West Indies picks uncapped opener Solozano for Sri Lanka Test series

Jason Holder and Roston Chase, both of whom are currently in the UAE at the T20 World Cup, also figure in the 15-man squad for the two-Test series in Sri Lanka.

West Indies' two-Test series in Sri Lanka begins on November 21. - K. R. DEEPAK

West Indies has picked uncapped opener Jeremy Solozano for its two-Test series in Sri Lanka while also including all-rounders Jason Holder and Roston Chase who are currently in the United Arab Emirates at the Twenty20 World Cup.

However, there was no place for senior batsman Darren Bravo and paceman Alzarri Joseph in the 15-man squad that will be led by Kraigg Brathwaite when the series starts later this month.

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“Jeremy played for the West Indies ‘A’ Team in 2019 (against India ‘A’) with success and in the Best v Best (domestic) matches he displayed a sense of application, patience, and composure, while looking very comfortable against both pace and spin,” said lead selector Roger Harper.

“The squad is well balanced, with good depth in all departments. The composition is very similar to the squad that brought us success in our last away tour to Bangladesh, with a few changes in personnel,” Harper added.

Both Tests will be played in Galle, with the first match scheduled from November 21-25.

  • Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jeremy Solozano, Jomel Warrican

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