WI vs ENG Test: The Men’s Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies (CWI) has picked an unchanged 13-member squad for the third and final Test against England. The series-deciding match will be contested at Grenada National Stadium from March 24-28. The Test Series is tied at 0-0 after draws in the first Test match at Antigua’s Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and the second Test match at Barbados’ Kensington Oval on Sunday.
In the second Test, Captain Kraigg Brathwaite was chosen Player-of-the-Match. On the last day, he batted for a lengthy 160 in the first innings — his 10th Test century and first on home soil – and then batted for 56 not out in the second innings. He batted for a total of 15 hours and 45 minutes across his two innings.
Jermaine Blackwood, the vice-captain, also scored a first-innings hundred, his third in Tests and second against England, as West Indies amassed 411 in their first innings, which lasted 187.5 overs.
Lead Selector, the Most Hon. Dr Desmond Haynes said: “We were very impressed with the captain Kraigg Brathwaite showing the fight in both innings and the way he led from the front with the bat. Also, Jermaine Blackwood and the way he played in the first innings to get a century. They batted very well together. We really appreciated the fighting spirit from the batting department. We decided to stick with the same squad and want to see them continue to give a big effort in the third Apex Test match.”
West Indies Test squad Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Veerasammy Permaul, Anderson Phillip, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales
WI vs ENG Test series schedule
March 8-12: 1st Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua – Match drawn
March 16-20: 2nd Test at Kensington Oval, Barbados – Match drawn
March 24-28: 3rd Test at Grenada National Stadium, Grenada