Test wicket-keeper named Windies captain for Bangladesh series

West Indies' Joshua Da Silva hits a four from the bowling of England's Jack Leach during day three of their third Test cricket match at the National Cricket Stadium in St. George, Grenada, Saturday, March 26, 2022.
West Indies’ Joshua Da Silva hits a four from the bowling of England’s Jack Leach during day three of their third Test cricket match at the National Cricket Stadium in St. George, Grenada, Saturday, March 26, 2022.
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Test wicket-keeper Joshua Da Silva has been named captain of West Indies A for  the series against Bangladesh A bowling off in St. Lucia this week.
The 24-year-old who has played 16 Tests, wlll lead West Indies A in both four-day “Tests” and three one-day on the tour, which runs from Aug. 4-20 at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground.
“Joshua has done quite well so far in his Test career and we believe he will be a good leader for both formats,” said Lead Selector Desmond Haynes.
David Silva is the only player in either squad with extreme Test experience.
Sherman Lewis played two Tests four years ago, fellow fast bowler Anderson Phillip featured in his only Test against Bangladesh in June while opener Jeremy Solozano made his debut against Sri Lanka last year but never completed the game because of injury.
Haynes said the series was a critical one in helping expand the options available to the West Indies senior team.

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