The West Indies cricket board announced a 15-man squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. Nicholas Pooran was named as captain of the team. The selectors made some interesting choices, and a few big names missed out.
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The experienced duo of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine miss out on the 15 man squad for T20 World cup.
The selectors paved the way for explosive, hard-hitting opening batsman Evin Lewis. Yannic Cariah replaces Hayden Walsh Jr. as the main leg spinner. Fast bowling all-rounder Raymon Riefer earns his maiden ICC T20 World Cup call.
Fabian Allen misses out on the 15-man squad. Jason Holder retains his place in the team, and so does Shimron Hetmyer. Hayden Walsh Jr. doesn’t make it to the squad either after his poor performance in the recently concluded T20 series at home.
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“We have selected a mixture of youth and experience to represent the West Indies. In the selection process, we have been cognizant of the ongoing CPL and we have been looking at the players who have been playing very well.”
I said at the beginning of my tenure that I would be interested in giving players the opportunity and I think I have been consistent in doing that.
I believe it is a very good team we have selected, and it is a team that will compete, given that we have to qualify from Round 1 into the Super 12s. ” said Desmond Haynes, Cricket West Indies’ lead selector.
ICC T20 World Cup 2022: West Indies’ 15-Man Squad
Nicholas Pooran (C), Rovman Powell (VC), Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith.
ICC T20 World Cup 2022: West Indies schedule
West Indies are also due to play Australia in a two-match bilateral T20I series on October 5 and October 7 ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022.
17 October, Monday
West Indies vs Scotland at Bellerive Oval, Hobart
19 October, Wednesday
West Indies vs Qualifier 1 at Bellerive Oval, Hobart
21 October, Friday
West Indies vs Qualifier 4 at Bellerive Oval, Hobart