West Indies announce Test squad for India tour

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Updated: Friday, October 4, 2013, 15:03 [IST]
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St. John's, Antigua: West Indies have recalled Kirk Edwards into the Test squad for India tour. Darren Sammy will captain the side which will play two Tests starting from November 6.

On Thursday (October 4), the selection committee picked a 15-member squad.

WI announce Test squad for India tour

West Indies will play two Tests and three One Day Internationals. The participation of left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell is subject to him being passed as fit by the WICB's Medical Panel to go on the tour.

Edwards, who is currently captaining the West Indies A side against India A in the three-match unofficial 'Test' series, has enjoyed a good run of form. Another player in the 'A' squad is also rewarded with Test call-up. Wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton has been chosen.

The 28-year-old Edwards has played nine Tests. His last Test was against England in May, 2012.The second and final Test of the series will be a historic one as Sachin Tendulkar will complete 200 Tests.

West Indies Test Squad

Darren Sammy (captain), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Chris Gayle, Veersammy Permaul,
Kieron Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford, Chadwick Walton

Team management unit

Ottis Gibson (Head Coach), Richie Richardson (Team Operations Manager), Andre Coley (Assistant Coach), CJ Clark (Physiotherapist), Hector Martinez Charles (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Richard Berridge (Video & Statistical Analyst), Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist), Adriel "Woody" Richard (Media Manager)

Match schedule (venues to be decided)

October 31, Tuesday to November 2, Saturday: Practice match

November 6, Wednesday to 10, Sunday: 1st Test

November 14, Thursday to 18, Monday: 2nd Test

November 21, Thursday: 1st ODI

November 24, Sunday: 2nd ODI

November 27, Wednesday: 3rd ODI


Story first published:  Friday, October 4, 2013, 10:09 [IST]
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