Alzarri Joseph returns for tour match


Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph will make his much-anticipated return to action when he suits up for a 12-man President’s XI against the touring Bangladeshis in a two-day tour match bowling off Thursday.

Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph … set to return to action.

The 21-year-old was forced out of the tour of New Zealand with stress fracture of the back and has been undergoing rehabilitation ever since.

Joseph has played six Tests and 14 One-Day Internationals but has not played for the Windies since last September’s one-day tour of England.

He will be joined in the squad by fellow Antiguan Jahmar Hamilton, who was part of the Test squad for the just concluded three-Test series against Sri Lanka but did not play.

Dashing left-hander Shimron Hetmyer, who has played five Tests and was forced out of the Sri Lanka through illness, will return to action for the fixture.

Left-handers John Campbell and Vishaul Singh, both regulars for Windies A, have been included along with fast bowler Odean Smith who played two Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan last April.

The tour match will be played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground and will be the only warm-up for Bangladesh ahead of the two-Test series against West Indies starting on July 4 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

SQUAD – Shamarh Brooks (captain), John Campbell, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Alzarri Joseph, Keon Harding, Shayne Moseley, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd, Vishaul Singh, Odean Smith.

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  1. Cornwall should be making his test debut against Bangladesh. West Indies selectors must wake up. When at the last match against Sri Lanka, Dujon and others were saying its the greenest Kensington oval pitch they have seen, and we have seen that the pink ball tend to be more seamer friendly . I said good time for the selectors to up the anti. Play Paul (fast bowler) for Bishoo, you don’t need a leg spinner in those conditions. Bring in Cornwall for Chase, he has experience playing multiple times against Sri Lanka A. But no, we sat put and watched the Lankans beat us with practically a second string side.
    We saw in South Africa how India (of all teams) beat the host (of all teams) without a spinner bowling one ball. Come on West Indies, where is our cricket intelligence.

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