ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – West Indies T20 star Andre Russell has been ignored for choice for the ICC T20 World Cup beginning subsequent month, whereas left-hand opening batter Evin Lewis has been recalled after almost a 12 months of not representing the regional facet.
Two uncapped gamers, right-arm leg-spinner, allrounder Yannic Cariah and left-arm batting allrounder Raymon Reifer, have additionally been named within the 15-man crew introduced on Wednesday by Cricket West Indies (CWI) for the World Cup which will likely be performed in Australia from October 16 to November 13.
CWI’s lead selector Desmond Haynes mentioned they went with a mixture of youth and expertise and had regarded on the gamers who had been doing properly within the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
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“I mentioned in the beginning of my tenure that I’d be inquisitive about giving gamers the chance and I believe I’ve been constant in doing that. I consider it’s a excellent crew now we have chosen, and it’s a crew that may compete, on condition that now we have to qualify from Spherical 1 into the Super12s,” he mentioned.
“There are gamers who didn’t make the crew and I hope they are going to proceed to work arduous and carry out to their finest within the CPL and the upcoming CG United Super50 Cup, since you by no means know what can occur in case of accidents or every other unexpected conditions the place we’d have to name up gamers as replacements.”
Each Lewis and Russell final featured for the West Indies within the 2021 T20 World Cup in Dubai.
Nevertheless, on Monday, the 34-year-old Russell mentioned he was extra centered on representing the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) within the CPL than on incomes a recall to the West Indies squad, though he had advised Sky Sports activities final month that he nonetheless had aspirations to win one other World Cup for his facet.
Andre Russell has performed 67 T20Is and has been a part of two profitable World Cup groups that noticed West Indies develop into the one crew to have received the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup twice – in Sri Lanka in 2012 and in India in 2016.
Nicholas Pooran will likely be main the West Indies in his first World Cup as captain, with Rovman Powell as vice-captain, as the lads in maroon start their marketing campaign on October 17 to win an unprecedented third World Cup title.
They begin with a match towards Scotland within the first of three Group B fixtures performed on the Bellerive Oval, in Hobart, Tasmania to qualify for the Tremendous 12 part of the match.
West Indies will face Zimbabwe on October 19 after which Eire on October 21 with the highest two groups from Group B becoming a member of the Tremendous 12s, together with the highest two groups from Group A which options Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, and Namibia. The highest two groups from every Super12 group will advance to the semi-finals on November 9 and 10.
Nevertheless, earlier than the beginning of the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, the West Indies will meet dwelling crew Australia in a two-match bilateral T20 Worldwide (T20I) sequence on October 5 on the Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast and on October 7 on the historic Gabba, in Brisbane.
FULL SQUAD: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Rovman Powell (vice-captain), Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akael Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith.