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Sunil Ambris in West Indies reserves for England tour

Sunil Ambris in West Indies reserves for England tour
Sunil Ambris selected as one of the reserves on West Indies team


Vincentian Sunil Ambris has been selected to travel to England with the West Indies team, but as one of the reserves.

Ambris is among 11 players who were selected as reserves, to form support for the 14 for the three tests against the host.

Ambris, who made his test debut for the West Indies in 2017 against New Zealand in New Zealand, played the last of his six test matches in 2018, versus Bangladesh in Bangladesh.

From his 12 test innings, Ambris, a middle order batsman, has scored 166 runs in total, with a highest score of 43.
Also named in the reserves list and with test experience, are Shannon Gabriel and Jomel Warrican.

Others included are Oshane Thomas, Preston Mc Sween, Marquino Mindley, Keon Harding, Joshua Da Silva, Kyle Mayers, Shane Moseley and Anderson Phillip.

But named in the 14-man test team are Jason Holder (Captain), Shai Hope, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, John Campbell, Shamarrh Brooks, Jermaine Blackwwod, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dorwich, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Raymon Reifer, and newcomers Chemar Holder and Nkrumah Bonner.

Reports are that Darren Bravo, Keemo Paul and Shimron Hetmeyer had opted out of the tour.

The regional team leaves the Caribbean next Tuesday, June 9, on private charters, and will be based at the Old Trafford quarantine and training facility.

The West Indies will play three Tests in the space of 21 days, beginning July 8 with the first test at the Ageas Bowl.

The second test is set for the Emirates, Old Trafford from July 16 and the third and final test, commences July 24.

However, the three matches will be played behind closed doors at the bio-secure venues, which both have hotels on site.

The re-arranged test series was scheduled for June 4 to 29, but had to be deferred because of the threats of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.