The 23-year-old Barbados all-rounder Jason Holder has been named as West Indies Test captain, replacing the 30-year-old wicketkeeper batsman Denesh Ramdin for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka next month.
Holder, who has played eight tests – will lead the Caribbean side for the first time in their two-Test match series in Sri Lanka starting on October 14.
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Windies will arrive Sri Lanka early in October and play their two Tests at Galle and Colombo, followed by a three-match ODIs series and two T20 internationals.
Elsewhere, West Indies have announced a 15-man Test squad to tour Sri Lanka.
Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite (vc), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Rajindra Chandrika, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican.