2/5/2019 7:12:59 PM (GMT+3)

Brathwaite to lead West Indies in third Test against England

Brathwaite to lead West Indies in third Test against England

ANTIGUA: West Indies opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite will lead the team in place of the suspended Jason Holder in the third and final Test against England starting in St Lucia on Saturday. 

Holder, who is the regular skipper, was banned by the International Cricket Council because of his team's slow over-rate during the second match in Antigua. The host won by 10 wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

Brathwaite captained West Indies in a series defeat in Bangladesh in November during Holder's absence through injury.

Bowler Keemo Paul, who has two Tests caps, has been called up to replace Holder in the 14-man squad while another bowler, Alzarri Joseph, has been included too, despite the death of his mother during the second Test in Antigua.

West Indies lead the three-match series 2-0 after crushing victories in the first two Tests.

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