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Kemar Roach Returns As West Indies Announce ODI Squad For India Tour

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The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Choice Panel has introduced the senior males’s squad for the upcoming three-match ODI sequence in opposition to India. The West Indies will go to the sub-continent from February 6 to twenty, the place they may even play three T20Is. The ODIs will probably be performed on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on February 6, 9, and 11. These matches kind a part of the ICC ODI Tremendous League and the West Indies can have the chance to win factors to be one of many prime seven groups, excluding hosts India, to realize automated qualification for the 2023 ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup.

The T20Is will probably be performed at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on February 16, 18, and 20, with the squad anticipated to be introduced on Friday.

Kemar Roach, the skilled quick bowler; Nkrumah Bonner, the middle-order batter, and Brandon King, the opening batter, have been recalled to the squad. Roach has to date performed 92 ODIs with 124 wickets. Bonner made his ODI debut in Bangladesh a 12 months in the past and has to date performed three matches, whereas King has to date performed 4 matches on this format.

Lead Selector, Desmond Haynes, stated: “Kemar Roach is one in every of our main quick bowlers and we consider we want bowlers upfront to get an early wicket, and Kemar, with an financial system price of 5, is definitely ok to play. Over the previous few years, Nkrumah Bonner’s cricket has come on leaps and bounds and we consider he needs to be given a possibility to play within the 50-over format.”

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Haynes added: “We wish to have competitors for locations. We wish to attain a stage the place we’ve got quite a lot of gamers combating for positions. We wish to broaden the pool of gamers we’ve got to select from. The group we’ve got chosen is an excellent facet and we’re this tour as a part of the preparations for the World Cup in India in 2023.”

West Indies ODI squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Kemar Roach, Nkrumah Bonner, Brandon King, Fabien Allen, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shephard, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr.

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