25-Apr-2019 03:06:00 GMT
ICC World Cup 2019
Russell named in West Indies World Cup squad
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St. Kitts: Cricket West Indies (CWI) left out the experienced duo of Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine from its 15-member World Cup squad while including Andre Russell in the line-up.
The squad was picked by the freshly appointed interim selection panel chaired by Robert Haynes, along with Jimmy Adams (director of cricket) and West Indies’ newly appointed coach Floyd Reifer.
Jason Holder will continue to be the captain and Chris Gayle will also play his fifth World Cup. Gayle’s opening partner will most likely be Evin Lewis. Nicholas Pooran is the back-up wicketkeeper. Ashley Nurse is the only specialist spinner.
While Pollard failed to find a spot in the side spinner Sunil Narine had to miss the bus due to a finger injury. Narine, who is playing for KKR in IPL 2019, is reportedly getting treated after every match and cannot bowl 10 overs.
West Indies squad for 2019 World Cup:
Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer