West Indies vs England: West Indies announce their squad

After an exciting five-match T20I series, England and the West Indies will be locking horns in a three-match Test series starting on March 8

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After an exciting five-match T20I series, England and the West Indies will be locking horns in a three-match Test series starting on March 8. The hosts will be looking to win the Tests. Meanwhile, the English team will be eager to make amends in the longer format after conceding the T20Is 2-3.

Ahead of the series-opener at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, the Windies have announced their squad. Meanwhile, a pacer is making his debut and a batter is being recalled in the red-ball setup.

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In a press release on February 22, the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel have named the Caribbean squad for the first Test against England. However, along with the Test squad, the CWI President's XI squad also has been announced. The four-day warm-up match will take place at the Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG) from March one to four.

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Opener John Campbell recalled for the first Test against England

Emerging fast bowler Anderson Phillip has received a maiden West Indies call up for the opening Test against England whereas opener John Campbell has been recalled to the hosts' squad. The Windies will be led by the elegant batter Kraigg Brathwaite with Jermaine Blackwood as his deputy. Other prominent names include the likes of Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kemar Roach, etc.

The CWI statement further adds that the Caribbean squad will be assembling in Antigua from February 25. They will go for a training camp ahead of the three-match Test series. The second Test will take place at Kensington Oval in Barbados on March 16. Then the final match will be contested at Grenada's National Cricket Stadium on March 24. The Joe Root-led England side would be hoping for a revival in fortunes as far as their Test cricket is concerned. Meanwhile, after a humiliating 0-4 Ashes defeat against arch-rivals Australia down under in December-January.

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West Indies squad for the 1st Test against England:

Kraigg Brathwaite (C)

Jermaine Blackwood (vc)

Nkrumah Bonner

Shamarh Brooks

John Campbell

Joshua Da Silva

Jason Holder

Alzarri Joseph

Kyle Mayers

Veerasammy Permaul

Anderson Phillip

Kemar Roach

Jayden Seales

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