Young quick bowler Keemo Paul has been added to the Windies squad for the third Test against England, beginning on February 9 in St. Lucia.
“With Jason Holder passing up the last Test, Kraigg Brathwaite will take the responsibility of captaincy. We likewise welcome Keemo Paul back to the squad. He is having a decent appearing in the West Indies top of the line title right now,” Courtney Browne, the Windies Chairman of Selectors, said.
Paul, who made his Test debut in July last year, has been compensated for the fine frame in the residential circuit. Since playing in the T20I series in Bangladesh, he has highlights for Guyana in three FC matches, scoring one fifty and picking 20 wickets – including a six-wicket haul.
Browne additionally responded to ICC’s choice to hand skipper Jason Holder a one-game suspension for a misrepresent offense in a Test that the hosts won in only three days.
“We will, obviously, comply with the ICC administering, yet we need to think about whether such corrective activity at a critical phase of the series is useful for cricket,” he said. “What a disgrace if the series is recalled not for the shimmering play of the revived West Indies players however for a devastating choice made by a standard that should be adjusted.”