West indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced their 15-man squad for the test series in England. Kyle Hope and Raymon Riefer are uncapped players picked for the tour. West Indies is all set to play three-match series followed by one-off T20 and five one day internationals. Kemar Roach also makes his return into the squad while Vishaul Singh has been dropped after his poor performance in the test series against Pakistan at home. Jason Holder will continue to lead the side despite string of series losses against England and Pakistan.
Courtney Browne who is chairman for West Indies Cricket Board said that Kyle Hope and Raymon Riefer have been picked due to impressive performances in the domestic circuit. Browne stated that Raymon will provide variation as left-arm swing bowler who will prove to be handful in English conditions. Roach has also been included due to his experience in playing in such conditions.
West Indies Squad: Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Braithwaite (vc), Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach.