Bishoo, Hetmyer & Paul in West Indies Test squad to face India


Guyanese Devendra Bishoo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul have been included in West Indies Test squad to face India during an almost seven-week tour, starting September 26. West Indies will compete against India in two Tests, five ODIs and three T20s.

West Indies and India have played 94 Tests against each other since 1948. West Indies has won 30, lost 28 and drawn 46 matches.

The Selection Panel has assembled a 15-man squad for the Tests.

The squad reads: Jason Holder (captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach and Jomel Warrican.

Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne says “The panel congratulates Jason Holder and his team on the excellent performance against Bangladesh. As the team embarks on a tough tour of India the successes against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh should hold them in good stead during the India series. The panel welcomes back Sunil Ambris who missed the last couple of series due to injury, along with Jomel Warrican who adds a second spin bowling option to the attack.”

The schedule for the tour:

1st Test            October 4 – 8            Rajkot

2nd Test          October 12 – 16          Hyderabad

1st ODI             October 21                 Guwahati

2nd ODI            October 24                Indore

3rd ODI            October 27                Pune

4th ODI            October 29                Mumbai

5th ODI            November 1                Trivanthapuram

1st T20I            November 4               Kolkata

2nd T20I          November 6               Kanpur-Lucknow

3rd T20I           November 11               Chennai

The West Indies team will still be away and will head over to Bangladesh after.

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