Warrican in WI Test squad for Pakistan

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican has been recalled for the West Indies three-Test series against Pakistan starting next month. The 24-year-old played the last of his four Tests against Australia Down Under last January, but was subsequently overlooked for India’s tour of the Caribbean over the summer. However, he will be part of the 15-man squad, which will be led by Jason Holder and comprises those players who featured in the four-Test series against the Indians. Warrican made his international debut on the tour of Sri Lanka last October and followed up by playing two more Tests on the tour of Australia. He has taken 11 wickets at an average of 46. Despite intense speculation over his future, the 24-year-old Holder will take charge of the side. There was widespread speculation the Barbadian would have been axed from the position after nine games in charge without a single win. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite will again serve as vice-captain, while 19-year-old speedster Alzarri Joseph, who made his debut against India, has been included once again. West Indies will play one three-day tour match against a Pakistan Cricket Board Patron XI starting October 7 in Sharjah before facing Pakistan in a historic opening day/night Test at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The second Test is carded for the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi from October 21-25, with the third game set for Sharjah Cricket Stadium from October 30 to November 3. Squad members arrived here last weekend. SQUAD: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite (vice-captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Leon Johnson, Alzarri Joseph, Marlon Samuels, Jomel Warrican.last_img read more

Why is England star Danny Rose playing against Belgium with holes in his socks?

first_imgThe craze appears to be a relatively new thing, and kit manufacturers will no doubt respond by increasing the elasticity for players next season.It did not seem to help Rose, as Belgium scored within four minutes – the 28-year-old lost Thomas Meunier who slotted past Jordan Pickford.You can listen to the game, live on talkSPORT by following this link here. Rose showed off his look during the semi-final defeat to Croatia Across the back of his legs, Rose had several cuts in his socks across the back of his legs.It is a look former teammate Kyle Walker endorses, purely because his calves are too big and the socks restrict blood flow.In order to release the tension around the lower leg muscles, to prevent cramp and pain in the latter stages of games, players have been cutting holes in their socks.West Ham United defender Arthur Masuaku debuted the look in the Premier League last season, and Champions League winner Gareth Bale is a fan in Spain. 2 Masuaku cuts holes in his socks as well 2 Danny Rose had people talking about his performance against Belgium, but not for the reasons you may have expected.The Tottenham Hotspur defender was afforded a rare start at left-wing back by Gareth Southgate in the World Cup third place play-off.However, eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice something interesting about the defender’s appearance.last_img read more