Sylvester Joseph will captain Antigua & Barbuda in two practice matches against Bermuda and Bangladesh later this week.

Joseph, who is one of five reserves for the West Indies World Cup squad, is also the West Indies A and Leeward Islands captain. He will lead his side against Bermuda on Thursday and then against Canada on Saturday at the Falmouth cricket ground.

The Antigua & Barbuda squad also includes three other Leeward Islands players - batsman Austin Richards Jr., seamer Gavin Tonge and offspinner Justin Athanaze. The former Leewards batsman Hayden Walsh will act as coach, a role he once held for West Indies B.

The Antiguan team began their practice on Wednesday at the Police Recreation Ground.

Squad Sylvester Joseph, Edwin Richardson, Austin Richards Jr., Anthony Martin, Devon Thomas, Kevin Archibald, Orlando Peters, Kerry Skepple, Kerry Mentore, Chad Hampson, Stephan Matthew, Gavin Tonge, Justin Athanaze, Javid Charles.