Andre Russell, Chris Gayle named in West Indies’ provisional squad for back-to-back residence T20 sequence
St John’s (Antigua): Star gamers Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, and Shimron Hetmyer had been on Tuesday named in West Indies’ provisional 18-man squad for the back-to-back five-match T20 Worldwide residence sequence towards South Africa, Australia and Pakistan.
Russell and Hetmyer final performed in 2020 whereas Gayle was a part of the sequence towards Sri Lanka in March.
The expanded squad maintains the mix of skilled gamers with thrilling younger expertise because the West Indies proceed preparations within the build-up to the defence of their ICC T20 World Cup title, to be held in India in October-November.
Sheldon Cottrell, Hetmyer, Russell, Oshane Thomas and Hayden Walsh Jr. return alongside nearly all of the squad who featured within the 2-1 T20I sequence victory towards Sri Lanka. Kieron Pollard will lead the facet.
The provisional squad will quarantine and practice in St. Lucia forward of the primary T20I sequence towards South Africa beginning on 26 June on the Grenada Nationwide Cricket Stadium. The official squad will subsequently be chosen and introduced forward of every Sequence.
CWI’s lead selector, Roger Harper, defined the considering behind naming this squad.
“The provisional T20I squad was put along with all T20I residence sequence matches towards South Africa, Australia and Pakistan in thoughts. This provides us the chance to proceed to construct in direction of the upcoming World Cup and to find out our greatest squad and our excellent eleven.”
West Indies are the defending T20 World Cup champions and likewise lifted the title in 2012.
“CWI has been working carefully with regional governments, their ministries of well being and CARPHA to make sure the coaching camps and matches can proceed inside a bio-secure atmosphere. All gamers and assist workers will bear rigorous COVID-19 testing previous to and through every of those engagements,” it mentioned in an announcement.
Squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obec McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
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