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Kraigg Brathwaite replaces Jason Holder to captain Windies


Jason Holder was banned by the International Cricket Council because of his team’s slow over rate during the second match in Antigua.

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On Tuesday, West Indies Cricket authorities have confirmed Kraigg Brathwaite to replace Jason Holder to captain the side in the third Test against England.

However, this is not the first time Brathwaite is captaining Windies. In November 2018, the 26 year old captained the side in a series defeat in Bangladesh.

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Chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne said, “With Jason Holder missing out on the last test, Kraigg Brathwaite will take thereins of captaincy.”

Bowler Keemo Paul has been called up to replace Holder in the 14-man squad. Meanwhile Alzarri Joseph has  also made him available to play despite the death of his mother during the second Test in Antigua which the hosts won by 10 wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

“Our heartfelt condolences to Alzarri and his family on the passing of his mother. His heroics in the test wereoutstanding and shows a player of great character,” Browne added.

“We also welcome Keemo Paul back to the squad. He’s having a good showing in theWest Indies first-class championship.”

West Indies lead the three-match series 2-0 after crushing victories in the first two Tests.

The final match begins in St Lucia on Saturday.

Windies Squad for the third Test against England:

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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