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Editor's Pick (Test): West Indies - Zimbabwe

Sometimes you learn from your mistakes. Sometimes you stand by your decision and hope things will get better. That is what West Indies is doing. They have not changed their team. The team that lost a 3-match test series and a 5 match ODI series to England. The selector defends decision saying the team has learnt from their mistakes and will perform better.
TIme will tell eh?
Jason Holder (capt), Kraigg Brathwaite (vice capt), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach.


Brendan Taylor is part of the Zimbabwe team. Him and Kyle Jarvis. They wanted to play the county cricket in England and opted out of the national team. They are back now. Taylor is excited to wear the test cap after a gap of almost three years. Graeme Cremer will lead the squad. This team has made many changes. First cappers - Tendai Chisoro and Solomon Mire and wicketkeeper Nyasha Mayavo. Bowlers Chamu Chibhabha and Michael Chinouya are also recalled.  
Graeme Cremer (captain), Regis Chakabva, Chamu Chibhabha, Michael Chinouya, Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Kyle Jarvis, Hamilton Masakadza, Nyasha Mayavo, Solomon Mire, Christopher Mpofu, Peter Moor, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.


This is the first of the two test series taking place as West Indies Tour Zimbabwe. Who will win? The team with the new look or the one with the same old team of young players?
Conditions are not very pace-friendly. So spinners in?
My lineup
Batsmen
Kyle Hope
BRM Taylor
Craig Ervine
Kraigg Brathwaite
Shai Hope
Bowlers
Miguel Cummins
Alzari Joseph
Kyle Jarvis
Graeme Cremer
All-Rounder
Jason Holder
Wicket-Keeper
Shane Dowrich


What do you think?
Indu

P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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