Windies call for Paul, Brathwaite to captain as Holder suspended

Jason Holder's unavailability for the third Test has prompted West Indies to call up Keemo Paul and name Kraigg Brathwaite as captain.

West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite will captain the team for the fifth time in his career.   -  Getty Images

Kraigg Brathwaite will lead West Indies in the third Test against England, while all-rounder Keemo Paul has been added to the host's squad with Jason Holder unavailable.

Captain Holder has been suspended for the final match of the series, which the Windies lead 2-0, after his team was guilty of a slow over-rate during its emphatic victory during the second Test in Antigua.

The Windies have announced a 14-man squad for the game in St Lucia, with Paul - who has played two Tests in his international career to date - replacing Holder.

Brathwaite will captain the team for a fifth time. Each of his previous four matches as skipper have been away from home, in New Zealand, India and Bangladesh.

The third Test begins at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.


West Indies squad for third Test: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, Jomel Warrican.



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