West Indies calls up teenager Joseph for 2nd Test

Alzarri Joseph, who was part of West Indies' 2016 Under-19 World Cup-winning side last year, has been called up for the second Test on Wednesday against India which starts at Sabina Park on Saturday.

Alzarri Joseph was the leading wicket-taker for West Indies in the Under-19 World Cup 2016 with 13 wickets.   -  Getty Images

Alzarri Joseph, who was part of West Indies' 2016 Under-19 World Cup-winning side last year, has been called up for the second Test on Wednesday against India which starts at Sabina Park on Saturday.

The 19-year-old from the Leeward Islands picked up 13 wickets at an average of 13.76 from six matches in the Under-19 World Cup.

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"We feel that Alzarri, who led the attack so expertly in the Youth World Cup earlier this year in Bangladesh, will now benefit from the professional guidance of our coaching staff and the presence of fast bowling legend Joel Garner as manager," said West Indies chairman of selectors Courtney Browne.

"As we develop our Test team, we see this as a positive step in the process."

India defeated West Indies by an innings and 92 runs in the first Test in Antigua, which is its largest Test victory outside Asia.

West Indies squad:

Jason Holder (capt.), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Rajindra Chandrika, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Leon Johnson and Marlon Samuels.

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