West Indies announces unchanged squad for third Test against England

West Indies have named an unaltered 13-man crew for the third Test against England at Grenada, beginning on Thursday, with the series locked at 0-0 following attracts the initial two matches in Antigua and Barbados.

It is the third time in the series that West Indies have named similar 13 players, an impression of the battling soul shown by the host group as they hope to protect a glad home record of one series misfortune against England starting around 1968.

Kraigg Brathwaite, the commander, was the pillar of their attract Barbados on Sunday, as he batted for an aggregate of 15 hours and 45 minutes across his two innings of the Test, making 160 and 56 not out from a sum of 673 balls, the most over the top at any point looked by a West Indian in a finished Test match.

Jermaine Blackwood, the bad habit commander, additionally made a first-innings hundred – his third in Quite a while and second against England – as West Indies posted 411 in their first innings, extended across 187.5 overs.

“We were exceptionally intrigued with the skipper Kraigg Brathwaite showing the battle in the two innings and the manner in which he drove from the front with the bat,” Desmond Haynes, West Indies’ lead selector, said.

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“Additionally, Jermaine Blackwood and the manner in which he played in the primary innings to get a century. They batted very well together. We truly liked the battling soul from the batting division. We chose to stay with a similar crew and need to see them keep on giving a major exertion in the third Apex Test match.”

The probability is that West Indies will name an unaltered XI for the third time in the series, with Kyle Mayers, the hold hitter, and Anderson Phillip, the uncapped quick bowler, the two crew individuals on the edges.

Talking after his matchsaving endeavors in Barbados, Brathwaite called for business as usual demeanor from his group, who have not won in ten Tests tracing all the way back to February 2021, yet whose versatility has been evident throughout the entire series.

“It was great that, after England set up 500, we as a group could battle and put 400 back,” Brathwaite said. “That is the demeanor we need, and the fans need to see. When you constantly have the right disposition, our Test [results] will go up.

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“In periods we could [be more attacking], however investing energy at the wrinkle and batting through three new balls is an incredible beginning for us. We want to simply learn as fast as conceivable at work, and improve at various times of the game.”

West Indies squad for 3rd Test :  Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), 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

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