WINDIES ANNOUNCE TEST SQUAD FOR TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies has announced a 15-member Windies squad for the two-Test series on the Tour of New Zealand, starting later this month.

SQUAD
Jason Holder (Captain)
Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice-Captain)
Sunil Ambris
Devendra Bishoo
Jermaine Blackwood
Roston Chase
Miguel Cummins
Shane Dowrich
Shannon Gabriel
Shimron Hetmyer
Shai Hope
Alzarri Joseph
Kieran Powell
Raymon Reifer
Kemar Roach

Team Management Unit
Stuart Law (Head Coach)
Joel Garner (Team Operations Manager)
Roddy Estwick (Assistant Coach)
Toby Radford (Assistant Coach)
Ryan Maron (Assistant Coach)
C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist)
Ronald Rogers (Strength & Fitness Coordinator)
Jeffrey Gay (Massage Therapist)
Dexter Augustus (Video Data Analyst)
Philip Spooner (Media Relations Manager)

Ambris has replaced Kyle Hope in the only change to the squad that earned a 1-0 series victory in Zimbabwe.

The team will have a training camp until November 21 in Brisbane, Australia, before flying across the Trans-Tasman channel to New Zealand.

Commenting on the squad, Chairman of the CWI Selection Panel, Courtney Browne said: “The panel congratulates the players and the entire team management unit on the series victory in Zimbabwe. It was a strong team effort and highlighted by those players that did not do as well as expected on the recent Tour of England, playing critical roles in the team’s success.

“Their success augurs well for the selection process and the philosophy of continuity which has underpinned our selection for the Tour of New Zealand, and not the chopping and changing mentality.”

On the selection of Sunil Ambris, Browne said: “Sunil has replaced Kyle Hope in the squad, and this is on the basis of his consistent performances across formats and his outstanding returns for the Windies ‘A’ Team in the ‘Test’ series against Sri Lanka ‘A’. This type of consistency is very welcomed by the panel.

“Kyle is encouraged to return to the first-class championship and turn in the strong performances his talent suggests he can deliver.”

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