Selectors switch around bowling attacks for second BestvBest match between Team Blackwood and Team Brathwaite

By October 31, 2021

The bowling attacks have been switched around for the second Best v Best between Team Blackwood and Team Brathwaite set to begin on Monday, November 1, at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

Cricket West Indies’ Selection Panel announced the changes on Sunday.

Fast bowlers Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Preston McSween and Chemar Holder, along with spinners Imran Khan and Jomel Warrican are now on the Team Brathwaite while fast bowlers Shannon Gabriel, Nial Smith and Jayden Seales, along with spinners Rahkeem Cornwall and Veerasammy Permaul are now on the Team Blackwood.

The Selection Panel said the changes were made to offer the batters preparation against different types of bowling and vice versa as the preparations for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour continues.

West Indies will have a four-day warm-up match in Colombo from November 14 to 17. The Test matches will follow on November 21 to 25 and November 29 to December 3.

“Sri Lanka in a strong team, especially at home. As a team, we are really looking forward to this challenge. We know it won’t be easy, but we have the confidence in the players that we can do the job,” said West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite.

 “The ICC World Test championship is key to us in our planning. We want to keep earning points and look to move up the standings. It would be great to finish the year on a strong note and make the West Indies fans proud.”

Team Brathwaite: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Shamarh Brooks, Joshua Da Silva, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Imran Khan, Kyle Mayers, Preston McSween, Kemar Roach, Jeremy Solozano and Jomel Warrican

Team Blackwood: Jermaine Blackwood (captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Kavem Hodge, Shayne Moseley, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Jayden Seales and Nial Smith.

The first match between the teams ended in a draw. Team Blackwood made 384-6 with Nkrumah Bonner making an unbeaten 166 and Raymon Reifer 72. In reply, team Brathwaite made 281-1. Shai Hope scored an unbeaten 102 while Brathwaite made 78.

 

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