Hit-the-deck pacer Oshane Thomas has been added to the West Indies squad for the second Test against England scheduled to start on Thursday in Antigua. Thomas, who has played four ODIs and six T20s for the Windies thus far, has now been called Up to their Test squad as a back-up for Alzarri Joseph who has just recently returned from a back injury.
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"Oshane Thomas was with us in Barbados as cover and he has been added to the squad as the 14th player and will remain with the team as an additional fast bowler. We were all extremely happy with the great result in the first Test. We want To see them put in another solid performance in the second match in Antigua, where we won last year," Courtney Browne, the chairman of selectors for the Windies said.
Thomas has performed admirably in the shorter forms of the game, bowling at an average of 34.76 having picked up 17 wickets till now. He has impressed all with his blistering pace and bounce; and would hope to feature in the second Test to bolster the already Impressive Windies pace attack which helped the Caribbean team to a whopping 381 run victory in the first game.
Squad: Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (WK), Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, Jomel Warrican