West Indies announce squads, no Holder-Pollard
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has named Test and ODI squads for tour of Bangladesh in January-February.
Speculations turn out to be true as regular Test and ODI captains Jason Holder and Kieron Pollard have pulled out of the tour.
Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran have made the same decision. Fabian Allen and Shane Dowrich are out with personal reasons.
Kraigg Brathwaite will lead the team in two-match Test series while Jason Mohammed will captain in the three ODIs.
“Kavem Hodge will be on his first tour with the team. He has been around for a few years and has made a case for himself and he now gets his chance. The fact that he also bowls left arm spin has certainly helped his cause. We also have Kyle Mayers and Shayne Moseley, who have both toured with the team to England and New Zealand as reserves, being selected in the Test Squad for the first time. Moseley coming off successful ‘A Team’ games in New Zealand and Mayers who has performed well in each of the CWI regional tournaments and also the CPL, over the last year,” CWI lead selector Roger Harper said.
“The absence of several more experienced players has certainly provided an opportunity for the left-handed Kjorn Ottley who has had a good Super50 tournament last year. He will be very keen to make his mark. Tours of Bangladesh are never easy as they always play well in their own conditions. Although a number of the senior players are missing in both formats, I expect our teams to be very competitive. I expect our players to play with purpose, with passion and with the desire to prove that they belong at this level.”
West Indies Test squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Shayne Moseley, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Raymon Reifer, Jomel Warrican
West Indies ODI squad: Jason Mohammed (captain), Sunil Ambris (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Kjorn Ottley, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh jr
Bangladesh vs West Indies fixtures-
Jan 18: One-day warm up, BKSP, Savar
Jan 20: 1st ODI, SBNCS, Mirpur
Jan 22: 2nd ODI, SBNCS, Mirpur
Jan 25: 3rd ODI, ZACS, Chattogram
Jan 28-31: Four-day warm up, MA Aziz, Chattogram
Feb 3-7: 1st Test, ZACS, Chattogram
Feb 11-15: 2nd Test, SBNCS, Mirpur