The Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) senior choice panel introduced a 16-member squad on Thursday (July 28) for the five-match T20I sequence towards India and the following three-match T20I sequence towards New Zealand.
Swashbuckling batter Shimron Hetmyer has earned a recall to the T20I facet. He had a superlative marketing campaign in IPL 2022. Taking part in for the Rajasthan Royals (RR), the southpaw amassed 314 runs in 15 video games at a strike fee of 153.92.
Chief selector Desmon Haynes welcomed again Hetmyer and acknowledged that his return will strengthen the center order. In a press assertion by CWI, Haynes stated:
“We welcome again Hetmyer and it’s good to see him once more in West Indies colours. He’ll fortify the batting group and along with his expertise and flexibility, we have now a ‘finisher’ who can add worth and win matches for the crew and delight the supporters.”
Left-arm quick bowler Sheldon Cottrell hasn’t recovered from the harm and can miss each the sequence. Fabien Allen, alternatively, has requested the selectors to not take into account him, citing private causes.
Nicholas Pooran and Co. will hope to fine-tune their squads from these eight video games forward of the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this 12 months.
West Indies squad for India and New Zealand T20Is: Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell (vc), Shamarh Brooks, Dominic Drakes, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
We’re planning and gearing up in direction of T20 World Cup – West Indies chief selector Desmond Haynes
Desmond Haynes acknowledged that they may look to search out the correct mixture from these matches forward of the T20 World Cup. He added:
“Every thing we do, we have now to take into accounts we have now a giant match arising later this 12 months, which is the ICC T20 World Cup, so we’re planning and gearing up in direction of that occasion. It’s good to present the gamers some publicity to the worldwide stage and look to search out the correct mixtures.”
The 5 T20Is towards India will get underway on July 29 on the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. St. Kitts will host the subsequent two video games, whereas Lauderhill in Florida will host the ultimate two matches of the sequence.
The 2-time world champions will then sq. off towards New Zealand in a three-match sequence between August 10 and August 14.