West Indies have named three uncapped players in their Test team to take on Bangladesh at home from June 16, 2022. It incorporates wicketkeeper Devon Thomas, left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie and pacer Anderson Phillip.
While Thomas and Motie have previously played white-ball cricket for West Indies, Phillip is yet to make his presentation in any format.
Jason Holder Unavailable For Selection Against Bangladesh
West Indies will likewise be without the talents of senior allrounder Jason Holder after he’d asked for a break.
“Allrounder Jason Holder is unavailable for selection as CWI has granted his request for a period of rest and recovery. He will therefore miss Bangladesh’s all-format tour of the West Indies,” said a statement from Cricket West Indies (CWI).
Moreover, the squad likewise does exclude Kemar Roach who got a physical issue while playing in County Championship in England and will currently need to go through a fitness test.
“If he is passed fit, he will be included as the 13th player in the Test squad,” stated CWI.
Giving Opportunities To Guys Who Are Performing: Desmond Haynes
Shamarh Brooks and Veerasammy Permaul are the ones not selected from the West Indies squad that won against England recently. Roston Chase and Jomel Warrican who had both been dropped in front of the England series are members of the President’s XI that will take on Bangladesh in the warm-up game in front of the series.
Commenting on the selection, lead selector Desmond Haynes said, “Devon Thomas has been knocking on the door for quite some time. He has done extremely well in our franchise cricket system and we view this as a good opportunity to give him a go.
You would notice that Raymon Reifer is also in the squad. He is another person that has done impressively well in the four-day competition and against England (earlier this year).
So again, we are giving opportunities to guys who are performing. We think Gudakesh Motie is one of those guys who is also bowling well, and we think it will be a good opportunity for him to be involved.”
West Indies Looking To Pick Up WTC Points Against Bangladesh
West Indies are presently positioned 6th in the World Test Championship while Bangladesh ranks 9th.
“We are looking to pick up World Test Championship points against Bangladesh which will be very important. It would be good for us to use our home advantage to win both Test matches and collect those points,” said Haynes
West Indies Test squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood (vc), Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Joshua Da Silva, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Jayden Seales, Devon Thomas
Reserves: Tagernarine Chanderpaul, Shermon Lewis