West Indies names Test & T20 squads for NZ tour

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    Cricket West Indies has announced the two squads for the proposed tour of New Zealand which will feature three T20 Internationals and two Test matches from November 27 to December 15th.

    In the Test squad there is a return for left-handed batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer, as well as all-rounder Keemo Paul.

    Andre Fletcher, the experienced wicket-keeper/batsman has been named in the T20I squad for the first time since 2018. There is a maiden call-up in this format for Kyle Mayers, the all-rounder, who performed well in last month’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL). All-rounder Andre Russell and top order batsmen Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis have opted not to participate in the tour. CWI fully respects their decision to choose to do so and states that this will not impact consideration for future selection.

    The CWI Selection Panel indicated this upcoming series will form part of the overall planning towards defending the ICC World T20 title.

    Test Squad
    Jason Holder (captain)
    Jermaine Blackwood
    Kraigg Brathwaite
    Darren Bravo
    Shamarh Brooks
    John Campbell
    Roston Chase
    Rahkeem Cornwall
    Shane Dowrich
    Shannon Gabriel
    Shimron Hetmyer
    Chemar Holder
    Alzarri Joseph
    Keemo Paul
    Kemar Roach

    Test Reserves
    Nkrumah Bonner
    Joshua DaSilva
    Preston McSween
    Shayne Moseley
    Raymon Reifer
    Jayden Seales

    T20 International Squad
    Kieron Pollard (captain)
    Fabian Allen
    Dwayne Bravo
    Sheldon Cottrell
    Andre Fletcher
    Shimron Hetmyer
    Brandon King
    Kyle Mayers
    Rovman Powell
    Keemo Paul
    Nicholas Pooran
    Oshane Thomas
    Hayden Walsh Jr
    Kesrick Williams

    PROPOSED MATCH SCHEDULE
    November 27: 1st T20I at Eden Park, Auckland
    November 29: 2nd T20I at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
    November 30: 3rd T20I at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

    December 3-7: 1st Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton
    December 11-15: 2nd Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington