Darren Bravo, John Campbell added to West Indies A squad for India tour match
Darren Bravo (left) and John Campbell (AFP Photo)

Opener John Campbell and middle-order batsman Darren Bravo have been added to West Indies A squad which is to face India in a tour match starting from Saturday.


The three-day tour match will be played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

Both Bravo and Campbell are part of West Indies Test squad that will face top-ranked India in a two-match series starting August 22.

The series is part of the ICC World Test Championship.

The squad for the practice match will be led by Jahmar Hamilton of Leeward Islands Hurricanes.

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In order to better prepare their batsmen against India, two former captains Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan have been roped in by the Cricket West Indies to work with the team ahead of the series.

Jimmy Adams, ex-West Indies skipper and now the Director of Cricket at CWI, was grateful to his former teammates for coming on board to guide the young West Indies batsmen.

“We have some good young batsman in the team who we believe will form the future of West Indies cricket. We saw some very good signs of development earlier this year in the Test matches when we played so very well to beat England and we want to see them grow and become outstanding players for the West Indies,” Adams said in a CWI media release.

The first Test will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound while the second starts from August 30 in Sabina Park, Kingston.

India have been unbeaten so far on their Caribbean tour having blanked the hosts 3-0 in a three-match series before also pocketing the following three-match ODI series 2-0 with the opening game being washed out due to rain.

West Indies A squad: Jahmar Hamilton (captain and wk), Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Jonathan Carter, Akim Fraser, Keon Harding, Kavem Hodge, Brandon King, Jason Mohammed, Marquino Mindley, Khary Pierre, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Jeremy Solozano