KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies have bolstered their fast bowling options ahead of the first Test against New Zealand, by adding Barbados pacer Jason Holder to the squad.
The lanky Holder, who recently returned from a stint in the Indian Premier League, was part of the preparation camp in Barbados but was excluded from the initial 13-man squad announced earlier this week.
Holder, 22, is yet to play a Test but has already featured in 17 One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20.
He is the fourth fast bowler in the squad, joining Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel and Jerome Taylor.
West Indies, who arrived here Wednesday to continue their preparation, face New Zealand in the opening Test at Sabina Park starting Sunday.
SQUAD – Denesh Ramdin (captain), Sulieman Benn, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shiv Chanderpaul, Kirk Edwards, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Shane Shillingford, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor.