Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Test stars named to face ‘Lions’*

IMPROVISED STROKE: West Indies opener Kieran Powell reverse sweeps as Pakistan wicket-keeper and captain Sarfraz Ahmed follows the play during the 1st ODI at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, Guyana, last April. –Photo: WICB MEDIA/RANDY BROOKS

Left-handed opener Kieran Powell is among five current Test players named in a strong 13-man West Indies A squad to face England Lions in the three-match four-day “Test” series starting next Sunday.
Powell, who has played 31 Tests, will skipper a side that includes batsman Jermaine Blackwood, wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich, all-rounder Raymon Reifer and fast bowler Miguel Cummins. Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, who played the last of his four Tests two years ago, has also been named in the unit for the February 11 to March 1 series, which also includes three one-dayers.

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