ST. JOHN’S: Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer were named in the West Indies squad for a proposed two-Test series in New Zealand, having turned down invitations for the tour of England earlier this year.
The top-order batsmen both opted out of the Test series against England in July that marked the return of international cricket following the coronavirus shutdown.
Bravo and Hetmyer have been recalled along with fast-bowling all-rounder Keemo Paul, who also skipped the England tour, as part of a 15-man squad backed up by six reserve players.
Hetmyer and Paul were also included in the T20 squad for a three-match series that precedes the two Tests.
West Indies are due to play the first Test in Hamilton from December 3-7. The second is scheduled for Wellington from December 11-15.
Both series are subject to clearance from the two teams’ cricket boards and the New Zealand government.
“The return of Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul will bolster the team,” said West Indies chief selector Roger Harper.