WI embrace seven uncapped gamers in Take a look at squad for Australia tour

Thrilling younger fast bowler Jayden Seales can also be unavailable as a result of a shoulder harm whereas, like Holder, allrounder Kyle Mayers has opted out of the tour to play T20s.
The vast majority of these in line for his or her maiden Take a look at look featured within the current West Indies A tour of South Africa which included three four-day matches. Offspinning allrounder Sinclair, who has performed seven ODIs and 6 T20Is, impressed on that journey with a batting return of 44.00 alongside 12 wickets at 25.91 having additionally stood out on the sooner A tour to Bangladesh. In final season’s West Indies four-day championship he averaged 16.61 with the ball and was referred to as as much as the Take a look at squad in opposition to India earlier this 12 months.

Tempo bowler Joseph, who solely has 5 first-class video games below his belt, was one other to return from the A tour with good numbers having taken 12 wickets in two matches. Fellow fast Jordan, who was beforehand a part of the Take a look at squad to tour South Africa earlier this 12 months, took 9 wickets for the A facet to comply with 12 in three video games in opposition to Bangladesh A.

Hodge was the second-highest run-scorer in South Africa with 179 at 29.83 which adopted a home return of 387 at 38.78 for Windward Islands.

With almost half the squad having no Take a look at expertise it can put much more onus on the group of senior gamers led by captain Kraigg Brathwaite who may have a brand new vice-captain in Alzarri Joseph. They’re amongst simply 5 gamers who had been a part of final season’s Take a look at sequence in Australia alongside Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Joshua Da Silva and Kemar Roach.

“The squad has been affected by the unavailability of some key gamers,” Desmond Haynes, West Indies’ lead selector, mentioned. “Nonetheless, we have now had a really robust red-ball program being run over the previous 12 months, which has unearthed important expertise all through the area. The chosen gamers have handed every check given to them and should now be given the chance to showcase their abilities within the check area. Australia away is at all times a problem, however we’re assured in our staff.”

Darren Bravo, who has not performed Take a look at cricket since 2020 however averaged 55.75 in final season’s home four-day event and made a century in Australia on the 2015-16 tour, lately took time away from the sport following his omission from the one-day squad to face England.
West Indies haven’t received a Take a look at in Australia since 1997, dropping 14 of the 16 outings since. Because of the vagaries of the World Take a look at Championship draw, they’re visiting for the second consecutive summer time. Final season they had been crushed by 164 runs in Perth and 419 runs in Adelaide – their largest ever runs defeat in opposition to Australia.

The Take a look at squad will undertake a coaching camp in Adelaide from January 2-9 earlier than dealing with a Cricket Australia XI in a four-day recreation on the Karen Rolton Oval from January 10-13 forward of the primary Take a look at on the seventeenth.

This season Adelaide reverts to a conventional red-ball Take a look at with Brisbane internet hosting a day-night fixture starting on January 25.

The tour additionally consists of three ODIs and three T20Is in early February with squads for these nonetheless to be named.

West Indies Take a look at squad for Australia 2023-24 sequence

Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), Alzarri Joseph, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Justin Greaves, Joshua Da Silva, Akeem Jordan, Gudakesh Motie, Kemar Roach, Kevin Sinclair, Tevin Imlach, Shamar Joseph, Zachary McCaskie

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