Shimron Hetmyer has been recalled to the West Indies team for the five-match T20I series against India, which commences on Friday in Trinidad.
Trinidad and Tobago batsman Nicholas Pooran leads the team, which also includes countryman Akeal Hosein.
Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell is out due to injury, while Fabian Allen is unavailable for personal reasons.
The 25-year-old Hetmyer last played for the West Indies in November 2021, at the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup in the UAE.
“We welcome back Hetmyer and it is good to see him again in West Indies colors. He will fortify the batting group and with his experience and adaptability we have a ‘finisher’ who can add value and win matches for the team and delight the supporters,” said Lead Selector, Desmond Haynes.
“Everything we do, we have to take into consideration we have a big tournament coming up later this year, which is the ICC T20 World Cup, so we are planning and gearing up towards that event. It is good to give the players some exposure to the international stage and look to find the right combinations,” he added.
The 1st ODI will be played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Friday from 10:30 am.
Nicholas Pooran (Captain)
Rovman Powell (Vice Captain)
Hayden Walsh Jr.
FULL MATCH SCHEDULE
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Play starts at 10:30am (9:30am Jamaica/8pm India)
Friday 29 July: 1st Goldmedal T20I at Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad
Monday 1 August: 2nd Goldmedal T20I at Warner Park, St Kitts
Tuesday 2 August: 3rd Goldmedal T20I at Warner Park
Saturday 6 August: 4th Goldmedal T20I at Broward County Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida
Sunday 7 August: 5th Goldmedal T20I at Broward County Stadium
New Zealand tour of West Indies
Play starts at 1:30pm (2:30pm Eastern Caribbean)
Wednesday 10 August: 1st T20I at Sabina Park, Jamaica
Friday 12 August: 2nd T20I at Sabina Park
Sunday 14 August: 3rd T20I at Sabina Park
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