Chase, Brooks back in West Indies Test squad, Chanderpaul’s son gets first call | Cricket News


West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase and middle-order batsman Shamarh Brooks was recalled to the squad for their two-Test series in Australia on Saturday, while former captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s son Tagenarine earned his first call-up.
West Indies, who are ranked eighth in the world in Test cricket, will play the first Test against Australia in Perth on November 30, followed by the second in Adelaide on December 8.
“We played two series this year – against England and Bangladesh – and won both. We played good Test cricket and expect to do well against the Australians on their home ground,” chief selector Desmond Haynes said in a statement.
Haynes heaped praise on 26-year-old Tagenarine, who will have the chance to make his West Indies debut 28 years after his father Shivnarine, regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of his era, made his first played test for the Caribbean team.
“He equipped himself very well in the West Indies Championship four-dayers and also did a very good job at the top of the order against Bangladesh A… He has what it takes to do well at the highest level, ” Haynes said.
Haynes added that Chase’s experience and skills will be beneficial to the team, while Brooks’ return will strengthen their middle-order batting.
Full team: Craig Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Devon Thomas.


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