West Indies call up Chase, drop Ramdin for India series

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) Uncapped batsman Roston Chase has been included in the West Indies' 12-man squad for the four-test series against India, while veteran wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin correctly predicted his exclusion.

Ramdin, who was replaced as captain by Jason Holder last year, tweeted he would not make the squad – despite his last two test innings of 59 and 62. Shane Dowrich will take his place.

The first test starts July 21 in Antigua.

The West Indies Cricket Board also announced Monday that fast bowler Jerome Taylor has retired from test cricket. The 32-year-old right-arm quick took 130 test wickets at an average of 34.46.

West Indies:

Jason Holder, Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Rajendra Chandrika, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels.