KNOW HERE: West Indies unveils squad for first test against India in Dominica

Cricket West Indies have unveiled their squad for the first match of the Cycle Pure Agarbathi Test Series, powered by Yes Bank, against India.

KNOW HERE: West Indies unveils squad for first test against India in Dominica
KNOW HERE: West Indies unveils squad for first test against India in Dominica

Roseau, Dominica: Cricket West Indies have unveiled their squad for the first match of the Cycle Pure Agarbathi Test Series, powered by Yes Bank, against India. The showdown will be held at Windsor Park in Dominica from the 12th to the 16th of July. 

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  • Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain)
  • Jermaine Blackwood (Vice Captain)
  • Alick Athanaze
  • Tagenarine Chanderpaul
  • Rahkeem Cornwall
  • Joshua Da Silva
  • Shannon Gabriel
  • Jason Holder
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Kirk McKenzie
  • Raymon Reifer
  • Kemar Roach
  • Jomel Warrican

Traveling Reserves:

  • Tevin Imlach
  • Akeem Jordan

Ministry of Tourism of Dominica said, “We have some fresh talent joining the team.” 

Recently appointed as Dominica’s Sports Ambassador, left-hander Alick Athanaze is the uncapped player in the squad, with fellow left-handed batter Kirk McKenzie. 

The squad of the West Indies cricket team will visit Dominica on Sunday (July 9, 2023). Earlier, Antigua hosted a pre-series camp at Coolidge Cricket Ground for the West Indies team. 

The schedule of the training sessions for the West Indies cricket team in Dominica is as follows: 

  • The first training will be held on Monday afternoon at Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Dominica. 
  • The second training session will be held on Tuesday morning in the build-up to the match. 

Cycle Pure, India’s legacy prayer brand, is the title sponsor for the India-West Indies legacy 100th series. For the Frank Worrell trophy traditionally contested by the two countries, the 2023 series will be called ‘Cycle Pure Agarbathi Test Series.’

It will be the first fixture for both West Indies and India in the new 2023-2025 ICC World Test Championship. The first match will be held on Wednesday at 10 am (9 am Jamaic/7: 30 pm India). 

The series assumes historical importance as the second Test Match will be the 100th encounter between the two nations – the first having been played in 1948 in Delhi. This milestone match will take place at the renowned Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad from July 20 to July 24.

Earlier, the Indian cricket team visited Dominica for practice on Saturday (July 8, 2023). The tickets are on sale, and fans can purchase tickets in their preferred viewing locations from the Windies Tickets service, presented by Mastercard, at their official website. 

Fans can download tickets securely to their mobile device or print them out. The entrance will allow people to scan the tickets.