West Indies on Wednesday called-up uncapped teenage fast bowler Alzarri Joseph to their squad for the second Test against India which gets underway at Sabina Park on Saturday.
Joseph, 19, from the Leeward Islands, was one of his team’s stars at the Under-19 World Cup this year, helping the West Indies to the title with 13 wickets to his name.
India cruised to an innings and 92 runs win in the first Test in Antigua.
“We feel that Alzarri, who led the attack so expertly in the 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,” said West Indies chairman of selectors Courtney Browne.
“As we develop our Test team, we see this as a positive step in the process.”