3 changes to West Indies A squad for first Test against India A
West Indies A have been forced to make a number of last-minute changes to their squad for the first unofficial “Test” against India A, starting on Wednesday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
The Barbados pair of opener Kraigg Brathwaite and wicketkeeper/batsman Shane Dowrich have sustained ankle injuries in the last few days and have been ordered to rest for the first “Test”.
In addition, John Campbell of Jamaica has been elevated to the senior West Indies squad to face the senior India side in the first two Twenty20 Internationals taking place on August 3 and 4 at the Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida.
As a result, the Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ pair of wicketkeeper/batsman Jahmar Hamilton and opener Montcin Hodge will replace Dowrich and Campbell respectively, and Trinidad & Tobago left-handed opener Jeremy Solozano will replace Brathwaite.
Solozano will also act as cover for Brathwaite for the second unofficial “Test”, starting the following Wednesday at the Queen’s Park Oval in his native Trinidad.
Shamarh Brooks will now captain West Indies A in the first “Test” and may also lead the team in the second “Test” if Brathwaite is unable to play.
West Indies A lost the One-Day Series, which ended on Sunday, 4-1
WEST INDIES A 'TEST' SQUAD
Shamarh Brooks (Captain)