Jamaican batsman gets maiden Windies test call-up

Jamaican batsman John Campbell has earned a maiden West Indies test call-up ahead of the England series which starts later this month. The 25 year old who started his regional career in 2014, has played 55 first class games, scoring 3 centuries and 18 half-centuries at an average of 30.06. Also earning  a maiden call-up is Windies 'A' captain Shamarh Brooks who averages 33.47 in 67 first class games.

Trinidadian Darren Bravo also makes a return to the squad after a two year absence. The left-hander has not played a test since November 2016 because of a dispute with Cricket West Indies (CWI) after he called president Dave Cameron a "big idiot" in a since-deleted tweet. The squad is completed by skipper Jason Holder, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach and Jomel Warrican.

Another Jamaican, Oshane Thomas, has been called up as cover for Joseph. The first test is set for January 23-27 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.



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