Opportunity knocks for Cotterrell, Walton

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The uncapped Sheldon Cotterrell is eager to justify selection, ahead of the West Indies' tour of India later this year.

The uncapped Sheldon Cottrell is eager to justify selection, ahead of the West Indies' tour of India later this year.

Cottrell enjoyed a solid stretch of form for the A side against their Sri Lanka counterparts and the Antigua Hawksbills in the Caribbean Premier League recently.

The left-arm seamer has effectively replaced fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, whose performance against Zimbabwe earlier this year was not good enough to gain reselection.

Batsman Kirk Edwards, meanwhile, has been recalled on the back of a century and half-ton against India A in Bangalore and Mysore last month.

"I am really looking forward to going to India and playing, as with my pace, aggression and accuracy, I know I can take wickets", said Cottrell.

"There is also the fact that the Indians tend to struggle a bit against good fast bowling, and with me being in some sort of form I know I could cause some problems."

Wicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton, too, has been included in the 15-man touring party. Walton played two Tests in 2009, scoring just 13 runs in four innings against Bangladesh.

"I didn't realise it was four years. It's always a good feeling. I have been doing a lot of work to come back to international level. I hope this time I can put up a better show," added Walton.

"It came as a surprise. It was sudden. It was very shocking. I probably was not ready then, but I am now."

India and the Windies will meet for two Tests, the first of which will get underway on 6 November. The venue has not yet been named.

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