Cricket West Indies (CWI) choice panel on Friday (June 4) named a provisional 17-man squad for the upcoming Take a look at Sequence in opposition to South Africa. The squad is predicted to be additional lower all the way down to an official 13-members on Monday (June 7).
It will likely be South Africa’s first bilateral tour to the Caribbean since 2010, adopted by a tri-series in 2016 that additionally featured Australia. The tour, which needed to be rescheduled from 2020, will embody two Take a look at matches and 5 T20s, from June 10 to July three this yr in St Lucia on the Daren Sammy Cricket Floor and Grenada on the Nationwide Cricket Stadium, respectively.
Cricket West Indies Selectors Title Provisional 17 Man Take a look at Squad For South Africa Take a look at Sequence As Jayden Seales, Shai Hope, Kieran Powell, And Roston Chase Named
Younger Trinidad and Tobago pacer Jayden Seales has been named within the Cricket West Indies’ 17-member provisional squad for the two-match Take a look at collection in opposition to South Africa, beginning on Thursday. The Cricket West Indies Choice Panel additionally introduced that pacer Chemar Holder was unavailable for choice as a result of harm.
Making a comeback to the 17-member squad had been openers Shai Hope and Kieran Powell and all-rounder Roston Chase, all of whom weren’t a part of the house Take a look at collection in opposition to Sri Lanka.
“The selectors have additionally revealed that 4 (4) different younger quick bowlers Keon Harding, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, and Nial Smith will stay in St Lucia to help the Take a look at squad with their preparations,” the Cricket West Indies mentioned in an announcement.
Of their final bilateral encounter within the Windies in 2010, South Africa gained the three-match Take a look at collection 2-0 (the second match was a draw) and produced a white-ball sweep, profitable the T20 and ODI collection 2-Zero and 5-Zero respectively.
Shai Hope, Roston Chase, And Kieran Powell Returns In Provisional 17 Man Take a look at Squad For Exams Vs South Africa
Jamaican speedster Marquino Mindley, who had recovered from COVID-19 final week, will stay in St Lucia together with fellow pacers Keon Harding, Preston McSween, and Nial Smith to “help the Take a look at squad with their preparations”. The 19-year-old Jayden Seales’ solely first-class match to date was for West Indies A in New Zealand final December, and in all, he has performed solely ten skilled video games at senior degree.
Shai Hope‘s final first-class recreation was the Manchester Take a look at in July 2020, however within the intra-squad fixture, he scored 106, the very best rating of the match. Roston Chase, who missed out on a West Indies central contract final month, sparkled each with ball and bat.
After taking 4 wickets within the first innings for Crew Hamilton, he closed out a three-wicket win with an unbeaten 45 off 50 balls within the second. Kieran Powell, who top-scored with 95 in that innings, too, earned a recall, after having performed the final of his 40 Exams in Bangladesh in 2018.
West Indies squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jomel Warrican.