ST JOHN’S—The West Indies have named an unchanged 15-member Test squad for the tour of Australia starting next month.
The only major change is on the management of the team where Phil Simmons has been reinstated after a suspension that ran for several weeks.
Simmons will replace Eldine Baptiste, a former West Indies cricketer and selector who has been acting in the position.
The Selection Panel yesterday announced the squad which suffered a two-match series loss against Sri Lanka last month.
The unchanged squad includes allrounder Carlos Brathwaite, the only uncapped player as well as two promising cricketers who made their Test debut in contrasting styles.
Earlier this year, Rajendra Chandrika, 26, debuted against Australia in Kingston, where he became the 40th batsman to start his Test career with two ducks while spinner Jomel Warrican, 20, claimed four wickets for 67 runs to help bowl out Sri Lanka for 200 runs in the Second Test.
West Indies will play three Test matches against Australia, starting December 10, in Hobart. The Second Test will begin December 26 at Melbourne Cricket Ground with the third and final Test on January 3, at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The squad will leave the Caribbean on November 23, and will hold a training camp in Australia prior to the start of the series. (CMC)
Jason Holder (Captain)
Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain)