West Indies Select U-19 WC Sensation Alzarri Joseph for 2nd Test

Alzarri was instrumental in the U-19 world cup as he took 13 wickets for the West Indies.

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Alzarri Joseph. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/758584929579958272">@BCCI</a>)

West Indies have added uncapped teenage fast bowler Alzarri Joseph to their 13-member squad for the second Test against India. The 19-year-old Joseph has performed outstanding bowling feats for the U-19 side where he snared 13 wickets to lead West Indies to their World Cup title in Bangladesh.

No other changes have been made to the Jason Holder-led squad which looked inexperienced against India’s supremacy in the first game as they were thrashed by an innings and 92 runs.

Joseph, who has taken 24 wickets from 8 first class games, bowled the fastest ball in the ICC Under-19 youth World Cup at 91.5 mph and consistently hovered around the high 80s-90 mph mark. If West Indies look to play an extra fast bowler in Jamaica, they will have to choose between two uncapped players Joseph and the 25-year-old Barbados quick Miguel Cummins, who was part of the squad for the first Test but did not make the playing XI.

We feel that Alzarri, who led the attack so expertly in the ICC Youth World Cup earlier this year in Bangladesh, will now benefit from the professional guidance of our coaching staff and the presence of fast bowling legend Joel Garner as manager
Courtney Browne, Chairman, West Indies Selection Panel

The second test match will take place in Kingston, Jamaica on 30 July.

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