West Indies announce 15-member T20 World Cup squad, Evin Lewis returns
West Indies on Wednesday introduced their 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, with left-hand opening batter Evin Lewis making a return to the squad.
The 30-year-old Lewis has been recalled for the primary time because the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. Apart from the veteran, he squad additionally has two uncapped gamers in – right-arm leg-spinner allrounder Yannic Cariah and left-arm batting allrounder Raymon Reifer.
Nicholas Pooran leads the squad whereas Rovman Powell has been named his deputy.
“We have selected a mixture of youth and experience to represent the West Indies. In the selection process, we have been cognizant of the ongoing CPL and we have been looking at the players who have been playing very well,” mentioned CWI Lead Selector Desmond Haynes.
“I mentioned at the start of my tenure that I’d be all for giving gamers the chance and I believe I’ve been constant in doing that. I consider it’s a excellent crew we’ve got chosen, and it’s a crew that can compete, provided that we’ve got to qualify from Round 1 into the Super 12s.
There are gamers who didn’t make the crew and I hope they’ll proceed to work exhausting and carry out to their finest within the CPL and the upcoming CG United Super50 Cup; since you by no means know what can occur in case of accidents or some other unexpected conditions the place we’d must name up gamers as replacements,” he added.
West Indies play Zimbabwe on October 19 of their first match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 within the first spherical. Scotland and Ireland are the opposite groups in West Indies’ group The prime two groups from Group B will be part of the Super 12s.
West Indies are additionally because of play Australia in a two-match bilateral T20I collection on October 5 and October 7 forward of the T20 World Cup.
T20 World Cup squad: Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed Mccoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith
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