Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced on Wednesday the roster for the upcoming International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup, which will take place from October to November this year. The panel confirmed fifteen (15) players who will represent the West Indies for the eighth ICC T20 World Cup, to be played in Australia from October 16 to November 13. West Indies are the only team to have won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup twice, in Sri Lanka in 2012 and in India in 2016. The West Indies’ campaign to win an unprecedented third ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title , starts on October 17, when they face Scotland in the first of three Group B matches played at the Bellerive Oval, in Hobart, Tasmania to qualify for the Super 12 stage of the tournament.
Nicholas Pooran leads the West Indies in his first World Cup as captain, with Rovman Powell as vice-captain. Left-handed lead-off hitter Evin Lewis has been recalled for the first time since the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup.
Two uncapped players have been selected; right-footed all-rounder Yannic Cariah and left-armed all-rounder Raymon Reifer.
dr. Desmond Haynes, CWI’s Lead Selector said in a statement: “We selected a mix of youth and experience to represent the West Indies. During the selection process, we were aware of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and we are looking into the players who played very well I said at the beginning of my tenure that I would be interested in giving players the opportunity and I think I have been consistent in that I believe it is a very good team that we have selected, and it is a team that will compete as we have to qualify for the Super r12s from round 1.”
“There are players who didn’t make it to the team and I hope they will continue to work hard and perform as well as they can in the CPL and the upcoming Super50 Cup; because you never know what could happen in case of injuries or other unforeseen events. situations where we may need to call up players as substitutes,” he added.
The West Indies will face Zimbabwe on October 19 and then Ireland on October 21, with the top two teams from Group B joining the Super 12s, along with the top two teams from Group A featuring Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates. Emirates, the Netherlands and Namibia. . The top two teams from each Super 12 group will advance to the semi-finals on November 9 and 10.
Ahead of the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, the West Indies will meet the home side Australia in a bilateral T20 International (T20I) series at the Gold Coast’s Metricon Stadium on October 5 and at the historic Gabba Stadium on October 7. two matches. , in Brisbane.
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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