West Indies tour of England (2024)

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Senior Men’s Selection Panel has unveiled the 15-member squad set to tour England for the three-Test Richards Botham series, which starts at Lord's on Wednesday, 10 July 2024.

Test matches between these two rivals date back to 1928 when the West Indies made their first trip to England. The Teams now compete for the Richards Botham Trophy, named in honour of West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards and England great Lord Ian Botham.

Captain Kraigg Brathwaite will continue his leadership role, with fast bowler Alzarri Joseph again serving as Vice-Captain. The team is scheduled to arrive in England on 23 June for a training camp at Tonbridge School, ahead of a 4-day warm-up match at Beckingham commencing on the 4 July.

The West Indies 15-member test squad is as follows:

Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain)
Alick Athanaze
Joshua Da Silva
Jason Holder
Kavem Hodge
Tevin Imlach
Alzarri Joseph (Vice-Captain)
Shamar Joseph
Mikyle Louis
Zachary McCaskie
Kirk McKenzie
Gudakesh Motie
Kemar Roach
Jayden Seales
Kevin Sinclair

These players will be supported by the following team management unit:

Head Coach - Andre Coley
Team Manager - Rawl Lewis
Assistant Coach - Jimmy Adams
Assistant Coach - Rayon Griffith
Assistant Coach - Shaun Tait
Physiotherapist - Dr. Denis Byam
Strength & Conditioning Coach - Ronald Rogers
Team Masseuse - Fitzbert Alleyne
Team Analyst - Avenesh Seetram

West Indies' last test match was a resounding victory in Australia earlier this year. Since then, all selected players were involved in the West Indies Championship, which concluded in April and was won by the Guyana Harpy Eagles.

19-year-old fast bowler, Isai Thorne will travel with the squad as a development player, following impressive performances in this debut First Class season taking 31 wickets at average 16.29 in his first eight matches.

The West Indies are the current holders of the Richards Botham Trophy following the 1-0 Home Test Series win in March 2022.

Richard Botham Test Series Match Schedule:
  • Thursday 4 – 7 July 2024: 4-Day Warm-Up Match at Beckingham
  • Wednesday 10 - 14 July 2024: 1st Test Match at Lord’s
  • Thursday 18 – 22 July 2024: 2nd Test Match at Trent Bridge
  • Friday 26 – 30 July 2024: 3rd Test Match at Edgbaston
 
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