WI announces squad for World Cup qualifiers
Shai Hope will be the captain, two strong players also returned to the team
New Delhi. The West Indies team will have to play qualifiers to make a place in the ODI World Cup to be held in India this year. The World Cup qualifiers will be played in Zimbabwe in June. For this, the 15-member West Indies team has been announced. All-rounder Keemo Paul and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Moti have got a place in this team. Before the World Cup qualifiers, the West Indies team will also play a 3-ODI series from the UAE. For this also a 15-member team has been announced. It includes 4 uncapped players – left-handed batsman Alyque Athanaj, Kevan Hodge, Dominic Drakes and Akeem Jordan. Powell and Moti played the last ODI in July 2022. After this, both could not be a part of the New Zealand series due to injury.
Let us tell you that the West Indies team selected for the World Cup qualifiers includes 7 players participating in IPL 2023. However, Shimron Hetmyer has neither been selected in the World Cup qualifiers nor in the UAE tour team. Shai Hope will be the captain for the ODI series against UAE for the World Cup qualifiers. At the same time, Rovman Powell will be the vice-captain of the team for the qualifiers.
7 players playing IPL included
Apart from Powell, the players participating in the IPL who have been selected in the World Cup Qualifier team include Jason Holder, Akil Hussain, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Myers, Nicholas Pooran and Romario Shepherd. All of them have been allowed to return to the Caribbean for a short break before arriving in Zimbabwe.
Paul is a 3D player: Haynes
Chief selector Desmond Haynes said, “Paul is a three-D player who can bowl effectively with the new ball. He does excellent fielding in the outfield and can also bat if needed. He has fully recovered from injury and can prove to be a match winner for us. Moti also took 19 wickets in the Test series in Zimbabwe. He knows the conditions very well. That’s why he has also been selected.”
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West Indies Squad for ODI World Cup Qualifier: Shai Hope (c), Brandon King, Kyle Myers, Nicholas Pooran, Shamrah Brooks, Roston Chase, Rovman Powell (vc), Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Yannick Kariya, Akil Hussain, KC Carty, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Moti .
West Indies squad for UAE series: Shai Hope (captain), Brandon King (vice-captain), Alik Athanaj, Shamrah Brooks, Yannick Kariya, Keese Carty, Roston Chase, Dominic Drakes, Kavem Hodge, Akeem Jordan, Gudakesh Motti, Keemo Paul, Ramon Reiff, Odion Smith, Devon Thomas.
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Tags: ODI World Cup, Rovman Powell, Shai Hope, west indies
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 12, 2023, 13:48 IST