West Indies Announce Playing XI for First Test Against England at Lord’s

West Indies have announced their playing XI for the first Test against England, set to commence on Wednesday at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground. This match marks their return to Test cricket since their historic 8-run victory against Australia at the Gabba in January.

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The team has undergone three changes from their last Test match. Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Justin Greaves, and Kevin Sinclair have been left out, with Chanderpaul and Greaves not even part of the current squad. Mikyle Louis, the leading run-scorer in the West Indies’ four-day championship, has been included for his Test debut, becoming the first player from St Kitts to achieve this milestone.

Louis will open alongside captain Kraigg Brathwaite, replacing Chanderpaul. The middle order will feature Kirk McKenzie and Alick Athanaze, followed by Kavem Hodge and former captain Jason Holder, who returns to international cricket after missing the T20 World Cup due to injury. Joshua Da Silva will serve as the wicketkeeper.

The bowling attack comprises three pacers and one spinner: Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph, and Jayden Seales, with Gudakesh Motie as the lone spinner. Seales has shown impressive form in county cricket, taking 24 wickets in six games for Sussex.

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West Indies Playing XI for the first Test against England: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Mikyle Louis, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph, Jayden Seales.

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West Indies have announced their playing XI for the first Test against England, set to commence on Wednesday at the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground. This match marks their return to Test cricket since their historic 8-run victory against Australia at the Gabba in January.

The team has undergone three changes from their last Test match. Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Justin Greaves, and Kevin Sinclair have been left out, with Chanderpaul and Greaves not even part of the current squad. Mikyle Louis, the leading run-scorer in the West Indies' four-day championship, has been included for his Test debut, becoming the first player from St Kitts to achieve this milestone.

Louis will open alongside captain Kraigg Brathwaite, replacing Chanderpaul. The middle order will feature Kirk McKenzie and Alick Athanaze, followed by Kavem Hodge and former captain Jason Holder, who returns to international cricket after missing the T20 World Cup due to injury. Joshua Da Silva will serve as the wicketkeeper.

The bowling attack comprises three pacers and one spinner: Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph, and Jayden Seales, with Gudakesh Motie as the lone spinner. Seales has shown impressive form in county cricket, taking 24 wickets in six games for Sussex.

West Indies Playing XI for the first Test against England: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Mikyle Louis, Kirk McKenzie, Alick Athanaze, Kavem Hodge, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph, Jayden Seales.

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