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16-Dec-2017 06:59:00 GMT
West Indies in New Zealand, 2017-18

Injury-hit West Indies ring in changes for ODIs, T20Is

Hamilton: Injuries have hit the Windies touring party to New Zealand, with a number of changes to the squads for the upcoming One-Day International and Twenty20 International necessitated.

Sunil Ambris, who was out hit wicket twice in four Test innings since making his debut in the first of two Tests in New Zealand – both of which Windies lost – was hit on his left forearm by a short delivery from Neil Wagner during the second innings of the second Test and had to retire hurt. It was later confirmed he had sustained a fracture, ruling him out of the limited-overs exchanges.

Apart from Ambris, Alzarri Joseph, the paceman who didn’t get a chance in the two Tests, has a back injury, and Marlon Samuels, who was only a part of the limited-overs squads, has an injury in his right ring finger, and both are out of action for short periods.

Updated ODI squad: Jason Holder (capt), Jason Mohammed (vice-capt), Ronsford Beaton, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Shannon Gabriel, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.

Updated T20I squad: Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Samuel Badree, Ronsford Beaton, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kasrick Williams.

Their places in the 15-man ODI side have been given to Shimron Hetmyer and Chadwick Walton, the top-order batsmen, and Sheldon Cottrell, the paceman.

Samuels’s place in the T20I squad, meanwhile, has gone to Shai Hope, who was already in the ODI side.

Sunil Narine, currently a part of the Bengal Tigers squad in the inaugural T10 League being played in Sharjah, has also opted out of the T20Is “due to personal reasons”, according to a Cricket West Indies statement. He has been replaced by Ashley Nurse, the offspinner, in the 14-man side.

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