Hope, Pooran to Lead West Indies Squad after Pollard Dominated Out


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West Indies cricketer Shai Hope (Photograph | AP)

Shai Hope will lead West Indies for the primary time after Kieron Pollard was dominated out of the tour of Pakistan beginning this week.

Whereas the 28-year-old Hope will preside over the three One-Day Internationals, the 26-year-old Nicholas Pooran will lead within the three-match Twenty20 Worldwide sequence following on from his stint within the Caribbean earlier this yr.

Pollard, appointed two years in the past, oversaw West Indies’ wretched marketing campaign on the current T20 World Cup within the United Arab Emirates however picked up a hamstring damage from which he has did not get better in time for the Pakistan sequence beginning December 13.

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“Pollard will endure rehabilitation work in Trinidad, below the supervision of CWI’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Israel Dowlat, and might be reassessed in a couple of weeks forward of the upcoming house excursions in opposition to Eire and England in January 2022,” Cricket West Indies mentioned in an internet site assertion.

Devon Thomas, a 32-year-old right-hander who performed the final of his 21 ODIs eight years in the past, has been added to the 50-over squad whereas all-rounder Rovman Powell has been known as as much as the T20 facet.

Whereas Pooran led West Indies when West Indies beat Australia 4-1 within the Caribbean final July, Hope might be having fun with his first style of captaincy.

He’s West Indies’ main ODI batsman, averaging almost 53 from 83 matches with 10 lots of – the final 4 of which have come contained in the final two years.

All six video games in opposition to Pakistan might be performed in Karachi. The primary T20I is on December 13 whereas the ultimate ODI is on December 22.

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