Cricket will makes its return in July after more than three months out due to Covid-19 lockdowns imposed around the world. The first series after the period with be played in England with West Indies cricket team flying in from the Caribbean with a 25-member squad. Three players Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul all declined the invitation to travel to England for the tour.
The West Indies squad will arrive in the UK on Tuesday 9 June, travelling to Emirates Old Trafford for quarantining and training. West Indies pacer Oshane Thomas is relishing the chance to play Test cricket as he wants to be counted among greats and knows that Test cricket is the route he needs to follow to realise his dream.
Thomas was named a reserve in West Indies’ 25-member squad for the England tour.
The 23-year-old has so far represented West Indies in white-ball cricket after bursting onto the scene in 2018 but he is yet to play in the traditional format, considered to be the holy grail.
“I definitely want to play Test cricket; I want to do well in all three formats,” Thomas, who has played 20 ODIs and 12 T20Is for West Indies so far, was quoted as saying by ‘Jamaica Observer’.
“Test cricket is really the ultimate that everyone wants to