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Brathwaite, Hope in squad for first Test


Brathwaite, Hope in squad for first Test

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Barbadian Shai Hope has been rewarded for his heavy scoring in the recent first-class tournament with a place in the West Indies 14-man squad to face England in the first Test starting here Monday.

The 21-year-old right-hander was one of two uncapped players selected in the squad announced yesterday, with compatriot Carlos Brathwaite also called up.

Brathwaite, 26, a fast-bowling all-rounder, has been on the fringe of Test selection for some time having already turned out in the shorter versions for West Indies.

The squad also sees the return of Guyana leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo who last played Tests three years ago, but whose prolific wicket-taking in the first-class tournament made him hard to ignore.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.