“I have to finish on a high to give me that confidence going to Australia” – Devon Thomas

The West Indies is scheduled to visit Australia for two Test matches in November and the West Indies Test squad that will participate in that has been named by CWI today (29).

As usual, Kraigg Brathwaite leads the team and there have been some notable changes to the squad. Accordingly, young Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of veteran West Indies cricketer Shivanarine Chanderpaul, has been included in the squad.

Tagenarine Chanderpaul joins as a new player while all-rounder Roston Chase who were out of the squad due to injury, and middle-order batsman Shamarh Brooks, have been recalled.

Thomas scored 94 off 98 balls in the CG Insurance Super 50 the Hurricanes dropped against the Barbados Pride at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Sunday. He had a strike rate of 95.9 percent with 3 fours and 4 sixes.

Hurricanes player Devon Thomas is also included in Australia’s upcoming Test series and believes he needs a big score to boost his confidence with a game against the Prime Minister’s XI.

“I was looking around 150 or so because when I looked at the chart [most runs], I noticed I was at the bottom of the table so I said I have to finish on a high to give me that confidence going to Australia. I was always in good nick but I just didn’t give myself any time at the crease for the first two games.”

Hurricanes were 243 for 8 in 46.4 overs when the match was stopped due to rain. Kesey Carty scored 59 off 100 balls and Terence Ward scored 34 off 37 balls.

Thomas has scored 132 runs at an average of 44 in three innings so far in the CG Super 50 series. He further commented,

“We’ve been playing good cricket for the past two-and-a-half years, so we have to just continue the good work and keep on pushing. This is the second round of the tournament now, the back end, so this is the hardest part and if we keep on playing the cricket we are playing, I think we can go for it.”

The first Test will begin on November 29 in Perth and the second will start on December 8 in Adelaide. Held as part of the ICC World Test Championship, the Test series has been named the prestigious Frank Worrell Trophy in honor of the legendary West Indies captain.

Full squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood (vc) Nkrumah Bonner, Shamar Brooks, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Roston Chase, Joshua de Silva, Jason Holder, Alzzari Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Anderson Phillips, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seals, Devon Thomas

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