West Indies and Guyana batsman Narsingh Deonarine started the Digicel Test series with question marks over his fitness and his ability to bat for long periods, but he has answered his critics and has been hailed by West Indies coach Ottis Gibson for the mature innings he played on the third day of the second Test, at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.

Gibson commended the left-hander on his vital innings at the Oval on Tuesday, which brought the home side back into the contest after they were struggling at 100 for four in reply to Australia’s first innings total of 311…

“It was a very good innings. I think, batting with Shiv—somebody he idolises—he played very well. He played a very mature kind of innings,” Gibson said of the batsman.

“It is a bit disappointing how he got out in the end but the fact that he batted so long and played with so much control is very good to see. He is somebody that has had an impact with the ball, and he is also now having an impact with the bat,” the coach added…


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  1. Deo is here to stay. Leh Marlon stay in India.