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January 29, 2019
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Windies call up quick for second Test against England

By Himanshu Sharma

Oshane Thomas has been named in the Windies Test squad for the second Test against England in Antigua. The 21-year-old is in line to make his Test debut.

According to Windies chairman of selectors Courtney Browne, “Oshane Thomas was with us in Barbados as cover and he has been added to the squad as the 14th player and will remain with the team as an additional fast bowler.”

Impressive start with white-ball

Thomas has been a part Windies’ white-ball unit for the last couple of series. The fast bowler has made 10 appearances for Windies in the limited-over formats and has snared 11 wickets so far.

Windies eyeing another comprehensive show

The Windies took a 1-0 lead with a 381-run mauling of the visitors. The hosts put on a dominant show in Barbados, both with the bat and ball. Skipper Jason Holder scored his maiden Test double ton in front of his home crowd to lead the charge.

“We were all extremely happy with the great result in the first Test. We want to see them put in another solid performance in the second match in Antigua, where we won last year,” said Courtney Browne.

Windies Test squad for 2nd Test: Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas and Jomel Warrican.

England Test squad: Joe Root(c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Ben Foakes, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.

Windies vs England Schedule

1st Test: Kensington Oval – Jan 23-27

2nd Test: Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground – Jan 31 to Feb 4

3rd Test: Daren Sammy Cricket Ground – Feb 9-13

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