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WI bank on Hope

WI bank on Hope

ST JOHN’S (Antigua): Rookie batsman Shai Hope has been rewarded for his heavy scoring in the recent first-class tournament with a place in West Indies’ 14-man squad to face England in the first Test starting on Monday.

The 21-year-old right-hander was one of the two uncapped players selected in the squad announced on Friday, with fellow Barbadian Carlos Brathwaite also called up.

Brathwaite, 26, an intelligent fast-bowling all-rounder, has been on the fringe of Test selection for some time having already turned out in the shorter versions for the West Indies.

Squad: Denesh Ramdin (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite (vice-captain), Sulieman Benn, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor.

Published in Dawn, April 12th, 2015

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