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Munaf Pateled as India gets ready for Test series


Clouds of doubt successive to float over medium-pacer Munaf Patel`s accessibility for a initial Test opposite West Indies during Sabina Park starting subsequent week.

The bony medium-fast bowler from Gujarat was marked down to a witness as his team-mates, together with Test arrivals from home particularly Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman as good as Mahendra Singh Dhoni, put themselves to a powerful work-out Friday.

Coach Duncan Fletcher has refused to strew light upon a reason for Patel`s loitering in a last twin group sessions, as good as upon blank out upon a last one-day ubiquitous here upon Thursday.

The usually word a Zimbabwe-born manager has pronounced is which “Patel should be fit for preference for a Test.”

Patel was hugely considerable in India`s World Cup debate as good as in a one-day array here where he picked up 8 wickets from 3 matches during 17.75 average.

However, he has not played a Test for India for over twin years right away as good as if a direction continues it would many expected pave a approach for Praveen Kumar`s inclusion in a Test team.

In a use session, manager Fletcher appeared penetrating to collect up a smarts of Dravid as good as Dhoni.

Fletcher had pronounced progressing which he was seeking brazen to guidance from group with such resources of experience.

Dhoni was in between a early bats to desk pad up though afterwards sat in a shade for prolonged whilst others took their spin underneath a boiling sun.

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