The selectors have named three newcomers in the ODI squad — fast bowlers Jayden Seales and Shermon Lewis as well as specialist batsman, Keacy Carry. Both Seales and Lewis have played at the Test level while Carry is the first player from St. Maarten to be selected for the West Indies senior men’s team.
Five senior players omitted from WI tour of Netherlands, Pakistan
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Cricket West Indies (CWI) last week announced the One-Day-International squads for the tours, leaving out Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis and Jason Holder.
CWI said Bravo and Chase have have been left out because of poor form with the bat, while Evin Lewis was not considered after failing to meet CWI’s fitness criteria.
All format all-rounder, Jason Holder, is being rested to manage his workload, while Hetymer is also unavailable for selection to be at home for the birth of his first child.
Trinidad and Tobago’s fast bowler, Anderson Phillip was also named on the squad which will be captained by white ball captain Nicholas Pooran.
The tour of the Netherlands will be the first-ever ODI series between the two teams and will be played at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen.
The matches in Pakistan will be played at the Pindi Stadium.
Both series form part of the part of the ICC ODI Super League where teams will have the opportunity to secure one of the top seven places, excluding hosts India, to gain automatic qualification for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Player’s fitness continues to be a concern with CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams describing it as “a let-down when selectors can’t pick the side they think can do the job to players missing the mark when it comes to fitness standards.”