Windies add uncapped Campbell for England ODIs, Braithwaite returns
Windies have called up Carlos Braithwaite and Sheldon Cottrell back to the side including the uncapped player John Campbell for the first two ODIs against England.
Due to the injuries of Evin Lewis, Keemo Paul and Rovman Powell, Windies had to make a lot of changes in the ODI squad. Campbell, who made his debut in the Test series has earned a call-up in the limited-overs format. He scored 176 runs at an average of 35.2 in the three matches.
After being dropped from the side against India, the T20I captain Brathwaite has been called back to the ODI side. He hasn’t featured for Windies in ODIs since the ICC World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe in March 2018.
Windies Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne said –
“With our squad suffering from a few players with injuries even before a ball is bowled, an opportunity presents itself for other players to make a claim for ICC Cricket World Cup spots. After a good showing as an opener in the Test matches, John Campbell – a fearless and attacking opening batter – will replace Evin Lewis who had to be withdrawn from the squad with a groin injury.”
“Carlos Brathwaite who last played in the ICC World Cup qualifiers and who was a replacement in the last ODI series in Bangladesh will also join the squad along with Sheldon Cottrell who last played against Bangladesh last year in the Caribbean. They will replace Rovman Powell and Keemo Paul who are also both sidelined with injuries. The panel take this opportunity to wish the injured players a speedy recovery and to wish the team success in the upcoming ODIs,” he added.
Squad: Jason Holder (C), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas.