“Test cricket is always the first choice for me” – Jayden Seales expecting recall to the West Indies Test squad

Trinidad and Tobago’s Pacer Jayden Seales says he is looking forward to a recall to the West Indies Test squad, when the Caribbean team tours England this summer for a three match test series.

Seales was sidelined for several months after undergoing surgery after suffering a knee injury in december 2022.

He was subsequently ruled out of the Windies Tour to Australia after picking up a shoulder injury during the West Indies ‘a’ team’s third and final tour match against South Africa ‘A’ in Bloemfontein.

Now back to full throttle while suiting up for Sussex in the English County Championship, Seales says he has recovered and is ready to wear the maroon and gold once again.

The West Indies next Test assignment will be three games in England from July 10-30.

“Of course,” was the quick’s response when asked whether he views this County Championship stint as an opportunity to get back into the squad for that series in an interview with Sussex.

“Obviously being able to play first-class cricket back home and now getting the opportunity to play in England, it will help me hone my skills in English conditions and, hopefully, the management is watching and I’m putting in the performances that I need to get back into the Test side,” he added.

The first Test of that series will be played at the ground commonly referred to as ‘the home of cricket,’ Lord’s cricket Ground.

Playing at this ground is the dream of a number of cricketers and Seales is no exception.

“Definitely. I think every cricketer’s dream is to play in England and play at Lord’s. I know the first Test will be there so I’m definitely hoping to get into the squad for that series and start in that Test,” he said before proclaiming his preference for Test cricket over other formats.

“Test cricket is always the first choice for me. I’d always love to play Test cricket for the West Indies at any given time. White ball cricket will come around at any time but I want to focus on the red ball first,” Seales added.

Seales is set to make his County Championship Division Two debut when Sussex faces Northamptonshire at Hove.

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