St. Johns: Left-handed batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer and all-rounder Chemo Paul have been included in the West Indies squad for the 2-Test series against New Zealand, while Shai Hope has been dropped. has given. Bravo scored his highest test score in 2013 against New Zealand in Dunedin.
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So far, Hope, who has played 34 Test matches, did not perform well in recent Test matches. He has scored at an average of 19.48 since December 2017 and after February 2019, he averaged 14.45. With this, their total average has come down to 26.27. The 6 reserve players will also go on a tour to New Zealand during the quarantine to help in the preparation of the Test team and take their place if a player is injured.
Wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher has been included in the T20 squad for the first time since 2018 for the next month’s three-match series in New Zealand. All-rounder Kyle Meyers, who performed brilliantly in the Caribbean Premier League, got a place in the team for the first time. All-rounder Andre Russell and top order batsmen Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis have decided not to go on tour due to travel concerns and quarantines related to the Kovid-19 epidemic.
The T20 series will begin in Auckland from 27 November. After this, the next two matches will be played at Mount Monganui on November 29 and 30. The first Test match will be played between 3 to 7 December in Hamilton and the second Test in Wellington between 11 and 15 December.
West Indies Test Team: Jason Holder (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Craig Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shermer Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkim Cornwall, Shane Daurich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Camer Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Chemo Paul.
Reserve: Nakrumah Bonner, Joshua Dasilva, Preston McSwein, Shiney Moseley, Ramon Reifer, Jayden Seales.
West Indies T20 Team: Kirron Pollard (Captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Kyle Meyers, Rowell Powell, Chemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Osane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr., Saffron Williams.