Batsman Kirk Mckenzie the lone Jamaican in West Indies 15 man squad to tour England

Batsman Kirk Mckenzie is the lone Jamaican named to the West Indies 15 man squad set to tour England for the three-match test series, which starts at Lord’s in London on July 10 . 

Mckenzie and the other members of the squad are scheduled to arrive in England on June 23 for a training camp ahead of a 4-day warm-up match at Beckingham commencing on July 4. 

Meanwhile, captain Kraigg Brathwaite will continue his leadership role, with fast bowler Alzarri Joseph again serving as vice-captain. 

Young fast bowler Jayden Seales returns to the squad having missed the last test series against Australia due to injury while the experienced all-rounder Jason Holder has earned a recall. having made himself unavailable for the last tour. 

The full West Indies squad reads Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Alzarri Joseph vice captain, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Kavem Hodge, Tevin Imlach, Shamar Joseph, Mikyle Louis, Zachary Mccaskie, Kirk Mckenzie, Gudakesh Motie, Kemar Roach, Kevin Sinclair and Jayden Seales.

19-year-old pacer, Isai Thorne will travel with the squad as a development player following impressive performances in his debut first class season taking 31 wickets at average 16.29 in his first eight matches.

The West Indies are the current holders of the Richards Botham trophy….named in honour of West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards and England great Lord Ian Notham….following the one-nil home test series win in March 2022.


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