West Indies’ seek for the best squad to take to the T20 World Cup in October continues at tempo with an virtually fully new set of personnel set to tackle Bangladesh in a three-match sequence that begins on July 2. 5 of the 16 that performed of their final short-form task have been unnoticed.
It had already been introduced that Jason Holder can be rested from these matches, and Kieron Pollard has retired from worldwide cricket altogether however Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell and Shai Hope, who had all made the journey to India in February, have been sidelined. Dominic Drakes solely finds place as a reserve participant.
In the meantime, Rovman Powell, who had a formidable season with Delhi Capitals on the IPL, was named T20I vice-captain.
A T20I squad of 13 featured recollects for left-arm seamer Obed McCoy, who performed the IPL last for Rajasthan Royals, allrounder Keemo Paul and wicketkeeper Devon Thomas.
Gudakesh Motie, the left-arm spinner who has performed a Check and a T20I every, was known as as much as a 13-man ODI squad to face Bangladesh from July 10. Nicolas Pooran will proceed to captain West Indies in each codecs.
“We all know Rovman’s historical past,” chief selector Desmond Haynes stated. “He has captained the West Indies earlier than and can be the captain of his CPL franchise [Jamaica Tallawahs]. Our function is to have a look at future leaders as nicely and we have now recognized a number of, together with himself, who we might be placing programmes round to make sure we hold them concerned in that facet of the cricket.
“Usually, we have now to start out wanting on the larger image of getting these gamers enjoying collectively as usually as attainable in preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup later down within the 12 months. We have to guarantee we’re fielding a really robust aspect for that event.”
West Indies’ final white-ball cricket was in Pakistan, a three-match ODI sequence they misplaced 3-0. Brandon King, who struggled in that sequence, saved his place within the aspect. The 32-year previous Thomas, who broke an eight-year spell between T20I appearances this previous December, stayed within the group as nicely. Over a 101-game T20 profession, he averages 18.79 and strikes at 112.90.
“Thomas is a really versatile cricketer, who has been knocking on the door in all codecs,” Haynes stated. “He has been doing nicely in franchise cricket and with that degree of expertise, we should guarantee we hold him . He brings rather a lot to the desk and is principally a four-dimensional participant, he can bat, bowl, he’s good within the area, and he can hold wicket as nicely.”
The white-ball video games will kick off with three T20Is on July 2, July 3 and July 7, earlier than the ODIs on July 10, July 13 and July 16. The primary two video games might be performed in Dominica, the primary video games that nation will host since Hurricane Maria closely broken the island in 2017. The ultimate 4 video games will happen in Guyana. West Indies concluded a two-match Check sequence towards Bangladesh on Wednesday, successful each video games.