Cape Town - Shermon Lewis will replace fellow seamer Alzarri Joseph in
the 15-man squad for the Test tour of India next month.
Lewis made his debut at the first-class level for the
Windward Islands in March last year and took 30 wickets at an average of 21.66
in the 2017/18 West Indies four-day Championship.
He recently toured England as part of the Windies A squad
where they played against India A and England Lions.
Joseph, in the last week, underwent two fitness assessment
procedures and a CWI medical panel has recommended that he be "allowed to
continue his rehabilitation to full fitness for international
The 21-year-old Joseph suffered a stress fracture last
November and has since been in intense programmes to get him back to full
Since then, he has also played in an international home
series against Bangladesh and the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League
Joseph will continue his rehabilitation programme under the
monitoring of medical officials at the High-Performance Centre at the Coolidge
Cricket Ground in Antigua.
In the meantime, some members of the Test squad are already
in Dubai and have begun training sessions at the ICC Academy as they continue
their preparation for the Test series in India.
The Windies are scheduled to play two Tests in India with
the game of the series starting in Rajkot on 4 October.
West Indies Test squad: Jason Holder (captain), Sunil
Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk),
Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri
Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican