West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase has been elevated to Test vice-captaincy whereas wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran will proceed as deputy in T20Is within the upcoming tour of New Zealand, beginning November 27.
Chase changed opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who was Jason Holder’s deputy within the sequence towards England in July, whereas the 25-year-old Pooran, first named the West Indies vice-captain in 2019, retained his place.
“Nicholas Pooran continues in the role of vice-captain of the T20I Team for the tour of New Zealand. He was first named vice-captain for this format for the series against Afghanistan in 2019,” Cricket Windies’ chief selector, Roger Harper, mentioned.
Chase, 28, has up to now performed 35 Test matches, scoring 5 centuries and accumulating three five-wicket hauls together with his off-spin bowling.
“Roston Chase has been appointed vice captain of the West Indies Test Team for this tour of New Zealand. He is an experienced player who is tactically aware and very purposeful in his approach to the game,” Harper mentioned.
“He is readily willing to offer advice and discuss ideas with his fellow players and the coaches and I think will offer good leadership support to captain Jason Holder both on and off the field,” he added.
Chase has already landed in New Zealand whereas Pooran, who was a part of the recently-concluded Indian Premier League, is anticipated to succeed in on Thursday together with the opposite gamers who competed on the event, together with T20I skipper Kieron Pollard, Test captain Holder, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Oshane Thomas.
“I see this as another opportunity to learn and grow in the game. I was vice- captain for the tour of Sri Lanka earlier this year, so this is continuation of that work. It’s always good to share your knowledge as we look to continue the winning mentality,” Pooran mentioned.
“I have been making strides in Test cricket since my debut back in 2016 and I see this new role as vice-captain as an honour. It is just for me to try and carry on and try to achieve great things for West Indies,” Chase mentioned.
“It is all about offering support to the captain, coach and other players as we try to plan strategy and put more wins on the board,” he added.
The T20 sequence is beginning on November 27 in Auckland, adopted by video games in Mount Maunganui on November 29 and 30.
The Tests are scheduled to be performed from December 3-7 at Seddon Park in Hamilton and from December 11-15 on the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
The West Indies grew to become the primary workforce to tour abroad for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic had shut down all cricket actions throughout the globe when it visited England for 3 Tests in July.