Cricket West Indies (CWI) have announced a 15-man squad for their team’s two-match Test series against the hosts Australia, scheduled to be played in November-December this year.
Left-handed batter Tagenarine Chanderpaul has received a maiden call-up after his phenomenal performances in domestic cricket. Son of Windies veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Tagenarine has clubbed 2669 first-class runs at an average of 34.21 with five hundreds.
Meanwhile, all-rounder Roston Chase and middle-order batter Shamarh Brooks have been recalled to the Test squad.
“We have a core group of players who have been part of the Test squad and have performed well. We have played two series this year – against England and Bangladesh – and won both,” said the chief selector Desmond Haynes in his official statement.
“We have been playing good Test cricket and expect to do well against the Australians on their home turf.
He added: “We have one newcomer to the team in Tagenarine Chanderpaul. He equipped himself very well in the West Indies Championship four-day matches and also did a very good job at the top of the order against Bangladesh A in Saint Lucia this summer. He has what it takes to do well at the highest level.
“Roston Chase has returned to the squad as an allrounder and we believe his experience and skill set will be beneficial and Shamarh Brooks has also returned to bolster the middle-order batting.”
West Indies Test squad
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood (vc), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Devon Thomas
Schedule for West Indies tour of Australia 2022
- November 17-19: vs ACT/NSW XI at Philip Oval, Canberra
- November 23-26 : vs Prime Minister’s XI at Manuka Oval, Canberra (day/night)
- November 30 to December 4: 1st Test at the Perth Stadium, Perth
- December 8-12: 2nd Test at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (day/night)