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Posted: Monday 9 May, 2022 at 5:21 PM

Windies squad for away series announced

By: Staff Reporter,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - CRICKET WEST INDIES (CWI) has announced its squad for the two upcoming limited over series, beginning this month in Europe.
    West Indies men’s team are expected to play three One Day Internationals against the Netherlands beginning later this month, followed by a stop over in Pakistan to fulfill a series that was abruptly halted after positive COVID test popped up in the squad.
    The tour of Netherlands will be the first-ever ODI Series between the two teams and will be played at the VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen. 


    The matches in Pakistan will be played at the Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi. 


    Both series form part of the ICC ODI Super League, where teams will have the opportunity to earn points to secure one of the top seven places, excluding hosts India, to gain automatic qualification for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.


    Three newcomers have been named in the ODI squad – fast bowlers Jayden Seales and Shermon Lewis as well as specialist batter Keacy Carty. 


    Both Seales and Lewis have played at the Test level, while Carty is the first player from St. Maarten to be selected for the West Indies Senior Men’s team.


    Lead Selector, the Most Hon. Dr. Desmond Haynes said: “We were impressed with Carty and the way he goes about his innings, we saw several glimpses of his ability the way he played against England earlier this year for the CWI President’s XI. We hope that giving him this opportunity he will recognize the importance of representing West Indies. We think he is a young batsman with great promise, and this is the kind of tour he can show he fits in.”


    Haynes added: “We also have a very good group of young fast bowlers who have demonstrated their ability and we want to use these two tours to give them opportunities in the 50-over format. We have a week in The Netherlands and another week in Pakistan and this should provide them with quality opposition to bowl against as we build towards the Cricket World Cup in 2023.  Phillip has been around for some time, and we know what he can offer, Seales has been very good in Test cricket and Lewis is making a return to the West Indies set-up following some good performances.”


    All-format all-rounder Jason Holder is being rested to manage his workload while Shimron Hetmyer is also unavailable for selection to be at home for the birth of his first child. Evin Lewis was not considered for selection after failing to meet CWI’s fitness criteria.
    Nicholas Pooran (Captain)
    Shai Hope (Vice Captain)
    Nkrumah Bonner
    Shamarh Brooks
    Keacy Carty
    Akeal Hosein
    Alzarri Joseph
    Brandon King
    Shermon Lewis
    Kyle Mayers
    Anderson Phillip
    Rovman Powell
    Jayden Seales
    Romario Shepherd
    Hayden Walsh Jr.
    West Indies tour of Netherlands
    May 31: 1st ODI at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen
    June 2: 2nd ODI at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen
    June 4: 3rd ODI at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen
    West Indies tour of Pakistan
    June 8: 1st ODI at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi
    June 10: 2nd ODI at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi
    June 12: 3rd ODI at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi



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