not out after almost being run out for a duck and then smashing a straight six. The visitors were bowled out for 293 after wasting a succession of starts by their middle-order batsmen and the…