Kraigg Brathwaite named West Indies Test captain

Kraigg Brathwaite will replace Jason Holder as West Indies Test captain. Brathwaite led a second-string West Indies to a series win in Bangladesh last month after several players, including Holder, missed the tour due to concerns amid the Covid-19 pandemic. All-rounder Holder led the side in 37 tests after becoming their youngest ever captain in 2015.

Cricket West Indies chief selector Roger Harper said he was “delighted” Brathwaite had accepted. Holder is currently the top-ranked Test all-rounder and will remain with the side, while 28-year-old opening batsmen Brathwaite said it is a “huge honor” to be handed the captaincy. West Indies will play two Tests against Sri Lanka later in March.

Buhlebezwe Ntiwane.

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