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Darren Bravo is ready to play his first Test after a span period of 2 years as the Windies have named their squad for the first Test against England in Barbados next week. Along with Bravo, Alzarri Joseph earned a recall.
The 29-year-old batsman last appeared in the longest format for Windies in the November 2016 against England, where he scored 11 and 3 in two innings. Although he did feature in the limited-overs matches against Bangladesh.
Bravo has so far played 49 Tests since making his debut back in 2010, and has scored 3,400 runs at an average of 40.
While Jason Holder, who missed the two-match Test series against Bangladesh with injury, is back to lead the side.
According to media reports Courtney Browne, Windies' chairman of selectors, said, "With the return of Darren Bravo, who will add value to a batting department, we expect to see marked improvement. Young, exciting, fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, who was sidelined by injury, returns to the squad and Shamarh Brooks has been elevated for his solid first-class performances over the last three years."
"After a difficult Test Series in Bangladesh late last year the opportunity presents itself for our team to pick itself up,” he added. “Although a tough series against England is anticipated, home turf has always been a place where our team has made strides," he added.
Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican.