West Indies introduced their 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia on Wednesday. The squad can be led by wicketkeeper-batter Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell as his deputy. The facet additionally noticed the return of batter Evin Lewis after his final stint within the earlier yr World Cup. The announcement additionally got here as a shock as some large names like all-rounder Andre Russell and spin king Sunil Narine have been lacking. Talking on Russell’s exclusion, CWI chief selector Desmond Haynes said that the board w as not satisfied with Russell’s performances and type.
“We had a meeting with Andre Russell earlier in the year. We’re still not convinced yet, he’s not performing as well as we would like to see him in the competition (CPL). I think in the situation with Andre Russell, we’ve just decided to move on, and look for someone who’s in form, and doing well in the T20 format,” stated Haynes as reported by Cricbuzz.
Russell had performed for West Indies throughout final yr’s T20 World Cup.
The massive-hitting all-rounder has had a quiet time in CPL 2022 thus far with Trinbago Knight Riders, significantly with the bat, managing a prime rating of simply 17.
Speaking about Narine, Haynes stated that he didn’t obtain any discover from the spinner about his availability and he additionally appeared disinterested.
“I did not get any notice from Narine regarding his availability to play. There were conversations that the captain (Nicholas Pooran) was having with Narine, and from all reports, it seemed that he was not interested,” Haynes stated.
West Indies 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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