Pacer Chemar Holder and middle-order batsman Shamarh Brooks have been recalled into the Test squad for the two-match series against Pakistan. Veteran pacer Shannon Gabriel hasn’t fully recovered from injury and will miss the home Test series against Pakistan. Darren Bravo is another high-profile player missing from the Test squad due to personal reasons. The two-match Test series will be part of World Test Championship and carry valuable points for both the teams.
Chemar Holder makes a comeback to the Test side after fully recovering from injury. He made his Test debut against New Zealand last year in December. Shamarh Brooks have been performing well in the domestic cricket and makes his return to the squad for the two-match Test series.
Chief Selector Roger Harper said that that both the players have shown fitness and form to make a comeback to the Test squad. Shamarh Brooks scored splendid century in the domestic game and earned his recall for the Pakistan series. On the other hand, Shannon Gabriel will go through rehabilitation process and will miss this two-match series against Pakistan. Darren Bravo has been given a break after being a part of preparation camp for the South Africa Test series.
He further stated that I expect the team to show grit and determination in this two-match Test series against Pakistan. Harper said that the batting lineup will need to show form with the bat and do good work like they did against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in a Test series played earlier this year.
The two-Test series will be played at Sabina Park in Jamaica from August 12-16. The second and final match will be played at the same venue between 20th to 24th August.
West Indies Test squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain), Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican.