CWI Names Squads for Best V Best Matches Ahead of Sri Lanka Test Tour

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel announced the squads for the upcoming Best v Best men’s red-ball matches. The Panel named 24 players for two three-day fixtures, which will be played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground on October 27-29 and November 1-3. The two teams will be led by Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood.

The players will use these matches as preparations ahead of West Indies’ forthcoming tour to Sri Lanka for two Test matches following the ICC T20 World Cup. The team will depart from Antigua on November 6 and the tour will run until December 4. The full tour squad and schedule will be announced at a later date. The series is the second of six series, three at home and three away, that West Indies will play in the 2021-2023 ICC World Test Championship after drawing the first Betway Test Series against Pakistan in August. Please see ICC World Test Championship table here:

Roger Harper, Senior Men’s Lead Selector said:

“These Best v Best matches are a critical part of the Test team’s preparation for the series in Sri Lanka. For a number of players, it will be the only serious red ball cricket they will have since the Betway Test series against Pakistan and prior to going on this tour. So, it helps to get them back into the groove of the red-ball format and gives the Selection Panel an indication of the players’ readiness for the tour.”

Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain)
Shamarh Brooks
Rahkeem Cornwall
Joshua Da Silva
Shannon Gabriel
Shai Hope
Kyle Mayers
Veerasammy Permaul
Jayden Seales
Preston McSween
Nial Smith
Jeremy Solozano

Jermaine Blackwood (Captain)
Nkrumah Bonner
Jahmar Hamilton
Chemar Holder
Kavem Hodge
Alzarri Joseph
Imran Khan
Shayne Moseley
Kieran Powell
Raymon Reifer
Kemar Roach
Jomel Warrican

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