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WI vs SA 1st Check: Windies recall Shai Hope, injured Shannon Gabriel out

West Indies have recalled wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope for the opening check towards South Africa starting on Thursday however quick bowler Shannon Gabriel will miss the match resulting from damage.

Hope performed the final of his 34 assessments in England final 12 months earlier than being dropped however he was the main scorer when West Indies blanked Sri Lanka 3-0 in a house one-day collection in March.

“Shai Hope has carried out very properly within the pink ball matches he has performed, following on the again of his extremely profitable One-Day Worldwide collection towards Sri Lanka, so he has compelled his method into the squad by efficiency,” chief selector Roger Harper mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.

Prime-order batsman Kieran Powell was additionally recalled, whereas teenage quick bowler Jayden Seales was named within the 13-member squad for the match in Gros Islet.The thrilling 19-year-old from Trinidad & Tobago has performed just one first-class match however impressed throughout intra-squad video games to power his method into the check squad.

“Jayden Seales is younger, very enthusiastic and has an enormous coronary heart. Within the ‘Finest v Finest’ matches he bowled with tempo, bought motion and has displayed the power to take wickets,” Harper mentioned.

“We predict he’s able to including efficiency to the bowling assault.”The second and last check can be performed on the similar venue from June 18.

West Indies check squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales

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