West Indies lead the three-match rubber 2-0 – following victories by 381 runs in Barbados and by 10 wickets in Antigua. The match will be played at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground from Saturday, February 9 to Wednesday, February 13. First ball daily is 10am (9am Jamaica Time/2pm GMT).
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Brathwaite, the experienced opening batsman, takes over Jason Holder, who has been banned for the match by the ICC following a slow over rate in the emphatic, three-day win in Antigua last week. The 26-year-old Brathwaite is the most capped player in the squad with 55 matches under his belt.
“The aim is consistency, we have won the series so far and we are aiming for a third (victory) and for us as players and as a team we want to win again and show that we have started to move forward. That is one of the main things for us,” Brathwaite said. “For us, it is to continue to do the things we have been doing well. What happened before in the series is now gone, we are playing well and we want to maintain the standards.
“It looks a good pitch, Saint Lucia is normally a good surface for both batters and bowlers. We always enjoy playing here and we are quite prepared for this match. Winning the series and lifting the Wisden Trophy is great, winning 3-0 would be something special.”
1st Test: Kensington Oval – Jan 23-27
RESULT: WINDIES won by 381 runs
2nd Test: Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground – Jan 31 to Feb 4
RESULT: WINDIES won by 10 wickets
3rd Test: Daren Sammy Cricket Ground – Feb 9-13