The Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel on Tuesday nominated a team of 13 men from the West Indies for the first round of matches against South Africa on Thursday. The Test Squad includes a newcomer to the Jayden Seales, an exciting 19-year-old fastball from Trinidad and Tobago and a former team member for the Under-19 World Cup in the West Indies in 2020, which has been very impressive since its inception. scene. The jury also recalled Shai Hope, a senior watchmaker, and Kieran Powell, an experienced left-hand opener. Hope last played Test Cricket in England in July last year, while Powell’s last test was in Bangladesh in December 2018.
“Jayden Seales is young, very enthusiastic and has a big heart. In the ‘Best v Best’ games, he met the pace, got the move and showed the ability to take the wickets,” said Roger Harper, the head coach. an official note.
“We believe he is able to add power to the bowling attack,” Harper added.
“We know Kieran Powell is very skilled, which we hope will add quality and depth to the battle department. He confused himself with his performance in the Best v Best match,” he said.
“Shai Hope has performed brilliantly in the red ball games played, following the backlash against Sri Lanka in the highly successful ODI series, so he has joined the team for performance,” he added.
The West Indies and South Africa will face off in a two-match Test series and the first match will start this Thursday.
West Indies team for Test 1: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach and Jayden Seales.
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