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.