Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Cricket | International

Shillingford set for Dominica history



West Indies offspinner Shane Shillingford will create history on Monday when he becomes the first Dominican to play a test match on home soil.

The tall offspinner bowled well against the Australians on his comeback to international cricket in Trinidad last week and is expected to retain his place in the team for the all-important third and final test at his home ground.

The picturesque Windsor Park hosted its first one-day international back in 2009 and test cricket came to the island for the first time last year.

Shillingford, who has undergone remedial work on his bowling action, missed that match, when the West Indies played to a hard-fought draw against India.

"I'm looking forward to the chance of playing at home, being the first one to play a test from Dominica in Dominica. It's a very special feeling," said Shillingford.

"Most of our players have played here a number of times already and seeing for the Australians this is their first time, it's a bit of an edge for us. But we do have to do the basics to come out with a win."

Shillingford toiled hard on the Queen's Park Oval pitch in Trinidad and came away with four wickets as the two teams played to a draw as rain washed away hopes of a result.

Australia won the first test by three wickets in Barbados.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Haze's Comment
Thoughts on the World Cup
As you can imagine, many broadcasters from around the cricketing globe descended on Auckland for...

Faf du Plessis
Making sense of the semifinal
Apologies for the lack of communication, but I’ve been trying to make sense of all that happened in...

Kepler Wessels
Much respect to the Aussies
Whether one likes the Aussies or not they have to be respected for the fact that they know how to...

Neil at the World Cup
Week 6
Some players were desperate to get home, others were happy to stay a while.