Latest Cricket News: The much-anticipated 2021 World Cup is just a few months away, and all of the teams have already begun their preparations. All eyes will be on the star-studded West Indies team, which will be seeking to defend their title, which they won in India in 2016. Cricket The provisional roster for the reigning champions, which will be headed by Kieron Pollard, has been announced.
Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (vc), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr. are among the 15 players on the roster.
Four reserves, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, and Akeal Hosein, will also accompany the team to the UAE.
West Indies T20 World Cup squad:
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Ravi Rampaul returns to the national team
Due to his strong achievements in the ongoing CPL 2021 season, seasoned bowler Ravi Rampaul has been included in the 15-member team, which is one of the most surprising selections. The 36-year-old last played for the national team in a T20I in 2015 and is making his comeback after such a long absence.
Selector Roger Harper reflected on his choice, saying, “Ravi Rampaul is a seasoned bowler who has performed admirably in both the CG Insurance Super50 Cup and the current Hero CPL. In the power play and middle phase, he will add to the team’s wicket-taking possibilities, and in the death overs, he will provide another alternative.”
Sunil Narine is not selected; Roston Chose is
Sunil Narine, a mystery spinner, was left out of West Indies’ final roster, which was another significant surprise. Instead, the board has decided to go with Roston Chase, a spin-bowling all-rounder who has raised a few eyebrows.
“Roston Chase has shown to be an excellent T20 player. He did well in the 2020 CPL and has been great thus far in the 2021 edition. He’s demonstrated the ability to connect innings while still scoring at a high pace and with a low dot-ball %. He’ll be a terrific foil for the team’s dynamic players “Roger Harper commented on Chase’s choice.
Despite some highly risky changes, it is impossible to dispute that this is an immensely devastating group on paper, and no club will be able to threaten Kieron Pollard’s side. West Indies have been put in Group 1 for the Super 12 Round, alongside England, Australia, and South Africa, as well as the winner of Group A (Qualifiers) and the runner-up of Group B. (Qualifiers)
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