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5 CPL players who should be playing Test cricket for West Indies

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Having lost the first Test by an innings and 92 runs, West Indies will be looking to bounce back strongly in the second Test. If they are to do so, one of the things that they have to do is to look at some of the top performers in this year's Caribbean Premier League and give them a chance to play Tests.

While most of the players playing in the tournament have established themselves as short-format specialists, some of them do have impressive records in not just first-class cricket but also in Tests.

So, here are 5 CPL players who should be playing Test cricket for West Indies:

Ravi Rampaul

Ravi Rampaul
Rampaul loves playing against India in Tests

Ravi Rampaul may have played more List-A matches and T20s than first-class games but with over 200 first-class scalps to his name, he isn't too shabby in the longest format of the game either. Just one wicket shy of 50 Test scalps too, he will come in with a point to prove.

Against no other country has Rampaul taken more wickets than against India. So that is certainly one reason to pick him for the upcoming Tests against India. The other is the fact that his variations and ability to bowl consistent lines make him the perfect workhorse fast bowler around which the attack can be built around.

It might be nearly four years since his last Test but if WI are looking for a workhorse fast bowler to complement their bowling attack, they could do worse than to take a look at Rampaul.

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