Desmond Haynes, the lead selector, says Chase was selected over Cornwall because of fitness reasons
The West Indies selection panel selected Roston Chace over Gudakesh Mottie, left-arm finger spinner, in the test squad because they needed an “offspinner” in Australia, Desmond Haynes said. Raheem Corn is an off-spinning all-rounder just like Chase and was still in contention. However, his fitness was one reason he was not selected.
Jimmy Adams is the director of cricket at CWI. He also said that they are looking for an interim coach to lead the team through the tour of South Africa. The tour will last until March and Phil Simmons, the current head coach, will be leaving the team in December.
Haynes stated that Roston Chase and Motie were in a situation where we decided, as a panel, that we would choose an offspinner. “That’s why we didn’t include Motie and we decided Chase was the best person for the job, and that’s what we decided.”
Roston Chase’s record in Test cricket is impressive, especially when you consider someone like him. He did play a few matches against Zimbabwe, even though he lost some form. Roston was selected by the panel because he is an offspinner. He would not only help us in the batting department, but he also would be an excellent allrounder who could bowl off-spin.
Chase, who is currently recovering from an injury, is the only spin option for the squad that will play two Tests between November and December. Since June, when he played for WICBXI against the visiting Bangladesh side in a three-day fixture, Chase has not been able to play international cricket. He did however take part in CPL 2022. He took six wickets in eleven matches for St Lucia Kings, scoring 100 runs in ten innings, and scored six wickets. Chase made his debut in 2016 and his last Test was against Sri Lanka in Galle in December 2021.
Adams, the director for cricket, said that “quite some things” were involved in Cornwall’s selection. This is why the CWI waited until Friday to announce the contingent. With 23 wickets in five matches, Cornwall was the top wicket-taker for the four-day championship at an average of 21.47. He also revealed that Dominic Drakes was being considered.
Adam spoke of Cornwall, saying that “[his selection criteria] included quite some things – physical and medical.” “But this forum isn’t the place to discuss such issues, so I can’t provide much information. All information about Rakheem had to be submitted for selection.
“A group of players was being considered for selection. According to the leader of the panel, Dominic Drakes and Rakheem were the only players under consideration. We needed more information about the group. So we decided not to make any decisions on these players or any other players until we had all the information. The team was officially not selected until Friday, but we didn’t have all the information until Friday. We needed to know more about these players. Raheem was one of those. Once the information was received, the panel was able to convene and select the squad.
Another important point of the squad selection was Tagenarine Chanderpaul. He is the son of Shivnarine Chanderpaul who earned his maiden call-up to the West Indies senior team for the two-match Test series in Australia. Haynes praised Tagenarine for his ability to take on the challenge, and he backed him to open alongside Kraigg Brathwaite.
“I believe that [Kraigg] and Tage can work well together,” Haynes stated that Tage is a young man who has great technique with the new ball.
“He leaves alone very well. You don’t want the number three or four batsmen to come in too soon when you travel to Australia. Kraigg and he would complement each other, I believe. They would also be looking at what openers can do for a team. That is to build a base for the side so that the guys coming down the order don’t get the new ball. It’s a smart decision to pick the young man. There is no better place than Australia to begin your cricket career. Many people believe that if you perform well against Australia, you are rated.
It’s been a difficult place to play cricket for a long time and I believe he can do it.
After the tour of Australia*Associated Press, Phil Simmons will leave West Indies for West Indies in December
CWI is looking for an interim coach
Adams hopes that the CWI will know by the end of this week whether they will appoint an interim coach for West Indies men’s senior or multiple coaches for other formats. He also said that those discussions are ongoing.
Simmons will retire as West Indies’ head coach after the Australia tour. After West Indies’ “unfathomable” first-round exit from the T20 World Cup earlier this month in South Africa, Simmons his resignation. Next year’s important assignment for West Indies begins with an all-format tour through South Africa. It will begin on February 28th and end on March 28th.
Adams stated that there are two things to consider. Adams stated that the Test cricket in Zimbabwe and South Africa, which runs from January to March )…, is a busy schedule. He believes the white-ball matches against South Africa will be played in March. Is it possible to split the roles, and for how long? Do we plan to work in an interim position (for a coach full-time)?
“These are the decisions we have to make now, and I hope that by the week’s end we will have some concrete decisions to guide us… these are all the questions we are currently considering right now.”