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West Indies name unchanged squad for Zimbabwe series

Shai Hope showed a lot of promise in the series against England
Shai Hope showed a lot of promise in the series against England

West Indies selectors have named an unchanged squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against Zimbabwe that begins later this month.

Jason Holder will continue to lead the side that recently lost the Test series in England 2-1 while promising youngsters that include the likes of Kyle and Shai Hope, Jermaine Blackwood and Shimron Hetmyer have been given preferred over the likes of Marlon Samuels and Chris Gayle, who recently made a comeback to the One-Day International squad.

Chairman of selectors Courtney Browne was pleased with the commitment shown by the players in England.

"The selection panel is pleased to announce the same Test squad that toured England to visit Zimbabwe.

"The dedication, commitment and focus in their preparation and during the series in England showed immense character for such a young team in very difficult conditions against World-class competition.

"The lessons learnt on that tour augurs well for the individual players and the team’s continued development as a whole and we wish them well on the Tour of Zimbabwe."

The first Test will be played between 21st and 25th October while the second and final game will begin on 29th October with Queen’s Sports Club being the venue. West Indies will also play a tour game against Zimbabwe A at Bulawayo Athletic Club between 15th and 17th October.

West Indies Test squad:

Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich (wk), Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach

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