On Tuesday, Jason Holder and Co. reached New Zealand to face Black Caps. The Caribbean side is on more than a month long tour to play 3 ODI, 2 Test matches and 3 T20 starting from December 01 to January 03. The visitors will also play a 3-day warm up match with New Zealand A starting from November 25 in Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln.
The 15-member West Indies test squad for the two test matches was announced on November 05. Selectors have made one change and retained the same team who defeated Zimbabwe by 1-0 in the two test series in Bulawayo. Kyle Hope has been dropped from the test squad and Sunil Ambris has been roped in place of him.Kyle Hope has been dropped due to his poor form. In nine test innings, he has 43 as his best. As per selectors he needs to score big in domestic cricket to make a comeback on the national team.
On the other hand, New Zealand has named its squad for New Zealand A. Tom Latham has been named to skipper New Zealand A after Martin Guptill was ruled out due to hamstring injury. Colin Munro has also been replaced with all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, and Hamish Bennett has been roped in the place of injured Adam Milne.
West Indies Test Squad-
Jason Holder(c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Sunil Ambris, DevendraBishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, ShimronHetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, RaymonReifer, Kemar Roach
New Zealand Test Squad-
Kane Williamson(c), Tom Latham, BJ Watling,Mitchell Santner, JeetRaval, Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor,Neil Wagner, Henry Nicholls,Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Tim Southee
New Zealand A Squad-
Tom Latham(c), JeetRaval, George Worker, Neil Broom, Jimmy Neesham, Tom Bruce, Tom Blundell, Todd Astle, Scott Kuggeleijn, Hamish Bennett, Lockie Ferguson
3-day practice match
November 25-27 New Zealand A vs. Windies Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
1st Test December 01-05 Basin Reserve, Wellington
2nd Test December 09-13 Seddon Park, Hamilton
1-day Practice match
December 17 New Zealand XI vs Windies Eden Park Outer Oval
1st ODI December 20 Cobham Oval (New) ,Whangarei
2nd ODI December 23 Hagley Oval, Christchurch
3rd ODI December 26 Hagley Oval, Christchurch
1st T20 December 29 Saxton Oval, Nelson
2nd T20 January 01 Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
3rd T20 January 03 Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Note-The Black Caps will name their rest of the squad for test and ODI later.