Windies Recall Hope, Pick Teenage Fast Bowler Seales To Face South Africa
Umer Jamshaid 13 days ago Wed 09th June 2021 | 12:00 AM
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda, June 8 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th Jun, 2021 ) :Batsman Shai Hope was recalled to the West Indies squad for the first Test against South Africa on Tuesday while teenage fast bowler Jayden Seales is poised to make his debut.
Hope, who has played 34 Tests, was dropped last year after the series against England with his average at a disappointing 26.27.
In total, he has played only 10 professional games at senior level.
"Jayden Seales is young, very enthusiastic and has a big heart.
"Kieran Powell we know is a very capable batsman who we expect to add quality and depth to the batting department.
"Shai Hope has performed very well in the red ball matches he has played, following on the back of his highly successful one-day international series against Sri Lanka, so he has forced his way into the squad by performance." Experienced batsman Darren Bravo was left out while strike bowler Shannon Gabriel is injured.
West Indies squad:Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales