Windies Test squad drops two players

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West Indies’ Darren Bravo during net practice.
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West Indies middle order batsman, Darren Bravo and fast bowler,

West Indies player Shannon Gabriel bowls during a practice session in India. Associated Press / Mahesh Kumar file

l have been dropped from the provisional 17-man squad for the two Test series against Pakistan, which started last week in Jamaica.

West Indies Chief Selector, Roger Harper said Gabriel was left out of the squad to focus on his fitness, while Bravo has been given time off due to an extended period within the bio-secure “bubble” of the West Indies camp.
Batsman Shamarh Brooks has been recalled along with rookie fast bowler, Chemar Holder to the squad.
Neither, Brooks, 32, nor Holder, 23, have played since the two-Test tour of New Zealand last December.
However, Brooks hit a 100 in a warm up match before the Test, while Holder grabbed three wickets, to make an impressive return from injury.
The squad is being led by recently appointed Test Captain, Kraigg Braithwaite and lack any surprises, with the core of the unit retained from the Test series against South Africa last June.

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