Legspinner Devendra Bishoo has made a comeback to the West Indies squad for the first Test against England starting in Antigua from April 13. Shai Hope, a 21-year old uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman, and fast bowler Carlos Brathwaite have also been picked in the 14-man squad. Bishoo, 29, played the last of his 11 Tests in April 2012. Brathwaite has appeared in four ODIs and two T20Is but is yet to play a Test.
Clive Lloyd, the convenor of selectors, said that it was always good to have strong competition for places. "A few players have been rewarded for the work which they have done, like Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite and Devendra Bishoo, but it will take some time to reach the standard of consistency that we all desire to see from our side," Lloyd said.
West Indies squad: Denesh Ramdin (capt), Kraigg Brathwaite (vice-capt), Sulieman Benn, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor