West Indies vs South Africa: West Indies hold their debut test hand against Seales after a world-class match | Cricket news

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West Indies vs South Africa: West Indies hold their debut test hand against Seales after a world-class match |  Cricket news


GROS ISLET (Saint Lucia): West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and chose to hit first against South Africa on the opening day of the first game of a two-test series in Saint Lucia on Thursday.
The West Indies gave a debut to 19-year-old fast pitcher Jayden Seales, who has played only one first-class game before.

In contrast, South Africa’s two rookies, mid-level hitters Keegan Peterson and Kyle Verrynne, who got their chance due to a hip injury to experienced Temba Bavuma, have both played more than 40 first-class games.
This is the first test cricket encounter between the two teams in the West Indies since 2010 and the first time since their historic single encounter in 1992 in Barbados that the Caribbean side is ranked above the Proteas before a series.
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West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Shai Hope, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason holder, Joshua da Silva (wkt), Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar roach, Jayden Seales
South Africa: Dean Elgar (captain), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Keegan Petersen, Kyle Verrynne, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
Referees: Joel Wilson (WIS), Gregory Brathwaite (WIS)
Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)

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