Cricket The West Indies announced their 15-man squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against England on Sunday. The inclusion of 35-year-old batting all-rounder Andre Russell in the T20Is was expected, and this is what happened. The Caribbean hitman played his last T20I match in 2021 against Australia. After almost two years, he was called for the 20-over series. The first T20 match will be held in Barbados. At the same time, the next two matches will be held in Grenada. The last two matches will be played in Trinidad.
Rovman Powell will lead the Caribbean team in the five-match series that starts on December 13 and ends on December 22. Wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope has been made the vice captain. On the other hand, Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder, who were not named for the ODI series against England, were included in the 15-man squad. Bowling-allrounder Gudakesh Moti, who impressed in the ODI series after taking four wickets in his three matches, has also been included in the five-match T20I series.
Announcing the squad, Cricket West Indies chief selector Desmond Haynes said this will be their last T20I series of the year before hosting the 2024 T20 World Cup with the USA. Haynes said, ‘This will be the last home T20I series for the West Indies in 2023 as they prepare to be one of the two host teams for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA in June 2024.’
Rovman Powell (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Roston Chase, Matthew Forde, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Moti, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd. .