Kevin Sinclair earns maiden Test nod
2023 continues to be the year of Kevin Sinclair as he has earned a maiden call-up to the West Indies Test squad for the second Test against India from July 20 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Earlier in the year, he was recalled to the West Indies One-Day team after impressive performances in the regional tournaments and with the West Indies A team in Bangladesh.
The off-spinning all-rounder replaces Raymon Reifer in the squad.
On Monday, Cricket West Indies Senior Men’s Selection Panel announced the squad for the second Cycle Pure Agarbathi Test Match powered by YES BANK against India.
The Panel named 13 squad members and two traveling reserve players for the match which will be played at Queen’s Park Oval.
Reifer will, however, travel to Trinidad as cover in case of injury.
Sinclair was among the leading players in the West Indies Championship Four-Day First-Class competition earlier this year.
He also played a significant role with bat and ball in the recent West Indies “A” Team series win in Bangladesh.
He has played 18 first-class matches with 54 wickets, including three five-wicket hauls at an average of 23.98 each.
He scored 756 runs at an average of 29 with the bat, including six half-centuries.
The upcoming second Cycle Pure Agarbathi Test Match powered by YES BANK will be historic – marking the 100th Test Match between West Indies and India since the two teams first met at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi in 1948.
Play starts daily at 10 am (9 am Jamaica/7:30 pm India).
FULL SQUAD: Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood (Vice Captain), Alick Athanaze, Tagenarine Chanderpaul Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kirk McKenzie, Kemar Roach, Kevin Sinclair, Jomel Warrican
Traveling Reserves: Tevin Imlach, Akeem Jordan