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West Indies name unchanged 13-member squad for 2nd test against Bangladesh

by: - June 22, 2022
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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) Men’s Selection Panel has named an unchanged squad for the second Padma Bridge – Dream Fulfilled – Friendship Test match against Bangladesh.

The match will be played at the Daren Sammy Stadium in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia from June 24-28.

West Indies have a 1-0 lead in the Padma Bridge – Dream Fulfilled – Friendship Test Series, presented by Walton. They won the first match by seven wickets at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Sunday.

Kemar Roach was named the Player-of-the-Match in the opening contest. He had match figures of 7-74 – including the match-winning 5-53 in the second innings.

This took him to 249 wickets in his career, joint sixth alongside the legendary Michael Holding, on the West Indies all-time list of wickets-takers.

He is also the leading West Indies bowler at eighth position in the latest ICC Test Match bowling rankings.

Kemar Roach was named the Player-of-the-Match in the first test in Antigua. He had match figures of 7-74 – including the match-winning 5-53 in the second innings

Lead Selector the Most Honorable Dr Desmond Haynes said: “It was a very good victory in Antigua. The team played really well and must be feeling really confident heading into Saint Lucia for the second match. We have a group of players who are very disciplined and are giving 100 percent. Great credit to our bowlers who worked really hard in the first Test match. We can’t take Bangladesh lightly, they also bowled really well and were quite disciplined. I know we will try our utmost to win the second match.”

Haynes added: “Kemar is a legend. He has done really well for West Indies. He made a great start to his career, then had some injuries, then he worked his way back and is our leading bowler. He’s among the best in the world. I am very pleased with his performances, not just on the field, but the way he had been guiding the younger players and the way he has been interacting with the other members of the team.”