The Senior Men’s Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies (CWI) picked the 13-player squad to face India in the three-match CG United ODI Series in Trinidad today.
The CG United trophy will be up for grabs. The three matches will take place at the historic Queen’s Park Oval on Friday, July 22, Sunday, July 24, and Wednesday, July 27. All bouts begin at 9:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. Jamaica time/7:30 p.m. India time).
The Selection Committee recalled seasoned all-rounder Jason Holder, who returned to the squad after missing the Bangladesh Series to assist manage his workload as a West Indies all-format player.
Lead Selector, The Most Hon. Dr. 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 on 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.”
“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.”
Allrounder Romario Shepherd and bowler Anderson Phillip were left out of the Bangladesh squad for the India series. Shepherd bowled a total of 10 overs and went wicketless, while also failing to make an impression with the bat, finishing with scores of 15 (19), 4 (14), and 19 respectively (22). Phillip also went wicketless in his lone appearance.
Gudakesh Motie, a 27-year-old left-arm spinner who made his debut in the Bangladesh series and was one of the few bright spots for the home side with six wickets, has been retained.
The West Indies will begin the white-ball series against India with ODIs on July 22, 24, and 27 in Trinidad.
West Indies ODI Squad: Nicholas Pooran (C), Shai Hope (VC), Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales
Reserved Players: Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr.