West Indies vs Sri Lanka Test Series: West Indies announces the squad for the 1st Test Match: Cricket West Indies has announced a 13-member squad for the 1st of the 2 Test match series to be played against Sri Lanka. The squad features most of the players which were a part of the winning Test team against Bangladesh. Two senior pros will be returning back to the side after missing the Test series Bangladesh and will add a huge boost to the side. Kraigg Brathwaite will once again fill in the captain’s boot after the successful Bangladesh tour. And his compatriot will be Jermaine Blackwood who will be fulfilling the role of Vice-Captain.
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Commenting on the squad, Lead Selector Roger Harper said “It is good to be able to put together a Test squad with a number of players coming off very good performances in their last series in Bangladesh. Very encouraging. It is a fantastic opportunity to build on the good work that was done in Bangladesh. It is very important to continue the process of working hard, playing with great passion, playing with determination, and a great desire to succeed. Doing that consistently will bring us the right results.”
Not many faces from the ODI and the T20I series will be translated into the Test Squad. Only Darren Bravo, Alzarri Joseph, and Jason Holder from the limited-overs squad will be seen donning the whites.
WI vs SL Test Series: West Indies 1st Test Match Squad
Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Jermaine Blackwood (VC), Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kemar Roach, and Jomel Warrican.
The Cricket West Indies has also rolled-out the names for the CWI President’s XI for a 2-Day warm-up game against Sri Lanka to be played on 17th and 18th March.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka Test Series: CWI President’s XI
Roston Chase (captain), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Keon Harding, Kavem Hodge, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Shayne Moseley, Veerasammy Permaul, Anderson Phillip, Kemar Roach.
WI vs SL Test Series: Full Schedule
1st Test Match: 21st- 25th March, 7:30 pm, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
2nd Test Match: 29th March- 2nd April, 7:30 pm, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua