Test trio recalled as 19-year-old quick earns first Windies call-up

Test trio recalled as 19-year-old quick earns first Windies call-up

DUBAI – Cricket West Indies have named a provisional 17-man squad for the upcoming two-Test series against South Africa in St Lucia.

The provisional squad is expected to be trimmed to a final 13 on Monday, ahead of the first Test from 10 to 14 June. It is the final series in the current cycle of the ICC World Testt Championship.

The 17-man group includes one first-time inclusion in the shape of 19-year-old fast bowler Jayden Seales. Seales has played a total of 10 professional matches but impressed in the recent Brathwaite XI vs Roston Chase XI tour match, taking four wickets.

The squad also sees recalls for Roston Chase, Shai Hope and Kieran Powell, who were all left out of the squad in the recent Test series against Sri Lanka.

Fast bowler Chemar Holder was unavailable due to injury. Young fast bowlers Keon Harding, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley and Nial Smith will all remain in St. Lucia to assist the Test squad with their preparations.

Squad

Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood,  Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jomel Warrican.-ICC