West Indies news May 22, 2012

Bishoo named in West Indies A squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies have named an A squad with considerable international experience for the first unofficial Test against India A in Barbados early next month.

Devendra Bishoo, the legspinner, and batsman Kraigg Brathwaite, who both played in the Test series against Australia, have been included along with Lendl Simmons.

However, a change has already been required after Tino Best was called up to the tour of England to replace Shannon Gabriel. Kevin McClean, the Barbados fast bowler, has been drafted in as a replacement.

Bishoo lost his Test place after the opening match against Australia, when Shane Shillingford was recalled. In 11 Tests he has taken 40 wickets at 39.55 and has also played 13 one-day internationals and four Twenty20s.

Donovan Pagon is another player with brief Test experience having played two matches, while Devon Thomas, Leon Johnson and Nkrumah Bonner have played in one-day internationals or Twenty20s.

Veerasammy Permaul, the Guyana left-arm spinner, will resume his role as captain and will have Barbados allrounder Jason Holder as his deputy. The three unofficial Tests start on June 2 and is followed by two Twenty20s and three one-dayers.

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