Trinidad and Tobago batsmen Emmanuel Lett and Akeal Hosein have been included in the West Indies Under-19 squad for the first time, for the upcoming quadrangular tournament in India that will also feature Under-19 sides from Australia, Sri Lanka and the hosts.
Kraigg Brathwaite, who made his Test debut earlier in the year against Pakistan, will lead the side which includes 12 of the 14 members who were on the last West Indies Under-19 tour, to the United States of America. Barbados' Anthony Alleyne, who was on the tour to Dubai in April, returns to the squad. Keiron Joseph of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaican Ramon Senior are the two players from the USA tour to miss out this time
Lett and Hosein's call-ups come on the back of consistent performances in the WICB Under-19 tournament in Guyana. Lett made the highest score of the tournament - 187 retired hurt against Leeward Islands - and did well with his offspinners too, taking 5 for 21 against Leeward in the 50-over games.
Nineteen players were invited to a training camp in Barbados following the domestic Under-19 tournament, with 15 of them making it to the squad for the series in India. The Under-19 quadrangular series starts on September 27 when West Indies will play Sri Lanka.
West Indies Under-19s: Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), Anthony Alleyne, Sunil Ambris, Ronsford Beaton, John Campbell, Derone Davis, Justin Greaves, Kavem Hodge, Akeal Hosein, Jerome Jones, Stephen Katwaroo, Amir Khan, Emmanuel Lett, Kyle Mayers, Donavan Nelson