The 13th season of the ODI World Cup ended on Sunday. This was the first time that former two-time champions – West Indies were not a part of this marquee event as they could not qualify for it. They will be looking to rebuild their team and their first test will be the three-match ODI series against England.
The West Indies squad was recently announced and some new faces were selected. Sherfane Rutherford and Matthew Ford were the two uncapped players selected in the squad captained by Shai Hope. Shane Dowrich, who has played 35 Tests and only one ODI for West Indies in 2019, got the call-up after an excellent domestic Super50 Cup, where he scored 234 runs at an average of 78 in five innings and recorded a century. And a fifty.
Opening batsman Kjorn Ottley, who was the third-highest run-scorer in the Super50 Cup with 317 runs at 45.28 in eight innings, including a century and a half-century, was also recalled and played in January Can add two ODI matches. 2021.
Injured Justin Greaves was unavailable for selection, while Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder skipped the series to prepare for the T20I format. Holder is also focusing on red-ball cricket. During this, darren bravoThose who had impressive Super50 campaigns were not selected.
Alzarri Joseph appointed vice-captain
Talented fast bowler Alzarri Joseph was named as Hope’s deputy as chief selector Desmond Haynes was pleased with how he led the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the Super50 Cup.
The chief selector said, “We have named Alzarri Joseph as vice-captain as he demonstrated maturity and good leadership qualities for the Leeward Islands Hurricanes during the recent CG United Super50 Cup. We believe that performance and With opportunities he can be a future leader in West Indies cricket.” Cricbuzz quoted Desmond Haynes as saying.
Haynes said, “Matthew Ford is a dedicated cricketer who has been impressive. He is one of the players coming through the West Indies Academy program who could be part of the future.”
Preparations began in full swing in Antigua on 20 November as the players spent time in the nets to hone their skills. The camp also focused on the strength and conditioning of the players.
“Everyone is fully aware of what is required when preparing to face England on home soil. If we are to be successful at international level the camp will be detailed and tailored to the specifications we have identified It will be essential at the base. We will have high-intensity, purposeful training sessions and everything we do will be towards improvement and winning,” said head coach Darren Sammy.
He said, “I believe in preparation. I believe you have the best chance to win when you prepare well. When you work hard, do the right kind of work, when you If you hone your skills, it will add value to your game.” Added.
The first two ODIs will be played in Antigua on 3 and 6 December respectively. The third and final match will be played in Barbados on 9 December. The three-match ODI series will be followed by five T20 matches.
west indies team: Shai Hope (captain), Alzarri Joseph (vice-captain), Alek Athanazé, Yannick Kariya, Casey Carty, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Matthew Forde, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Gudakesh Moti, Kjorn Ottley, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas