St. John’s (Antigua), Jan 30 (IANS) Seasoned left-arm spinner Nikita Miller has replaced Sunil Narine in the West Indies ICC Cricket World Cup squad.
The 32-year-old Jamaican has not played for the West Indies in nearly a year but has the experience of 45 One-Day Internationals (ODIs), where he has taken 40 wickets, reports CMC.
In the recent Super50 regional tournament, Miller took six wickets at an average of 15, as Jamaica went out in the semi-finals.
Narine was named in the World Cup squad earlier this month but pulled out Tuesday, citing the need to continue work on his bowling.
The champion off-spinner has been doing remedial work on his bowling ever since being reported for having a suspected illegal action during the Champions League Twenty20 in September last year.
The West Indies are currently en route from South Africa to the World Cup, which is set to bowl off in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14.
They have been installed in Group B which includes Ireland, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, South Africa, India and the United Arab Emirates.
The World Cup runs from Feb 14 to March 29.