Warrican in Test squad to face Pakistan

September 27, 2016
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DUBAI, UAE (CMC):

Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican has been recalled for the West Indies three-Test series against Pakistan starting next month here.

The 24-year-old played the last of his four Tests against Australia Down Under last January, but was subsequently overlooked for India's tour of the Caribbean over the summer.

However, he will be part of the 15-man squad which will be led by Jason Holder and comprises those players who featured in the four-Test series against the Indians.

Warrican made his international debut on the tour of Sri Lanka last October and followed up by playing two more Tests on the tour of Australia.

He has taken 11 wickets at an average of 46.

Despite intense speculation over his future, the 24-year-old Holder will take charge of the side. There was widespread speculation the Barbadian would have been axed from the position after nine games in charge without a single win.

Opener Kraigg Brathwaite will again serve as vice-captain, while 19-year-old speedster Alzarri Joseph, who made his debut against India, has been included once again.

SQUAD - Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite (vice-captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Leon Johnson, Alzarri Joseph, Marlon Samuels, Jomel Warrican.

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