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CWI Names Squads For Second Best V Best Three-Day Match

West Indies continue preparations for Sri Lanka tour November 14 to December 3

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced the two teams for the second and final Best v Best three-day match at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. The match will be played from Monday, November 1 to Wednesday November 3. The teams will again be led by Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood.


The Selection Panel has made several changes with most of the bowlers switching sides to offer the batters preparation against different types of bowling and vice versa. Fast bowlers Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Preston McSween and Chemar Holder, along with spinners Imran Khan and Jomel Warrican are now on the Brathwaite Team. Fast bowlers Shannon Gabriel, Nial Smith and Jayden Seales, along with spinners Rahkeem Cornwall and Veerasammy Permaul are now on the Blackwood Team.

The first Best v Best match was played at the same venue last week. The highlights were centuries by Nkrumah Bonner (166 not out) and Shai Hope (100 not out). Please see match details here:

“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,” Brathwaite said. “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.”

West Indies players are using the Best v Best series as part of their preparations for a two-match Test series in Sri Lanka next month. Both matches will be played at the Galle International Stadium. 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.

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. Please see ICC World Test Championship table here:

Brathwaite Team

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

Blackwood Team

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

Match Schedule in Sri Lanka

  • November 14 to 17: Warm-up match in Colombo
  • November 21 to 25: 1st Test at Galle International Stadium
  • November 29 to December 3: 2nd Test at Galle International Stadium


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