Windies pick 14 players for training camp


West Indies have selected 14 players, including seven with Test caps, for a training camp focusing on spin bowling and batting under head coach Phil Simmons.

The players will train at the High Performance Centre in Barbados with the aim of getting them prepared for Tests against India and Pakistan later this year.

The Windies host India for four Tests in July while they are also scheduled to play Pakistan in two Tests in September and October.

Simmons said: "The camp is specifically for batsmen and spin bowlers. At this stage, we want the batsmen to focus on getting better against the slow bowlers. We want bowlers to look at ways to improve their art of spin bowling.

"In the coming months we will have Test matches against India and Pakistan – two higher-ranked teams – so we know we will face a lot of spin and we will play against players who are good players of spin.

"The list of players for this camp does not mean that they have already been selected to play the Test matches. The squads for the India and Pakistan matches will be named at a later date.

"We have chosen players to work on certain specific areas and to have a closer look at their techniques and skill sets, as we look to prepare for what is ahead of us."

List of players: Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Shai Hope, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich, Leon Johnson, Vishal Singh, Roston Chase, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Imran Khan, Gudakesh Motie, Damion Jacobs, Jomel Warrican