Antigua, November 21 (HS). Cricket West Indies (CWI) senior men’s selection committee on Monday announced its 15-member squad for the upcoming CWI United One-Day International (ODI) series against England starting on December 3.
Shai Hope will again lead the team, while Alzarri Joseph has been named the vice-captain of the team.
Two uncapped players have been included in the squad, Sherfane Rutherford and seam bowling all-rounder Matthew Ford, who will be making his international debut. The selection committee has also recalled experienced wicketkeeper/batsman Shane Dowrich and opening batsman Kjorn Ottley. Dowrich played his only ODI in May 2019, while Ottley has played two ODIs in January 2021.
Chief selector Dr Desmond Haynes said, “We appointed Alzarri Joseph as vice captain because he demonstrated maturity and good leadership qualities for the Leeward Islands Hurricanes during the recent CG United Super50 Cup. We believe that with performance and opportunities he can be the future captain of West Indies cricket. Matthew Ford is a dedicated cricketer who has been impressive. “He is one of the players coming through the West Indies Academy program who can be part of the future.”
Haynes added, “We expect this to be a hard-fought series, but we are also confident that the English team will perform well in our home conditions. Our vision is clear. Our focus is on building a solid team. Our main focus is to rebuild for success in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2027.”
The complete team of West Indies is as follows-
Shai Hope (captain), Alzarri Joseph (vice-captain), Alek Athanazé, Yannick Kariya, Keese Carty, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Matthew Forde, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Gudakesh Moti, Kjorn Ottley, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas.
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