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Chanderpaul under injury cloud

Nagraj Gollapudi
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Shivnarine Chanderpaul has proved tough to remove during the series © Getty Images
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Shivnarine Chanderpaul is believed to have visited hospital as rain delayed the start to third Test at Edgbaston for examination on a side strain.

Although no official word had yet come from West Indies it is understood he made the journey with team manager Richie Richardson and physio CJ Clark.

Chanderpaul did not bat during the two training days ahead of this Test having also sat out the two-day tour match against Leicestershire last weekend. In the first two games of the series he has scored 235 runs and twice came close to scoring a hundred at Lord's.

With the toss delayed, and an opening-day washout looking increasingly likely, there had been no word in West Indies' final XI for this match and the rain could yet give Chanderpaul extra time to recover if he does have an injury.

There are two reserve batsmen in the squad - Narsingh Deonarine and Assad Fudadin - although one of those was already expected to replace the out-of-from Kirk Edwards who has endured a dismal tour.

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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