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HEADLINE: WINDIES seek to extend unbeaten run against stern South African examination 2021-06-09 12:25:08 

Ahead of their T20 World Cup title defense this fall, the West Indies have been plated a huge home summer of cricket, which includes the continued reshaping of their identity as a Test team. For that purpose, Cricket West Indies, on Tuesday morning, confirmed the 13-man squad to confront the visiting South Africans for two Tests, first up on the cards. The squad sees the awaited return of the Barbadian, Shai Hope, to Test cricket, fellow opening batsman, Kieran Powell, all-rounder, Roston Chase, as well as the inclusion of 19-year-old Trinidadian pacer, Jayden Seales. Replacing John Campbell, the injured Shannon Gabriel, Darren Bravo and spinner Jomel Warrican.

The full squad reads: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood (vc), Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales.

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