CRICKET West Indies senior men’s selection panel named a 13-player squad to face India in a three-match CG United ODI series in Trinidad. All-rounder Jason Holder will make a return to the squad after being rested.
The teams will compete for the CG United trophy. The three matches will be played on July 22, July 24 and July 27 at the Queen’s Park Oval in St Clair. All matches start at 9.30 am (8.30 am Jamaica time/7 pm India time).
The selection panel recalled the experienced Holder, who returns to the squad after missing the Bangladesh series to help manage his workload as one of the West Indies all-format players.
Lead selector Desmond Haynes said, “As we all know Jason is one of the leading all-round cricketers in the world and we’re happy to have him back in the team. He will be refreshed, re-energized and ready to go and we can expect to see his brilliance on the field as well as meaningful contributions off the field as well.”
Haynes wants West Indies to bounce back after being swept 3-0 by Bangladesh in an ODI series which ended on Saturday. “We had a very challenging three matches against Bangladesh in Guyana, so we will be looking to rebound when we face India in the conditions in Trinidad. We have seen some growth among some players, but overall we need to regroup and play better against the Indians.”
Following the ODI series, West Indies and India will play a five-match T20 series starting on July 29.
WEST INDIES SQUAD
Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales
Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jnr
ODIs (9.30 am local time)
July 22: 1st CG United ODI – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
July 24: 2nd CG United ODI – Queen’s Park Oval
July 27: 3rd CG United ODI – Queen’s Park Oval
T20Is (10.30 am local time)
July 29: 1st T20I – Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad
August 1: 2nd T20I – Warner Park, St Kitts
August 2: 3rd T20I – Warner Park
August 6: 4th T20I – Broward County Stadium, Florida
August 7: 5th T20I – Broward County Stadium
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