Test reserves and T20 squad to make up West Indies A team


West Indies A team will play two Four-Day matches while the two Tests are ongoing during the tour to New Zealand, which starts next month. The first Test is from December 3-7 and the second, December 11-15.

Chief Selector Roger Harper on Friday said that a separate squad will not be selected, but rather the five Test reserves and those players who are a part of the 14-man T20 group, and are interested, will form the A team.

Harper also said that players in the Test squad who are not featuring in the playing XI can also play if they so choose.

At a Virtual briefing on Friday, it was revealed that the full details on the A team matches will soon be released.

Questions were raised on Nicholas Pooran being included in the Test squad and Harper indicated this is an opportunity for him to showcase his red-ball skills.

The West Indies A team were last in action in August 2018 against India A where they played three unofficial Test matches in Antigua and Trinidad and Tobago.

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 and Kemar Roach.

Test Reserves: Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua DaSilva, Preston McSween, Shayne Moseley, Raymon Reifer and Jayden Seales.

T20I 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 and Kesrick Williams.

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