Left-handed batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmeyer and all-rounder Chemo Paul have been included in the West Indies squad for the two-Test series against New Zealand, while Shai Hope has been dropped.
Darren Bravo made his highest test score in 2013 against New Zealand in Dunedin. Hope, who has played 34 Test matches so far, did not perform well in recent Test matches. He has scored an average of 19.48 since December 2017 and after February 2019 his average was 14.45. With this his total average has come down to 26.27.
Six reserve players will also go on a tour to New Zealand to help in the preparation of the Test team during the separation and to replace him if a player is injured.
Wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher has been included in the T20 squad for the first time since 2018 for the next month’s three-match series in New Zealand. All-rounder Kyle Meyers, who performed brilliantly in the Caribbean Premier League, got a place in the team for the first time.
T20I SQUAD: Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kesrick Williams
TEST SQUAD: Jason Holder (C), Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach
TEST RESERVES: Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua DaSilva, Preston McSween, Shayne Moseley, Raymon Reifer, Jayden Seales