Lewis recalled for Bangladesh T20Is; Russell, Pollard out

A 15-man Windies squad has been named to face Bangladesh in the upcoming three-match T20I series that starts Monday. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশের বিপক্ষে টি-টোয়েন্টিতে ফিরলেন লুইস]

Lewis recalled for Bangladesh T20Is; Russell, Pollard out
Lewis and Russell were part of Windies squad when Bangladesh toured Caribbean. ©CWI


The T20I side will be led by Carlos Brathwaite, who didn’t play the one-dayers although he was named for. Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope are also part of the squad.

Hard-hitting opener Evin Lewis has been recalled into the squad after he missed India tour as well as ODIs against Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard have been left out.

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Russell pulled himself out of India T20I series due to injury but went on to play T10 League in UAE later. Pollard, Ashley Nurse and Obed McCoy – all are missing with injuries.

The three-match T20I series will kick off on December 17 (Monday), a day after Bangladesh’s famous ‘Victory Day’. Sylhet will be hosting the series opener. The last two matches of the tour will be in Dhaka on December 20 and 22.

Bangladesh earlier won a T20I series against Windies by 2-1 in the Caribbean and USA this year. Windies lost 0-3 to India in T20Is before coming to Bangladesh.

Windies squad: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Kesrick Williams, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell (vice-captain), Denesh Ramdin, Shai Hope, Sherfane Rutherford, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

Bangladesh squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Hider, Ariful Haque

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