Jason Holder rested for first two ODIs against Ireland

Cricket West Indies on Wednesday, announced the 14-man squad for the first and second One-Day Internationals of the Colonial Medical Insurance Series against Ireland where Test captain Jason Holder is rested from the first two games of the three-match series.


Cricket West Indies’ selector Roger Harper, on explaining the decision said it has been done to ease the workload on Holder.

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“The decision was taken to rest Jason due to the heavy workload he has had over the last year,”

said Harper.

“With an important year ahead for West Indies cricket, we saw this as the best opportunity to give him a break to recharge his batteries and refresh his mind so he could be ready to perform at his best as our Test captain throughout 2020, as the number one ranked all-rounder in Test cricket and an important member of the team in the white ball formats,” he said.

Harper further said their only target in the series is to win.

“This series against Ireland offers us the opportunity to build on the performances in India, build confidence as a team and for individual players. Just like the series against Afghanistan, the Ireland series is an important one for us, one we must win,” he added.

The day/night matches will be played at Kensington Oval on Tuesday, January 7 followed by the second match onThursday, January 9.

West Indies Squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh jr.

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