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'Happy to be in Test squad'

Shimoga, Oct 4, 2013, DHNS: 0:43 IST
Kirk Edwards has been selected to represent West Indies in Test cricket after a hiatus of two years, and he was understandably elated by the opportunity.
Edwards was drafted into the West Indian side to face India in a two-match Test series, beginning on November 6.


“It feels good to be back to international cricket, but having said that I am in the squad and not in the eleven. I am not guaranteed to play. But it is a step closer to where I want to be,” said the 28-year-old Bajan.

Edwards asserted the need for a positive mindset when going through tough periods. “I was frustrated at the beginning. But you have to face the reality. Instead of thinking about things not happening for you, it is best to think about what is happening for you. You need a positive mindset. You need to be confident that whatever you set out to do, then nobody can stop you,” he said.

Apart from Edwards, wicketkeeper batsman Chadwick Walton, pacer Sheldon Cottorrell, Narsingh Deonarine and Veerasammy Permaul, part of the West Indies ‘A’ squad in India, have been selected for the Windies squad.

But in-form batsman Kraigg Brathwaite missed the bus, and Edwards, strangely, aired a rather dispassionate view on the issue. “Sorry, my heart is a bit cold about feeling bad for people because it is just cricket. Sometimes the guys who really don’t have to do much and they get picked. Then there are guys who really have to work hard and get picked.

“Whoever is hard done needs to suck it up and go and work extra hard and get back.”

Edwards expressed satisfaction that West Indies ‘A’ have managed to keep India on the back foot during the two unofficial Tests. “I’d have to say that we got something out of the game like some guys being able to get a few scores. Also being able to dismiss India on a good batting track is a good indication of our team being patient. We never let our heads drop.”

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