West Indies announce 14-member squad for the upcoming one-day series against England
West Indies have announced their limited-overs squad for the upcoming series against England that starts from 20th February. Veteran opener Chris Gayle makes his return to the side after being unavailable for the tours of India and Bangladesh last year.
Uncapped wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran has earned maiden call-up to the limited-overs cricket. Off-spinner Ashley Nurse has recovered from injury and makes his way into the squad for this series. Pace bowler Shannon Gabriel has been rested for the one-day series.
West Indies have named their replacements for the one-day series as uncapped John Campbell is included in the place of injured Evin Lewis. Carlos Brathwaite and Sheldon Cottrell come in place of injured Keemo Paul and Rovman Powell. Opener John Campbell made his Test debut for West Indies and did exceedingly well for the side at the top of the innings.
Pace bowler Sheldon Cottrell has been a part of the T20 squad for the West Indies. His last one-day appearance came against Bangladesh at home in July 2018. Chief selector Courtney Browne said that John Campbell has been rewarded for his excellent performance in the three-match Test series. He stated that he expects Campbell put in a decent performance in the limited-overs format for West Indies.
Carlos Brathwaite and Sheldon Cottrell have made their comeback to the one-day side as Kemo Paul and Rovman Powell have been sidelined due to injuries. Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas and Jason Holder are premier options in the pace bowling department for West Indies.
The five-match one-day series begins in Barbados on Wednesday and the second game will be played at the same venue on Friday.
West Indies ODI squad: Jason Holder (captain), Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas